1920s Pin Up/Glamour

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One of my favorite photography books is Peep Show Pinups: The Golden Era. It covers pin up to erotic photography from daguerrotypes to film technology of the 1930s/40s. Obviously with a PG blog, I’ll stick to the pin up and glamour looks.

I had to do some research on the makeup from that era to make myself look more glammy. There are plenty of looks I could have done with natural hair and makeup. But where’s the fun in that?!

Here’s what I used:

*White powder over normal foundation
*Black/dark grey eye shadow (they used liner + vaseline for eyes) Put that stuff all over your eyes.
*As much black liner as made me happy
*Mascara (too much)
*Too much blush
*Lipstick in a cupid’s bow shape
*Skinny dark brown eyebrows past the temple.

I promise it looked WORSE in person.
I promise it looked WORSE in person.

If you think my makeup is bad, you haven’t seen my attempts to style hair! Ergo, I used a wig for this concept.

Starlet makes a fake laugh.
Starlet makes a fake laugh.
Now the 1920s starlet is in a fussy mood.
Now the 1920s starlet is in a fussy mood.

The fun part of this shoot for me was covering up the fact I was 8 months pregnant here. 🙂

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