Vintage-Inspired MakeUp Tutorials!

On this particular Monday, I am reflecting back on a gorgeous weekend of fancy parties, raucous dancing, and general merriment. Among the hazy memories of tasty food, flowing champagne, and beautiful decor, are the recollections of getting ready for the wedding with my fellow bridesmaids, and the lovely bride, of course! Co-prepping is always fun, especially if you get to delve into someone else’s makeup stash, and happen to have a beauty/makeup professional there to recommend colors and/or style tips!

We got our hair done by professionals, but all did our own makeup, and we looked FABULOUS!

We got our hair done by professionals, but all did our own makeup, and we looked FABULOUS!

Since I bought my dress from the Trashy Diva, it was a vintage-inspired look, and therefore, my hair and makeup followed suit!

The lady at Blow Dry Bar did such a magnificent job! It seriously did not move the entire night, plus I got FIFTY new bobby pins!

The lady at Blow Dry Bar did such a magnificent job! It seriously did not move the entire night, plus I got FIFTY new bobby pins!

Obviously, most of us don’t always/usually have access to these wonderful life-amenities, therefore, we must continue to hone our own makeup and beautifying skills. Thankfully, we live in a world with the Internet, so there are lots of amazing tutorials that can help! The first of which I found via HuffPo, but is on YouTube (of course), and is basically watching a master at work. The precision and unflinching assurance Elizabeth Taylor implements are truly indicative of an experienced hand. It’s kind of mesmerizing, and definitely offers some clues as to how to recreate her timeless style! Enjoy!

ModCloth, in addition to selling some insanely cute clothes, has a beauty tutorials page on their blog! They were kind enough to send me an email not too long ago that collected some of these links, and I’m happy to pass along at least some of that valuable info! (If you’re not getting emails from them, you definitely should, btw.) They feature many different techniques from multiple decades, and since we saw Liz do the “smoky eye,” and I my favorite is the vintage “cat eye” style, here are these gems to consider for your upcoming holiday parties!

Into a cleaner, more vintage look? Check out this vintage-inspired cat eye look by Fox & Doll!

I know there are lots of other amazing tutorials available, but these are a good start! If you’re interested in a more ’40s look, Casey has some tutorials on her adorable blog, Pinterest (obvs), this vintage tutorial with tips on more than just makeup, and entire blogs dedicated to beauty and makeup guides! So, if you’re looking for something unique to try for a special event/holiday party, or you just want to hone your skills, check out some of these sites and videos!

Have you tried a vintage makeup look? When/for what event? How did it go? Any tips to share??

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