My poor MAC Dare You lipstick has been collecting dust in my vanity all throughout the warm summer months, so I decided to take her out to play for today’s look. I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to do, but Jenn of Spiced Beauty suggested that I do a pin up look. I found this photo of Dita Von Teese that I thought would be perfect:
Source: Jim Spellman/WireImage via InStyle
Swatches (from left): UD Sin, UD Naked, MAC Sweet Chestnut, MAC Spiced Chocolate, MAC Dark Devotion, MAC Soft Brown
Get the Look
For the eyes, fill in your brows darker than you usually do (MAC Dark Devotion). Start with a matte base similar to your natural lid colour (UD Naked) all over the lid up to the brows. Take a shimmery cranberry (MAC Sweet Chestnut) into the crease and blend out. Smudge this colour on the lower lash line. Then using a pointed crease brush, deepen the crease with a matte black brown (MAC Dark Devotion). Again smudge on top of the cranberry on the lower lash line. Blend out the crease colours with a matte chocolate brown (MAC Spiced Chocolate). Blend above the crease colour with a medium brown (MAC Soft Brown) to soften. Highlight the inner lower lash line with a shimmery champagne (UD Sin).
Start lining the eyes by smudging the black brown on the top lash line and wing out, and trace on top with a black liquid liner (Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner). Apply mascara to the top lashes (Marcelle Power Volume Mascara), and top off with big, big, BIG lashes (shu uemura Smoky Layers false lashes).
For the cheeks, apply a matte rose blush (Chanel Rose Temptation) to the hollows of the cheeks to contour.
For the lips, apply a dark red lipstick (MAC Dare You) to complete the look. I really should have used a lip liner for this lipstick in particular, since it tends to bleed. I had to fix the full face photos after the fact so the lips didn’t look so messy.
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