North and South Period Hair Style and Makeup

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I recently stayed up far too late to watch my favourite period drama, North and South (BBC). This tutorial was inspired  by Margaret Hale’s hair style played by Daniela Denby-Ashe.

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Hair Tutorial

Bobby Pins

Tiny Hair Bands

Hair Decoration

The flower used in my hair was purchased from Lindcraft for about $3. If you want to go for a more traditional lookhair slide use a hair slide like this one (pictured).


I kept the make-up for this look modern yet soft.

Make-up Tutorial

Face – Youngblood Natural Mineral Foundation (neutral)

Cheeks – MAC Bronzing Powder (refined golden)

Concealer – MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer (NW25)

Eye Lid – Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad Gemstones (Cashmere)

Eye Crease – Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad Gemstones (Alabaster)

Eye Line – Youngblood Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Quad Gemstones (Irish Moss)

Eye lashes – Avon Shock Mascara (Black)

Lips – Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick (Ginger Rose)


Concealer – MAC 194SE

Bronzer – MAC 187SE

Foundation – MAC  182SE

Eye Shadow – MAC 275SE

Eye Line – MAC 212SE

NOTE: If you are wanting to buy MAC brushes, wait until they have sets for sale.  It’s a lot cheaper than buying them seperately.

Sometimes it’s okay to live in the past.

See my Gwyneth Paltrow inspired Emma tutorial here.


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    August 16, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Thank you for great inspiration! I love those old times and this style 🙂

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    Laura @ bronzing
    August 19, 2010 at 6:21 am

    You immitated that look so well with the hair and makeup! good job! I like it!


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