Thursday, June 21, 2012

Vintage style inspiration: Tamara de Lempicka ***Could her work still be inspirational, worth emulating?***

"Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka remained fabulously moneyed despite
the Great Depression and two World Wars, cultivating that golden
elixir of 20th century: glamour – a successful, shameless
cherry-picking of only faultless style, beauty, and opulence."

"The standard de Lempicka face – expressionless, nameless,
vacuous and exaggerated - makes for a great template to be
transferred to any face. To achieve this strictly evening look, you
literally want a painted face, best achieved with contour make-up."
"What sets it apart from the usual Twenties or early Thirties
look is that you're not trying to recreate a period-specific look with
the best matched textures and tools, but a colourful, hyper-real,
artificial face, complete with shadow and light contours."

• "The standard pencil-thin arched brow and kohl-rimmed eye
should be completed with a sweep of shimmery black or brown shadow
across the lid, in both inner and outer corners, to accentuate to
shape of the lid from a distance. Highlight the centre of the lid with
a pale golden shade where the light would naturally fall. The darker
the shadow, the icier the stare."

• " The face retains its natural clean complexion with matte
foundation, but bronzer swept over the cheeks and temples gives the
look a unique, golden glow"

• "A standard pin-curl set is used, or alternatively make
ringlets with a medium-sized barrel but try to use fingers only to
volumize; or only lightly comb out with a wide-toothed comb. To
retain the de Lempicka shiny surreal finish, add a sheen spray or
tease pomade through. It's all about drag, drama, and rule-breaking!"

#To the #vintage-loving/Green Light girl ;) >Tamara de Lempicka is
truley the Inspiration!~ EYEFORYOU

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