I have definitely grown to love make-up, and that's why I wanted to share my quick and easy pin-up inspired make-up. This is my daily make-up, and I feel like it's appropriate for work (I mean..depending on where you work) and daily life, but it still has a clear retro feel.
This is a look that when practiced takes 10 minutes. I don't know about y'all, but when I'm getting ready for work the last thing I have time for is putting make-up on. I mean, I have coffee to drink!
The first thing I do is put on foundation. I know people do different things in different orders, but I have acne so until that is covered up I am never really happy with my over all appearance. After that I apply a blush and highlighter too my cheeks. Now comes the fun! My natural brows have a nice shape so I color them in with Nyx brow powder because it's one of the few powders that actually has an auburn color! Praise the red-head make-up gods!
Next I apply Urban Decay's Primer Potion in Sin to my lids. This saves me the time of applying a primer and a base colour, because Sin is a gorgeous color. Next I apply Mugshot (middle color in the photo above) from the Naked 3 Palette to my crease and my outer lash line. This color is great for my greens eyes and it's not too dark or harsh. After, I apply eyeliner and Benefit They're Real! Mascara. Since I have horrible vision this is especially testing for me, and every day my winged eyeliner is a little different. ;)
Finally, my favourite part of getting ready is picking my lipstick for the day. I will be the first to admit that I have a problem..a problem that I buy too much red lipstick! When I go shopping one of the first things I always do is look for a new red lipstick! Since I am so pale with pink undertones I stick to true reds. No orange or pink undertones here! My favorite red lipsticks include Revlon's Matte Really Red, which is becoming more and more difficult to find, Lime Crime's Velvetine in Red Velvet, and Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in fiery. Lime Crime's Red Velvet is my all time favourite red, but I'm always on the hunt for something a little cheaper since I use so much red lipstick!
My make-up look is in no way perfect, but to me it is the perfect easy pin-up look. By pairing a light eye and classic winged eyeliner with a red-lipstick a pin-up look is effortlessly created!