My friend Alex came over a couple of weeks ago and was kind enough to let me do her makeup. I took a few photos and thought it might be fun to share the makeup with Facekitt readers! This is my take on a basic pin-up look. If you’re interested, please keep on reading!
I used Benefit’s Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW foundation on Alex’s skin. The foundation I was given at the Benefit blogger event didn’t match my skintone unfortunately but looks amazing on Alex! She’s currently loving it so a big thumbs up!
I then used Bourjous’s Healthy Mix Concealer under her eyes, around the nose and on any blemishes.
After priming the lid with my favourite Urban Decay Primer Potion, I used MAC’s Shroom all over the lid (top left in palette). This adds a subtle shimmer to the lid. If you need to use a skin coloured base for your eyelids I recommend a MAC Paint Pot or a Benefit Creaseless Cream but the foundation was enough for Alex’s lids.
I then used a MAC 217 and applied Satin Taupe (bottom left in palette) into the crease and blended well.
With an angled brush I used Maybelline’s Gel liner (black). Start with a basic line with a small flick and then carefully build the colour up in the centre of the lid, to create a curved effect.
Red lipstick is key for pin-up looks (although for a twist I love using bright pink!). I didn’t use a lip liner on Alex but I recommend the Rimmel Lasting Finish Liner in Red Dynamite should you wish to use one. For the lipstick I used Revlon’s Really Red which I think is a great dupe for MAC’s Russian Red.
I think blusher looks better when it is a similar tone to your lip colour, so I used Sleek’s Flushed on the cheeks. It looks really pink in this photograph but in the pan it appears to be quite a strong red colour. On the cheeks it does exactly what it’s name suggests and gives the cheeks a gorgeous rosy flush!
To set the makeup I used Chanel’s Loose Powder.
The finished look:
I hope this has been interesting and useful!
Thanks for reading,