Monday, February 4, 2013

1920's Photo Shoot Inspired by Downton Abbey

Update: Click here to view the rest of the images from the shoot.

This look was inspired by Mary Crawley from Downton Abbey.  The model Shayla was perfect for the part, elegant and graceful. This was actually the first really successful finger wave that I have done. I found a wonderful tutorial by Tara Harman.

At first I tried this with just regular hair gel, but that didn't work. The key is to use the gel she uses in the video, Clear Ice. After I set the hair in clips I dried the hair under under my vintage hair dryer.

For the makeup, I lightened her eyebrows with a bit of glue stick and concealer. I then drew on a thin line above the brow that pointed down at the end. The 20's brow is much more of a soft curve than an arch. The 20's look also concentrates the shadow in the inner corners of the eye and underneath the eye. The lips are angular with an exaggerated cupid's bow and narrowed on the ends.

Finger waves set with clips.

Finger waves set with clips, pin curls on the ends.

Set with a dryer.
Smokey eyes using a purple shadow brings out Shayla's brown eyes.
Final look with the angular lip before brushing out the hair. Photo by Greyline Creative.

Final look after brushing out the hair. It's a bit softer. The lips are softer here also.
Photo by Greyline Creative.


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