Hey, everybody! This past week was full of nostalgia for me, and it was filled with a lot of introspection about the future. I know that a couple of weeks ago I decided to look into some more futuristic themes, so this week I thought I’d take a little trip into the past; we’re covering the ’40s. This is a simple look, but it’s elegant, and I think we all need some class every once in a while – I know I do! As usual, I’ve provided the flat lay for this look below.
So, as I said, this outfit is simple. The main attraction is this vintage dress, which is most likely from 1942. I got it from an antique shop in my hometown, and unfortunately, the tag had been removed, but it was in such good condition that I had to snatch it up! It’s a little sheer, so I have to wear a slip underneath, and I’m using a plain black one. I wanted to keep the look simple and true to the times, so I finished it off with black pantyhose and a pair of black heels that were the closest that I could find to the style they wore back then. I added a simple brown belt to accentuate the waist and gold hoop earrings as well. The earrings aren’t quite right for the time period, but because I have a limited earring selection, I decided to wear a pair that matched my signature gold locket.
The real pride and joy of this look is definitely the makeup: blue eyeshadow, red lips, blush, and long eyebrows. It sounds atrocious, doesn’t it? But, I had to see what the hype was about. I started with my eyebrows, filling them in normally, but extending the ends a little bit. Next, I set out to find the perfect eyeshadow combination. I ended up finding it in Urban Decay’s Born To Run palette.
Quick product review! I got this palette right after it came out. I know it’s old news at this point, but you better believe I’m going to talk about it anyway! These are wonderful eyeshadows; they’re blendable, buildable, and buttery. Spritz some setting spray onto your brush, and those glitters glide on. In addition, the color story is awesome and super useful for a lot of different looks. It retails for $49, which is pretty standard and worth it, in my opinion.
After priming the lid, I went in with the shade “Radio.” It’s a deeper blue, and I applied it above my crease and smoked it out. Then, I cut the crease with concealer and packed the shade “Big Sky” – a lighter, greener blue –onto my lid. I threw a little wing on each eye and did my mascara. Boom, eyes are done! Before I did my lips, I decided to do the makeup on my face first, which consisted of my normal routine, just with a lot more blush. After that was done, I pulled out my lip products. I started by lining my lips with an exaggerated cupid’s bow. Then, I made my lower lip look less wide with help from a bit of concealer. Finally, I just painted on a shiny coat of burgundy lipstick, and the look was complete! Though it was a daunting task, it really wasn’t that hard in the end.
So, it’s about time for the final look! I know this wasn’t super over-the-top, but I think it’s very pretty, and I wanted to show you all a different side of me. Enjoy 🙂