Historical Styles – 'Gibson Girl' Edwardian Hair and Make-up Tutorial Part 1

Historical Styles – 'Gibson Girl' Edwardian Hair and Make-up Tutorial Part 1



hello I'm live welcome back to another makeup in hair video this week we are in the Edwardian era and I will be demonstrating a Gibson girl inspired look on our lovely model Kate the style is becoming quite fashionable again so you might find you can incorporate some of these techniques into more modern looks too the name Gibson girl comes from the artist Charles Dana Gibson and his depictions of idealized feminine beauty Gibson girls were ideals of beautiful independent women they were visions of hourglass figures wasp waists and thick pompadour hairstyles or with their hair worn loosely on the shoulders this tutorial ended up being quite long so we are releasing it in two parts with part 1 being more about the makeup and part 2 focusing more on the hair okay so to begin with then I'm just going to set your hair into curls just to make sure we've got a good foundation because there's quite a lot of volume so it's good to get some root lift which is why it's a good idea to curl your hair before you start then I'm just going to take small sections and curl so you get bigger bigger curls at the back and then tighter curls at the front section of the hair so I'm not going to bother pinning up the back part of the hair once we curled it it doesn't matter so much begin because we're going to be putting this up in a bun anyway and kind of combing it out slightly so it doesn't matter if you don't have as much definition of the curls through the back of the hair it just helps me to style it afterwards oh yeah just repeat that basically in sections lovely okay so moving on to the sides I'm going to switch now from my hair straighteners and use a conical wand instead which will give me a tighter curl absolutely yeah that's it with something like this style it's very voluminous and you you know you want quite a lot of root lift that will just help you style it later so just be careful with one of these because they they can be quite hot so just taking a small section of hair and just curling it around the wand leave it for a few seconds and then all I'm doing then it's just holding it up in my hand like this just to kind of stabilize that curl because it's quite warm if you let it drop now then you won't get the same kind of definition from it so and all I'm going to do is just roll that up and I'm just going to pin it in one of these pins and I'll just hold it to let it cool down and then it will kind of you know it will keep that shape for longer and then just repeat three seconds just hold up and then just gently say he has an awful lot of ladies whipped and they would set their hair obviously at night when they had wet hair and they'd roll their hair up in rags quite a lot at the time so that they'd have lovely curly hair in the morning ready to go so you can you know you can use rollers or you can just use and sleeping curlers if you can deal with those cuz I can't just cannot sleep with those in at all though and if you can great always some saves on time doesn't it okay just going to put a little bit of spray doesn't have to be perfect you see that one's not perfect but doesn't matter point is getting it up and pinned right another side now though the makeup was very minimal in the Edwardian era and it was still very fashionable for pale beauties to be lovely in fresh face so some cosmetics will becoming more widely available as well even though it was still frowned upon to admit that you used them you know it was considered something that you did in private and you didn't really talk about it because you didn't want to burst the bubble of natural beauty I'm just prepping Kate's face with some moisturizer and ladies they would often use lightening lotions as well try and make their face more pale and freckles unfortunately we're not in fashion so yeah they would try and make themselves look as pale as possible so because of that I'm going to meet Kate a little bit paler than she actually is not by a huge amount otherwise it would look a little bit old but just a little bit and just it's really more just to cover that cover those freckles so they don't stand out quite as much as possible but I don't want to get rid of them entirely because I love freckles I think they're really beautiful and I'm using a duo fibre brush as well this is not Mac it's my ELF for eyes lips face it's just as good try to use cruelty free brands where I can and I'm just stippling it on I'm just blending out so really really thin layers the thing is you want to still have that lovely natural look to the skin you don't want to really take it on you want to just look lovely and fresh-faced and pale and beautiful hmm so I'm just keeping the majority of it in the center of the face and then just sort of blending it out so then you don't get any harsh lines and you can use whatever foundations you like so if you prefer using a liquid foundation or a cream foundation or even powder foundation mineral makeup that sort of thing doesn't matter just whatever works for you just make sure you use a nice thin layer of it across the face and then just take it onto the neck as well just a little bit and because I'm just adjusting Kate skintone slightly I'm gonna take it a little bit onto the ears as well I mean some of it at the very top of the ears and it's just gonna be covered with hair anyway so but just a little bit so that's the foundation oh no I mean I haven't really used that much there at all and I'm just going to conceal a little bit around the nose I mean you've got a pretty beautiful skin I don't really need to do that much to it so you know obviously if you've got more spots than just um just try and lightly conceal those I mean the more the more foundation concealer you put on your skin more people are going to notice obviously and it starts to then not look so natural but you've got to be comfortable as well at the end of the day next going to put in a little bit of highlighter just just sort of give you that lovely fresh look to the skin so I'm using a cream highlighter it's the same with the blusher really it just kind of makes you look look like it's coming from within almost so it's it's not you know again the kind of powder you can see on the face and it's okay if it's lightly applied but yeah it can just look a bit bit too obviously makeup if you know what I mean so we're just putting this onto the just at the top of the cheekbones there if you don't know where that is in your face just um basically just feel where your cheekbone is and you just want it to be that very that high point there just under the eye and just dab it on I'm also gonna put a little bit on the Cupid's bow and tiny bit just on the bridge of the nose and just a tiny bit onto the chin as well just in the very center because you you don't want to disturb the foundation and concealer that you have done even though we haven't used that much if you curse smear it then you move the product that's on underneath yeah so just do gentle dabbing motions just with your finger just kind of Pat it just be very gentle and again small amounts first thin layers and you can always build on top of thin layers but if you put a whole load on first and you think oh no that's too much yeah then it's harder to sort of take that off mm-hmm and start again so just keep applying applying thin layers and of course because it's um you know we're doing kind of an Edwardian look here they wouldn't have worn that much makeup anyway so yeah you know thin layers definitely key oh yeah I'm just going to set with a tiny weeny bit powder just down the center of the face a little bit on the forehead it's just to eliminate shine where you don't want it basically the Rouge was widely used oh that's a gorgeous color yeah so again this is the cream cream blusher and I'm going to apply it again with my fingers so again small amount mm-hmm and just start in the centre of the cheek if you're not sure just smile and you just want to have that in the apple of the cheek there you don't want to go further than the pupil so keep her sort of in the center of the apples of the cheek but don't go beyond the pupil and then just sort of blend it out but you want the majority of the color of the Rouge to be on the apple of the cheek and just keep dabbing it on you can build it up and ideally the blusher that you use should be the same sort of color that you naturally blush mm-hmm so yes it was quite scandalous I should think for the older generation to see these young Edwardian ladies going out and buying Rouge and Lipton knowwhen before it was really frowned upon you know you could actually go and buy Rouge and use it and use lip tints a lot of ladies used to use poppy petals and geranium petals to stain the lips as well which was rather nice that's the that's the blusher on makeup was gradually accepted in the Edwardian era but it was still considered vulgar to admit to its use ladies like to preserve the myth of being naturally beautiful eyebrows were the main focus and eyebrow pencils were popular so I was just combing combing Kate's eyebrows through there I just make sure that all of the hairs are lying flat and neat and then I'm just going to pencil them in a little bit so I'm just gonna start underneath and then just go upwards just in light strokes with an angled brush and just follow the natural shape and just pull that product slightly up at this at the front of the brow but they've really is hardly anything on my brush here they even you know you don't want really thick heavy eyebrows not like today's Instagram eyebrows which you know that's fine but perhaps not for an Edwardian look and then just where just where you see the Cape the high point is on Kate's my brows if you don't know where it is on yours and you're not sure where to start with then just take your brush and just put it against your nose there and through your pupil and you can sort of see where it would be you don't you can kind of see that's the high point there so it's a good way of measuring if you don't know about eyebrows and you're not sure what to do another work good way to see where your eyebrows should start is just holding your brush there as well as you can see where your brow should start where your mid point would be and also from the corner of the eye where the eye brow should end so then I'm just taking my spoolie again and just dragging that product through and just sort of combing it in so again just emphasis on making a nice natural look and then I can also see where I need to put a little bit more does that get there and then I do you see I'm just sort of combing these hairs down flat at the end just to make sure they're all going where I want them to go nice and flat and you get a good shape there as well it's just apply a little bit of the black eyeshadow just a tiny tiny amount near the lash line mm-hmm not every Edwardian did this but quite quite a few times this has been sort of recorded and some women took this certainly would use burnt matchsticks to create a kind of a coal line on the eyes and they just put that over the the eyelids just to create a bit more definition so just close for me so just again with an angled brush and instead of using a pencil I'm just going to use a powder just again just to make sure everything is nice and soft so just keeping that as close as possible to the lashes and just sort of flicking it upwards just gonna go without with a fairly fluffy brush and just blend it so it's not too harsh and then I'm going to go back to the cream blusher that used and just use that on the lips again I'm just gonna dab that in go and smooth over any lines just blending in highlighter blusher just to make sure you've got lovely soft lines everywhere just go in and just go over everything again we hope you've enjoyed part one and join us again for part two to see the main hair tutorial and the finished look