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In Vogue November 1963-Makeup and Hairstyles

My fourth and last post on fashion trends shown in Vogue Magazine, November 1963, highlights hair and makeup.

In the photo below you can see that the eyes have it! The focus was on a heavily lined cat eye, framed by long dark lashes. Blue, green and purple eyeshadows were also very popular.   Of course, the darker the eye, the paler the lipcolor, so as not to look overly made up.   If you care to try it, you can refer to my previous post for creating the cat eye look. It’s quite the sexy, dramatic look for evening.

Makeup trends in 1963

Makeup trends in 1963

When most people think of hairstyles from the 60s, the flip and the beehive are the first two that come to mind.  But if you look below, you’ll see there were other popular hairdos, all very sleek and sculptural.   In the 60s there is no doubt rollers and hair lacquer were two very important items in the fashionable woman’s beauty arsenal, as were wigs and falls, which allowed for the creation of some very elaborate updos.  Since the November 1963 Vogue focuses on fashions for the holiday season, many of the hairstyles are shown on models wearing evening dresses. Notice the  glittery  jewelled accents in the hair.  Tres chic!

Hairstyles for evening-November Vogue 1963

Hairstyles for evening-November Vogue 1963

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For a Polished Look-The Vintage Moon Manicure

My latest issue of InStyle magazine is touting the “moon” manicure as a hot fashion trend for fall.  Also, referred to as a “reverse French” manicure, it originally became popular with movie actresses in the 1920s.

Black and white half moon manicure is very polished look!

Black and white half moon manicure is a very polished look!

In the 1930s women  often painted just the center of the nail, leaving the moon and tip bare.  Filling in the whole nail with color was considered an extreme look. Nice girls didn’t do it!  A whitening pencil was used on the back of the nail tip as well, like this one  from Sally’s Beauty Supply.

1930s manicure.

1930s manicure.

Of course, Dita Von Teese, the queen of vintage glamour, has been sporting these pretty retro nails for quite some time.

Dita and her signature vintage nails.

Dita and her signature vintage nails.

And here’s a photo of Joan Blondell someone posted at the Fedora Lounge. Those classy dames at the Lounge have a whole thread dedicated to vintage manicures!

Joan Blondell and her marvelous manicure.

Joan Blondell and her marvelous manicure.

According to this very informative site on vintage makeup, common nail polish colors in the 30′s included red, pink, deep coral, lilac, emerald green, cornflower blue,  gray, gold silver and even black!

There are two ways to re-create this vintage moon manicure.  Leave the half moon,  or moon and  tip,  completely bare, or paint a lighter shade on the whole nail, let it dry, then apply the darker shade over it.

According to what I’ve read on several blogs, the easiest and cheapest way to get the perfect moon shape is to mask the area with those little round reinforcement circles for notebook paper that you can buy at the office supply store.  Just cut them in half , stick on the bottom of your nail, then apply the top color. When almost dry, peel off and voila, perfect moon manicure.

I think the look is very chic and the possibilities are endless for yummy color combinations.  What do you think? Would you do your nails like this?

red, deep corals, lilac, emerald green, mother of pearl gray, pale pink, cornflower blue, mauve, gold or silver

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