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April 01, 2011


I've been watching a lot of old films lately and I am fascinated by the bambi-eyed makeup so many of the stars wore. They painted on inky socket lines to give their eyes depth and left the rest of the eye light to make it really rounded like a babydoll's. I like Edie Sedgwick's heavy-handed approach.

Beautiful Sharon Tate's eyemake up was always exquisite. What a knockout.

Can't leave Twiggy out of this.

The above picture really shows what a throwback this kind of eye makeup was to that of 30's film stars like Greta Garbo. 

Greta's deep, expressive eyes were enhanced with this same kind of makeup--you can even see it in illustrations of her.

A semi-Harlequin 60's Dior beauty ad scanned by Beauty Is A Warm Gun.

I like the way Anna Karina surrounds the whole lid with black.

I'm trying to perfect this doe-eyed look. I have very shallow eyelids so it's nice to fake a little bone structure. Hope you enjoyed the makeup inspiration! Thank you to the contributors of TFS for the scans and links to these pictures.


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