Tutorial: 1920’s Moviestar Glam


Hey everyone! Today’s tutorial is pretty exciting for me because it’s definitely out of my comfort zone. I tend to focus on natural and basic looks most of the time, but sometimes it’s fun to get out of the box! I wore this eye makeup to work one day and my coworkers thought it looked a little bit like the makeup of 1920’s movie starlets. I took the idea and ran with it, creating this ultra-glam and shimmery look for a day at work and a night on the town. Read on for the tutorial!


I started off as usual with a good base coat of foundation and concealer. This look is pretty daring so I didn’t want any extra redness to show. The main inspiration for the look was my Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Partridge. This color is an amazing brown with green iridescent shimmer throughout. It was actually a daring pick for me, but I’ve ended up loving it to death! I started things off by liberally applying this color on my mobile eyelid with my finger.

All of the other shadows I used are from my Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette. I’ve been loving the colors in this palette ever since I got it, and it works really well with a deep smoky look. I used the color Summer Yum in my crease to create a warm blending color. The warm red helps to blend out the deeper and bolder color.

Next I used the color Tempting, a shimmery black, in the outer corners of the eye. I wanted to deepen up the look to bring out the shimmery color. I also smudged Summer Yum onto my whole lower lash line to bring the look together. I finished by adding Tempting onto the outer half of my lower lid to blend down the black color.

I added the shimmery peach color Nectar to my inner corners and brow bone for a bit of finishing highlight. I also used the Clinique High Impact Mascara on my lashes. The final touch was to add the Ardell Demi Wispie Falsies to my outer corners. I cut these down considerably so that I can position them properly. I don’t like to keep falsies close to my inner corner because they always pop up. The most natural way I can find to wear them is to place them from the middle of my eye to the outer edge. I used the Clinique blush in Cupid for my cheeks to finish.

I wanted to photograph this look with a bit of a 20’s theme, so I put on my lace headband as well (ignore the very non-20’s flannel shirt, but I had to go to work haha!). I used a Revlon Super Lustrous lipstick in Raisin Rage to finish off the look and give it a vampy quality. I wore this look all day at work as well as to the bars in the evening, so it’s really quite versatile!

I  hope you enjoyed this bold and vampy 1920’s look! I really enjoyed doing something more experimental and interesting. Let me know what you think of the tutorial in the comments!


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