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Recreate a 1940s bombshell look with Vie At Home

March 23, 2010

1940s bombshells, from left: Veronica Lake, Rita Hayworth, Linda Darnell, Gene Tierney

We were flicking through the latest Vie At Home catalogue, when we came across a very bombshell 1940s makeover, and of course we’d like to share it with you. If you want to achieve 1940s glamour like Veronica Lake, Gene Tierney, Linda Darnell and Rita Hayworth to name a few, then Vie At Home has all the kit you’ll ever need!

To recreate this gorgeous look, it’s all about a subtle eye, and strong lip. To recreate the eye, use Vie At Home’s Ready To Wear Eyeshadow Collection, in In The Buff (£10, pictured). Follow the shape of your brow with the light, highlighter shade to open the eye and define its shape.

Then shade the lid from lash to the crease of the socket line. Next, blend a contouring shade over two-thirds of the lid, and then create definition and drama with the darkest shade on the outer third of the lid, and along the lower lash line. This excellent kit has the eye marked in the compact, so you can follow exactly how to apply!

Next apply Straight & Narrow Liquid Eyeliner (£7) along the lash line – for a 40s look keep the flick to a minimum.

Finish the eyes with a slick of Dream Lashes (£12, pictured), in black. This mascara has a nude volumising Primer which you apply first to condition and lengthen the lashes, and then the topcoat adds volume and impact.

The model in this picture is wearing Moisture Kiss Lipstick (£11) in Kiss Me Honey – a rich and creamy formula, in a subtle red shade. To finish, add a touch of colour to the apple of the cheeks, with Blushing Beauty (£15, pictured), a palette of petal pink soft shades.

Bombshell 1940s look without breaking the bank!

All products are available from Vie At Home. Visit, or call 0845 300 8022

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