The Everyday Way To Wear Pin-up Makeup

Gwen Stefani and Dita Von Teese. These are two celebrities who embrace the pin up makeup and rock it with their very own styles. Wearing pin-up style makeup doesn’t have to be super retro or only for special occasions and this post is to show you how to incorporate it into everyday wear.

Personally, I find that a red lip and wing liner is my favourite way to look like I’ve made an effort, when actually I haven’t. Although some people may not have the knack to do a wing liner, I feel like the key is often finding a liner that works for you. Personally, I’m best with either a pen or a liquid liner. Gel liners just aren’t for me, but as with all of my blogs, you can swap products out for whatever suits you best to make a look for you – after all, no two people are the same.

I hope you enjoy this look and let me know what kind of makeup look you go for when you really can’t be bothered but to make it look like you’ve put loads of effort in.   

B A S E
Makeup Revolution Define and Conceal in C6 (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied under the eyes, down the nose and on the chin and then blended in with the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (£5.99, Boots)
The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1.2 Light Yellow (£5.95, Beauty Bay)
Blended in with the same Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge
RCMA Translucent Powder (£13, Beauty Bay)
Applied under the eyes and down the centre of the face to bake and everywhere else to set with the Zoeva Silk Finish brush (£13, Beauty Bay)

F A C E
Makeup Revolution Vivid Baked Bronzer in Rock My World (£4, Beauty Bay)
Applied to the perimeters of the face with the New CID Cosmetics Chrome Powder brush (£31.50, New CID Cosmetics)
MAC Powder Blush in Burnt Pepper (£19.50, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied to apples of the cheeks with Real Techniques Blush brush (£9.99, Boots)
New CID Cosmetics i-Glow in Sirocco (£27.50, New CID Cosmetics)
Applied to the high points of the face with the L.A. Girl Fan brush (£6, Beauty Bay)
Freckles: Tanya Burr Perfect Brows palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Taking a mixture of all the colours on the Zoeva Fine Liner brush (£8, Beauty Bay)

E Y E S
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in Frappe (£4.95, Beauty Bay)
Applied into the crease of the eye with the Zoeva Soft Definer brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
For the wing, I used the NYX Liquid Liner in Vinyl Black (£8, Boots)
Starting from the middle of the eye out and then creating a thinner part towards the inside of the eye
MAC Eyeshadow in Nylon (£14, MAC Cosmetics)
Applied into the inner corner with the Zoeva Luxe Petit Crease brush (£9, Beauty Bay)
Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Angel mascara in Waterproof Black (£7.99, Boots)

B R O W S
Tanya Burr Perfect Brows palette (£7, Feel Unique)
Applying a mixture of the shades with the Zoeva Brow Line brush (£8, Beauty Bay)

L I P S
Rimmel Exaggerate Lip Liner in Red (£3.99, Boots)
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick in Ruby Woo (£17.50, MAC Cosmetics)

Love, always.

Becca-x

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