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“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” ― Kahlil Gibran

Femme Fatale

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I got quite a bit of compliments for this look, including from a local photographer who asked me to do the make up for pin-up girl shoot they were doing.


The Femme Fatale character featured in the 1940’s and early-1950’s film-noir Detective era.  Leading Ladies from the Golden Age of Hollywood.


movie starlets

Get the Look:

  • Keep the foundation matte, and avoid highlighting any areas – although contouring around the cheeks and nose to elongate the face, may add to the look.  You can also had a touch of blush to the apples of the cheeks, but I think the look is better without it.
  • Keep your eyes basic.  Leave out the eye shadow, but feel free to add black wing- tipped eyeliner to the top lid and a touch of neutral eyeliner to the bottom.  Add a coat of mascara to the top lashes, but leave the bottom ones clean.
  • Your brows and your lips should be the most dramatic features on your face.  The brows should be dark, thinner and have very clean edges.  For your lips, choose a shade of dark red that works with your complexion.
  • An additional option is to add a faux beauty mark.
  • Finish the look off with a vintage 1950’s hairstyle.



Have you heard of Victory Rolls?  They were huge in the 1950’s.  In the photo above, I have a Victory Roll in the front.   If you want to learn about some other takes on the Victory Rolls, then check out the Youtube video tutorial by Vintagious:


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