Time travel back in 4K clarity to 1951 for an in depth 1950s makeup tutorial. The original Kodachrome color now beautifully restored with AI deep learning techniques.
The emphasis then was “less is more.”
Learn the art of applying foundation, rouge, eyeshadow, mascara, lipstick and face powder. Look out for our next video on 1950s hair care.
1950s Makeup Tutorial Film – How to be Pretty
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AI Restoration by Glamourdaze. Using Deep Learning Neural network Technology. De-Noised, AI Upscaled and Frame Interpolated to 4K 60fps. New Soundtrack created and remastered by Glamourdaze.
Original Film Title “The Clean Look.”
Preserved by the National Film Preservation Foundation.
From a 16mm print held by the Library of Congress.
Produced by Stanley Neal in Kodachrome color and distributed to schools and women’s groups across America in the 1950s.
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Transcript – 1950s Makeup Tutorial | AI Restored Film
Time needed: 10 minutes
Step by step makeup tutorial film from the glamorous 1950s
- How to apply Foundation
Consider first a foundation. Foundation are bases which go on over throat and face to add a texture and color tone. Whatever the type of foundation …smooth it into the skin and blend. Keep blending till the foundation is completely unnoticeable. To choose the right color … study yourself. Your total coloring is strictly your own Experiment on your face to find the right foundation color
If your skin tends to be sallow ..try a foundation with some pink in it.
For a skin that tends to have too much color .. use a light foundation to take away some of the color.
But whatever you do, do not use your foundation as a thick mask.
No matter how thickly you put it on .. you cant hide a badly cleansed broken out skin.
A thick foundation emphasizes wrinkles and makes for an unattractive unreal look.
Put on lightly, blend and keep on blending.
- How to apply Rouge
Now to the question of rouge. Remember girls that rouge is a tint, and not a paint.
Use lightly and blend it on and slightly below the bone under your eye. Blend and keep blending upward, and you add sparkle !
Rouge unblended into the skin used heavily makes you look older.
Like all makeup: if its noticeable ..its badly used.
- How to draw Eyebrows
This is true too with accenting eyebrow color. The eyebrows frame the eye, not noticeable in itself
So never draw a single heavy line, just accent the natural look.
Gently, lightly, sketch out the line of each hair in the direction in which the hair grows.
Begin with the line parallel with the corner of the eye, blending at the end of the brow.
Don’t let the end of the line droop, you’ll look as if your whole face is drooping.
Now brush the hair up with a dry brush. Then, taking a small comb, barely turn down the tips of the hairs.
You’ll have a beautiful clean line !
- How to apply Eyeshadow
For the right occasion, eye shadow is also an aid to eye beauty? But if you use it, use it correctly.
Choose a color that brings out your own eye color. Blue for blue eyes. Using just a bit of the shadow on your finger, begin tracing the line as close to the lid edge as possible.
Here green is used for hazel eyes ! Start halfway across the lid This makes the eye look larger.
Now blend until its absolutely unnoticeable, right out and up toward the hairline.
Used too thickly, the effect of is vulgarizing. Remember also that mascara is not for everyone at all times
Use tastefully and sparingly. Wipe brush almost dry. Then apply just on the top lashes only. Brush each lash individually. Now take a dry brush again. Brush each lash separately till all but just a touch of color is brushed off. The beauty of the eye is what you see … not the makeup !
- How to apply Lipstick
The use of lipsticks is one of the greatest tests in your artistry and good taste in using makeup. For the cleanest most natural line, use a brush. A little patience and a little practice and you’ll be an expert.
Fill the brush with color as always you can check color by effect. Trace a clean unexaggerated line. Staying as close to the natural line as possible.
If lips are too thin, fill right out to the outermost edge of the line.
If too full ..stop within the line brush in lipstick, filling the line right out to the corner.
Now this is important ! Blot off all excess lip rouge. Unblotted slipsticks are pasty looking.
Blot ..for the smooth clean natural look and study the impression left on the tissue to check the shaping of the lips !
- How to apply Face powder
Take a clean piece of cotton. Most makeup artists agree that cotton is best because it fluffs powder on
It also doesn’t leave a heavy flat surface. Use fresh each time for absolute cleanliness. Fluff on powder for a softening effect. Then brush brush off ! If the makeup shows, your powders are not clean looking
Then for a final professional touch take a sponge. Dampen it only slightly and pat all over your makeup !
- Final Step: A Damp Sponge
The final freshening for that natural makeup look.
That’s all ! © Glamourdaze.
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