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Happy Friday! So glad, it’s the weekend. 🙂 Anyway, I did a makeup look awhile back that I think would work great as a makeup look for Valentine’s Day. Feel free to recreate this fun and sparkly look.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Pretty in Pink and Purple.
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.
The eyes say it all!
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.
I’m not a fan of heavy foundation so I opted for a BB Cream. I used Covergirl’sTinted Moisturizer in fair to light. I also sometimes wear concealer, go ahead choose your favorite one. I personally like e.l.f.’sCover 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’sduo 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.
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.
Truly, Truly Outrageous!
First, I used Beautique’s Jumbo Lip Crayon in Shocking all over my lips. Next, I put on Sally girlmini mood lipstick in Magic Pink. Finally, I put on Sally Girl’sSparkle Effects loose glitter in Princess Pink all over my lips with my finger.
I love bright pink lips that sparkle!
Pretty in Pink and Purple.
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. 🙂
Happy Friday! I’m finally get into the groove of being a fashion blogger. I’ve decided that all my posts are going to be centered around retro with a twist of modern, retro modern. So I can see your ensembles, Please tag on my Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with your retro inspired outfits with the tag, #retromodern. Retro fashionistas unite! Remember to dream big start small. I will be posting my thrift store adventures at an eclectic thrift store. I was able to score some awesome 50s style glasses that I will be making over. Stay tuned!
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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 I even like mixing the different decades of fashion. Below I’m rocking a 1920s makeup with my clothes having a 1980s vibe with a pinch 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! 🙂
One of my favorite 80’s movies. The Breakfast Club.
Molly Ringwald (R) in the classic 80s movie Pretty in Pink! Photo credit: Maegan Tintari on Flicker.com
First off, let’s start with the makeup, I was told to check out the awesome YouTuber and fierce body painter-Madeyewlook who creates amazing characters using body paint. I immediately loved her videos especially her makeup tutorial about ketones, which are substances that are made when the body breaks down fat for energy when carbohydrates are low. She is a diabetic and I love how she is getting out awareness through her makeup.
Body Painter: Madeyewlook’s ketone tutorial.
My 1920s Makeup:
Moving onto my 1920s makeup, I recreated Madeyewlook’s flapper-inspired makeup.
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: For the eyes, I used Hard Candy’s sparkly pink eyeliner on my lower lash line (I think this color is discontinued). My black eyeshadow is from the Balm’s face palette: Balmbini Volume 2, but you can use any black eyeshadow. My eyeliner is Mary Kay’s black gel liner. For my 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. You can also use NYX‘s lip pencil as well. I made sure to blot my lips and then reapply to get more payoff. 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 base, I used e.l.f.’sConcealer to touch up any imperfections after filling in my eyebrows with black eyeshadow. I don’t use foundation so I skipped that part and went straight to powder, again I used e.l.f.’s pressed powder with a fluffy brush! For blush, I used Mary Kay’s duo mineral cheek blush in Juicy Guava to finish the look.
1920s makeup inspired by Madeyewlook.
1920s Makeup Take 1!
1920s Flapper Makeup. Take 1! Gold Bracelets, Forever 21.
Below is my 1920s makeup version 2!
L: are my purple DIY Duct Tape Feather earrings from Brit+Co!
Check out my fun nails. 🙂 My floralnail 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’sCool 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 grey lace top 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.
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 flashback 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 the purple version. 🙂 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.
H&M’s Purple lace skirt: This skirt also comes in black!
Blue Lace Vintage Skirt sold by jeansdavenport on Etsy.
I scored mine at Target, which is one of my favorite stores. I found some similar ones on Amazon from Hue.
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. 🙂 I couldn’t find them online but I found MySoulAfire‘s Etsy shop. She handcrafts them and I love supporting artists this way.
Handmade brown feather earrings. Made by MySoulAfire on Etsy.
Rocking my DIY earrings, brown feather earrings, & H&M’s braided bracelet.
I found my braided bracelet on clearance from H&M. Again, I couldn’t find the exact one but I found some other cool bracelets that would 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. Ana makes one of a kind friendship bracelets. Please visit her shop. 🙂 I also found another cool place for handmade bracelets on Facebook.
Shot by Gillian Stephanie: Braids and Bonds Bracelets.
Forever Tied Together handmade 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”!