50s Inspired Makeup

This 50s inspired makeup is a modern take of the old Hollywood glam. It’s still pretty glamorous due to the falsies and eyeshadows, which make it suitable for wedding guests, and even brides! You can draw a thicker winged eyeliner if you have bigger eyes, but I kept mine pretty thin.

I wanted the focus to still be on the lips, since I think this Shu Uemura Diva Red lipstick is the perfect red lipstick for summer. It has an orange undertone, and it will look great especially on East Asian skintones.

I’ve done a more neutral eyes if you prefer non-winged liner look. Please take a look at my Kat Von D Shade + Light eye contour tutorial for a more neutral non-liner eyes.

natural eyes

Products used


  • Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion “Original”
  • Eyelid – Make Up For Ever Aqua Cream no. 13 “Warm Beige”
  • Transition – Makeup Geek Cosmetics “Peach Smoothie”
  • Crease/lower lid – L’oreal “La Palette Nude no. 6”
  • Winged liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Ink Eyeliner “Trooper”
  • Waterline – MAC Chromagraphic eyeliner “NC25”
  • Mascara – Maybelline Great Lash mascara
  • Falsies – Ardell false lashes #120 “Demi”
  • Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz “Taupe” + “Medium Brown”

50s inspired makeup tutorial


  • Foundation – MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof foundation “NC25”
  • Corrector – Bobbi Brown Corrector “Peach”
  • Concealer – MAC Pro Longwear Concealer “NC25”
  • Powder – MAC Mineralized Skinfinish “Medium Plus”



50s inspired makeup tutorial

Caruso Hair Steam Setter

I think that heat tools pretty much suck the moisture out of the hair, since the heat evaporates the water in your hair. Obviously there’s lots of heat-protectant spray and such, but I believe that it’s better to prevent it from happening than having to try to “heal” it after the damage has occurred.

I tried the whole “sleep-with-your-hair-wet-in buns” but really, my fine hair loses any type of volume and it just becomes super flat and limp. One of my favorite fashion bloggers, Wendy Nguyen (from Wendy’s Lookbook), had a video where she used Caruso Hair Steam Setter to create curls.

Caruso Hair Steamer

(image is courtesy of Amazon)

I got really curious and I was able to get my hands on the Caruso Hair Steamer from Amazon for a very good price: cad$35.44 (tax included) for the Professional 30 rollers set. I think it’s more expensive now, but still, pretty cheap :)

So, the rollers are made from foam and you heat it up using water. How it works is that the heated water evaporates, causing hot steam that seep through the foam rollers. You put your hair on these rollers, wait for 3-minute (or leave it on when you do your makeup), and voila! Volume and curls!

Hair Rollers

These rollers don’t give much volume. It gives just enough and I love how the curls end up. I also feel that since it uses steam, it does less damage to the hair. It actually gives the hair more moisture instead of sucking the moisture out of it.

Curling asian hair

The rollers are also waaay cheaper than the Babyliss hot rollers or The O velcro hot rollers. If you’re just starting or want to give rollers a try, you should keep this roller set in mind. I love the big bouncy curls and how I don’t have to put extra styling product on my hair.

Please keep in mind that I purchased this using my own money and I’m not sponsored by Caruso.