Look Breakdown

Look Breakdown

From what I can tell, here is what we have going on:

Foundation: Medium coverage foundation. Looks like there may have been the model’s regular shade of foundation around the edges of the face, and a lighter foundation through the center.
Powder: Possibly used sparingly to set.
Highlighter: Down bridge of nose and above Cupid’s Bow.
Contour/Bronzer: Light contour under cheekbones and at hairline.
Cheek Color: Candy pink from apples of cheeks up over cheekbones.
Eyebrows: Filled in softly.
Eye Makeup: Silver-gray shadow on lid, winged out. Carried into crease, with possible a darker gray in crease as well. Shimmer silver-white shadow at inner corners. Same silver-gray shadow at lower lashline. Flesh colored eyeliner on bottom waterline.
Mascara: Yes, top and bottom (minimally on bottom).
False Lashes: Doesn’t look like it.
Lipliner: Yes, same as lip color and blended very well.
Lipcolor: Cherry red lipstick with either a shimmery gloss or the silver-white eyeshadow patted on the center.

Pin Up Girl Look

There are two looks I absolutely LOVE doing on myself and other people. One is the Smokey Eye, which I will discuss in another post and the other is the Pin Up Girl.

The Pin Up Girl is all about flawless skin, black eyeliner, full lashes and of course, red lips. This is a classic look and a lot of people can pull it off.  I won’t lie–it helps to be wearing the right outfit and hairstyle if you want to rock this look. This is a specific makeup look from a particular era,  so you’ve got to follow through with the whole look, or at least look polished.

Here are the products I most often use for the Pin Up Girl look:

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

Make Up For Ever Camouflage Cream in Green 17 to cancel out any redness (if needed)

Make Up For Ever HD Foundation

MAC Select Pro Longwear Concealer

Make Up Forever HD Finish powder, buffed all over the face with a buffing brush

Benefit Hoola to contour

MAC Pink Swoon blush on apples of cheeks

Appropriate color brow powder to fill in brows (a must for this look!)

MAC Paint Pot in Painterly as eyeshadow base

On the lids, MAC Blanc Type eyeshadow

In the crease, MAC eyeshadow in Wedge. I also apply a thin line of it at the lower lashline.

MAC Fascinating Eye Kohl (white liner) in the bottom waterline

MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack gel liner to create the perfect winged liner

Dior Diorshow mascara, concentrated outer corner of top lashes

Ardell false lashes, usually flares, on outer two thirds of top lashes

L’Oreal Colour Riche Lipliner in Always Red to line and line fill in lips

MAC Russian Red, Ruby Woo or NARS Jungle Red lipstick

I often draw in a mole with a dark brown or black eye pencil

I’ve included a picture of  Pin Up Girl look I did for a photoshoot.

Hope this post was helpful!

Have a beautiful day 🙂

Photography:  Robert Hare Photography

Makeup:  Allison Barbera

Hair:  Luis Feliciano & Stamatia Anthanasiou

Model: Kirsten Glavin