How to Apply Pin Up Makeup

I adore pin up makeup. It's classic and classy, which makes it a great look for more than Halloween. Here's the how-to… 

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This is a simple look that makes an big impact. So grab your black eyeliner and red lipstick and let's get started!

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1. Start by applying foundation and concealer as you normally would.

2. Brush a nude shadow over eyelids. I used MAC Omega.

3. Fill in eyebrows with eyeshadow two shades darker than your hair color.  Mine is MAC Cork.

4. Eyebrows are key to this look. over-exaggerate the arch and the length.

5. Apply mascara. Don't overdo it. If adding false eyelashes, use half lashes. 

6.  Using either liquid or gel, apply eyeliner. I used a fine brush and MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack.

7. Extend the liner past the edge of your eyelid for a winged look.

8. Use a fluffy brush to apply a pink-hued powder blush to cheeks to create a natural flush.

9. Line outside natural lip line using a red lip liner. Use the same liner to fill in lips entirely. Apply red lipstick using a lip brush. I recommend MAC Cherry lip pencil and MAC Red lipstick. 

Set the whole look with a light dusting of powder and you've got a look any soldier would pin up in their locker.

 To complete the look, see my pin up hair tutorial  HERE .

To complete the look, see my pin up hair tutorial HERE.