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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…Makeup Remover Facial Towelettes

It’s late. You’re tired. You’re too lazy to take off your makeup. All you want to do is flop face down on your cold fluffy pillow and clock out. There’s only one problem. That voice in your head nagging at you about the breakout you’ll probably wake up with because you slept with your makeup on. The solution? Makeup remover facial towelettes. It’s a fast, convenient way to remove all your makeup and sleep stress free. It’s ideal to remove makeup and thoroughly cleanse your face and moisturize every night, but let’s be honest…it doesn’t happen that way.



Here I review my top 3 picks for facial towelettes. The first is MAC Cosmetics Wipes (maccosmetics.com, $19.50). These remove makeup very well, have natural botanicals to help sooth and brighten skin, and have glycerin to attract moisture. The second is the Yes to Cucumbers Facial Towelettes (Drug Stores, $7). I love these wipes because they have Dead Sea salt which help to tone, brighten and clarify skin for a radiance boost. The third pick is The Body Shop Tea Tree Wipes (www.thebodyshop-usa.com, $12). In the summer, my skin tends to get a little oily and I break out occasionally. Tea Tree helps to keep skin clean and clear of acne without stripping any natural moisture.

Enjoy my video review of my top 3 makeup remover facial towelettes!

Pick of the Week…The Body Shop Seaweed Scrub

Body Shop Pore Cleansing Seaweed Facial Exfoliator
Ingredients from the ocean are my favorite for face and body. They brighten, clarify, add radiance, and minimize pores. My pick this week is the Body Shop Seaweed Scrub ($14.50). This facial exfoliator is for normal/combination to oily skin. My skin gets oily in the summer, so I have to keep a close eye on my oil balance. Just a little excess oil can cause a breakout. The main purpose of the Seaweed Scrub is to minimize pores by sloughing away excess oils, dirt and dead skin before you cleanse your face. Here is my video review and demo of The Body Shop Seaweed Scrub:

Pick of the Week…Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream

Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream SPF 30/PA++ is the best tinted moisturizer I’ve ever tried! My skin feels soft and smooth, my skin tone is bright and even, and I feel hydrated all day when I wear this magical Korean concoction. Watch my demo below to see my skin transform before your eyes!

Lioele’s BB creams only come in one shade that best suits very light to medium skin tones.
Here are some websites you can find Lioele Triple the Solution BB Cream SPF 30/PA++ Cream:
Amazon.com
Ebay
www.prettyandcute.com
www.liliesshop.net

Ask Marissa…Tinted Moisturizers with Good Coverage

Jane Doe: What’s a good tinted moisturizer that still has decent coverage?

Me: I have 2 tinted moisturizers that I LOVE! The first one is MAC Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15. It gives great light to moderate coverage while providing 8 hours of time released moisture. It really evens out my skin tone and has a natural finish so it doesn’t look like I’m wearing any makeup. I love this product because while it perfects the look of my skin, it also protects and prevents my skin from environmental damage and aging. It’s water based, so it’s safe for all skin types.

My second favorite is Lioele Whitening & Wrinkle Care BB Cream SPF 30 (or Triple the Solution BB Cream on some websites). This is a Korean tinted moisturizer that contains ingredients like yogurt and hyaluronic acid to keep your skin soft and moisturized, and a high SPF to prevent sun damage and aging. This has medium coverage ans makes my skin look flawless. Since I started wearing this, I get so many compliments on my skin.