Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Video Quick Tip #66 - March 8, 2011

Love that retro makeup look Katy Perry pulls off so well? Then you're in luck!

Brett recently did a pin-up photoshoot with glamorous model Icey, and together they demo how to get those classic "come hither" eyes.

Pin up gals have flawless skin and perfectly sculpted brows, so I used Lorac Natural Performance lightly all over the face and down the neck to give a veil of coverage, and filled in and extended the tail of Icey's brows with Vanitymark's Ultra-Brow Pencil in Blondie.

For the lids, you want a neutral flat bone shade as the base - MAC Brule is perfect, but your pressed powder compact works in a pinch, too! Apply MAC Wedge in the crease and up into the inner brow and highlight underneath the arch with MAC Nylon shimmer. Using a flat brush, also add a little MAC Nylon to the lid up to the crease and into the inner tearduct.

Apply false lashes like Ardell #110 from the mid-lash to the outer corner (cut down the false lashes if they're too long), and use a lash curler to line up the false lashes with the real set.

Use a great liquid liner pen like Shishiedo's version in Black and make a clean, straight line close to the upper lash line to cover the "seam" of the fake lash. Then make a thin line all the way across the lash line out to the edge of the eye and extend, going out and up towards the temple for lift. Go over the line and build it to the thickness you desire. For the lower lash line, use a charcoal pencil like Benefit Stainless, lightly brushing the line out as well. For added crispness, take a white liner like Lancome Blanco and apply in-between the upper and lower liner extensions.

To cap off this retro look, wear your favorite classic blue-red lipstick. Now that you have the pin-up makeup, get ready to bat those eyes and pose!