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Prom Makeup: Old-Fashioned Glam

For any formal event, there are always a few people channeling the spirit of old Hollywood, and for good reason. When you want glamour and drama, you can’t go wrong with old-timey style. To really pull off authentic vintage makeup, however, it’s important to realize that it’s more than bold lips and eyeliner. For this look, I focused on retro matte eyeshadows and a rounded, 1930s smoky eye. To finish it off with some drama, I can’t resist a dark vampy lip!

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Allison Emm

Allison Emm is a writer, illustrator, and handmade soap enthusiast hailing from Boulder, CO. She is fond of bookish and ruggedly handsome mountain men, blue spruce trees, birds of prey, starships, and yarn. See more of her high jinks at, and follow her on Twitter @Allison_Emm.

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