Vintage Glam: Nostalgic Makeup Trends Making A Comeback

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From statement eyeshadows and winged eyeliner to ruby red lips and bold brows, there’s something undeniably alluring about vintage makeup. Perhaps it’s the celebration of creativity, or the charm of timeless glamour – either way, vintage makeup is back in a big way.

Glamorous and rebellious, vintage looks appeal to fashion fans of all ages. For proof, look no further than the emergence of modern interpretations of The Great Gatsby’s darling Daisy Buchanan. To obtain the sparkly, smoky look coined by starlet Myrtle Wilson, blend a set of pastel, glittery eyeshadows and don’t forget the iconic, defined and full eyelashes.

For an effortless vintage pout, you can never go wrong with a bold and classic red lip. In the ‘20s and ‘30s, the look was typically paired with strong brows and minimal coverage on the face. Ace Girls Magazine suggests using a deep, matte red lipstick like Fenty’s Stunna Lip Paint in Uncensored and drawing on your brows with a pencil, for that extra bit of definition.

Finally, if you’re looking to make a real statement, winged eyeliner is essential. Notoriously difficult to master, this look is nevertheless worth it and timelessly cool. To obtain the perfect, sharp cat-eye – apply the liner as close to the lash line as possible and work with slow and steady hands. Or you could always invest in some practice and pre-cut stencils.

Whether you’re a fan of roaring twenties’ music or prefer the glitz of the fifties, it’s comforting to know that we can channel our favourite eras through our makeup. Experiment with classic colours, shapes and textures to create a unique vintage look that packs a punch!