If you are a bride to be who fancy a particular, romantic, Old Hollywood look you’re in the right place. Follow these tips to learn how to create a perfect wedding look reminiscent of ‘50s glamour divas and beautiful actresses that will surely swipe your groom of his feet! Take a trip down memory lane and find inspiration in the Old Hollywood for your big day!
Vintage red lips
When you think about the golden years of Hollywood, you probably visualize red lips, platinum hair, curls and hourglass figure. And you couldn’t be more right. If you want to create an old Hollywood inspired wedding, find a perfect vintage dress and follow these tips to complete the look.
Wearing a red lipstick can be a risky business unless you find the perfect shade of red for your skin tone. Make them look full just like Mae West or Marilyn Monroe, use a lip liner to define, highlighter to accentuate and a lot of lip gloss to make beautiful full pout just like Old Hollywood divas! Match your nail polish with lipstick shade to achieve the look that simply screams vintage. Actually, Revlon started this craze back in the 40s by promoting lipstick and matching nail polish! So nothing says more retro than a matching shade of red!
Style your hair the right way
Whether your hair in short or really long you can always find a perfect retro-inspired hairstyle that will make you look like Old Hollywood actress. Curl your short bob, put a side part and create a Joan Crawford inspired hairstyle for your wedding. It is no secret that gorgeous Crawford had the prettiest hair (and the longest lashes)! Find inspiration in Elizabeth Taylor’s hairstyle and style your short bob so that it softly frames your face. Create flicked curls and soft waves to achieve this fun and feminine style!
A fun way to show off your edginess on your wedding day is to opt for a totally different hair and cut it short a la Mia Farrow. Imagine the surprise when you enter the ceremony in your wonderful dress and show off your new vintage hairdo!
Choose a vintage like a hairstyle that goes perfect with red lipstick and matching nails. Nothing is more vintage than tumbling curls so find a good old(fashioned) rollers and create a hairstyle for your wedding that every movie start from the golden years of Hollywood would hate you for! Add a Great Gatsby inspired headband and a string of lustrous pearls to complete your elegant vintage look.
Eye makeup and eyebrows on fleek
Get the perfect doe eye look by putting an accent on your eyes the same way Audrey Hepburn did. Well, apparently she used to spend a lot of time separating her lashes with a pin to get the full lashed effect – which is not really advised (plus it sounds a bit painful). Instead, you can invest in false high-quality lash strips or opt for a lash infill treatment to make your eyes pop out. Choose the classic cat eye makeup and voila! A perfect vintage look for your big day!
If heavy makeup is not really your cup of tea you should take inspiration in Dorothy Dandridge makeup routine. Even though much of the 40s and 50s were characterized by heavy makeup, Dandridge brought a gentle smoky eye and softened the beauty trends. Red lips but not as accented as Monroe’s certainly gives a special note to this vintage-inspired look.
When it comes to brows, we are all aware how big of a deal they are. So you should definitely avoid the 20s and 30s thin and straight brows and opt for 40s look – fashionable thick and gently arched! Find the shape you love on your favorite movie star and grab your tweezers and a quality eyebrow pencil to get that wonderful dark and defined vintage brows!
Combine your own beauty routines with some of these Old Hollywood inspired tips and tricks and create a perfect look for your wedding day. The best thing is that you don’t need to make a drastic change from your beauty routine but simply change a thing or two and achieve a perfect, vintage-inspired look for your wedding day.
Audrey Taylor was born in San Francisco, and moved to Adelide at the age of five. Marketer researcher and social media manager on hold, full – time mommy of a cheerful two-year-old. Graduated from Queensford college, worked in a couple of marketing agencies across Australia, eager to learn more about business and share her experiences. Traveled across the Europe. Her hobbies include: home decor, fashion, travel, music, old movies.