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.
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: