Category Archives: Makeup Looks

Hello Lovelies,

Happy Friday!¬† So glad, it’s the weekend. ūüôā ¬†Anyway, I did a makeup look awhile back that I decided would work great as a look for Valentine’s Day. ¬†Feel free to recreate this fun and sparkly look.

Recreate this look:

Eyes:¬†First off, I started with a neutral brown color in e.l.f’s¬†brightening quad eyeshadow ($1), all over the lid. ¬†Second, I used Profusion’s Absolute Eyes Palette¬†and used the dusty rose color at the corner of my eyes with e.l.f’s¬†contouring brush. Next, I used NYX‘s Primal eyeshadow in Hot Pink for $5 (a steal!) ¬†Again, I used a contouring brush and swept the hot pink shadow above my crease, I also took this color and lined my lower lashes¬†with a damp angled brush. Make sure to blend the hot pink in the crease with an eyeshadow brush, to blend out the color. ¬†Finally, I used a gel liner and winged out my eyeliner! *Tip: I like to use an angled brush to apply gel eyeliner. ¬†Oh and don’t forget to curl your lashes and use your favorite mascara.

Face: First, I primed my face with NYC‘s Perfecting Primer¬†(I like that it has a shimmer to it). ¬†I found it at Walmart for just under $4.

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I’m not a fan of heavy foundation so I opted for a BB Cream. ¬†I used Covergirl’s Tinted Moisturizer in fair to light. I also sometimes wear concealer, chose your favorite one. ¬†I personally like e.l.f.’s¬†Cover Everything concealer. ¬†Don’t forget to powder your face with a big fluffy brush, I used e.l.f.’s ¬†flawless face powder in Ivory. ¬†Next, I used a pink blush, I chose what I had which is Mary Kay’s duo cheek color in Juicy Guava. ¬†*Tip: I like to use the neutral shade as a highlighter above my blush, under my nose, on the chin, and by the hairline.

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Lips: For the lips, I used products from Sally’s Beauty Supply. ¬†The quality of these products wasn’t the best, but it was some of the makeup I had left over from my Jem and the Holograms look from Halloween. ¬†

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Truly, Truly Outrageous!

 

First, I used Beautique’s Jumbo Lip Crayon in Shocking all over my lips. ¬†Next, I put on¬†Sally girl mini mood lipstick in Magic Pink. ¬†Finally, I put on Sally Girl’s Sparkle Effects loose glitter in Princess Pink all over my lips with my finger.

There you have it, a fun and flirty ¬†Retro Inspired Valentine’s Day makeup look! ¬†Let me know if you recreate this look and tag me on my social media with the hashtag #retromodern so I can see your look. ūüôā

Cheers,

~Ruth

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My Retro Style with a twist of modern part 1: Mixing the decades.

Hello retro fashionistas,

It’s almost the end of summer, where did July go? Anyway, today we are going to explore my retro style with a twist of modern! I love to mix patterns and even like mixing the different decades of fashion. Below I am rocking a 1920s make up look with an 1980s vibe with a dash of modern thrown in. I was told when I wore this outfit it reminded them of the actress Molly Ringwald from the iconic 80s movie the Breakfast club! ūüôā

One of my favorite 80's movies. The Breakfast Club.

One of my favorite 80’s movies. The Breakfast Club.

Molly Ringwald (R) in the classic  80s movie Pretty in Pink!

Molly Ringwald (R) in the classic 80s movie Pretty in Pink! Photo credit: Maegan Tintari on Flicker.com

Let’s start with my makeup: I was told to check out the awesome YouTuber fierce beauty guru-MadeYouLook who is a fantasy makeup artist. I immediately loved her stuff especially her make up tutorial about ketones, which are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy. She is a diabetic and I love how she is getting out awareness through her makeup.

Made up artsist Youtuber: MadeYouLook

Beauty Guru: MadeYouLook’s ketone tutorial.

My 1920s Makeup:

Moving on the my 1920s makeup, I recreated Madeyewlook’s flapper inspired makeup.

My 1920s makeup with a 1980 Molly Ringwald retro fashion look!

My 1920s makeup with a 1980s Molly Ringwald inspired look!

This makeup took a lot of blending, it took me multiple tries to get the eyes just right.  The pics with my hair down are my 1st attempt with this look.  I modernized this makeup by adding some sparkly pink eyeliner on the bottom of my lower lashes to give it a modern twist, plus I love glitter!

Makeup Details: ¬†Eyes-Hard Candy’s sparkly pink eyeliner, lower eye lashes. ¬†My black eye shadow is from the Balm’s face palette: Balmbini Volume 2 found on¬†Lovely skin, I highly recommend this palette. My eyeliner is¬†Mary Kay’s¬†black gel liner. ¬†Eyebrows- I used the black shadow from Balmbini with an angled brush. For my lipstick, I used Rimmel’s Red Diva lip liner¬†all over. ¬†I made sure to blot my lips. Next, I used Revlon’s bold red lipstick. ¬†To add a hint of shine I dusted NYC’s sparkly pink eye dust¬†on my lower lip. For my face-¬†I used e.l.f.’s Cover Everything Concealer¬†to touch up any imperfections after filling in my eyebrows with black eye shadow. This concealer¬†is awesome! I “erased” my eyebrows using this stuff.¬†I don’t use foundation so I skipped that part and went straight to powder again I used ¬†e.l.f.’s Ivory pressed powder¬†with a fluffy brush! ¬†Next, I used Mary Kay’s duo mineral cheek blush in Juicy Guava to finish the look.

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1920s makeup inspired by Madeyewlook.

1920s Makeup Take 1!

1920s Makeup Take 1!

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1920s Flapper Makeup. Take 1! Gold Bracelets, Forever 21.

Rockin' the 1920s makeup!

Rockin’ the 1920s makeup!

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Below is my 1920s make up look version 2!

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L are my purple DIY Duct Tape Feather earrings from Brit+Co!

Check out my fun nails. ūüôā ¬†My floral nail art is Revlon’s 3D Jewel Appliques-Wildflowers, Vintage Vibe. ¬†I love this product because you get 18 nail stickers including¬†a nail file, buffer, and cuticle stick. My red nails are from¬†Sally’s¬†Red Fire! Fire!¬†nail polish.

My scent: ¬†I like mixing scents, so I sprayed on my signature scent:¬†Davidoff’s¬†Cool Water¬†in the air and walked into the mist. ¬†I then dabbed on MaryKay’s scent Belara¬†on my pulse points. ¬†In the morning, I used Bath & Body Works wild honeysuckle body lotion.

My Molly Ringwald Inspired Outfit.

My black lace blouse is from Kohls that I scored last fall.  I found a similar one from H&M and a higher end version from Dillards on Shopstyle.

H&M's White Jersey Lace Top.

H&M’s White Jersey Lace Top.

Dillard's Heather Gray Lace Top.

Dillard’s Heather Gray Lace Top.

Head to toe eclectic retro fashion! My style. :-)

Head to toe eclectic retro fashion! #retromodern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My skirt is from Forever 21. ¬†I love their clothing and accessories. ¬†The quality isn’t the best but I love that you can rock current or flash back looks inexpensively! ¬†I couldn’t find my exact skirt but I found a similar¬†one on¬†H&M. This skirt comes in¬†purple or black. ¬†I personally like purple version. ūüôā After digging, I found a cute black lace skirt from Forever 21. ¬†If you truly want to go vintage I found an awesome blue lace skirt on Etsy.

 

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H&M’s Purple lace skirt. This also come is black too.

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue Lace Vintage Skirt sold by jeansdavenport on Etsy.

 

My Tights:

I scored mine at Target which is of course one of my favorite stores.  I found some similar on Amazon from Hue.

My Earrings:

My¬†duct tape purple earrings are my DIY from the inspirational Brit from Brit+Co. ¬†Brit is an original DoitGurl contributor. ¬†She now runs the DIY site that shows you how to decorate your house, teaches you fashion and beauty hacks, as well as style inspiration. You can buy kits on Brit+Co if you don’t have the time to spend shopping for DIY supplies. ¬†I highly recommend them! Below is the how to video on how to make your own duct tape feather earrings.

My brown feather earrings I found at¬†Fuego¬†ages ago. ¬†This is one of my favorite stores. ūüôā I couldn’t find them online but I found¬†MySoulAfire‘s Etsy shop. ¬†She hand makes her feather earrings, plus her feathers are handmade-bonus!

Handmade brown feather earrings. Made by MySoulAfire on Etsy.

Handmade brown feather earrings. Made by MySoulAfire on Etsy.

Rocking my DIY earrings and brown feather earrings.

Rocking my DIY earrings , brown feather earrings. and H&M friendship bracelet.

My Bracelets:

I found my friendship bracelet on clearance from H&M. ¬†Again, I couldn’t find the exact one but I found some other cool bracelets that would totally work to recreate my outfit! First, I wanted to shout out Forever Tied Together on Etsy. ¬†This shop is run by a young lady named Ana, she is currently on a mission to Honduras. ¬†Anna makes one of a kind friendship bracelets. Please visit her shop. ūüôā ¬†I also found another cool place for handmade bracelets.

Shot by Gillian Stephanie Uang from ByDetails fashion blog. Bracelets: BraidsandBonds Bracelets.

Shot by Gillian Stephanie Uang’s blog-ByDetails. Bracelets-BraidsandBonds Bracelets.

FTT handmade friendship bracelets.

FTT handmade friendship bracelets.

I hope you enjoyed this retro fashion post with a twist of modern as much as I did. ¬†I will be posting more of my eclectic style…stay tuned!

Before I leave you, I found an awesome female artist called AmbivalentlyYours, who you can find on Instagram. She also sells her art on Society 6!

Please remember to be yourself and not to “look at yourself through their eyes”!

~Ruth

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Photo credit: ambivalentlyyours.