The screen sirens of yesteryear always looked perfectly made up.
Retro makeup styles are flattering and have never really gone out of style.
Whether you are wanting to attain an elegant flapper look from the 20's, a glamourous screen starlet look from the 30's or a sweet yet sassy swinging look from the 40's then The 20-2-40-Style-Syndicate is the place to turn to.
They provide how to advice for each era from the 1920's-1940's. You can learn how to apply cosmetics, view photos of silver screen stars and look at pallettes of makeup colors.
If you want to delve even more deeply into vintage makeup styles then you need to check out the book Vintage Face by Angela Bjork and Daniela Turudich.
This book covers styles from the 1920's-1950's. The book lists the colors, tools and makeup needed to attain each look. They list modern day cosmetic lines that you can use and even offer up recipes for making your own rouges, powders and creams. Unfortunately the pages of the book are black and white. But, there are "vintage makeup color swatches" that are in color on the back cover.
This post was originally published on April 3, 2006.