Inspired Makeup Monday: Scarlett O'Hara

Good Morning, Friends! Welcome to today’s Inspired Makeup Monday and the latest look series on BackPorchPoet.

Silver Screen Queens is going to look at the golden age of movie stars. With Halloween around the corner, you might find yourself wanting to emulate a look or two. After all, if you’re forced to go to that Halloween party, might as well look fabulous while you do it!  


The Creation:


The Process:

The first step was to block out my eyebrows. This was my first attempt at doing so, but I felt it necessary to achieve the iconic side-eye arch to my brow. After layering numerous coats of Elmer’s Glue and loose powder, I color corrected the remaining brow hairs with a peach color corrector to brighten.

I applied my foundation to the rest of my face, being careful to dab over the covered brows rather than my usual buffing motion. Once the base was complete I took to mapping out my new brow shape – first creating the outline that I wanted and then filling them in.  

The rest of the look is quite simple, using my NYX Taupe blush to contour, adding bronzer to my crease, and fluffing a red-toned blush over the apples of my cheeks. Throw on some mascara, lashes, and an orange-red lip and the look is complete. (I wasn’t able to find a red-orange I was happy with so I settled for mixing two liquid lips to create the color I wanted.)


The Inspiration

Gone with the Wind is a cinematic power house. It was the most expensive movie ever made, for its time, and won 8 of the 13 Oscars it was nominated. What is most interesting about this, is that many considered it (including Clark Gable) to be a “woman’s picture” as if it were beneath any real serious participation. Well…a “woman’s picture” has since made around 400 million dollars in theater sales (which could be equated to around 5 Billion in today’s dollars). 

Gone with the Wind is also attributed to the first African American to be nominated for, and win, an Oscar. Hattie McDaniel was the first African American to attend the Academy Awards as a guest, in spite of the fact that none of the black actors were allowed to attend the premier of the film. I want to note that the first Oscar won by an African American actor was also a woman in a “woman’s film”. The irony of this compared to much of the resistance in modern Hollywood is not lost on me and I could die of eye-rolling as of typing.

Thus, here at BackPorchPoet, we have decided to end this series with Vivian Leigh and the brows the rocked a nation. She, and the numerous other women involved in production of one of America’s most well-known films, prove that nothing is more powerful than a woman determined to rise.


The Products:  


                        Anastasia Beverly Hills: Dip Brow: Medium Brown

                        Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer: Light

                        LA Girl: Pro Concealer: Peach Corrector

                        Too Faced: Better Than Sex Mascara

                        Kiss: Looks So Natural Lashes: Shy


                        Beauty Bakerie: Lip Whip: Hibiscus Mango Tea

                        Beauty Bakerie: Lip Whip: Mon Cheri



                        Urban Decay: All Nighter Foundation

                        Urban Decay: All Nighter Concealer

                        NYX Cosmetics: HD Blush: Taupe

                        Coty Airspun Translucent Powder

                        BH Cosmetics: HD Blush Palette: Glamourous

                        Physicians Formula: Butter Bronzer: Light