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Holiday Look #2: Neo-Pinup Tutorial (purple-taupe eyes and metallic red lips)!

You can never go wrong with a simple, glamorous look that’s a nod to 50’s pinups with their juicy red lips and glowing skin, but with some updated textures. 

Some updates:

The 50s look features full and arched brows. Here I emphasized the arched shape but kept the color quite soft instead of using a typical black-brown.

Polished skin was a big thing for pinups and it’s no different here. I used a dewy finish foundation and a radiant setting powder so there would be a soft-focus glow.

The pinup eye features a very clean eye lid and some matte shading along the socket line, but I kept things smoky and luminous with a soft taupe shadow over the entire lid.

Kitten liner is a must. But instead of hard black, I used a soft metallic taupe brown to keep the eye area very luminous and soft. (A grey or brown would work too.)

To add dimension I used a metallic red lipstick instead of a regular creme or matte texture. But you still want to emphasize a slightly rounded upper lip by exaggerating the outer sides of the cupid’s bow just a little with red liner. (Not too much or it will look extremely unnatural.)

Products used:

Skin: MAC Face & Body foundation C2

Concealer: MAC Studiofinish concealer NW20

Setting powder: Bourjois Poudre de Riz de Java

Blush: TheBalm Hot Mama

Brows: Shu Uemura Hard Formula 9 pencil in Seal Brown

Brown liner: (used as eyeshadow base) Bourjois Regard Effet Metallise in 52 Brun Inoxydable

Eyeshadow: Givenchy Le Prisme Yeux Mono #14 Elegant Taupe

Liner: Lancôme Hypnse Star Eyes cream shadow in ST 211 Quartz Taupe

Mascara: Lancôme Hypnôse mascara 

Lip liner: MAC Cherry lip liner (to fill in and shape the cupid’s bow)

Lipstick: Kat von D Foiled Love 

Gloss: Any clear gloss

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