Thursday, 7 April 2011

1920s/1930s Make Up: Bette Davis Inspired

"Fasten your seat belts...."

I finally resorted to it. I have been wanting to do a tutorial on the Fifth Warner Brother for a very long time... I guess the only thing putting me off is the fear that I won't do her much justice. But since this week marked the 103rd birthday of Ms Bette Davis I felt compelled to do this.

This particular look is based on the 1934 film "Of Human Bondage" where Bette plays a waitress turned prostitute - so, granted, not the most flattering make up in the world... well, maybe a little more flattering than her Baby Jane look.



Revlon Colorstay Foundation (Buff)
Spooly and soap (To cover brows)
MAC Paintpots - Quite Natural and Blackground
MAC es - Scene
Bobbi Brown es - Birch
MAC es - Typographic
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner - Black Ink
MAC Eye kohl - Fascinating
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Eylure Naturalites Lashes
Barry M Lip Pencil 11
MAC Lipstick - Kittenish and Ruby Woo

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Edie Sedgwick Inspired Make Up

"It's not that I'm rebelling. It's that I'm just trying to find another way."

There are a number of women who have sadly had their lives cruelly cut short - and probably one of the most tragic, mysterious short lives there was, was that of Edie Sedgwick. Known as Andy Warhol's muse in the sixties (appearing in a total of 12 Warhol films) and eventhough she was, you could say, a celebutante (as she was part of a wealthy Protestant family) she did become an icon for the alternative sixties culture.


So when it comes to Edie's makeup it was about the eyes... It was all about the eyes. So in my tutorial I have left out the face and lips as you can wear them as you wish.


Bobbi Brown es (Birch) - for brows
MAC es Gesso, Wedge and Shadowy Lady
Black Eyeshadow (Ruby & Millie)
Bobbi Brown Gel Liner (Black Ink)
MAC kohl (Fascinating)
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
MAC Lashes (42)

Here is the tutorial...

Friday, 1 April 2011

1960s Hair and Make Up: Brigitte Bardot Inspired

"It is sad to grow old... but nice to ripen."

Here is a tutorial I did (for both hair and make up) based on the beautiful and iconic Brigitte Bardot...


The key thing to remember with this look is big.... Big hair, big eyes, big lips... and also big boobs (....but I skipped that part..).


For Hair...

- Hair brush
- Soft Brizzle Brush
- Comb
- Nicky Clark Heated Rollers
- Bobby Pins/Kirby Grips
- Hair spray (optional)

For Make Up....

- Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
- MAC Translucent Powder
- Sleek Palette (Storm)
- MAC eyeshadows - Gesso and Omega
- Maybelline Falsies Mascara
- Me Me Me Blush (Coral)
- MAC Lip Pencil (Stone)
- NARS Lip Pencil (Jilted Love)
- Rimmel Lipstick (Foxy)