17 August 2012

1950's Inspired Wedding Makeup...

Today we have a guest feature by Makeup Artist Jo Leversuch of Makeup by Jo and she offers some excellent tips and advice on how to achieve the 1950's look which is so popular for weddings right now and a look we love! Over to Jo...

1950's makeup oozed sex appeal and today we associate words like glamour, style, class, fashion, beauty, romance, alluring, charm, and also movie stars from Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, & Elizabeth Taylor all with their unique styles of makeup.

Iconic 1950's looks - Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn & Elizabeth Taylor

If you are planning a vintage inspired wedding make sure you research into the look you would like to achieve with makeup. The dramatic looks of Elizabeth Taylor & Marilyn Monroe with the black extended flick eyeliner & red lips or perhaps the soft focus of natural makeup worn by Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn with a hint of eyeshadow and rose bud cheeks.

. Jo Leversuch's Top Tips for 1950's Inspired Makeup .

Skin - should be matte and contoured with a light application of rose blusher high on the cheekbone area with highlighter above the cheeks and hairline area.

Eyes - The eyes to be kept clean with a defined shimmer shadow, generally of a white hue & a neutral tone to the socket area to add shape to the eye area. Eyeliner in either black or brown applied finely from the inner corner and heavier to the outer corner with an extended flick at the edge.

Eyebrows - Eyebrows are drawn on softer with a curve on the arch directly above the pupil of the eye. To highlight the eyebrow further apply shimmer directly under the arch to lift the eyebrow.

Lips - Lips are drawn dramatically with a shape from the cupids bow. Apply a first layer of lipstick and blot with a tissue and apply a second coat with a lip brush to enable a precise finish.

With many thanks to Jo Leversuch for her expert advice. If you would like to get in touch with Jo for more information or to book your wedding makeup with her do pop on over to her website www.makeupbyjo.co.uk

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