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 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! 🙂
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.
My 1920s Makeup:
Moving onto my 1920s makeup, I recreated Madeyewlook’s flapper-inspired makeup.
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.’s Concealer 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.
Check out my fun nails. 🙂 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 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.
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.
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.
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!
Please remember to be yourself and not to “look at yourself through their eyes”!