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Beauty Flashback: 1940’s Makeup

For a bit of a giggle, down below you’ll find a hilarious 1940’s makeup tutorial. We often look back at the pin-up era with a glazed expression on our face, and daydream about how glorious the “good ol’ days” would have been. I mean, let’s face it, the 1940’s gave us commercial television AND the slinky. It was obviously an awesome era.* However, judging by the stern look on the teacher’s face in this makeup class (and the foreboding fear that if I get it wrong I’ll be in serious trouble), I think I’m much happier living in a time where the approach to lipstick and rouge is a bit more laid back.

So scroll down for a bit of a laugh, and on your way check out some of the decade’s most beautiful women.

*The first half of the decade was war-torn, which is obviously not the part I’m calling awesome.


Images: bp.blogspot.com/theredlist.frlistal.com doctormacro.com reelhollywoodlegends

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45 Comments

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  • Reply Jane Wednesday 9th January, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    I’m a big fan of the 1940s hollywood look. I wish I could style my hair this way.

  • Reply detailed Monday 3rd December, 2012 at 1:07 am

    I love the 40’s look. So classy!

  • Reply sothisisglamour Thursday 18th October, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Haha, loved the tutorial. The pictures are so glamourous though – how times have changed!

  • Reply monowie Sunday 14th October, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    hahaha love it!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Thursday 11th October, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    True beauties there

  • Reply sonzie Thursday 11th October, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Beautiful, only thing i didn;t like about the 40’s were how the plucked their eyebrows way too thin.. not cute. for now:)

  • Reply LenoreP Tuesday 9th October, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Love the eyes!

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Tuesday 9th October, 2012 at 9:30 am

    love their hair more than anything, great tutorial, love watching things like that

  • Reply leckytomato Monday 8th October, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    haha, the pictures are good!

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Monday 8th October, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    beautiful!

  • Reply Alysia Monday 8th October, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    The movie star look is devine!

  • Reply foxoduck Monday 8th October, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    So glam!

  • newbie
    Reply newbie Monday 8th October, 2012 at 11:18 am

    eyebrows!

  • Reply Whatthe Monday 8th October, 2012 at 10:38 am

    This seems to be in all over again in 2012 – even the fake eyelashes!

  • Luci
    Reply Luci Monday 8th October, 2012 at 10:30 am

    Love Rita Hayworth

  • Reply Sparkles17 Monday 8th October, 2012 at 9:53 am

    They truly had style!

  • Reply vikki18 Monday 8th October, 2012 at 9:30 am

    classic!

  • Reply julzjulzz Monday 8th October, 2012 at 9:20 am

    So elegant and beautiful!

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Monday 8th October, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Rita hayworth is beautiful

  • Reply ichigolove01 Monday 8th October, 2012 at 8:51 am

    1940s makeup makes the ladies look so glamourous and elegant.

  • Zoe93
    Reply Zoe93 Monday 8th October, 2012 at 7:28 am

    Ava, what a stunning woman she was.

  • DearMonet
    Reply DearMonet Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Gorgeous!!!

  • Reply Zerotolove Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Pretty ladies!x

  • Reply Misskate Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I love the ’40s look, there were a lot of very glamorous women back then.

    • Reply yslyenom Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 11:00 pm

      Women then just looked so classy and ultra feminine.

  • Reply T1NA Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I think stars back then were so much more classy then they are now

  • Reply cadam Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    so elegant

  • Reply jreilly Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I love so much, wish I was born in that era..

  • Reply MsKimo Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 7:04 pm

    Ahaha, that’s cute.

  • ivysaurus
    Reply ivysaurus Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Haha love it. Ava gardner was gorgeous!

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Sooooooo beautiful and truly the most iconic makeup look for women. Perfect!

  • Reply maggielyly Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    That pic of judy garland is so pretty

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Monday 8th October, 2012 at 11:20 am

      <3

    • hausoftina
      Reply hausoftina Tuesday 23rd October, 2012 at 7:06 pm

      Agreed!

  • Reply ellenstewart Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    Absolutely loved that video!Oh the glamour!

  • Reply ragdollbaby Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    “Tri-dot system”, lol! But geez putting that “rouge” on looked quite rough on the skin.

    • newbie
      Reply newbie Monday 8th October, 2012 at 11:19 am

      lol

  • Reply AmberB Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Gorgeous

  • hayley_shortie_22
    Reply hayley_shortie_22 Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    they did look glamourous, the video is funny tho lol

  • Reply dj23249 Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    so elegant but the how to video is a little strange

  • Reply Senorita Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    interesting 🙂

  • make up magic
    Reply make up magic Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Those pictures above show true beauty and glamour

  • Reply teekendall Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 10:21 am

    yikes!

  • Reply fifi73 Sunday 7th October, 2012 at 9:36 am

    The 1940’s did have some glamourous looking ladies, but lol at the tutorial…. 😉

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