Makeup looks and beauty trends come and go, we love crackle nail polish one minute then we are totally obsessed with clip-on feathers in our hair. While it’s unlikely that either of those looks will make a huge comeback anytime soon, we can always count on classic makeup looks to always be in style. Whether it’s the definitive red lip or defined eyebrows, we can all take a cue from old Hollywood and incorporate these classic makeup looks into our beauty routine to feel like a silver screen siren.
1 Red Lipstick
Regardless of your skin tone, you can rock a red lip. The Hollywood stars of yesteryear had flawless skin to complement their crimson pout but the key to getting this makeup look on point is to choose a color that matches your skin tone. Apply concealer around the outside of your lips to further define them.
2 Flawless Matte Skin
Using the right combination of foundation, concealer, and pressed powder will ensure that you look picture perfect. Start with moisturizing your face, then use concealer to hide any blemishes or dark circles. Next, apply foundation and powder for a flawless finish.
3 Cat Eye Eyeliner
This classic makeup look is one of my favorites! It's fun to create and looks great for just about any occasion. The key to a great cat eye is a great eyeliner -- cream or gel liner works best -- and creativity. You can do the standard swoosh, or winged, eyeliner, or get fancy!
4 Defined Eyebrows
Having a set of dark and defined eyebrows can make your makeup look polished and accentuate the eyes. Old Hollywood had it right when all of the stars had a well-defined and dark brow. Use a dark brow powder to fill in and shape your eyebrows.
5 Neutral Eye Shadow
Don't overwhelm your otherwise picture-perfect makeup look with overpowering eye shadow. Use a cream or vanilla color on your eyelids so they aren't competing with the rest of your face. The neutral palette will also draw more attention to your pretty peepers.
6 Rosy Cheeks
After applying your face makeup, use a rosy cream rouge or a powder blush on the apples of your cheeks. This will give you a nice glow and balance out your vintage inspired makeup look. Think porcelain doll, but don't go crazy with it -- you don't want to look like you have a fever.
7 False Eyelashes
This step is optional but a must for those who want to add drama and an air of mystery to their look. Try using a kit which will include lash glue and eyelash strips. If you find the lashes are too long, simply trim them. Use Kim Kardashian as an inspiration when trying out this makeup look.
8 Lip Liner
No classic makeup look would be complete without lip liner. Use a red liner to fill in your lips and ensure that your ruby red lips stay beautiful while you blow kisses to your adoring fans. Consider tip number one with this one, too.
9 Vintage Hair
Why not go all-out glam and rock a vintage inspired hairstyle along with your new look? Pin curls or finger waves are beautiful and can be done at home before your night out. If you're short on time, try some hot rollers and get some bouncy curls.
10 The Twiggy
OK, so this hasn't been done for a while, but it's just so simple that it could easily be carried over to the present. Unlike a smokey eye, there is no reason to blend your crease when doing Twiggy's look. Not only that, but this look is all about the liner so make sure to take your time and be careful!
11 Purple Eyeshadow
I was unaware of this one until I started poking around for classic looks to rock. Purple shadow is something so simple that everyone can wear and look good in! Find a shade of purple that goes with your skin tone and decide if you want a subtle look or to make it pop and then do it!
12 The Smokey Eye
What's more classic and flexible than the smokey eye!? This can be done in every color of eye shadow and looks great on everyone. It takes some time to master, but it's definitely worth the time. The smokey eye is a classic look that everyone should use every now and then.
13 The Veronica Lake
If you're not a fan of the pin curls or finger waves mentioned earlier, why not try the Veronica Lake? Her hair has become iconic and synonymous with her name, so why not use it for yourself. These beautiful and simple waves will give you a classic look that nobody can deny will look great!
There are so many classic makeup looks from which to choose, you just have to decide what works for you. With these tips, though, now you are ready to rock the red carpet or your shag carpet with your Old Hollywood classic makeup look. I see a Facebook profile photo opp! What are some of your favorite makeup looks, both new and classic?
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