Marlene Dietrich Inspired Old Hollywood Makeover

Happy Monday! Can you believe it – another fortnight down, another Makeup Utopia Challenge! This fortnight the challenge is Old Hollywood.

My first thought was to try and recreate Marilyn Monroe’s signature look. I quickly got distracted by the thought of emulating Audrey Hepburn’s gamine beauty. However when I sat down at my makeup station it was Marlene Dietrich’s style circa 1942-ish that I was inspired to create. I hope you enjoy!

Please note – the colour images below are completely unedited. I have edited the sepia and black and white images to appear era-appropriate.

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Products Used:

Marlene Dietrich Products

  • Ben Nye Nose & Scar Wax (not pictured)
  • L’Oreal Infallible Makeup in Classic Ivory 603
  • M.A.C Studio Fix in NW15
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Concealer in Fair
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Disobey
  • Sugarpill Pressed Eyeshadow in Bulletproof
  • Urban Decay Pressed Eyeshadow in Secret Service
  • NYX Auto Eye Pencil in Brown
  • Maybelline SuperStay Lip Liner in Bordeaux*
  • Ciccone Lipstick in Voluptas*
  • Duo Eyelash Glue
  • Lash Republic False Eyelashes in Accentuate SC02

* signifies a product provided for editorial consideration. All other products are purchased products.

​Feeling inspired? Why not create your own “Old Hollywood” inspired face of the day or nail of the day and share it on your website or social media accounts?

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