Pin Up Look Inspired by Dita Von Teese.

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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  • Amazing. You look gorgeous!!

  • Gorgeous Look! The lipstick is amazing on your tanned skin 🙂

    • Thank you. 🙂 Do you wear red lips, too?

  • Joy

    LOVE the look on you! I remember when you were too scared to do a red. It looks amazing on you and u should def. wear more often! LOVE those lashes!!

    • Thanks Joy!

      Girrrrl, that wimpy Arianne was so last year. Thank you for pushing me towards red lips. 😉

  • Wow that look is amazing, I love the red lips and especially the false eyelashes, when I first read this post I thought ‘wow, what mascara is that, i NEED it!

    • LOL I wish I could say it was mascara. I can’t get lashes like these without my shu uemuras! 🙂

  • SO pretty!! Great job

    • Thanks! That means a lot coming from my makeup artist friends. 🙂

  • ace

    gorgeous 🙂

    • Thank you! Try it out. 🙂 Red lips change people, y’know?

      • ace

        i LOVE red lips… i bought stilas long last liquid lip color but it made SUCH A MESS… 😛

        • Why did it make a mess? Bad product?

          • ace

            it was really pretty, and lasted for ages, but if you happened to touch it while it was still wet, it left red fingerprints EVERYWHERE!!

  • loveee your falsies, they’re so darn long! I’ve never attempted to use them before because I have a feeling that wouldn’t work out so well for me, but I did just do a post on how I photoshopped false lashes lol! I like how you did your hair too, and of course the red lips look great.

    • I la la love these lashes. My one and only shu. They’re feeling kinda lonely. I need more. 🙂

  • GORGEOUS! That is the only word to describe this look.

    • Hehe it’s definitely one of my favourite looks!

  • OH EM GEE I love this on you! Just adorable. Your lashes look a mile long and the red lips really suit you. Love what you’ve done with your hair as well. You look much better than Dita in my opinion!

    • LOL thank you. I’m very flattered! 🙂

  • Gorgeous look…especially love the red lips, perfect for Fall:)

    • Thanks. 🙂 I plan to make red lips a regular thing this Fall for sure. Do you have a fave red lipstick?

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