Category Archives: 50s

Pinup Girl Makeup Tutorial

As requested by my dear cousin all the way across the country, I present to you all, my version of pinup girl makeup. I put a modern twist on a classic look, highlighting more than the true to period makeup. With so many advances in cosmetic technology, why not upgrade the look a little? My new must-have for a modern pinup look is MAC’s new Electric Cool eye shadow in “Pure Flash!” It adds the perfect amount of shine and irridescenceĀ to your lid for a hint of glamour. The most important factors in a pinup look are the winged liner and defined eyebrows. Tamed and sculpted brows give that polished finish that pinup models have. Brows are usually forgotten in most people’s makeup routine, but the attention you give to them can make or break your look. In my Pinup Girl Makeup Tutorial, I use some of my favorite beauty products including some new Sigma brushes. Thanks for watching. Enjoy!

Complete list of Products:

Brushes:
Sigma F88 Flat Angled Kabuki
Sigma P88 Precision Flat Angled
Sigma E45 Small Tapered Blending
Sigma E05 Eye Liner
Crown Brush C160 Angled Liner
MAC 318 Retractable Lip

Face-
Benefit That Gal Primer
4.0 Urban Decay Naked foundation
Pink Corrector Pixie Concealer
NC 30 MAC Studio Sculpt Concealer
Medium Plus MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Honey Rose MAC Magically Cool Liquid Powder
Thrrrob Benefit Blush Box

Eyes-
R.S.V.P. Benefit Creaseless Shadow (primer)
Orb MAC Satin Eye Shadow
Coquette MAC Matte Eye Shadow
Charcoal Brown MAC Matte Eye Shadow (brows)
Pure Flash! MAC Electric Cool Shadow
Noir Magnificence Lancome Ink Artliner (gel liner)
Brighten Clinique Cream Shaper for Eyes (limited edition color)
Bad Gal Benefit Mascara
Clear Lancome Modele Sourcils (brow gel)
013 Illamasqua False Lashes

Lips-
Benefit d’Finer d’Liner (discontinued)
Cherry Hot Topic Lip/Eye Pencil

Eden Rouge MAC Mattene Lipstick

Apple Red Lime Crime Carousel Lip Gloss

Killer Kween

My partner has received her package for the “Craft My Favorite Decade” swap, so I can post some of the stuff I made now. She liked the 18th century, so my crafts were inspired by Marie Antoinette. I did some research and watched both he PBS documentary and Sofia Coppola (very dissapointing) movie. I loved the tote bag so much, I made 2!

I’m starting with my favorite item. This tote bag is so awesome! I’m not a great sewer, but I gave myself a pat on the back for design. To think, I just had these scraps of fabric and lace laying around my craft room.
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This ruffle collar/neckwarmer was knitted in acrylic, then embellished with gray lace and gi’normous buttons.
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Trinkets included chandelier earrings (real and fake), crocheted cuff, a ring, cell phone charm, silhouette necklace and “Let them eat cake” mirror.
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My partner also liked the 50s, so I tossed in some retro nautical-ish things.
Nautical earrings:

Nautical hair clip

Mermaid and hibiscus necklace

I sent a few more things, but nothing worth blogging about. Thanks for looking!

Rockabilly Swap!!!

I really lucked out! My partner for the Craftster Rockabilly Swap was a fashion design teacher, so of course I got clothes! Not only did I get a rockin’ new outfit, but I also got a new apron, ring and wrist pin cushions, a makeup bag with matching coin purse, some glitzy barrettes, makeup brushes, magnets, pedi clippers, headband, and pinup girl compact and tin.

here are some pics of the small-ish stuff:
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here I am in the apron and headband (rawr!)
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here are the clothes off me:
top
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inside of pencil skirt
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waist cincher
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here are the clothes on me
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I couldn’t resist doing up the rockabilly makeup. I would’ve sported bigger hair if I had the right kind of pomade.

Here’s what I sent to my partner:

Reverend Horton Heat fabric patches
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ipod cozy
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stitch markers
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rosary
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coasters
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pin, phone charm and key chain
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sketchbook
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inside of sketchbook
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personalized stationary set:
box-
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bottom of box
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inside box
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note cards
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notepaper
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knitted drawstring bag
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the black and red bandanna fabric was also included in the package