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tutorial: vintage pin-up makeup

Posted By katy On July 7, 2011 @ 5:02 pm In beauty,style | 20 Comments

A few weeks ago, I asked on Twitter what hair and makeup tutorials you guys would like to see, and I got an awesome suggestion from Susie [1] to do a Vintage Pin-Up Girl makeup look!

From that moment on, I couldn’t get this look out of my head.  In part because it’s so different from my usual makeup, and in part because because it just sounded so dramatic and fun! 

I originally thought of this as kind of a Katy Perry-inspired look, but with my new hair in loose curls, I thought it came out more like Veronica Lake [2].  I keep forgetting that I’m blonde now!  But if you’re looking for a little bit of old Hollywood glamour, this is a terrific one to try.

You could totally tone down this look a notch by eliminating the fake eyelashes, but for this video, I wanted to go all out.  Hope you guys like it!

I used: Kat Von D Tattoo liner [3], MakeUp Forever Carolyn false lashes [4], an old Sephora palette with a neutral shadow, discontinued Bobbi Brown brow kit, MAC powder blush [5], L’Oreal lip liner in Always Red [6], Neutrogena lipstick in Poppy Red [7], Bobbi Brown Crystal lip gloss [8] and MAC Mineralize Skinfinish [9] in Porcelain Pink.

The dress is so old it’s almost vintage itself — it’s ABS, and I think I got it for a formal dance my sophomore year of college!

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[1] Susie: http://www.filmchild.com

[2] Veronica Lake: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lmstbs1RAz1qc40qfo1_400.jpg

[3] Kat Von D Tattoo liner: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P245205

[4] Carolyn false lashes: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P114418&categoryId=B70

[5] MAC powder blush: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/156/329/Powder-Blush/index.tmpl

[6] Always Red: http://www.lorealparisusa.com/_us/_en/default.aspx#/?page=top{userdata//d+d//|diagnostic|main:pdp//objectid+Cos7d_12//{pdp_tab:pdp_overview//objectid+Cos7d_12//}|media:_blank|nav|overlay:_blank}

[7] Poppy Red: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004PUKAFQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=sugarlaws-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399373&creativeASIN=B004PUKAFQ

[8] Crystal lip gloss: http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/templates/products/spp/index.tmpl?ngextredir=1&CATEGORY_ID=CATEGORY22746&PRODUCT_ID=PROD1166

[9] Mineralize Skinfinish: http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/869/782/Mineralize-Skinfinish/index.tmpl

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