Suddenly, I felt wildly inspired by the 50s – with a candyfuturistic twist of course!
- Coat: Tulle
- Belt: Paul Smith
- Skirt: ModCloth
- Tights: We Love Colors
- Rings: Forever 21
- Shoes: SoleStruck
- Hair bow: PuppyCatMeow
This retro-inspired look is all about the strong brows, over-sized eyes and bright-orange lips. False lashes and eyeliner are a-must!
Apply matte foundation and dab orange lipstick onto the apples of your cheeks, blending with a finger. You can also use orange-tinted blush if you have it – coordinating lips and cheeks will help bring the look together, and make orange lipstick worn on any complexion! I applied bronzer under my cheek bones to help them stand out even more. Define brows with a dark brown brow cake or eyeshadow – I recommend doing the brows first because they will dictate the shape of the eye.
Prime the eyelids with a primer (stay tuned for Lime Crime‘s revolutionary Candy Eyed Eyeshadow Helper coming this fall!). Apply Troubadour magic dust onto the center of the eye and over the crease. Define crease, outer corners and line lower lid with Medusa. Dab Top Hattie on inner corners, brow bone and just barely onto the center of the ball for a high-light. Using a black pencil, darken outer corners close to the lashes and fill in the waterline 2/3 through – this will elongate the eye.
Now let’s put on lots of eyeliner! You can use liquid or gel for this, whatever gives you that thick, fat line. First dab close to the lashes and then start building up the thickness – don’t be afraid to go bold! Wing it out almost as far as where your brows end. Apply false lashes.
Last, and most glamorous step, is lipstick. A lot of people are afraid of orange but it’s actually a color that works on almost everybody, as long as you coordinate it with your cheeks. I recommend applying My Beautiful Rocket directly from the tube onto clean, exfoliated lips – skip lip balm. This will help the color really hold on to your lips, resulting in some serious lasting power. Voila!
Deerlings: which look would you like to see me do next?