makeup images, tutorials and ideas inspired by the 1930s

Vintage Makeup for darker skin tones during the 1930s

For this installment of the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series, I am exploring makeup during the 1930s. To know more about this series, please read my disclaimer. The 1930s is the middle ground between the Jazz Age and WWII. Correctly, I should title this Makeup During the Great Depression, but that sounds, well, depressing. But I don't want to ...

Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones – Foundations and Face Powders

Welcome to the first post in the Vintage Makeup for Darker Skin Tones series! Please read my disclaimer here to learn more about where this all came from and what this is all about. I'm beginning with face powders and foundations to work into the rest of the series. This post is more about history than ...

An Art Deco Inspired Bride Looking Beautiful on Her Wedding Day!

I love it when everything comes together really beautifully and these images from the wedding of a 1920s/30s inspired bride that I styled last summer are the perfect example. Thanks to the beautiful photography of Marla Rutherford at CakeKnife Photography and all of the ideas that the bride Bee brought to what she wanted for her big day, ...

American Hairdresser Magazine May 1931

1930s bob hairstyles and vintage waves As promised, I am posting some pages from my 1931 American Hairdresser Magazine that I picked up at the Vintage Fashion Expo in Santa Monica back in May. Hairstyles in the early part of the 1930s were a crossover from what was popular in the 1920s. Fashionable women still wore finger waves conformed to the shape of the head ...

Retro Makeup is official! If you want it, get it while it’s hot!

My web designer has installed the button and Retro Makeup can now be purchased at www.retromakeup.net. I get the books from my printer by the end of business Friday and I will be shipping books out on Monday. Some of you have already ordered books through other means, but do not fret. I will also ...