The 1920's was a revolutionary time for women. We were coming out of the kitchen and into the workplace, rebelling, and carving out our place in the world.
Along with changes in our roles came a change in our appearance. Women were sporting short hair, dark lips, and risqué fashion more than ever, and absolutely OWNING it.
The looks of the 1920's are still mimicked today and now more then ever. Here is a complete guide to products you can use that will help you achieve that smooth, glassy, classy 1920's look that is trending right now .
The lips were the most important part of the face for any woman who wanted to make an impression with her 1920s makeup. Bright red was the only color available at that time and the cupid's bow of the lip was typically exaggerated by lining the lips first.
Back then many harmful chemicals were used on the making of these lip colors. Today we have healthier options like the Red Carpet Swipe color you see below. It's perfect for when you want a little color OR for a bright hue just swipe a few more times.
Even Skin Tone
When you see photos of women from the 1920's one thing you will notice is their skin is very even and smooth. Almost glass like.
Throughout the years we have seen more issues arising with our skin, because we are exposed to more pollution, more free radicals and more things we put on our skin than ever before.
To rid their faces of impurities in the 1920's they scrubbed their faces with a wash rag. At the time they didn't have exfoliant face scrubs, so they typically used a rag and cold cream.
Washing with just a rag can be rough on your skin, however, using a scrub that is formulated to not only scrub away impurities, but even your skin tone to boot and nourish it with lovely oils that leave your face feeling soft and smooth is the perfect way to get that glassy look of the 1920's
That is why I suggest using the impeccably formulated microdermabrasion treatment Call It Even .
Call It Even has all the benefits of a spa microdermabrasion treatment without the redness, peeling, irritation, or downtime associated with microdermabrasion and it only takes one minute to get that glassy gleaming complexion.
Smooth Porcelain Like Complexion
No face treatment is complete with your moisturizer, and 1920's women knew this too. The go to moisturizer was called a cold creme and cold creme was used for everything from cleansing, to masking, to moisturizing (and some even shaved their legs with it).
An all inclusive regime like this can be very beneficial when you are a busy woman, and today the shorter the routine the better. However, the ingredients used today are much better for your skin than the cold creams of the past.
My favorite 1920's throwback concoction is mixing my Impress Me serum with a little bit of CBD oil. When doing this you can use it to remove your makeup, cleanse your skin, moisturize and even leave it on overnight as a moisturizing mask.
The Impress Me Serum is formulated with Poshbiotics that help to maintain the delicate balance of bacteria so skin's barrier is strengthened and resilient which reduces irritation, uncomfortable dryness, tightness, and stinging, and hydrates skin for an overall healthier appearance. Plus, it doubles as a serum and moisturizer in one.
Now, when mix just a few drops of the Cann I Be oil with your serum you can rub a small amount on your face to remove your makeup and then add water in gentle circles on your face and then rinse off.
After that just do the same thing again, but don't rinse it off this time. Sleep in it and let your skin soak up alllll of the goodness inside these ingredients, including milk protein, fermented red wine, burdock plant extract, and shea butter. With the add benefit of the CBD oil your skin will lock in the moisture and be protected from harsh chemicals in the environment.
That matte perfection
Of course completing the signature look of a 1920's gal involves a great face powder.
In their day women would pack on the face powder to make their skin look matte and flawless, which I imagine was probably pretty drying given the lack of good ingredients being used back then.
BUT, I found an amazing hydrating face powder that actually feels like water on your skin and leaves your skin perfectly matte and flawless.
the BECCA Hydra-mist set and Refresh Powder is the best face powder I have ever come across. Apply it by dabbing or lightly swirling in a circular motion to your face after your skin regime or after applying your other makeup.
Rocking that 1920's look has never been so simple or good for your skin! Check back for an exclusive deal on a 1920's Beauty Bundle coming soon!
xoxo - Mandi
You've spent all day caring for other people. Dropping kids off at practices, cooking and cleaning for the family, running errands for your boss (like that coffee can't get itself), or hustling like a true lady boss. It's the end of your Superwoman shift. Time to clock out and get some much needed zzzz's. The best thing in the world to you right now is crawling into bed and catching up on a few episodes of your latest Netflix binge. I'm right there with ya, but wait, did you know the skin actually repairs and rejuvenates itself at night? Right before that Netflix binge is the perfect time to take advantage of some pampering time. Here are a few tips on how you can make the most of your skin care regime and look radiant every morning.