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Historically Accurate: 1950s Makeup Tutorial

Historically Accurate: 1950s Makeup Tutorial
hi there gorgeous Sabrina here welcome back to their

historically

accurate

makeup

tutorial

today our time machine is visiting the

1950s

I'm going to show you a

historically

accurate

makeup

tutorial

based on this decade now if you're new to my channel or this series of videos I'll explain to you the premise here real quick what I like to do is go back to the decade research all of the facts and all of the trends that were popular during this time and then make a completely authentic

tutorial

teaching you how you can recreate the entire face in an authentic fashion now the

1950s

was very classic and there were a number of beauty icons that were really popular during this time including Audrey Hepburn Grace Kelly Elizabeth Taylor Doris Day Lucille Ball Marilyn Monroe Jayne Mansfield and Dorothy Dandridge in the

1950s

was a very interesting time in our nation's history this was the decade after World War Two and so you start to see an interesting dynamic form there is a shortage of men due to losses from the war and so women are having to plow all the stops in order to be able to snag a husband so

makeup

and Beauty became the forefront of a woman's priorities in the 50s and it was extremely important and a lot of labor-saving devices were coming onto the market during this time as well which also freed of a woman's schedule and allowed her to focus more so on her

makeup

and beauty routine and

makeup

during this time was such that a woman would not be...
historically accurate 1950s makeup tutorial
caught dead out in public without it on it was akin to being caught out in public without your pants on and nobody wanted to be out in public without their pants on

1950s

makeup

was strong it was elegant it was chic but above all it is and will always be timeless it is a classic look that is still very popular today and going away for very good reason so let me show you how to recreate an

historically

accurate

1950s

vase for starting this look off with an eyeshadow primer I'm using the one from NARS and we always use a primer so our eyeshadow stays in place first eyeshadow we're taking is from the lorac pro 2 palette it is the shade called mocha and we're going to be using the Sigma e25 blending brush to apply this on to the lids eyeshadow came in a huge variety of colors it was very popular in shades of grey brown gold and pastel shades like blue green purple and pink eye shadows were applied very minimally and usually only one color was used on the eyelid only and that was it the way that it was applied was a little bit different from what you've seen in other eras in past videos I've done what they did in the 50s was they applied it onto the lid and then they carried it into the outer V and as you can see we're doing that here and what this does is it helps to elongate the eyes it gives you more of an almond shape which was really popular matte finishes were popular but shimmer finishes were also extremely popular which is why we're using more...
historically accurate 1950s makeup tutorial
of a shimmery Brown in this look then I'm taking my blending shade from Mac this is Blanc type I'm using the same exact brush we used to apply the eye shadow onto the eye and I'm going to blend out the harsh edges of this eye shadow you want to really diffuse the edges of the eye shadow make it appear very natural and seamless and you can see the effect of the eye shadow shape we created here for my eyeliner I'm choosing to go with one from Illamasqua this is their precision gel liner in black and I'm using two brushes to apply it the Mac to 63 and a Tarte eyeliner brush I'm starting with the Mac 263 brush and mapping out the wings if you have never seen my winged eyeliner

tutorial

I will link that below for you this is how I create my wings it's probably the easiest way I have found to do it eyeliner was very popular and if you've seen pictures of Audrey Hepburn then you already know what I'm talking about a black line with a little outward flick was the fashionable look and this created that almond shape I once again popular colors that you could find in eyeliner were basic black around gray and there were also blues greens and purples the winged tip that we're creating in this video is truly the defining

makeup

trend that you'll see in the 50s and this goes back to that retro pin-up look it added a lot of real glamour to the eyes and it was most often much more preferred by women to a really heavy eye shadow look because it was...
historically accurate 1950s makeup tutorial
so simplistic in nature and as you can see it does amazing things for the eyes next we're filling in the brows I'm using a Physicians Formula pencil I believe this is in blonde beige at the start of the decade eyebrows were really dark and very strong and they often used a pencil to define and fill in the shape they were still natural-looking but as the 50s progressed brows became softer and they were still penciled for shape the fashionable shape was a very strong arch so we want to really define the upper portions of the arch of the brow with a point the brows had a lot of thickness and they tapered out at the ends now I really feel silly with these eyebrows but I'm doing this in the name of history to show you what they looked like got a little bit of Groucho Marx going on there then I'm taking an eyelash curler and curling the lashes eyelash curlers were used very much so in the 50s and I really want to emphasize the upper lash line because this was such a defining feature of the eyes so I'm using a black pencil this is from Kat Von D and I'm tight lining the upper waterline only my mascara is from Max Factor this is 2000 calorie very appropriate because Max Factor was huge in the 50s once again as you've seen in other videos mascara was very popular black mascara was still used and you may remember I talked about black mascara in the 20s while they were still using it in the 50s cream mascara in a tube with a little brush was also used however...
tube mascara with a wand the ones that we use today was becoming the choice mascara like the 40s mascara was only applied to the upper lashes not the Laura and it wouldn't be applied to the lower lashes again until the 60s and not applying anything on the lower lash line there helps to really brighten the eyes and open them up to emphasize the lashes a little bit more I'm going to be using some falsies these are red cherry number 523 and those are our completed

1950s

eyes for my concealer I'm using one from benefit this is called fake up and I'm applying it underneath my eyes unfortunately I could not find out much about concealer from the 50s what I was able to find is that in 1954 Max Factor launched the first retail concealer and it was called erase so before the 50s they were more than likely using concealers but there was nothing sold readily available in retail places from the sounds of that fact a great foundation base was a must-have in this decade it came in a variety of different formulas including liquid cream and cake one of the most popular foundations of the era was something called pancake and this was made by none other than Max Factor selling tens of millions throughout the 50s I'm using Lancome staint Idol foundation here and applying it with the Sedona lace 928 brush and in some pieces of my research I read something about a mask appearance with the foundation so it was applied very heavily to the face and I'm setting the face here...
with some translucent powder from Laura Mercier and a big fluffy brush from icing loose setting powder was very popular it came in the classic translucent shade but it also came in peachy shades as well you also see the introduction of green powders in this decade which I thought was really interesting and of course green powders anything green is used to conceal redness for my blush I'm using a coral shade from Estee Lauder this is in peach nuance and I'm applying this lightly on to the apples of the cheeks blush was used extremely sparingly it was not a prominent feature of

makeup

and it came in soft pinks corals it was often used warm up the face not just on the cheeks so they also applied it on to the temples and up around the face into the forehead so that is how we are applying it here as well and what this does is it helps to warm up the face and give you a nice flush of color interestingly enough Rouge was also used as eyeshadow it was not only used on the face for our lips we're starting out with a lip liner this is from Milani in true red and I'm making that face because of the shape that I'm going to have to create in this

tutorial

what they did in the 50s was they drew outside of the normal lip line so if you're wondering where that trend started this is where it was born and of course what this does is it makes your lips look really full on me I feel like it makes me look ridiculous because my lips are already so big but I'm doing this...
once again in the name of history lips were the strongest element of the 50s with red being the most predominant color of choice and there were a variety of different red shades to choose from in the 50s as well it varied from a very true red like we're using here to a deep dark or even orange based red also and now that we have our lips defined on the outer edges there I'm going to be using Mac's Ruby woo to fill them in and if you're looking for a cheaper dupe of Ruby woo you can also use wet and wilds stop light red and although red was the strong color of choice in this era pink orange and coral shades were also really very popular and a lot of the younger women more so opted for pinks as their color of choice and Audrey Hepburn as many of you may know was especially known for pink and she once declared that she believed in pink which became a very popular catchphrase and we can't forget nail polish nail polish was just as important as lips in the 50s and the color of your lips dictated the color on your nails they always court wanted their nail color with their lips so Reds pinks and corals were very popular and to coordinate with my red smackers today I'm using Inglot number 802 also by popular request many of you have been asking to see hair

tutorial

s based on the styles that I wear in these

historically

accurate

videos so I did record a

tutorial

based on this

1950s

inspired style and that will be posted shortly after this video and if...
you're watching this in the future I will have it linked down below for you as well now many of you have also asked me about revisiting past eras that we've done in this series and we will definitely be doing that the great thing about this series is that there is an unlimited number of videos that we can make we haven't even touched the surface of all different looks in these eras for our next

historically

accurate

video the time machine will be traveling to highly requested the blow ancient Egypt yeah I'm so excited for this era of

makeup

this is where

makeup

started i've already researched the era I've already started researching the era and I am utterly fascinated by the facts that I'm finding and I cannot wait to share them with you so that will be coming up again very soon thank you so much for watching I hope you found this helpful today and I look forward to seeing you again and another

historically

accurate

video are you looking for new ways to wear your eyeshadows discover the only website online with pictures of combinations using the brand's featured here and so many more head on over to my eye shadow consultant calm and get inspired today you