Think Louise Brooks & Clara Bow, vampy looking pale skin, sad eyebrows and pouty lips, both were silent movie stars and icons of the 20's
20's makeup was heavy duty, full coverage with black smoky eyes and lips ranging from wine red to plum to black and blush very high up upon the cheekbone, the reason the makeup was so bold and heavy was due to the introduction of silent movies, the makeup had to be bold to show up on film. Women in the 20's would shave off their eyebrows and paint on thin expressive brows, most popular was the sad eyebrows, this was again down to the silent movie era which used makeup to express emotions without the use of words this was their best medium.
I really did not imagine the amount of work to go in to a look like this would be so vast! As women of this era do not shave their brows we had to start by blocking out brows, this might sound easy to you but it really is a long and insanely draining process, it takes an immense amount of concentration and to get the brows symmetrically was a bloody nightmare, everyone struggled!
This is not a look that I can imagine wearing out but it was super dramatic and actually stunning, we all looked like mental patients half way through and china dolls by the end of it!
I think I'm going to find myself falling in love with doing makeup of the eras, its just so interesting as you get a history lesson along with it too!
I forgot to take a pic of how I looked after I had my makeup done but if I can get a pic from my partner in crime for the day I will post it for you all to see!