Category: <span>Hair and Makeup Tutorials</span>

1950s Make Up

Following the popularity of make up in the 1940s, the 1950s was when cosmetics really started to enter it’s golden age. The baby boom in America and the post-war economic boom, wealth began to grow and with it the need to keep up with trends in a society where impressions are everything. 1950s make up mega brands elbowed out the smaller companies who had started their business mere decades before. Many of those mega brands are still available on the market today. Following the simpler and more natural looks of the 1940s, the 1950s make up really aimed to refine …

Gene Tierney – Hair curling and styling tutorial

Gene Eliza Tierney was an American film and stage actress and was acclaimed for her great beauty. Whilst she wasn’t known as a great actress, she was admired for her striking cheekbones and vivid green eyes. To get her signature curls, you do need to do a pin-curl wet or dry set. I’ve recently started to set my hair again so I thought I would share my tips and results from one of my favourite hairstyles.  Gene Tierney setting pattern As with most vintage hairstyles, a U-shaped cut is needed. I have learnt to cut mine on my own so …

1940s Make Up

Hello Kittens, I thought I would start to share my make-up looks as I see online all the time people not knowing where to start. I have gone through the learning phase, and find that learning about the history and context of the times helps me to understand why things were done a certain way. I am starting with a 1940s make up look, this is a girl next door look for me – neat brows, defined eyes, and of course, that luscious red lip. First, let’s see what was happening during this time that made these choices fashionable. Influences …