Vintage Beauty: A guest blog by Lipstick and Curls.
Amanda from Lipstick and Curls gives top tips on how to get flawless timeless beauty and rounds up her favorite inspirational beauties from yesteryear!
Due to our busy, modern lifestyle's women have less time to spend on their appearance.
Hairstyles are cut so they are quick and manageable and with so many multi tasking beauty products on the marking we are now able to do our make up in minutes ... and on the move!
The vintage look is of course the opposite of the above but gives women the chance to create a more glamorous image.
Make up was stronger and more defined and the hair was more styled and with vintage Iconic images more popular than ever it's no wonder that most women are 'returning to beauty' and exploring their 'Vintage Style'!
Here are a few of our favorite Timeless Beauties:
Louise Brooks was a pioneer for the 1920's silhouette. A classic icon with a strong image that has inspired the decades to follow, the sharp bob, the black smokey eyes and not to mention her stunning beauty!
Elizabeth Taylor was a true star and for me an icon of her age, her curvy silhouette, heavy eyes and perfectly painted mouth made her one of Hollywood’s true starlets.
The Notorious Bettie Page has to be included in our list of icons as her style is one of the most distinct.
A beauty with a unique image, Betty was a controversial star adored by men and loathed by women. We now all celebrate her image and continue to replicate her style.
Marilyn Monroe was of course one of the most iconic images of the 1950’s. Her amazing beauty and striking image make her still of the most influential pioneer’s of beauty and style!
Top Tips for Flawless Timeless Beauty.
I think women are uniformed when making beauty decisions and therefore often make mistakes.
To name a few, unflattering make up tones including the wrong colour foundation and over plucked and incorrectly plucked eyebrows.
We are lucky as these days there is so much professional advice and help widely available to everyone.
Our top tips for flawless, timeless beauty:
- Less is more, consider your make up prior to application and try and balance everything like a picture! If you choose a striking red lippy or a strong smokey eye, let this be the focal point of your face. Keep the rest flawless and simple.
- Keep those curls as long as possible, we all love to have soft shiny hair so most of the products we use in our hair care today come with vitamins and conditioners. These also make our hair heavy and hard to hold a curl. If you plan to set your hair perhaps leave out the conditioner from your routine this will make the hair a little more porous but you will find your curl will keep it ‘s shape better.
- Don’t be afraid to Backcomb! This is the backbone of most of our vintage styles and will help create shape and strength to any structure you wish to create.
Amanda, Lipstick & Curls.
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