Skinnier and More Toned with Self Tanner!

Self tanner and brush

Self-tanner can give you more than just a tan. It can give you your confidence back! Did you know that women everywhere are using self-tanner to contour their skin, giving them a more toned, skinny appearance? This is a trick the rich and famous and celebrities have used for a long while now – and now, the secrets can be yours to use – there’s nothing much to it, just a little bit of know-how to speed you along. Lionesse shows you how you can use self-tanner to get that skinnier look you’ve been craving.

Fake Tanner to Contour Arms
If you’re skilled at applying fake tanner to your skin, you will probably have an easier time than most with this one. By applying self-tanner to the muscle curvature of your arms and shoulders, you can help yourself have a more defined, more tone upper body – or at least appear as such. If you get any product outside of the ‘lines’ per se, you can go back in once the product has dried with a buffer and buff away the product from the skin that’s been mistakenly applied.

Self-Tanner to Contour Stomach
If you want your stomach to look chiseled, you will simply need to follow the already defined stomach lines and curvature you have. If you want your waist to appear thinner, apply some self-tanner to the sides of the stomach, and allow it to dry. You can dust some bronzing powder of about 2-3 shades darker than your natural skin color over that area and blend it inward towards the center of the stomach to give a thinner appearance. You can also paint some self-tanner onto the stomach on either side of the belly button where your natural muscles lie, exaggerating their appearance and giving you a much more toned look.

Self-Tanner for Thinner Legs
If you want your legs to appear thinner, more beautiful, and more defined, you can apply the product around the calf muscle in the crevices between the natural muscle tone for more definition. You can also apply a thin streak of the product to the sides of each calf/ lower leg, to give definition and a thinned out appearance. You can also use leg makeup, available from companies such as Sally Hansen, which will help in hiding blemishes and provide extra color and smoothness to the legs – or at least the appearance thereof.

Self-Tanner to Contour Chest Area
If you want to have a more defined clavicle, you can apply some self-tanner around the clavicle bones, shoulder blades, and neck area, to bring an appearance of thinness to the location and give it some definition. You can also use this in conjunction with a highlighting powder, to draw attention to the areas on this section where you are confident and comfortable with, and would like to draw attention to.

Hide Armpit Folds
If you would like to hide your armpit folds with self-tanner, apply some of the product above the folds of skin within your armpits, and apply a highlighting powder to the outer arms to detract from the area you are trying to hide, and draw attention to the more favorable parts of your skin, such as your upper arms and neck area.

If you would like to hide your armpit folds with self-tanner, apply some of the product above the folds of skin within your armpits, and apply a highlighting powder to the outer arms to detract from the area you are trying to hide, and draw attention to the more favorable parts of your skin, such as your upper arms and neck area.

Eye Shadows to Bring Out Your Eye Color

Choosing the right color eye shadow for you shouldn’t necessarily be based upon the outfit you’re planning on wearing today, or even on your favorite color. Did you know that there are specific shades that complement every eye color, and help to really bring your eyes out? Today, Lionesse shows you some of the best colors and hues you can wear for your eye color, to help those sparkling, beautiful eyes shine through in all of their glory.

Purple eyeshadow look.

Brown Eyes
Women who are lucky enough to have brown eyes can truly consider themselves, well, lucky – because they can pull just about any eyeshadow shade off, and they look great in nearly all colors. There are some colors that will truly make your eyes pop and look absolutely stunning, which are:

  • Gold
  • Copper
  • Light or dark pink
  • Purple
  • Green
  • Copper
  • Chocolate brown
  • Neutrals

Lime green eyeshadow look

Green Eyes
Green eyes are one of the most highly coveted eye colors in the world – everyone who has this eye color should feel blessed, as nearly all colored contact lenses ordered throughout the world are ordered in various shades of green. Green eyes look best in peachy or pink tones, and also in the following colors:

  • Peach
  • Plum
  • Purple
  • Gold
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green

Pink eyeshadow look

Blue Eyes
Did you know that those with blue eyes can all be traced back to a single, solitary ancestral root? Blue eyes are considered a chromosomal abnormality that took place in the form of a single genetic mutation about 6,000 years ago. Who knew? We think they are beautiful regardless, and we know that the best colors there are to accent your gorgeous, sparkling blue eyes are:

  • Blue
  • Orange
  • Purple
  • Browns
  • Pink
  • Silver
  • Gold

Gold eyeshadow look.

Hazel Eyes
Hazel eyes are an interesting cross between the lovely shade of green mentioned above, and brown. They can vary in intensity and color, and can sometimes even appear to have hints of gold or orange in them. Hazel eyes look beautiful with any of the following shades implemented to tie the eye look together:

  • Gold
  • Brown
  • White
  • Green
  • Dandelion Yellow
  • Deep Purple

If you’ve got another shade of eyes, such as an unnatural tone by means of colored contacts, finding the right shade can be done by picking out the flecks of color within the iris of the contact or eye, and then matching it with colors listed above for the color flecked areas. Say there are flecks of brown inside a violet contact – you will find the brown eye color up above and match the shades there to that color, and end up with a fantastic result.

Matching your eyes with the perfect eyeshadow hues can really help to make your face and eyes look well put together, and these colors can really bring out your eyes to the best of their ability.  You will also look younger, brighter eyed, and glowing – all in one.

Be sure to choose a mascara shade that complements your eye color as well. Many mascara hues have flecks of color within them to accent individual eye colors – these should be stated on the front of the packaging.

Try Bold Shadows

Bold, daring eyeshadow hues are beautiful, brilliant and perfect for fall. They say to the world, ‘look at me!’ while still adding an air of mystery to the lovely lady wearing it. You can take a bold shadow look to extremes by pairing a few bold colors together, or create a dark cat eye with a bold color scheme. The sky is the limit when it comes to bold shadows! Today, we would love to show you a few ways you can wear a bold shadow and look superb in the process.

Bold cut crease look.

Bold Cut Crease
We all fell in love with the cut crease look after Kim Kardashian introduced it back when. But her look is generally neutral toned, subtle and a bit drab when you’re looking for something that really pops. So, why not opt for a bright, brilliant cut crease look? This look will open your eyes, give them the appearance of being more large and awake, and the right bright color can really make your eyes sparkle.

Bold lash line look.

Bold Lash Line
If you’d like to try something different without being too over the top, opt for a bright, bold lash line on both the top and bottom lashes by using your favorite eyeliner application brush (they are usually used for gel liner) or a fluffy blender brush for a softer line, and apply directly to the lash line. You could take this look in any way you’d like – you can blend the color out a little so it won’t be super bold, or keep the line tight with the lash line to provide more pop and depth with more vivid color. Whatever style you like, it will look fab with this application.

Bold cat eyes

Bold Cat Eye
What could be better than a sexy cat eye? A bold cat eye, that’s what! Rather than reaching for your dark black liquid liner, why not opt for your fave bright, bold eyeliner – or better yet, use your fave bold, bright eyeshadow and a liner brush to apply the eyeshadow in the form of a cat eye? This will not only look cool and sexy, but will be super on trend with the bold shadows of the season. Try a brilliant blue, purple, or orange hue!

Bright beachy eyes

Bright Beachy Eyes
Even though summer is nearly over, it seems only right for it to end with a bang – and that’s why we wanted to give you a summer beauty look that will be perfect to send summer off with a beautiful goodbye until next year. Incorporate two shades of bold shadow – blue and orange – together for this gorgeous look. You will apply blue to the eyelid, leaving negative space in the middle of the lid. Apply a bold orange hue to the upper eyelid/crease area, and blend out well. In the center of the blue, dab on a bit of orange, and blend into the blue with your finger. Apply a little bit of shimmer over the orange hue to give it the effect of a sunset reflecting in the water, the blue being the water. Gorgeous, and perfect!

5 Eyeshadow Looks We Love

Stylist applying eye makeup.

Let’s face it: there are always going to be new looks coming in, and old ones heading right on out the door. There are some looks we’ve loved forever, while there are some nobody could possibly love. Today, Lionesse wants to talk about five of the eyeshadow looks we are loving right now, whether new or old trends, and share a bit of information about each look with you. Let’s take a closer look below.

Cut crease eyeshadow.

Cut Crease Eyeshadow
The cut crease eyeshadow look was made famous by Kim Kardashian and has been seen everywhere ever since she debuted the look. A cut crease shadow has a main goal, aside from looking fabulous: it gives more width to the eyes, opens the eye (or gives it a more open appearance) and allows the use of any colors to incorporate into the style.

Bold and Blue eyeshadow

Bold and Blue
Bold, bright and blue eyeshadow looks were very much the rage this summer on runways everywhere. With this implementation on the runway, it revived a sense of the 70’s and 80’s vibe which has sort of laid dormant for quite some time, and gave it new life. Bold, blue eyeshadow looks fab this season when paired with a white highlight or accent on the inner corners of the eye, as well as a white eyeliner on the waterline, for a beachy effect. For a mermaid like effect, simply incorporate a shimmery green bit of eyeshadow into the look as well. It also brightens the eye and makes the eye pop a great deal.

Smokey eyes

The Smokey Eye
The smokey eye has long been a favorite among women everywhere – and now we are getting word that the smokey eye look is also a favorite among men, as well! If you want to give your hubby something to be turned on by, opt for a deep, dark smokey eye. Though guys don’t quite know what it’s called, it’s being revered as, ‘that dark eyeshadow look’. Smokey eyes can be completed with other colors other than black and grey – just think outside the box and utilize whatever you’d like to get the look you want to achieve.

Natural toned eyeshadow.

Natural Tones
Natural toned eyeshadow was pretty major this year as well as some of the other more dramatic styles. Pairing a tan and cream colored shadow for a bit of color without being too over the top made big waves this year, as did other neutral-toned hues. They also make for a fabulous casual day to day look as well.

Geometric eyeshadow looks.

Geometric Eyeshadow Looks
Geometric eyeshadow looks are still all the rage – right now, we are seeing a lot of negative space geometric styles, lined geometric styles, and even some optical illusion styled geometrical looks. Black is the color of choice for a geometric eyeshadow look, although you can pair the black with pops of color in other regards, such as a bright cobalt blue, or orange, or even yellow. You can get as creative as you want to and roll with it. The skies the limit!

Incorporate A Touch of Gold into Your Makeup

Leos look fabulous in gold. It’s a known fact that not many people understand the reasoning behind, but they know it’s true. The reason Leos look so stunning in gold anything is because Leo’s are ruled by the sun – and gold is the color of the sun. Therefore, it’s only right that this lucky bunch would look good in golden hued makeup. Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can incorporate some gold tones into your makeu to look beautiful and sexy all rolled up into one.

Woman with gold makeup - gold lip gloss.

Gold Lip Gloss
There are many different varieties of lip gloss you could go for, and methods of application when it comes to gloss. You can use gloss to give an even shine to the lips, to accent the center of the lips and give a fuller lip appearance, or to enhance the lip color worn beneath. Gold toned lip gloss would be a perfect addition to any lip look you’d like to create.

Woman with gold makeup - gold highlights

Gold Highlights on Inner Corner of Eye
If you are wearing a different color eyeshadow, or you want to just add subtle pops of color, you can opt for applying a gold highlighter or shadow to the inner corners of the eye to really make your eyes pop. You can make this look as bold or subtle as you want to – the choice is yours. Be sure to use highly pigmented colors for the inner corner if you want a pop of color with no other products, or keep it on the subtle light side for a more casual, played down look.

Woman with gold makeup - gold eyeshadows.

Gold Eyeshadow
Choosing a highly pigmented shadow, such as Lionesse Mineral Pigment Shimmers, would be perfect to get the gold glow you need and love on your eyelids. Keep it natural toned by sweeping the product across your eyelid and don’t bring it up over the brow bone for the best, most natural look. Golden eyeshadow looks fabulous with a dark winged liner, or a cat eye look created with liquid liner. You could also do somewhat of a faded eyeshadow look, where you leave negative space in the center of the eyelid after applying the golden hue to both edges of the eye, and fill the center of the eyelid in with another color that works well with the hue, such as something pearlescent or a brown or tan hue. Bronze would also work well – the skies the limit when it comes to makeup!Woman with gold makeup - gold bronzer.


Golden Bronzer
Opting for a facial bronzer with a golden glow is the best way to look bronze and golden all rolled up into one. Apply the product to the upper cheekbones, forehead around the hairline, and contour the cheeks with the product if you like – but be sure to blend well, and finish the look off with a finishing spray or matte finishing powder.

Woman with gold makeup - gold nail polish.

Golden Nail Polish
Golden nail polish can really set a look off right – so be sure to opt for golden nails, golden accents, or golden tips, Leo. There are different types of gold polish – some are matte, some provide a cracked look, and others are glossy and shiny, just like metal. You can incorporate other colors into the golden nail look as well, use pattern stickers, or even create a look with stamps and other nail tools.

Perfect Your Cat Eye

Most women have gone a long time perfecting their current makeup routine. Some women go all out, while others stick to the basics. Whatever your style, you can’t deny the perfection that is an amazing cat eye. Nearly all women love the look, yet very few know how to do it. Today, we will be explaining how you can perfect your own cat eye look, and modify it however you like to get the look you crave.

Woman using a liquid liner.

Choose a Liquid Liner
You will want to learn to create a cat eye with a liquid eyeliner, due to its ability to flow freely and more fluidly during the application process. Choosing a felt tip liquid liner will give you precision, as opposed to an eye pencil, which won’t quite work as well as you would like for it to create a precise, perfect line. You want to opt for a dark liner to create the cat eye, however, later on when you perfect your look, you can opt for various colors in a liquid liner rather than simply sticking to a black liner.

Woman looking at a video in an ipad.

Look At Pictures and Videos
To give yourself a visual, search for pictures on the internet of cat eye makeup looks. When you find one you like, study it. Learn the technique behind the application. Learn the curvature of the lines, look at where the lines are placed on the eye, and focus on how they are drawn out. There are also many video tutorials, step by step tutorials, and instructions available online which detail exactly how to create the perfect cat eye.

Woman removing her makeup.

Have Makeup Remover on Hand
When you’re creating your cat eye the first few times, chances are, you’re going to mess it up. It’s inevitable. You will need to have some makeup remover on hand that’s safe for use on the eyes, and go in to remove the makeup or fix mistakes with a makeup brush and remover, to perfect the lines. Once you create your cat eye, having liquid concealer and a small angled brush on hand can help you cover up mess ups and perfect the lines further, so that both eyes have the same look as one another.

Woman with cat eye makeup.

Practice Makes Perfect
Chances are, it’s going to take a whole lot of practice before you get the perfect cat eye down. As a tip, spend about 5 minutes a night in front of the mirror before you remove your makeup. Learn the technique and get it down. Take out your eyeliner and practice, practice, practice. After all is said and done, remove all of your makeup and cleanse your face. One of the times you try, you will finally get the look down – and you’ll then be ready to leave home with your freshly applied cat eye in place.

As we stated above, once you learn to complete your perfect cat eye look, you will be able to opt for using different colored eyeliners and make use of different style applications. The possibilities are endless!

Basic Makeup Skills to Master

Whoever said hitting your 30’s was a bad thing, had never mastered the art of makeup application. Makeup can drastically change your appearance, and you can take it as far as you want to. It can help to take years off your appearance if applied correctly – while the wrong application, color schemes, and tools used can actually make you appear older than your years. That’s why today Lionesse wants to share with you some of the basic makeup application skills that every woman should master before she hits the big 3-0. Any woman can do this, and nothing you see on this list is difficult or over the top. Let’s delve into some of the basic skills you need to know to keep a flawless face.

Woman treating her zit.

Covering a Zit
Adults can and do get breakouts – more so in women than in men – due to various stressors, and oftentimes they are hormone related. Whether it’s one zit or five, you should know how to cover up your pimples. Concealer should become your best friend in this regard. To cover a zit, apply a dab of concealer over the pimple, then foundation lightly, then more concealer. Seal it all in for a flawless look with a finishing powder, and voila – no more reddened, bumpy mess.

Woman highlighting her face.

Highlighting your face, or giving yourself a dewy appearance, is super easy and looks great for those days where you just don’t want to wear much makeup. Especially during the spring and summer months, highlighting can be your best friend and give you the perfect glow you need. When it comes to highlighting, opt for the areas around the orbital (eye) bone, center of the nose, cupid’s bow (above the top lip), and center of the forehead.

Woman using a concealer to hide her dark circles.

Looking Awake
Whether you got 8 hours of sleep or two, it’s possible to wake up to undereye bags and dark circles. This can really make your face look exhausted. To liven it up and make yourself look refreshed and awake, you should know some basics to fix the temporary problem. Apply a good concealer under the eyes after your foundation. Blend out well, bringing it down the sides of the nose. You can also spritz your face with a toner to refresh your skin and wake you up.

Woman applying lip gloss.

Attain a Fuller Looking Lips
In your 30’s, women seem to lose a bit of volume their lips once held – especially in the top lip. To get fuller looking lips, you will need concealer, a lip liner of your choice, a lip brush, lipstick and lip gloss. Apply concealer to the center of the top and bottom lip, and bring it up over the skin. Line your lips, slightly exaggerating the line outside of the natural lip line. On the bottom lip, be sure not to line all the way to the center, but leave that part bare. Blend the lip liner at the outer corner of the lips inward a bit with a lip brush. From there, apply some lipstick and blend everything together. Apply a bit of lip gloss to the center of the lips only to give a fuller appearance. Done – simple, easy, and anyone can do it!

Woman applying an eyeliner.

Perfect Your Eyeliner Skills
Every woman should know how to make use of a basic eyeliner pencil by age 30. If you don’t, you should begin practicing every night, for at least 5 minutes, before you go in with a makeup remover wipe to remove all of your makeup. Use a liquid liner to create the perfect cat eye or winged look – but it’s best to begin with a pencil liner for practice purposes. Opt for a cream liner for easy application.

Woman contouring her face.

Contouring Your Cheekbones
Contouring your cheekbones is a makeup essential – and although it can take a bit of practice, it’s well worth the trouble of learning to do. Facial contouring can completely change your face – you can make your face appear slimmer, more defined, and even change the shape of your nose and eyes. There are many tutorials available online which detail how contouring can be done – and every person, once they learn how to do it, can master the art of contouring and develop their own contour style.

Woman using a brow pencil.

Shaping and Filling In Your Brows
Unless you have super thick brows, you needn’t worry about filling yours in – but every woman could do with a bit of brow shaping. Using a good quality brow pencil that matches your brow color to line the outside of the brows in a natural way and fill in the tail end of the brow to give it an elongated or slimmer look can really make a big difference in your face.

Woman applying foundation makeup.

Natural Looking Foundation
Mastering the art of applying a natural looking foundation is super important for any woman – and can help even out your skin tone, give color, and build the perfect base for other cosmetic application. Again, there are many tutorials available online which detail how to perfectly apply foundation to give yourself a natural look. As a tip, always use a beauty blender sponge or wedge after applying your concealer with a makeup brush. Always choose a foundation that perfectly matches your skin tone, or is one shade darker.

Woman applying a bronzer.

Bronzer is one of those summer essentials every woman can’t be without. It’s also a great product to use during the cold months of winter when you’re missing the warm kiss of the sun. Bronzer can be used to contour the cheeks and add a bit of color to the cheeks, giving the skin a sun-kissed glow. Be sure to apply it to the upper cheeks, near the crease of the cheekbones, and to the forehead – all areas where the sun would normally give you color.

Woman applying blush.

Blending Your Blush
Gone are the days of the 80’s where blush was applied heavily and used to contour your cheeks (thank goodness). Learning to properly blend out your blush, and other products, is essential to obtaining the perfect makeup look. Be sure to only apply a minimal amount of blush to the face, to the apples of the cheeks, and blend out and upwards.

20′s Makeup: All About Brows

During the 1920’s, women were all about a new kind of eyebrow look. Gone were the days of bushy, natural brows – women wanted a sleeker, more slender look that would transform their faces dramatically. Today, Lionesse takes a look at how the women of the decade would style, upkeep, and shape their brows here in today’s article below.

Woman plucking her eyebrows.

Plucking and Dyeing
Women during this time realized they wanted a more modern look, and were opting for plucking their brows into thin lines, and also utilizing dyeing methods to tint the brows to various natural toned hues. If a woman were to dye her hair, or had very light blonde hair, she would more than likely want to opt for dyeing her brows to either match her hair color, or be closer to her hair color than they were previously.

We can attribute the thinned out style of brows in this era to the lovely actress Clara Bow, who was the first (that we know of) to start the trend of super thin brows. The thin, extended line of the brow became very popular, and some women would actually completely shave off their brows to draw them into a perfected line exactly how they wanted them. While some women choose to do the same in today’s world, it was much more popular during this time frame. To get the extended brow look, opt for adding an eyebrow pencil in to fill out the tail end of your brow, and thinly extend the brow past the outer corner of the eye. Be sure to use a shade of pencil that matches your natural brow color for the most natural look.

Woman with arched eyebrows.

Arched Brows
Women would draw an arch, or pluck the eyebrow shape into an arch, which could sometimes extend quite high. They didn’t want straight and narrow brows, they wanted to achieve a statement through the means of creating the perfect brow shape. You can get the look today by drawing an arch with an eyebrow pencil right about where the iris of your eye is, and extend it outwards a bit towards the outer corner of the eyebrow.

Woman shaping her brows.

Styling the Brows
Back in the 1920’s, brow gel didn’t exist. Nor did most of the beauty tools we are so fortunate to have in existence today. Back then, a woman would use her fingers to smooth down her brows, or if they were drawn on, she would need to constantly keep up with re-drawing them on, because they didn’t have the brow powder to hold their brows in place all day like we do today.

Woman using a brow pencil

Influence on Modern Culture
Today, we see many people with drawn on or penciled in brows. We also see many women opting for dyeing their brows, and wearing a thin brow style because of preference. If you want a thinned out brow look, you can head to your local brow salon or threader, and have them complete the task to ensure you don’t mess it up while doing it on your own.

It is never a good idea to shave off your eyebrows to achieve a new style, as chances are likely they won’t grow back. Actress Lucille Ball was the prime example of this – while she was filming her first motion picture, Roman Scandals, she was asked to shave off her brows and draw them on with pencil for the role. After filming the movie, her brows never grew back, and she was forced to draw them on every day of her life since that time. You should always exercise extreme caution when changing your brow style, and don’t do something you might end up regretting in the end.

Vintage Makeup: What Was Used in the 20′s?

Makeup has always seemed to be an integral role in women’s daily routines, for the purpose of applying color to the face, giving the lady wearing it a more youthful appearance, and hiding blemishes and other undesirable portions of the face such as freckles, scars, lines, and wrinkles as best as possible. During the 1920’s, women utilized cosmetics more than ever before, and began buying products on a regular basis. Lionesse would like to take a look at some of the 1920 makeup items, to reveal to you what women back in the day would use on their faces to achieve their desired look.

Vintage lipstick

Self Shaping Lipstick
Lipstick became quite popular in the 1920’s, thanks in part to the availability of the product all around the world, and to Actresses such as Clara Bow, who made the ‘cupid’s bow lip’ a thing. With this came the implementation of the self-shaping lipsticks sold by companies such as Max Factor and Maybelline. Women would line their cupid’s bow area prominently with the lip color and fill in the remainder of their lips with the same color. Colors which were pertinent during this time frame were rich red colors (think of a wine shade), and eventually, pinkish red hues and other subtle pink hues.

Metal Lip Tracers
In conjunction with the self-shaping lipstick products, women would use metallic lip tracers to achieve the perfect lip with their lip color. These lip tracers were a must have for every woman who wanted to wear lipstick, and made the application process much easier and looked as close to perfect as a woman could get in those days.


Rouge was another must have product in any lady’s makeup collection. It can be likened to that of blush, but more reddened in tone. It was applied in a circular fashion rather than angled, as it is today. It was supposed to give the illusion of a rounded face, which most women were partial to in those days. No woman ever left home without her rouge applied in a neat and orderly fashion!

Mascaro, or mascara as we know it today, was quite popular during the 1920’s. It was a new innovation to give your lashes volume and length – and what woman wouldn’t want that? The difference between mascara in the days of old and the mascara products we buy today is this: women would have to mix the mascara product with water, as the mascara came in a ‘cake’, and apply the product to the eyelashes with a small brush which was sold separately. It was a time consuming process to mix up your own product, and of course, every woman wanted to get it just right. Practice was something many woman worked on with the product often.

Kohl eyeliner

Kohl Eyeliner
Kohl liner was an integral part of any woman’s look during the 20’s. Women would line the top lash line and bottom lash line, and smudge it out to give it a smokey eye effect. Kohl liner was a greyish black hue and wasn’t extremely prominent once applied. There was no such thing as highly pigmented products in those days, and this was the liner of choice.  Isn’t it funny how this trend never really died, and has only become more popular as the years have gone on? Nearly all of us are fans of the smokey eye!

Powder was an absolute must for women in this decade, and every woman would carry her compact with her in her purse, and have one on her bathroom vanity to use whenever she needed a touch up. It was applied to the face to brighten the skin, give an even tone, and hide imperfections and flaws.

How to Wear 20′s Makeup Style Today

When we think 1920’s makeup styles, we think of the ‘roaring 20’s’ look that so many of us are used to seeing portrayed in movies and on television series. For those of us who have seen pictures from our grandparent’s past, and flipped through photo books at the local library, we would have seen there were a wide variety of styles to choose from back in those days. Some were glamorous, others were more casual and low-key. Today, Lionesse would like to educate you on how you can wear some of the 1920’s makeup looks in your everyday routine, or on special occasions, to get the look from the era and look completely 2015 all at the same time.

Woman with thin eyebrows.

For those with thin eyebrows, this is absolutely fantastic news for you. For those of you who have thick, natural eyebrows, you will need to do a bit of work to get a true 1920’s look and feel – but not to worry, it can be done! During the 20’s, many women opted for shaving off their eyebrows and creating a lined look, as it was glamorous for the era. They also used to extend out past the eye itself, whereas in today’s world, we know the eyebrows should only go to about the outer corner of the eye and then tail off. There were also high arches incorporated into the look.

To get an eyebrow look reminiscent of the 20’s if you have very thin or no eyebrows, use a brow pencil to mark out where you want your brow to go, and fill in the lines with your brow pencil. Be sure to incorporate an arch towards the middle of the brow, and use a brow powder to set the brow in place. Use a setting spray to hold your look all day. If you have thick natural brows, you can choose one of two options: waxing or plucking, although that would be shameful for all of you who have worked so hard to get that natural, thick look, or you can go in with a concealer to conceal parts of the brow you want to hide, followed up with an eyebrow pencil and brow powder to set in place.

Woman with 1920s styled look

For the lips, dark berry hues, reds, and pinks were all the rage in the 20’s. The lips were usually well defined, and lined to give the top lip extra definition and a plump look. To get this look, use a lip liner that matches the lip color you plan on using, and define your cupids bow area well. Go in with your color of choice, bearing in mind the colors that pertained to the era, and set with setting powder for a matte look. Glossy lips were not popular during the 20’s, so keep that in mind when choosing your lip shades.

Woman with smokey eyes.

Smokey Eyes
Smokey eyes were all the rage in the 20’s – what’s changed? To get the look, use a brown eye pencil on the top lash line as well as the bottom lash line, and blend out. Use mascara on the bottom lashes to give emphasis on the eyes. Use neutral toned eyeshadows, such as dark brown and cream, to give the eye definition.

Woman with rogue makeup.

The use of rouge was exceptionally important to set off a 20’s makeup look. You can go in with your favorite highly pigmented pink blush and apply it to the cheeks, not only focusing on the apples, but bringing it up around the eyes, and down near the mouth to achieve an authentic look. Or, to keep it modern, dust it on the apples of the cheeks only.

Woman applying foundation.

Powder was used a lot in the 20’s. Every woman had her compact with her to even out her skin tone and ward off shine. You can get the look today by using a matte foundation that will keep your shine under control, and work magic to have your face looking flawless all day.