This tutorial was inspired from an email I received from a soon-to-be bride requesting a kind of 40′s/ “The Notebook”/Vintage look. She is going to have a vintage inspired photoshoot soon and wanted to know what look I would recommend. I showed her the picture below of makeup that I recently did and decided to follow up with this tutorial to explain how I did it. For this tutorial, I have listed the brands and shades of the makeup used. The chance that we both have the exact same shades of eyeshadow and lipstick are slim to none so….find eyeshadows that are shades of brown in light, medium and dark. When picking out a lipliner and lipstick for this look, I would recommend picking one that has blue undertones—this will make your teeth look whiter!!I hope you enjoy!!!
MAC Paint Pot in “Soft Ochre”, Maybelline Eyestudio Gel Liner in “Blackest Black”, NYX Lipstick in “Chic Red” ,MAC Eyeshadows in: “Kid”, “Espresso” and “Blackberry”. Not Pictured : a lip liner in a color that matches the lipstick, Andrea lashes #33 and a highlighter I used from a NYX palette that is nameless.
Apply concealer all over the top of the lid and underneath the eye and set it with powder. Take your MAC Paint Pot (or whatever eyeshadow primer you choose to use-I know Urban Decay has another great one) and apply that all over the lid. Now we can begin!
Take your lightest eyeshadow shade (for me that is MAC “Kid”) and apply it all over the lid to the bottom of the brow bone. I used a big fluffy/blending brush for this part. It should look something like this:
Take your second darkest shade (for me that would be MAC’s “Espresso”) and sweep it from the outer corner in-stopping when you reach just past the center of the eye. Then, starting from the outer corner again…sweep it down and across the lid stopping at the center of the eye. Next, you are going to apply your darkest shadow (I used MAC’s “Black Berry” ) with a bullet/crease brush into the crease or the “V” that I am sure you have heard all of the time. You want to make a line that looks like this: >.
After you have applied your two darker colors, take your big fluffy and blend them all together. Keep going in a “sweeping” motion until you reach your desired level of blending. The more you blend the lighter your color will get and you will lighten the “V” you applied in the crease. You should end up with something that looks like this:
Using a stiff brush, take a very light highlighter (I used one that is very close to pure white) and apply it from the brow bone down to the corner of the eye. Also apply it from the corner of the eye in to just before the center of the eye. Blend this in with your big fluffy or blending brush.
Take a gel or liquid liner (I always use Maybelline’s Eyestudio gel liner because it stays on foreeeeeever) and apply it thinly to the upper lash line from the inside corner to the outside corner. Now we are going to wing the liner. Starting at the outside corner, draw a “Wing” upward that is diagonal to the end of the brow ( so that if you kept going it would run straight into it). It should look like this:
Lastly, apply your lashes (I use Andrea #33 lashes because they look great on everyone) and apply your mascara so that your lashes blend in with your “New” lashes. I often have to measure these lashes on peoples eyes first and then snip off some at the end to fit their eye. You should now be done with your eyes (yay!) and they should look like this:
This is how to get a matte lip with some staying power!!! Take your lip liner and a cool red shade and line your lips. Then fill in your lips with the same liner. Now apply your lipstick on top of that liner. If you mess up, or some color roams outside of the lines….simply take a small brush with some foundation or concealer on it and go over that color to fix it. Finally, take some translucent powder and brush it over the lips-this will set it and mattify it. As for the rest of the face, I would apply a little blush to the apples of the cheeks and some bronzer underneath the cheekbones to make them pop. Your finished product should look something like this:
I didn’t blend my darks out a lot because I wanted you to see the “V”…..and also because I happen to like it darker : ). If you want to change this into a smokey eye all you have to do is line the waterline with gel liner and smudge some of your dark brown underneath the eye. As with any look you can play around with it and go lighter or darker on the eye or do a coral or more burgundy lip!
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