Published on January 25, 2024 at 10:30 am.
Mafia Wife: Why does everyone want to wear makeup like a mafioso's wife? – © imaxtree
The simple look has disappeared and given way to the imposing and glamorous aesthetic of the gangster woman. Explanations.
If you've been scrolling through social media lately, you haven't missed a not-so-new trend. Your name? The mafia woman. This aesthetic is in radical contrast to the clean look and is an ode to the mafioso's wife. The one who likes to flirt with danger, who embraces its imposing presence and elegant appearance. It's Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface, Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct or even Sophie Marceau in James Bond. In short, these femme fatales are once again a source of inspiration for the younger generation. Proof of this is that there are thousands of tutorials with millions of views on TikTok under the hashtag #mobwifemakeup.
But why such a success? For many, this aesthetic is a way to celebrate the power and determination of women. At a time when the status of women is increasingly being questioned, the phenomenon of the “mafioso woman”, which also affects the fashion world, can be seen as a modern expression of femininity that defies traditional stereotypes and is a strong woman shows that she takes control of her fate. In a few words, the mafia woman is a strong, confident and independent figure. And there's nothing easier than adopting the trend!
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A flawless complexion: the basis for self-confidence
In the collective imagination, the mafia woman is afraid of nothing. His deadly weapon? Confidence. And in makeup language, confidence means a flawless complexion. Because let's be honest: Is there anything more satisfying than flaunting a flawless complexion? We rely on a covering foundation, a touch of contouring for facial modeling and a pretty blush in apricot tones.
A hypnotic look: the secret of the mafia wife
By definition, the mafia woman fell in love with a gangster. To seduce him, this potential seductress could count on her natural aura but also on her hypnotic gaze. In fact, the trend is bringing pigment-rich eyeshadows back into fashion, from neutral tones to bronze and copper tones. But that's not all: a stroke of eyeliner, more or less subtle, but above all voluminous eyelashes to intensify the look, are the secret of this mysterious woman. The trick? For an extra touch of glamour, add false eyelashes.
A bold lipstick: the signature of strength
We told you about it a few days ago: red lipstick is once again experiencing its revolution in the world of beauty. Iconic makeup is regularly associated with confidence and power, the true essence of the mafia woman. To create this sensual mouth, shades of red, burgundy or plum are preferred. Don't forget to apply a lip contour for even more effect.