Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

Glamorous 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

This look is really glamorous and perfect for the brides that love a dramatic eye… I don’t think you should really hold back on the lips and cheeks either! You know they say you should only accentuate two of your features ( lips & eyes/cheeks & eyes/cheeks & lips), well I don’t think that really applies to this look! 

Heres how to go glam 40s without going OTT!

To create a good base for your eye shadow, apply a cream shadow from the eyelid to brow bone. This neutralises the eyelid and helps shadows and pigments stay put.

I used MAC Paint Pot in Painterly £15.50

For this era the palette was very soft with a hint of colour especially pinks and pastel tones, so I swept a pastel pink across the eyelid.

1940s bridal makeup tutorial

I used MAC Paint Pot in Let’s Skate £15.50

1940s bridal makeup tutorial

With a blending eye shadow brush apply a berry toned powder eye shadow to highlight the crease and give depth to the eyes. I also swept a small amount under the bottom lashes.

I used MAC Eye shadow in Cranberry £13.00

Crown Brush ‘Deluxe Crease Brush’ £3.49

1940s bridal makeup tutorial

Long lashes were key in the 1940s as they are today. Use an eyelash curler in a ‘pumping’ motion to curl the lashes to make them look more dramatic.

Apply mascara on the top and bottom lashes generously in black.

I Used Maybelline Great Lash Mascara £4.99

Models Own Eyelash Curler £5.99

1940s makeup tutorial

Now apply your blush in a semi circle motion in a pinky rose tone to compliment the 40s palette

I used MAC Well Dressed Powder Blush £18.00

Real Techniques Blush Brush £9.99

1940s makeup tutorial

Exaggerate the natural lip line by applying the lipstick slightly over your natural lip line and cupids bow making the lips big and voluptuous. The lip colour of choice was more pink-toned than the reds of previous eras.

I used MAC Mineralize Glass Lip gloss in Fashion Perk £19.00

1940s makeup tutorial

The finished glam look!

1940s bridal makeup tutorial
The finished look: 1940s Bridal Makeup Tutorial

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Model: Laura Elliot

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