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Vintage and retro are back in style (but then again, were they ever not?)! To help you master the glamour and style of the 50’s, we’ve put together this vintage-inspired makeup and hair tutorial! Now every day can be a pinup girl day!
Makeup Tutorial | Vintage-Inspired Makeup
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I’m sure we can all agree that the pinup look is one of the best looks around. It’s feminine, strong, and in today’s day, unique. This look is great for any day and occasion and, if it’s not your usual daily wear, is fun to play around in and dress up with.
Let’s start channeling your inner Bettie Page!
Step 1 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply highlighter for a radiant glow.
Apply highlighter on the apples of your cheeks and under the arch of your eyebrows to create a healthy, natural-looking glow. To highlight the inner corners of your eyes, use a shimmery cream eyeshadow.
Step 2 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Contour your cheeks with a bronzer.
Using a bronzer, contour your cheeks to highlight your cheekbones.
Step 3 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply blush on the apples of your cheeks.
Apply a baby-pink blush on the apples of your cheeks.
Step 4 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply eyeshadows on the eyelids.
Using a neutral palette, pick the eyeshadow color closest to your skin tone and apply it on your eyelids. Next, pick the lightest shade and apply it on the inner corner of your eyes and below your eyebrows’ arch (on top of the highlighter you applied earlier).
Step 5 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Using brown eyeshadow, use your eyeshadow brush and focus at the base of the crease to achieve a gradient look.
Using a medium-to-dark brown eyeshadow, create a deep crease and diffuse it with an eyeshadow brush.
Step 6 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Create a winged eyeliner.
With an eyeliner pencil (we prefer liquid, but use whichever you feel most comfortable with), create your winged eyeliner look. Learn how to do winged eyeliner here.
Step 7 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply wax underneath the eyebrows to create a defined edge
Frame and define your eyebrows using wax and fill them in as necessary.
Step 8 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply flirty faux eyelashes.
To make your eyes really stand out, use false eyelashes. Dont’ be afraid; the pinup girl look is about channeling your feminine energy and going all out!
Step 9 – Vintage-Inspired Makeup
Apply your favorite shade of red lipstick!
To finish your makeup look off, apply bold red lipstick. Tip: applying lip tint before the lipstick will help the color stay vibrant for a longer period of time.
Step 1 – Vintage-Inspired Hair
Section hair and divide evenly.
Now it’s time to make some victory rolls! To get started, create a side part and then section your hair from your hairline to your ears (~ 3 inches) on both sides. Pull the rest of your hair back to make sure it doesn’t get mixed in with the part that you’ve sectioned off.
Step 2 – Vintage-Inspired Hair
Grabbing small sections, curl your hair in the same direction.
Now it’s time to curl your hair! When curling, be sure to create the curls away from your face and only grab small sections at a time. After you’ve curled your sections, secure the curls with a pin or clip.
Step 3 – Vintage-Inspired Hair
Once the hair cools down, remove the pins and apply hairspray to help keep the curls in place.
Once you’ve finished curling your hair, remove the clips/pins to let your hair loose.
Step 4 – Vintage-Inspired Hair
Comb the hair and apply hairspray to tame frizz.
Comb your curls to smooth them out and apply hairspray to tidy up any loose ends (or hairs).
Step 5 – Vintage-Inspired Hair
Create victory rolls.
We’re almost there! This is the last step to your pinup girl look. To create victory rolls, roll your hair twice around your fingers to create a donut shape (mmm, donuts). Once your donut is formed, secure it with a pin and move on to your next victory roll.