Beauty Tips From Pin Up Girls
World famous pin up, Bernie Dexter shares her beauty and style secrets.
Wardrobe & Style:
I have been a Rockabilly girl for 13 years and immersed myself in the culture. Music, home life and personal style!
I went to beauty college and learned all the classic techniques of hairstyling and make up. Nothing has changed with it other than trends, so it was very valuable training for a girl like me.
What I do when I get ready is, put on my favorite mix of rockabilly music, usually Levi Dexter, and start the beauty process. I learnt most of my techniques from watching my mother when i was growing up. She was a real glamourpuss - she even used false eyelashes!
I always do my make up first. I start out with a good moisturizer, then Mac studio make up and powder it down. I use Mac shadow to fill in the brows, then eyeshadow, blush, lip liner and then lipstick.
I like to do the top liner on the lid just before i put on my lashes, Hip gel liner by Laurel is amazing. Then mascara and I'm set. I LOVE Estee' Lauder mascara - Duo lash glue in clear is the best.
For hair, I just do a basic set with old fashion rollers for the smooth sily look. For the pin curled look with out the time and hassle, I actual pin curls with Hot Sticks! YES Hot sticks! Make sure you get those ends flat around the stick to avoid fish hooks! ;)
There is no set way of doing rolls or any pin up hairdo. I go by my mood and the way my hair feels like going - "go with the flow" to avoid frustration;)
Always remember to have fun - that is a lost art in itself!
You can find out more about Bernie, or pick up a pair of her signature heels, on her website.