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Everything You Need to Know About Pin Up – Episode 2: Makeup (Part 1)

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Pin up makeup is an art in its own. The fun comes in creating the exact look for your mood or style you’re looking for. If you’re going for the innocent belle , sexy pin up or playful fun look pin up makeup can be a tell tale. This is a classic art form that combines feminine, sultry and fun style all wrapped up in one. In the 1950s, many women used neutral eye shadows, black eyeliner, red lipstick or light lip gloss to create classy makeup trends. Famous stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn all demonstrated the classic makeup trends that flourished during the era.


Referring to the name itself, signifies the base of any make up. Before you start you should consider the base it is very necessary. Foundation makes the entire process and final look more complete. A well balanced tone will be reflected when applied correctly. If you use liquid or cream foundation, dot the foundation onto your face and blend it using a damp sponge or foundation brush. If you use a powder foundation, use a dry makeup sponge. If you want heavier coverage, lightly dampen the sponge. My personal preference is to start with a matte face moisturizer and then I like to mix my foundation with a little luminizer for a glowy effect. Once your foundation has been applied, it’s time to conceal any imperfections that weren’t covered up by your foundation. Under the eyes and blemishes are common things that may need a little extra help. Set your foundation using your powder brush to lightly dust face powder over the foundation. If necessary, apply a second coat. Consider water resistant foundations if you are working for a professional shoots.
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Brows shape your face and enhance your eyes. Your grandma used to pencil them on really thick or really thin. Luckily, you have multiple options and colors to fill your eyebrows subtly and attractively. Select a brow filler that’s a shade or two lighter than your hair. Begin with freshly plucked or waxed brows. Create a thicker brow with a sharp eyebrow pencil using light, feathery strokes, adding color to thinner areas. Define thin brows with a brow powder. Use a flat angled brow brush and color over the natural shape of the brow. Apply to the outer edges first, then move to the area closer to the nose. Groom your brows with a clean mascara brush or similar tool. Move loose hairs into place and blend color for a more natural appearance. Use a brow powder with a waxy base to keep hairs in place throughout the course of the day. Or use a very small amount of brow gel or alcohol-free hair gel on the brush when grooming your brows.
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Blush and Contouring

Blush adds a little color to your life, providing dry or lusterless skin with a healthy, youthful glow. Choosing the right shade of blush makes you look as if you’ve just returned from a brisk walk or a beach vacation, even if you’ve just woken up. In addition, blush can subtly change the whole appearance of your face. With the right application, blush adds contouring and definition to your cheeks, providing the illusion of a slimmer face. Locate the natural contours of your face. Suck in your cheeks and note the spots where your cheeks naturally indent. The purpose of contouring is to subtly emphasize these hollows, creating the look of more prominent, sculpted cheekbones. Apply blush to the hollow of your cheek. Using a brush with an angled head, coat the brush with a light layer of blush. For the area beneath the cheekbones, choose a blush that is several shades darker than your natural complexion, avoiding vivid colors. Sweep the brush along the underside of your cheekbone, starting at the edge of the ear and ending in the center of the cheek, several inches below the outer corner of your eye. After several sweeps, gently blend the blush to create a more natural look. Apply blush to the apples of your cheeks. Find the apples by smiling and noting the roundest parts of your face. Add rosiness and definition by applying a bright, complementary color to the apples of your cheeks, above the contouring lines. Use a rounded brush for the apples of your cheeks, blending the color slightly outward toward the edge of your ear. Highlight the top of your cheekbones. Create a dewy look and a stronger contrast with your contouring blush by using a light, shimmery blush on the tops of your cheekbones. Use a brush or your fingertips to lightly blend the blush on the area directly beneath your eye sockets. Cream or liquid blush works well for sheer highlighting. Blend. Once you have applied the three different shades of blush, gently blend them together for a more cohesive and natural look. Focus on the borders where each shade meets, blending lightly.
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