Monday, 30 October 2017

Retro Hollywood diva makeup look (Golden Era of Hollywood)

Every girl dreams of being and feeling like a Hollywood diva at least once in her life... hopefully some old makeup can make it! Here am I with this quick Hollywood-inspired look that's perfect for any costume party, Halloween or Carnival event...

Retro Hollywood diva makeup look (Golden Era of Hollywood) by Valentina Chirico
Retro Hollywood diva makeup look (Golden Era of Hollywood) by Valentina Chirico

A bit 20's flapper with that sparkly headband and pointy lips, a bit 30's femme fatale with long and luscious lashes. A retro look that's all about the glitz and the glamour of the Golden age of Hollywood.

These are the key features and products for this makeup look:

1) a pale an luminous complexion with a pearlescent foundation and silver highlighter (I used Pupa Active Light light activating foundation in #002 Ivory and Pupa Luminys Touch face illuminator #01Luminous Ivory),
2) nude eyelids and a well-set face (for this I used just one product: Pupa Like a Doll Compact Powder #3 Natural Beige),
3) long, black and endless doe deer lashes (I used Revlon Beyond Lashes Long Volumising) with a touch of Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara to blend them,
4) a.... red pout!

Women on screen, stages and real life have been loving and showing their red lips from 20's to 50's. 
A red lipstick I'm totally in love is RealHer Moisturizing lipstick in Be Yourself Be RealHer...

RealHer Moisturizing Lipsticks with cocoa butter

Why? This lipstick glides easily and keeps my lips very moisturized with a vivid shine. I've previously drawn my lips with Pupa Made To Last Definition Lips lip liner in #301 Terra di Siena, in a quite matching red, to prep and help set the lipstick.

But, with my not so great surprise, I've found that Be Yourself Be RealHer is so pigmented that becomes the perfect blusher
A savvy and smart makeup tips: a very pigmented red lipstick, smudged onto the apples of the cheeks, creates a healthy rosy glow.

Retro Hollywood diva makeup look (Golden Era of Hollywood, the Great Gatsby inspired)

At the end, with my eyebrows, I think more about Katharine Hepburn...
What else for this Hollywood makeup look? A sparkly headband (essence), waves, and a red nail lacquer. Freckles are an option from Mother Nature I decided to keep.
Try it and go grab your Oscar!

Valentina Chirico aka Valens

No comments:

Post a Comment

Good karma to you, visitor.
You have more options to contact me: tweet @valenschirico or drop me an email with your enquiries at
Ta for stopping by.