A Classic Pin-up Girl Makeover

Happy “Makeover” Monday! With the theme of the current Makeup Utopia Challenge being “Old Hollywood”, I wanted to create something classic, virtually timeless and incredibly popular – Pin-up style! I took my inspiration largely from a look created by the late great Kevyn Aucoin, in his book Making Faces, on the beautiful Lisa Marie Presley. Here’s how it turned out:

Pinup Girl 1 Pinup Girl 2 Pinup Girl 3 Pinup Girl 4 Pinup Girl 5

For some reason I really struggled with my false lashes today. This was made more unfortunate by the fact that I had no dark lash glue. In the images where I’m looking down you can really see the mess of latex glue over the eyeliner.

I’m still posting these pictures – it’s important to share the good and the bad. I firmly believe in being honest with the Makeup Utopia community, and never photoshopping my FOTD images.

Products Used:


Pinup Girl Products 1

  • L’Oreal Paris Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base
  • Revlon Photo-Ready Makeup in 001 Ivory
  • Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer in Fair 1
  • M.A.C Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light


Pinup Girl Products 2

  • Inglot Eyeshadow in Matte #378 Dark Brown (brows)
  • Inglot Eyeshadow in Matte #390 Taupe (crease)
  • Inglot Eyeshadow in Matte #352 Flesh (lid)
  • Inglot Eyeshadow in Pearl #453 White (lid and brow highlight)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Secret Service (lower lashline)
  • Inglot Gel Eyeliner in #77
  • NYX Pencil Eyeliner in White
  • Benefit Bad Gal Lash Mascara in Black
  • Maybelline One by One Volume Express in Blackest Black
  • Maybelline Great Lash Lots of Lashes in Black
  • Duo Lash Glue


Pinup Girl Products 3

  • NYX Lipliner in 830 Currant
  • Ciccone Lipstick in Voluptas
  • Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Berber


Pinup Girl Products 4

  • Illamasqua Blush in Nymph

Have you mastered the art of pin-up girl makeup? How do you get your eyeliner flicks to sit perfectly?

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