R is for... Retro

 This is more of a classic look for me, and not something I would normally do, well not as to the text book as this. I wanted to include a few more sort of "look book" posts into the mix, as I have a few looks now that I have created myself but wanted to include a few more sort of classic looks/ looks that have inspired me to do my own take.

I've started off with the retro pin up style winged liner and statement red lip. After spending ages scrolling through pages on pinterest, I finally settled on this simple look, it can be quite hard for me to stick to following a picture of some one else's makeup as I can get very carried away and creative with my own! 

I started by doing my foundation as normal and powdered to set everything in place. I then used a light bronzer to create a soft contour and a little bit of blusher on the cheeks to create a fresh look. I did a strong brow for this look as well, I have pretty strong brows anyway but extended them slightly with a brown eyebrow powder and kept them quite precise and tidy looking.

For the eyes I started with a wash of a pale colour, I chose a matte white shadow and just blended it well into the whole lid. You don't want it to be too white just enough to make your eyes look bright. I then took a grey shade through the crease and made sure to blend it really well, just build it up to however intense you want it. I also used a little bit of black, Just on the outer part of the crease just to add a little more intensity, and used a little bit of the grey along the lower lash line, again for definition.

I chose to use a felt tip eyeliner in black to do my liner with but you can use a liquid, gel or pencil if you prefer, its really up to you. I normally start by doing the flick on both sides first so I can see roughly where its going to finish and then line the upper lash line and connect it all together. I then take plenty of mascara and apply it to the top and bottom lashes. I also felt this look look more complete with an extra set of lashes too. I'm not to sure which ones I used (I've lost the box that they came in oops!) but the long and quite fluttery and just give the look that extra special going out feel. You can skip the lashes though if you don't like them or want to where it as more of a day time look.

Finally for the lips I covered them with a little bit of concealer first just to create a blank canvas, I then used my lipstick with a lip brush first to make sure the edges where super clean and tidy, this look is all about being polished. I then went in with the lipstick itself to pack on the colour and make the red as bold as possible.

To finish the look a did my hair in a messy bun at back, and then all you need to do it put on your favourite party dress and a spritz of your best perfume!

Products I used are:
L'Oreal True Match Foundation in W2
Bourjois Java Powder
Seventeen Eyebrow Palette
Sleek i-Divine Palette in Ultra Matts V2
SEVENTEEN Make Your Mark Eyeliner Pen
Bourjois Twist Up the Volume Mascara
Yves Saint Laurent Terre Saharienne Bronzer
Nars Exhibit A Blush
Maybelline Colour Sensational Lipstick in Hollywood Red

Let me know of any make up looks you'd like me to do and you can check out all my look book inspiration on my pinterest here.


  1. Love retro make up like this! Looks great :)

    Curling Stones for Lego People

  2. Your eyes are gorgeous, and the retro look makes them look huge.

    Stopped by from the A to Z Challenge.

    John Holton