Look of the 40's with Gentri Lee

I want to introduce you all to Gentri of Gentri Lee. Gentri is a super talented make-up artist and master aesthetician. You should definitely check out her blog. She lives in a dreamy little beach town outside of DC (I left a part of my heart in DC so it always makes me happy to see her photos!) Since she's awesome at make-up and I'm pretty lame, she's offered to share a fun look with you guys! Enjoy!

Hello everyone, my name is Gentri; I am a fashion/ beauty/ lifestyle blogger as well as a makeup artist/ stylist/ aesthetician. I often "joke" that I was born in the wrong decade, my heart believes it belonged in the big band era. The style was so classic, the way of life beautiful and simple, I would have been starring in movies along-side Gene Kelly, Judy Garland, and Bing Crosby, I just know it, and the makeup looks were spot on. Since I find myself here in the 2000's I like to bring that era into my life whenever I can. As a lover of antiques, my style often has a retro flare. So it only makes sense that my favorite makeup looks would be that of the 40's- cat eyes and red lips; yes, please! I'm going to show you how to get those looks today using Rimmel London from Walmart.

-Start with a clean and moisturized face (so important!), I like to let my moisturizer sit and soak into my skin for about ten minutes before I apply any makeup.
-Next, use your fingers (yes, I always use my fingers to apply foundation on my own face. I use a brush if I'm doing makeup on someone else) to apply the Rimmel London Stay Matte foundation. Apply a bead of foundation onto your middle or index finger and apply all over the face. Use your ring finger for sensitive areas around the eyes. This is my new favorite drugstore foundation!
-Then apply a setting powder and blend using a dense blending brush.

-Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks and sweep it back towards your temple. I like to use a rosy colored blush for this look.
-Then apply your contour color along the jawline, cheek bones, and sides of your nose (yes, your nose)
-Blend everything with your dense blending brush so it is smooth and flawless- that is the key to getting this look.

-Using a flat shadow brush, apply a matte brown shadow all over the lid and into the crease then blend with a shadow blending brush.
-Using a black gel, liquid, or pen liner, apply a straight line all the way across your upper lid then diagonally to the corner of your eyebrow to get the cat eye look.
-Then finish off the eyes with Rimmel's Scandaleyes Retro Glam Mascara. If you're looking for the best drugstore mascara, this is it!! Not exaggerating, not even a little.

-Exfoliate your lips and immediately apply a moisturizer/ chapstick and let it sit for 5-10 minutes.
-Apply a rosy lip liner and fill your lips in completely (yes, I said completely)!
-Apply a true red lipstick

Add some fabulous curls or a simple updo and you are done!

I hope you enjoyed that tutorial, let me know if you give it a shot! I'd love to see your results!

Thank you so much for reading!
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