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Happy Friday! So glad, it’s the weekend. 🙂 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.
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, chose 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. 🙂
Blogging in fall has been a lot harder for me than blogging in the summer. I tend to slow down and I feel less inspired. I promised to show you my beauty routine in my last post. I like to maximize my time and take about 20-30 minutes to get ready.
Before hair and makeup!
Eyebrows filled in and eyeliner done!
Completed #retromodern look!
Step 1. Moisturize! I used Clinique’s Moisture Surge. I like how lightweight it is and that you can also use it as a mask. I also use Benefit’s It’s Potent under eye cream which is great for under eye circles.
Step 2. I didn’t use to wear a primer, but since I like to stay current with makeup trends and thought I would give it a try. I saw an article on an inexpensive primer on my favorite DIY website Brit+Co and they raved about NYC’s Smooth Skin Perfecting Primer. I think it’s awesome and I like that is has a little shimmer to the product.
Step 3. Line your eyes. I like to line my eyes before I put on other makeup in case I mess up my eyeliner. I use Mary Kay’s gel eyeliner in black. I, of course, have to wing out my eyeliner. Make sure to stretch your eyelid to get a sturdy line. If you mess up, keep Q-tips handy and eye makeup remover close by.
Step 4. Now, I’m not a huge proponent of a lot of eyeshadow so I like to stick to a simple routine of swiping on two main colors and then a highlight color. I like purple shades so I used Clinique’s Twilight Mauve and Brandied Plumon my eyes. I put the darker color on my crease and the light color above my crease. I also use a white eyeshadow to highlight under my brow bone (any white will do!) Next, put on your favorite mascara, I use Maybelline’s Great Lash Mascarain black. I like to use two coats and use an eyelash comb to comb through any clumps that may occur!
Step 5. Conceal! This is a very important step and I always use concealer even if I’m in a hurry. I like e.l.f.’s Essential Cover Everything Concealer.This concealer is awesome and very inexpensive. I used this concealer for concealing my eyebrows last year when I was Cruella Deville for Halloween last year. Make sure to conceal not just under eye area but the areas that get red like under your nose, forehead, chin etc.
Step 6. Put on your favorite foundation or tinted moisturizer. I’m not a big fan of foundation since I like a more natural look. My favorite product is tinted moisturizer since it’s lightweight, has SPF, and is sheer. I use Cover Girl’s tinted moisturizer BB Cream. I like to dab the product on each cheek, my forehead, chin, and neck. Next, I blend the product in an upward motion.
Step 8. Blush. I like Mary Kay’s duo blush in Juicy Guava. I like to use the light taupe color as a highlighter. I brush it on both sides of my nose and the area above where I put my blush.
Step 9. Lips. I like to use lip liner all over my lips, I like Rimmel’s Red Diva lip liner. Next, I use a liquid red lip color, I swear by Mary Kay’s Radiant Red liquid lip color. My new favorite is NYX’s red lipstick inChaos.
Retro Hair Style
I followed a cool retro Youtuber Vintageous to bump up my hair to the side with a couple bobby pins and hairspray. Here are her easy on the go pinup hairstyles below!
Well, there you have it on how I get ready! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did. If you’re in a time crunch you can always skip a few steps.
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 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! 🙂
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
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.
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 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.
1920s makeup inspired by Madeyewlook.
1920s Makeup Take 1!
1920s Flapper Makeup. Take 1! Gold Bracelets, Forever 21.
Rockin’ the 1920s makeup!
Below is my 1920s make up look 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 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.
Dillard’s Heather Gray Lace Top.
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. 🙂 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 also come is black too.
Blue Lace Vintage Skirt sold by jeansdavenport on Etsy.
I scored mine at Target which is of course one of my favorite stores. I found some similar 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 hand makes her feather earrings, plus her feathers are handmade-bonus!
Handmade brown feather earrings. Made by MySoulAfire on Etsy.
Rocking my DIY earrings , brown feather earrings. and H&M friendship bracelet.
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. 🙂 I also found another cool place for handmade bracelets.
Shot by Gillian Stephanie Uang’s blog-ByDetails. Bracelets-BraidsandBonds 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”!