Vintage Makeup: Step-by-Step GuidePosted on May 2, 2012 by Kristina in Beauty Tips
Vintage makeup techniques can vary depending on the look that you’re going for. The classic pin-up girl style from the 1940′s is one of the most popular types of vintage makeup. Pin-up girl styled makeup gives you a vintage feel with a classic and timeless look.
In my opinion, this vintage makeup style goes with nearly any outfit for a night out on the town to a day at work. To re-create vintage pin-up girl makeup, this step by step guide will give you the best ideas and techniques to use.
Tips how to do vintage makeup
1. To get started with any makeuoup process, this first step will clean the canvas and get your face ready for the makeup that you will be applying. First, wash your face and apply daily moisturizer. Wait for the moisturizer to dry before applying any makeup.
2. This step is not necessary, but I recommend it for those that have uneven skin tones and would like to give their face a smoother feel. Using a foundation primer, spread a small amount evenly over your skin. Next, take a liquid foundation and apply it with a foundation brush all over your face.
3. Use a vanilla or light colored eyeshadow to apply on both of your eye lids. An eyeshadow primer can be used first if your eye lids do not hold eyeshadow well.
4. Around the creases of your eye lids, apply a light brown colored eye shadow.
5. Using a black liquid eyeliner pencil or brush, line your upper lids and extend the line just past your eye lid creases.
6. In my opinion, having dramatic eye brows is one of the most important parts of mastering the vintage makeup look. With a dark powdered shadow, typically one or two shades darker than your natural eye brow color, apply the shadow by filling your eye brows in with an angled brush.
7. Apply mascara or fake eyelashes if preferred. A pink blush also looks nice on the apples of your cheeks.
8. Finish up the makeup with red lipstick that will give the whole look an extra pop.