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A pretty retro look fresh and easy enough for everyday
If like me you love retro style and want to incorporate it into your daytime makeup routine without going all out glam, this is a quick and easy way to add some pretty pin-up touches.

Posted by LauraElizabethWaddell from Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom • Published See LauraElizabethWaddell's 4 projects »
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  • Step 1

    First, apply your everyday foundation. This is a quick and easy look, but I suggest you use a brush to apply it because I find it really helps to give that soft and smooth look that's perfect for a fresh pin-up style. (If you're not used to using a brush, it's an easy habit to pick up!)

  • How to create a pin-up makeup look. Daytime Pin Up Makeup - Step 2
    Step 2

    Secondly, use a cream eyeshadow pencil all over your lid. To open up the eyes and make them pop, I also like to add a little bit extra in the inside corners. I really like eyeshadow pencils for daytime because they're so easy to use and save a bit of time. Because this is a simple look, we're not going to bother with adding any more shading.

  • How to create a pin-up makeup look. Daytime Pin Up Makeup - Step 3
    Step 3

    Next, use liquid eyeliner to create a sharp pin-up flick. A trick I like to use is to first outline the flick using a pencil liner. This way, you can get both sides even, redrawing if necessary, then just trace them with the liquid liner. Another tip is to use the pencil as an angle guide - I like to angle my flicks up towards the end of my eyebrows.

  • How to create a pin-up makeup look. Daytime Pin Up Makeup - Step 4
    Step 4

    Here's a fun bit. Although this is a simple look, adding some beautiful lashes will give it that extra pin-up pretty factor without going too overboard on the drama for daytime. I'm using Timid Lashes in Zoey, which are a perfect shape for pin-up looks.

    When using eyelashes, I like to bend and flex them a little bit first before I add the glue, to make sure they'll be pliable enough for the shape of my eyes. Then, after adding the glue all along the edge and waiting a minute or so for it to become tacky, I press the lash on, meeting my lash line. Don't be afraid to touch it to make sure it is on securely.

    At this stage, you can also add a little bit of mascara on your bottom lashes.

  • How to create a pin-up makeup look. Daytime Pin Up Makeup - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now add some blusher. Choose a shade that matches your skin tone. I've gone for a light pink and applied it to the apples of my cheeks. Blusher really helps make this look, adding a pretty pinup freshness.

  • How to create a pin-up makeup look. Daytime Pin Up Makeup - Step 6
    Step 6

    Finally, although a lot of pinup looks use red lipstick, today I've chosen a medium pink which keeps the look fresh and sweet for daytime.

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Dark Rose
Dark Rose · 4 projects
You remind me of that girl who features in Blood on the Dance Floor's music video of Bewitched Happy
(it's a compliment) haha
LauraElizabethWaddell
LauraElizabethWaddell · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 5 projects
Oh haha thank you!
Dark Rose
Dark Rose · 4 projects
Yeah, I think you have to watch the video because the singer wears weird makeup, but the girl on the rollercoaster is the picture I'm talking about Happy just in case you got the wrong girl ^^
LauraElizabethWaddell
LauraElizabethWaddell · Edinburgh, Scotland, GB · 5 projects
Yeah as soon as I saw the hairband thing I got who you meant Happy
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