Thursday, April 14, 2011

Pin Up Makeup

Pinup style can be cultivated very easily with just a couple of key products and simple placement.

This timless transformation into temptress Marilyn Monroe is beautiful, trendy and still classy. You don't necessarily need to be more beautiful or more buxom than the next woman: it's really a matter of emphasizing a few highly desirable assets with makeup. Here's how to achieve your inner pinup. Lets take inspiration from modern day burlesque star Dita Von Teese or singer Katy Perry).

A modern day pinup should channel the '50s by way of cat-like eye makeup, bold lips and wavy hair. A bright orange or blue red, pillowy pout is the focus of this sensual look: Make bright lipstick and liner last by first applying foundation and translucent powder to bare lips, then create a rounded or pointed cupid's bow with lip liner (add definition by drawing just outside the lines with a flesh-toned concealer pencil).

Select a snow-white or sheer shimmery shadow for the lid, and rim the top and bottom lashes with black liquid liner, extended a few millimeters beyond the outer corners. Add dimension with a dark shadow applied in the crease and blend well with a contouring eye shadow brush. A brow pencil a few shades darker than your natural hair will make your arches appear more defined. Brow stencils can be used to help you create symmetry.

The pinup's skin has a paler, more powdery finish than the average gal and a strategically drawn faux mole under the eye lends a sexy touch. A heavier foundation will help you achieve this look and you can add a pink or peach blush to accent a doll like cheeck.