WHEN thinking of vintage make-up, stars like Audrey Hepburn come to mind. Not only is she still considered a beauty icon after more than 50 years, but her make-up style also defined the era. Use this guide to create the perfect pin-up girl inspired look in celebration of the starlet’s birthday.
Pale alabaster skin is the perfect base for the vintage look. Wear sunscreen and a hat when spending a day out in the sun to keep your complexion pale. Make sure to prep the skin by washing, toning and moisturising before applying any make-up. Get the doll-like look with the help of a mineral foundation one shade lighter than your natural skin tone. Follow with a light layer of loose or pressed powder that matches the foundation.
Lightly sweep a peachy coloured blush on the cheeks. Rose and pastel hues of pink were also favourites of the stars of old.
The most classic and chic beauty statement that a woman can make is with red lips. Add a dash of gloss to the centre of the lips. If you’re going for a daytime look, pick a softer or sheerer shade of red. For evenings, go bolder, so your lips stand out.
For the pin-up look the lips are usually the main focus, so the eyes are kept pretty and natural with dramatic liner to create a nice balance. Use liquid or gel liner starting from the inner corners of the eyes toward outer corners, and going from thin to thicker at the ends, finish off with a wing to the side of the eye. This will give you that cat-eye look that olden day pin-up girls did so well. The bottom lash line may be lined, but keep the water line bare or add white liner to achieve that wide-eyed look. Curl lashes and apply mascara liberally. Add false eye lashes and apply some more mascara to blend the false lashes with your own.
Neaten eyebrows with an eyebrow brush and fi ll brows in with a thin slanted brush and matt e shadow to define them. Don’t be afraid to make eyebrows appear fuller than they actually are. Eyebrows were a big trend for pin-ups!