Last week we (Andrea and me) were given the task of researching and choosing a chosen decade so that we could recreate the style in our last intermediate lesson. Andrea chose the 60′s, with it’s “banana lines” and drawn on lashes I have to admit I struggled because to be honest there is something that I love in ever era, but eventually I went for the 40′s and a classic Pin-up girl look.
Both looks went well, except for me having trouble with the strip lashes (which are now my official number one nemesis!). The look Andrea chose to do was really fun with blue and white with black lines and huge false lashes. The eyes alone took ages and it’s hard to imagine people going through all that trouble for a night out or some other occasion! The end result was great though, so I guess it’s worth the effort My Pin-up girl look for easier to achieve (except for those darn lashes!) with a heavy to medium base, long lashes, beauty mark and big, red, cupid-bow lips.
It was nice to recreate the looks of the past and I definitely have things that I need to practice (strip lashes!!), but I think I prefer being able to create my own looks, or perhaps taking lots of inspiration from previous eras but developing them into something else. I do love the glamour of the 40′s, the fun of the 60′s, the the total “do whatever you want” of the 80′s, though!