It might be the 21st century, but that doesn’t mean a decades-old pin up girl makeup look isn’t equally as alluring in 2019 as it was way back when. Renowned for simple face makeup paired with winged eyeliner, a bold red lip, and an equally as eye-catching victory roll hairstyle, we’ll always have a special place in our hearts for pin up makeup. Sound like something you might want to try on for size? Follow the steps below to bring your retro makeup look to life!
STEP #1: PRIME YOUR FACE
If you’re going to spend time perfecting a pin-up beauty look, you might as well take the time to make sure it lasts. To do so, determine whether you want to rock a glowing or matte finish and apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer or L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Lock Makeup Primer accordingly.
STEP #2: APPLY FOUNDATION
Next, it’s time for some coverage to achieve that prized porcelain pin-up look. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Up to 24HR Fresh Wear Foundation, Lightweight—which has buildable coverage perfect for achieving a flawless complexion—using a stippling motion and the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender.
STEP #3: TOUCH UP WITH CONCEALER
After applying foundation, take note of any areas that could use a little extra coverage or brightening. Apply the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage in those areas, making sure to blend everything out for a natural look.
STEP #4: APPLY BLUSH
Yup, we’re skipping the contour and highlight and jumping straight to blush. That’s because back in the day, makeup not only looked simple but actually was. To get the look, apply some of the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup or the L’Oréal Paris infallible Longwear Blush Shaping Stick onto the apples of your cheeks, sweeping up toward your temples.
STEP #5: LOCK YOUR LOOK WITH SETTING POWDER OR SPRAY
Now that your face makeup look is complete, make it last with a quick dusting of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Sweep & Lock Loose Setting Powder or a spritz of the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray.
STEP #6: APPLY LIGHT EYE SHADOW
Eye makeup time! When it comes to your lids, keep it simple with the lightest colors from the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Scented Eyeshadow Palette. You can use one color all over your lid or use two to create a slight contour along your crease. You choose!
STEP #7: TRACE KITTEN TIPS
Next, trace your lash lines with the L’Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner, using the cat eye stencil at the outer corners to create the perfect kitten flick.
Editor’s note: Need a little more info on using an eyeliner stencil? Here’s How to Perfect Your Cat Eye with a Stencil.
STEP #8: APPLY MASCARA
No matter the decade, no eye makeup look is complete without done-up lashes. To make the most of your makeup, start by coating your lashes with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara Primer/Base, then follow with the L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Mystic Black.
STEP #9: PENCIL IN EYEBROWS
Back in the day, super filled-in eyebrows weren’t the look. Instead, eyebrows just looked naturally full thanks to not being over-plucked. To get the look, use an ultra-fine eyebrow pencil, like the L’Oréal Paris Brow Stylist Definer Mechanical Pencil, to create small hair-like strokes throughout your eyebrows for a natural look.
STEP #10: FINISH WITH A BOLD RED LIP
Last but not least, pucker up! Take the top off the L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Matte Lip Liner in In-Matte-Uated with You and line your lips, taking the time to accentuate your cupid’s bow and slightly over-line your lips for the ultimate pin-up pout. Then, reach for the L’Oréal Paris Rouge Signature, Lasting Matte Liquid Lipstick in I Don't to fill your lips in.
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