Known as “The Most Beautiful Woman in Films,” Hedy Lamarr was a striking beauty with raven hair, clear green eyes, and a cool affect. Her classic beauty was combined with brains too—Hedy is credited with inventing frequency hopping, a technology that makes cellular phones, fax machines and other wireless operations possible today.
For today’s vintage beauty breakdown, we’ll take a look at the lovely Lana Turner. With her smoldering eyes and luscious tresses, it’s no wonder Lana made the perfect femme fatale! Here she is on the cover of a 1945 Movie Life, in full vintage glamour!
To recreate this look, apply a foundation of your [...]
Hello again, my lovely followers—I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! After a short vacation, I am back with the first in a new series of vintage face how-tos. Each beauty breakdown will focus on a different starlet with suggestions for modern day products to get that vintage look. This week, we’ll take a look [...]
Over the past few weeks I’ve discussed methods of applying period makeup, as well as some of my favorite brands. This week, I’d like to talk about an easy way to beautify our makeup bag, if you will—vintage compacts.
The elegant compacts of yesteryear are still readily available today, and are a wonderful way to [...]
Greetings once again, my faithful Makeup Mondays readers!
Last week I talked about one of my favorite retro-inspired brands, and this week I’d like to talk about another of my favorites, Joe Blasco. This particular brand is known as a “pro” brand, meaning that it is frequently used in the film and [...]
We would like to extend our Congratulations to all of our Guest Authors! We were recently asked by Queens of Vintage if some of our featured articles could be posted on their site. Of course we were thrilled!! We are looking forward to many more wonderfully informative posts from all of our Guest Authors. Keep [...]
A warm hello again to my readers! Since we finished our vintage face how-to series last week, today we are going to start a new feature—a spotlight on retro cosmetic brands. I’ll be featuring different brands on a regular basis, along with other vintage tidbits and articles, in order to make Makeup Mondays [...]
Hello again, my wonderful readers! I hope you enjoyed last weeks article about brows and liner; this week we’ll be discussing the icing on the cake, if you will: Lipstick!
Lip color and shape are perhaps the easiest, most memorable ways to achieve a vintage look. Mouths were very defined, painted in [...]
Hello again, lovely readers! As you’ll recall, last week we covered eye shadow, so this week we’ll delve into brow and eye liner products and application.
Perhaps the single most defining feature of the period face (aside from the quintessential red mouth, of course) is the brows, and rightfully so, as the brows frame [...]
Hello again, lovely readers! Last week we covered blush and contouring, and this week we’ll move to the eyes. I’ll break up this topic into two parts: eye shadow, and liner/brows.
Popular shades of the day run the gamut from clean and neutral, to soft pastels, including blues, greens, and orchids. The look of [...]