Have you ever wanted to create your own retro Pin-Up look?
Last year I dressed up my cousin, Yovana, in vintage high waisted short shorts, which were actually her mother’s from the late 60’s, and a white collared shirt I found around the house. It brought back memories of when we used to play barbies a decade ago. Then I did her makeup creating a vintage, retro look.
Here’s some basic makeup essentials to follow if you’re going retro:
1. Makeup should not be too shimmery or glittery. I used my favorite “going out” foundation on Yovana. It’s
Makeup Forever Mat Velvet. Her skin is perfect, but this gives skin a flawless look for evenings or if
you want more coverage. This brand is a celeb fave and makeup artist fave. I buy mine at Sephora.
2. Always use black eyeliner. It makes the difference in defining your eyes. My favorite, which lasts all day
is actually a brand called Prestige, which you can find at CVS and Walgreens for under $5.
3. Once you’ve added a slight pop of blush and a little bronzer, define your eyebrows and add some
light neutral eyeshadow and contour the crease with a darker brown. Cover Girl Brown Smolder
works well. Then curl your lashes and add black mascara.
4. Don’t forget the lipstick. I added a few different MAC shades like “Subculture” and “Spice” lipliners
with MAC “Jubilee” lipstick. Red lipstick is always show-stopping if you’re more daring.