Sunday, 27 January 2013

1940's Era

The most famous style icon from the 1940's is Marilyn Monroe, as she came into the light with her iconic classic red lip, feline eyeliner that flatters everyone and this is where a natural arch on the eyebrow started to come back into fashion again rather than the unflattering rounded eyebrow of the 30's. Her Make Up artist Alan Snyder "Whitey" knew all the tricks in the book in the era, from contouring to creating her voluptuous 3D lips. 

Marilyn Monroe

In Hair Styling we created a classic peeka boo style that Marilyn Monroe used to wear as well as current icons like Dita Von Teese. 

1930's Inspired Make Up and Hair Styling

As we're continuing through the 20th Century era's we continued onto the 1930's. As seen in Michael Kor's Spring Summer 2013 collection on the runway we have seen the socket line which was a tradition in the 1930's to relocate the eye socket. 

Michael Kors S/S13 ^

My Interpretations

In our Hair Styling session we continued to with 1930's inspired hair the afro style using figure of 8 curls.

Thursday, 10 January 2013

Graphic Smokey Eye

Whenever I do a smokey eye I normally create a more graphic edge, I also feel that mixing in silver eyeshadow in the corners of the eyes and blending out towards the black creates a really eyeopening eye make up even though it's a black smokey eye that can often make some eye shapes seem really small. With my models green eyes the silver naturally opens up the eyes and makes her eye colour luminous and colour popping! Looks fabulous especially on Green and Blue eyes.

1920's Inspired

Today we were creating make up and hair looks from the 1920's era. It was a very interesting a challenging lesson in make up to get the curves of the shapes right with the features but overall a eye opener and enjoyable. I was pleased with the results of my make up application and adapted quickly to the Marcel wave technique. Will definitely consider this era for my term 2 project!! 

Make Up References:

Betty Davis

Clara Bow

My 1920's Interpretation

Hair Styles: Marcel Waves

Melissa George

January Jones

My Marcel Waves

Traditional Marcel Waves

Back combed Marcel Waves