This is my take on a classic vintage makeup look but with a modern twist – for a personal preference on how I like my makeup. Overall I think it still has that classic vintage look to the makeup. Here is a step by step tutorial on how I create this makeup:
Step 1 – Brows
I start on my brows, brushing the hairs upwards – using a clean mascara wand. Old style makeup, girls used to have very arched thin brows. I wanted to replicate this, but with thicker, bushier brows.
I then fill in my brows, creating an prominent arch. I use a brow pomade but try to use a light hand when filling them in – you want them to look natural. Saying this, you still want them to be pretty defined, just don’t go overboard with the product!
To finish, I set my brows in place using a brow gel – again, brushing the hairs upwards. Really trying to define that arch.
Step 2 – Eye shadow
Moving onto the eye makeup. I start by applying a light brown eye shadow to my crease, blending it out really well using a fluffy blending brush. I use the shade Stiletto from the NYX Hot Single eye shadows. This is the perfect transition shade – and affordable too!
I then apply a slightly darker brown shade, focusing this right into the crease – using the same fluffy blending brush. Again from the NYX shadows, I use the shade Suede. This just defines the crease a little bit.
I blend whatever is left on my brush under my eye, blending it out with the rest of my eye shadow.
To finish this simple eye shadow look off, using a flat shadow brush I apply the shade Whipped Cream all over my lid (from the NYX Hot singles). This creates a very subtle cut crease and really brightens up your eyes!
Step 3 – Wings & lashes
Time for a bold winged liner! I love to use the Glam’eyes liquid liner to get a precise wing. If you struggle with getting your liner even, especially for big flicks – I recommend putting a small dot where your crease ends. This really helps get your wings even and help you figure out where to apply them.
Apply a heavy amount of mascara, you want nice long thick lashes for this look!
Totally optional, some false lashes really tie the whole makeup look together. If you have naturally super long lashes you won’t need them. I recommend going for some that aren’t too dramatic.
Step 4 – Lips
There’s nothing more vintage than the classic red lip! When applying a red lipstick, I would recommend using a red lip liner. This will help with precision and getting that sharp perfect lip.
When it comes to a red lipstick, I tend to use a liquid lipstick – especially if your going out for the day. Red lipsticks can be very messy, but a liquid lipstick will last all day. Even through eating! Use a lip brush around the edges of your lip to get a precise edge.
Step 5 – Cheeks
On the cheeks, a soft flush of bright pink is perfect for the vintage look.
Finally to finish this look off, I applied Show Gold highlight from Mac. This has a pink and gold reflect to it. I wanted to keep my cheeks looking rosy, this was the perfect highlighter for this look.