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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:

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

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

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

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

Eden Rouge MAC Mattene Lipstick

Apple Red Lime Crime Carousel Lip Gloss

Wonder Woman Makeup Tutorial

I love the new Wonder Woman makeup collection from M.A.C.! Everything down to the packaging is top notch. I got the Mineralize Skinfinish Powder ($35), “Lady Justice” eye shadow quad ($40), “Red Russian” matte lipstick ($15.50), “Wonder Woman” lipglass ($20), and “Themyscira” blue Opulash mascara ($15). There’s really no point in doing a review on this line because everything M.A.C. creates is amazing. I’ll cut to the chase and show you all my new tutorial!

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!