1930s Starlet

1/ Base. So our lovely starlets were still very fond of the pale base their 1920s sisters loved. Again they were not shy of a full coverage base so make sure you use a full coverage foundation. again I Highly recommend IIllamasqua skin base or Kroylan foundation but of course there is a lot of high coverage foundations out there, so take your pick. But the skin must be flawless and porcelain. Powder, powder, powder.

2/ Eyes, heavy lidded and deeply set was a big 1930s trend, everything is blended out and hazy looking. Concentrate  your darkest colour into the crease and blend away,again we want to keep it low not winging it out like we would do now. Not as low as our 1920s sisters but enough to create a ‘sleepy effect’. keep the lid free of colour or for a evening look pop on a teeny bit of shimmer. Mascara should be applied as we want long lashes that are sharp, not thickened and feel free to pop on some long lashes. White eyeliner should be applied to the inside eye and a thin black line can be applied to the top lid. 
3/ Brows, *refer to 1920s brow* 
4/ Lips, So compared to the 1920s ‘bee-stung’ lips, the 30s ‘rosebud’ pout was more full on. We still want to keep the cupids bow round, but the lips were much fuller. 
5/ Cheeks, A light blush would of been placed high on the cheekbones, Or sometimes it would be left out all together for a more stark look!

I love the 1930s look, what are your thoughts?



  1. August 18, 2015 / 3:10 pm

    The eyebrows are just perfection! Right on the 1920s style. This is a great look – the eyebrows are theatrical so maybe with an updated brow I would wear this look out 🙂

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

    • August 20, 2015 / 10:33 am

      Thank you 🙂 Yes the eyebrows are a little bit to theatrical for me to, great fun to do though. The change your whole face! x

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