Makeup through the decades // 1930 – 1940’s


Good afternoon guys!

And what a gorgeous sunny day it has turned out to be right?

So I’m here for you again today with the next edition of Makeup through the decades.

Today I’m all about the 1930’s and 1940’s where glitz and glam is on point.

Think elegance and sophistication…

Welcome to the 1930s..

The 30’s was a time of glamour and all things chic. Take Clara Bow for instance, smooth hair with gentle waves, simple yet striking makeup.

The first  thing I noticed about the style was the eyebrows. They tended to be very thin and curved into a gentle arch. Again, flawless pale skin was a must… After a light foundation, I applied some talcum powder with a puff to really get that porcelain look.


Blush was kept minimal with a slight glow to the cheeks, blended to perfection. Mascara was the highlight, emphasis on the lashes were essential to looking glamorous like top movie stars.

And lastly, that lip colour. – heaven.

I used this super bright red lipstick from Ted Baker, making sure to define my Cupid’s bow.

Cocktails and dinner at 7 anyone?

Bring on the 1940’s

Hooray for the end of the war!

The war didn’t put off women from looking they’re best. If anything, they were even more beautiful to help boost the morale of the soldiers!


Looking a bit more relaxed after the 30’s. The 40’s was full of women getting they’re hands dirty at work whilst still looking phenomenal.


Having a more healthy glow to the skin, again, blush was minimal but the eyebrows were definitely more natural!

The gorgeous red lip was glossy and defined. A neutral eyeshadow was applied and mascara was the big hit.


I am in love with the loose waves for this look. They look effortless and compliment the makeup look perfectly.

Pheww, red lip overload…. (Said no one ever)

I adore these two looks, I wish I could stay like this all the time!

What do you guys think of the 30’s and 40’s? Do you love it as much as I do?

Let me know what you think below!

I can’t wait to move to the 50’s and 60’s soon…

Grease is the word…

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Speak to you dolls later,

Love C



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