Old Hollywood Glamour Hair & Makeup Tutorial

Old Hollywood Glamour Hair & Makeup Tutorial

The Golden Globes were last night and it’s always a night of extreme glamour. I was headed to the afterparties, so I teamed up with my day 1 favorite makeup artist, Chloe, to bring you a tutorial of my look. 

Chloe and I normally do a heavier smoky eye + pink/nude lip, but this time I wanted to stay true to the Hollywood theme.

Old Hollywood glamour never goes out of style and can go with so many different types of clothing. 

We made it super simple and easy for you to do this at home! All you have to do is follow the steps and BAM! Your very own DIY red carpet look. 

Chloe and I both have IG stories of the process in case you need more to reference. Head over to our Instagram story highlights.

Click here for my IG.  || Click here for Chloe’s IG. 

The Hair:

First prep your damp hair with Rene Furterer Volumizing Foam in your roots. Blow dry smooth and clip in your hair extensions, if you have them. 

Spray Chi’s Iron Guard Thermal Protecting Spray all over your hair before curling.

Section your hair and curl hair facing one direction (toward your face). Pin up with a bobby pin like in the above pic. 

Do this to every section until you’ve done your entire head. 

Leave your hair in pin curls while you do your makeup to ensure that the curls set properly. If you have hair that has difficulty holding curls, I would leave the pins in for longer than 30 minutes to an hour to ensure your hair holds better. 

The Makeup:

The skin prep –

Elcie Cosmetics The Glow Enhancer | Ole Henrikson Banana Bright Eye Cream | Glossier balm dotcom lip balm in mint

Eyes – 


Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour PaletteDose of Colors Friendcation Palette | Colourpop All Star Foundation Primer | Kiss lashes #11 

First, use the Anastasia Contour Palette in light/medium. Put shade “banana” all over the lid to the brow bone then contour the crease with shade “fawn” on a blending brush. Yes, you can totally use a contour palette on your eyes! Make use of those makeup sets. 

Next, use the Dose Of Colors Friendcation Palette to create a subtle cut crease with a deep brown shade. Then use “just a kiss” from that palette. Chloe used her finger and patted it onto the lids to give my eyes a pop. She also placed the dark brown color under the lash line & the “just a kiss” shade in the inner corner.

For your wing eyeliner –

Fenty Beauty Flyliner

The wing is the hardest part to get right. Line your lid first – from the inner eye corner to the outer eye corner. 

Chloe’s tip: open your eyes and keep them open when you’re creating the wing. This allows you to do a cleaner & more cohesive line across the board. You want to be able to see where the wing is going when your eye is open – not be surprised once you open your eye and see a crooked wing.

Glue on Kiss Lashes #11. 

Option: line your inner waterline with a brown liner. 

I kept my Nic Mora for Beauty Kitchen Eye Gels on while Chloe did my eyes for maximum under eye perfection. 

For your face – 

Elcie Micro Silque Foundation | Elcie Complete Remedy Silique Concealer

Blend your foundation the way you normally would! I love Elcie because it’s lightweight and you can layer it on for more coverage. 

Use the Elcie concealer under your eyes and down to your cheeks, on your chin and between your eyebrows. Blend well. 

After you’ve blended in your concealer, set it with Glossier’s Wowder.

Contour with KKW Beauty Creme Contour Stick. 

We decided to go with creams because it’s way easier to achieve the desired look than with powders. Also, creams are more hydrating on your skin, which is perfect for the winter time. 

For bronzer, we used Nudestix in Bondi Bae. I loved the creaminess of this bronzer! 

Next add your blush. Smile and dab along the apples of your cheeks. We used Nudestix In The Nude.

Highlight me up! When you’re taking pictures all night, your highlighter should be on fleek so that your cheekbones pop. For this look, we used Benefit’s Watt’s Up! Cream Highlighter

Almost done! Line your lips first. We used Colourpop’s Bitchette. I like mine a little over-lined for an extra umph for full lips. We filled in my lips with the liner as well. Again, more umph! Top off with Dose Of Colors liquid lipstick in Merlot.

Last steps –  

Now that your makeup is done, it’s time to take out the pin curls. After you release each pin, pull on the curl. 

Once you’ve taken out all the pins, take your brush, spray it with hairspray and comb through. 

Use a flat iron lightly through your hair if you want looser curls. We like it a little looser than the traditional Hollywood vibe. 

FIN! I paired this look with a yellow jewel tone dress and with a classic black dress to show you two different ways to wear it. The yellow dress gave me major 1950s Cry Baby vibes, which is the look I wanted for last night. The black dress look is perfect for anything! You can really do so much with this makeup look and still keep it looking fresh. 

Special shoutout to my favorite beauty guru, Chloe, who is always down to try new looks with me! No one makes me feel prettier and most like myself like Chloe does. Can you believe I’ve been working with her for 2 and a half years now?! 

Let us know what makeup looks you’d like to see here. 

xo NM

Cover photo credit: Bustle

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  • Dan says:

    Absolutely love this look!!!

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