Pin-up Girl

It’s been a while since I’ve worn a good victory roll with red lippy and a cat eye, so I decided to go for it in the traditional pin-up style way. In this post I will be giving you a classic pin-up makeup tutorial, as well as two simple hairstyles.

Firstly, use a pale base. I used my L’Oreal Infallible 24 Hour Fondation in Porcelain, and then lightened it with some translucent powder, which also gave a more matte finish


Then apply blush on the apples of your cheeks and sweep upwards. I used the Rimmel x Kate sculpting palette blush, which is quite a rosy pink shade – go all out on the blush.


I did relatively natural brows lining them with Freedom Brow Pomade in Auburn and applying Natural Collection’s Dark Brow Gel. Leave them a little messy, they didn’t have Instagram Brows in the 50’s.

Use neutral shades for your eyeshadow. I used the Rimmel x Kate sculpting highlight and contour shades, using the shimmery gold on the lid and the contour on the crease, blending it outwards.


Next I used my Rimmel Glam Eyes liquid liner and created a sleek and sexy cat eye (with the help of some masking tape, there you go, now you know my secret), and finished the eyes with some Roller Lash mascara from Benefit.


All that was left to do was the lips and when you’re going for the pin-up look, you need a classic red lip. I used the Sleek Matte Me mini in Old Hollywood.

Now for hair. The first look is a victory roll:

Section the front section of your hair off, you can either tie the rest up, or leave it down.

Backcomb the living daylights out of it.

Smooth the outer layer of hair so that the backcombing can’t be seen; I recommend a good tangle teaser for this.

Wrap your hair around your fingers to create a roll.

Slide the roll off your fingers, position it, and pin. Voi-la. There’s your victory roll.

The next look is a barrel roll. Again you should section off your hair and brush it forward.

Start at the bottom and curl your hair towards you, wrapping it around your fingers, or even a pencil.

Once you reach the top, pin each side ad hairspray. You can add extra pins where needed.

Beff xx


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