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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

Pick of the Week: Tarte Cheek Stain


I can’t get enough of Tarte Cheek Stain. It looks so natural and blends so easily with your fingertips. A 1 ounce stick of this solid gel based stain will last you a lifetime. It’s loaded with anti-oxidant packed ingredients such as passion fruit, goji berry, and pomegranate extracts. It’s paraben and fragrance free, plus Tarte helps save the Amazon Rainforest! It’s a little pricey at $30, but if can, this would be a great splurge. Don’t know how to apply it? Watch my Quick Demo featuring Tarte’s limited edition True Blood Cheek Stain.

Thanks for watching my tutorial on how to apply Tarte Cheek Stain!

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Kitschkween is holding her very first contest giveaway! Subscribe to KitschkweenDIY on Youtube and Kitschkween on Vimeo. A user name will be randomly picked using an online raffler. The prizes are as follows:
Youtube Giveaway:
2 samples of That Gal makeup primer by Benefit Cosmetics
1 Deluxe sample of Posie Tint Cheek and Lip Stain by Benefit Cosmetics
1 Duo ended lip gloss in “Zone Out” and “Friends in High Places” By Benefit Cosmetics
1 Rollerball of “Miracle” EDP fragrance by Lancome
1 Giant Bow ring handmade by Kitshkween
1 Punky Rainbow ring handmade by Kitschkween


Vimeo Giveaway:
1 M.A.C. “Heartless” lipstick from the Venomous Villains collection
1 M.A.C. “Bite of an Apple” powder blush from the Venomous Villains collection
1 custom made signature “Kitsch” trucker hat handmade by Kitschkween

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The winner will be announced once Youtube subscribers reach 200 and Vimeo subscribers climb to 100. The winner can only claim the prize if they send a message directly to Kitschkween’s Youtube and/or Vimeo inbox depending on which contest they win. Good Luck!!!


Blushing Bride

We all have pictured our dream wedding. Everything is perfect, from the cake to the flowers, and especially the Bride. Enveloped in the gown she had been dreaming about since she was 7 years old- her makeup is flawless, not a single hair out of place, and her skin… glowing.

So how do you get that seraphic radiance that everyone envies? First of all, I have to say, STAY AWAY FROM SHIMMER on your face as much as possible. Shimmer on your eyes is okay, but any on your face will translate into oiliness on camera. The best way to achieve a healthy glow is with primers and highlighters. My favorite wedding day primer is Spotlight Skin Toning Perfector (Estee Lauder, $32). Instead of using this primer the conventional way, I like to mix it in with a

long lasting, matte finish foundation such as Lancome’s Teint Idole Ultra (Lancome, $40). Mixing the formulas, I don’t have to sacrifice my La Base Pro, and radiance is optimal.
After smoothing your foundation and illuminating primer of your choice over your face (as well as concealer in choice areas), apply a liquid highlighter to the parts of your face that the sun would naturally kiss. Your forehead, cheek apples, nose and chin are the most common areas. I like to add a little to defined jawlines and cheekbones for a softer look. My favorite highlighters are the Up-lighting Liquid Illuminator collection by Clinique ($22.50). These highlighters come in 4 shades; Natural, Blush, Peach, and Bronze. Follow with a matte finish loose powder.


Now that your base color is set, you can proceed with blush, eyes and lips. Minimal shimmer blush in shades of light pinks or corals work best to enhance a natural glow. My favorites are Estee Lauder’s Silky Powder Blush in Peach Nuance and Rose Nuance ($26). These variegated pressed powder blushes are shimmer free and have buildable coverage. A soft natural lip and eyeshadow in demure shades of pink and peach give a pretty touch to dewy perfection.

Makeup Mondays: Pink!


Until a few months ago the color pink made me uncomfortable. It was so feminine, so demure, so “girly.” To me, “girly” was a bad thing. It meant giddy, air headed, boy crazy and shallow; everything I didn’t want to be. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I would tell people “no pink please,” in fear that she would inherit those traits by simply wearing the color. Well, just a few weeks ago I admitted to the Facebook world that I liked pink! What really triggered my admiration for the color was Aaron de Mey’s debut color line for Lancome, Pink Irreverence.

I was practically forced into liking pink. As I looked through my Lancome spring business planner, I stopped jaws dropped on the pages gushing with hot pinks and sparkly blacks. I could hardly contain my excitement…for pink? A couple months later the line launched, and I was surprised to find out that I actually looked good in it! I then declared that anyone can wear pink. It’s just a matter of finding the perfect shade for you.

I would go into detail about how to chose and wear the right pink for you, but cosmetiholic already interviewed me for this very subject. I was featured on her “Makeup Artist Monday” article back in June. You can view the blog here: http://cosmetiholic.com/2009/05/31/makeup-artist-monday-marissa-rhoades.aspx
Here are some of my favorite pinks:

Eye shadow:

Lips:

  • “Bamboo Pink” Long Last Soft Shine Lipstick by Clinique ($14),
  • “Rock Icon Fuchsia” Color Fever Lipstick ($25), and “Electric Pink La Laque Fever Gloss ($26) by Lancome
  • Posie Tint Lip and Cheek Stain by Benefit ($28)


Blush:

  • Iced Lotus” Blushing Blush by Clinique ($18.50)
  • “Rose Fresque” Blush Subtil and “Shimmer Pink Pool” Blush Subtil Shimmer by Lancome ($29.50)
  • “Thrrrob” cheeck powder by Benefit ($28)