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Getting Ready with Retro Ruth!

Hello October!

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.

BeforeHairandMakeup

Before hair and makeup!

Me before hair and makeup!

Eyebrows filled in and eyeliner done!

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After makeup!

AfterHairandMakeup

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 Plum on 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 Mascara in 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.
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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 7.  Powder.  I like to use a big fluffy brush to put on my compact powder. I like e.l.f.’s Essential Flawless Face Powder in Ivory.

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 colorMy new favorite is NYX’s red lipstick in Chaos

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.

Cheers,

~Ruth

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