Todays inspirational look is described as Rockabilly/Pin-up. I have to say the hair alone is a lot of work. With my thick hair it required many hair pins and a substantial amount of mousse and hairspray. If I didn’t have to do it myself I would have this look almost every day! The make up is fairly simple as well while still giving a seductive drama. Rockabilly / Pin-up is my ideal look.
As always I began with my Nars foundation, but this time I used the Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer. Next up are the brows. For this I used the Anastasia Beverly Hills dipbrow to shape my brows following the natural arch.
For shadowing I used the Lorac pro-pallete today. Rockabilly/Pin-up eyes draw their drama from the liner and lashes so for shadow shades I only used nude and Taupe. The nude was applied from lash line to brow line to give a natural looking base. The taupe was then blended in the crease line only. Using the Urban Decay 24/7 glide on eye pencil in perversion I applied a standard line on my upper lash only with just a tip of a wing. For my lower lash line I used the tapered end of the Kat Von D eye contour brush and dipped it in the shade espresso right on the water line.
To complete the eye drama I tried a different brand of eyelashes. All my previous looks that required false lashes I used the Sephora brand. The lashes today I found at Ulta. Eylure lashes are a lot more flexible and light weight. This made them far more comfortable. While I waited for the glue to become tacky I applied a couple coats of the Maybelline pumped up mascara. Then I applied the lashes. Their flexibility made it so easy to apply them.
To create the contoured cheeks I first applied the Color city bronzer in the hollows of my cheeks and then the contour shade over lapping the bronzer. Using my foundation brush I blended the two together upward. I originally used the dls baked highlighter in prosecco as blush. Its a beautiful shade but I needed more pigment so I added Benefit’s Galifornia blush to the apples of my cheeks then blended up along my cheek bone. For a little shimmer above the contour I very lightly applied the BECCA opal highlighter.
What’s left for the look? RED lips! I’m getting the hang of this red lip application. I of course used the MAC lipstick in brave red but first I used the Maybelline colorsensational liner in brick red to shape and fill in my lips, only slightly applying the line above my natural lips.
Last week I recreated the look of five strong women and as I continue experimenting and having fun, even with the liquid liner style, I found I’m also getting a bit sassy. This Rockabilly/Pin-up look inspired me to experiment with some pictures and the filters on my camera. I hope you enjoy this style and remember to have fun in life!