When I hear the words “Classic Hollywood Makeup” “Film Noir Makeup” or “1930’s and1940’s Makeup” I immediately picture actress Hedy Lamarr, circa 1938 to ‘42. Nobody wore the smokey eye or dark lips better than Hedy, and various Hollywood luminaries including Errol Flynn proclaimed her “The Most Beautiful Woman in Hollywood” (or in Films, in Europe, or even in the entire world).
|Hedy Lamarr. (Photo: unknown, via Celebs101.com )|
|Hedy Lamarr wearing the best smokey eye ever, IMHO, in 1939 for Lady of the Tropics. Note the gloss in the center of the lower lip. (Photo: unknown, possibly George Hurrell, via Hedy Lamarr gallery, Fansshare.com)|
|Hedy Lamarr in 1941. (Photo: unknown /AP via Washingtonpost.com)|
|A "lighter" version of the Lamarr look in 1939. The gloss on the eyes was often achieved with Vaseline or an early version of potted lip gloss atop the eyeshadow. Note that here, too, the lip isn't matte. (Photo: unknown, possibly George Hurrell, via Hedy Lamarr gallery, Fansshare.com)|
|Love the lashes! Hedy got away with the cigarette because starlets of the day were sent to classes to learn to hold objects and smoke elegantly for the cameras. Fortunately we know better now. (Photo: unknown, via Starpulse.com)|
|Classic Hollywood glamour at its best. (Photo: unknown, via Hedy Lamar gallery, Fansshare.com )|
|Jane Greer, doing her best Hedy Lamarr in 1949.|
(Photo: unknown, via Photobucket user Francomac123)
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