5 Iconic Makeup Looks

August 14, 2014

Want to channel your inner Audrey Hepburn or Cindy Crawford? Not only are these classic looks easy to recreate, but they are appropriate for almost any event you have planned. Peek at our tips below on how to create each of these looks, which work on every skin tone or type.

1920s: Greta Garbo

Screen-siren Greta Garbo was recognised for her spectacular acting skills, but also for her hair and makeup which defined the 1920s. Keep brows thin and groomed, and avoid applying too much product on the ends. Dramatic eye makeup is a must – with dark shadow on the crease and a subtle cat-eye flick. Finish off by lining the lips with a coral or light-pink lip pencil.

Makeup Tips: 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

1940s: Lauren Bacall

Brows were thicker, lips are poutier and the face was more defined by the time the 1940s hit. Channel Lauren Bacall’s signature look by creating an arched brow, defined eyes and picture-perfect lips. Apply a generous amount of blush on the apples of your cheeks, making sure to blend it out really well.

Makeup Tips: 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

1950s: Marilyn Monroe

We can’t think of anyone else other than Marilyn Monroe who was the epitome of the classic 1950s makeup look. Beauty spots were in, the natural look was out, and lips were kept defined with dark shades and a gloss to finish. Apply a set of false lashes to achieve this sultry look.

Makeup Tips: 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

1960s: Audrey Hepburn

Like many of the other trends during the 1960s, brows were often over-drawn to define the face. Keep the foundation looking clean and matte – the dewy look was not yet embraced. Just like the 1950s, a strong cat-eye was a crucial part to this look, and falsies were applied to both the top and bottom lashes.

Makeup Tips: 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

1980s: Cindy Crawford 

Makeup looks in the 1980s were defined by their strong use of colour shadows, blushes and beauty marks. Skin was kept blemish-free by full coverage foundation, and powder to hold it all in place. Don’t pluck those brows! Simply tame them by applying a brow gel, and an eyebrow pencil to disguise any patches.

Makeup Tips: 5 Iconic Makeup Looks

What is your favourite makeup look?

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