Perfect Retro Makeup

We all have classic movies we all rave about, from Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Party Monster. One thing that keeps these movies classic are the aesthetics of the characters. Their hair, outfits and, of course, the makeup. We fall in love with them and look up to them. Faviana thought it would be great to put a guide together to showcase some of our favorite retro looks that we idolize. 

Continue reading to get the inside scoop on how Faviana gives helpful hints on how to achieve your favorite retro look. This is Faviana’s Guide to the Perfect Retro Makeup.


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If you like to rock a cat eyeliner look or classic red lip, you have already mastered the essentials for the Hollywood, retro makeup look. When we think of this look, it screams Marilyn Monroe. Sleek, sophisticated and sexy. Not to mention classic and timeless. Make sure to gets some jet black eyeliner, long falsie lashes and the reddest lipstick you can find.

“Designers want me to dress like Spring, in billowing things. I don’t feel like Spring. I feel like a warm red Autumn.”

-Marilyn Monroe

Club Kid


Looking back at the 80’s and early 90’s we are safe to say, it was the “Go Big or Go Home” decade. Nothing fazed anyone. The glitz and the glam was endless. There wasn’t enough glitter in the world to fulfill the “club kids” in their glory days. There’s what you’ll need to embrace your inner club kid.

  1. Eyeshadow, go crazy with the color. The more pigmented the better.
  2. Add the glitter- the more the better.
  3. Have a wild lip 

This look isn’t for everyone but, it gives a total retro flare to a special occasion. It is also a great option for a costume themed party or Halloween! 



After over indulging in Audrey Hepburn films, you can’t but fall in love with the 60’s. The fashion, culture, and makeup were totally iconic. The mod trend started in fashion and played through with makeup. Models of that time, especially Twiggy, became very famous through the era. To achieve this retro-mod look you must have some have white shadow (or pastels), black eyeliner and, big, black and bold falsies. With the lips, try a pastel pink or orange. This look will be a total head turner. 

With Faviana’s Guide to the Perfect Retro Makeup, we hope you find your inner star and get great pictures while you’re at it. These retro looks will be a fun addition to a prom, evening out or even your next gala event. So really any event! 

Have you tried any of this iconic looks? Let us know by tagging us on our blog’s Instagram @glamandgowns or Faviana’s Instagram @Faviana_NY or Twitter @FavianaNY!

Until next time beauty gurus!




Glam & Gowns is a blog curated with content written by authors from Faviana. Here you will get the latest tips and trends on all things fashion, beauty and lifestyle.

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