Thursday, September 4, 2008

Back to Basics

Sometimes you just want to go back in time ... and for me (of course) that has to do with my makeup. I absolutely adore that simple retro pinup look that was so popular in the 1940s. It makes me think of family members of that generation that I have known and loved ... and of course of the classic matte red lip. I love this look ... and sometimes feel that it suits me well!

This one is really simple, and is a copy of a look out of Kevyn Aucoin's "Face Forward" book. I HIGHLY recommend ANY of his books for inspiration and technique ... it is where I learned EVERYTHING about makeup. And I love his philosophies.


basic face routine
MAC Dollymix blush; used Full Flawless Face brush

MAC Paint in Base Light over entire eye area; used large shadow brush from brush collection
BE White Gold dry over entire eye area; used Flathead shadow brush
BE White Gold foiled on lid and crease; used Wet/Dry brush
Maybelline The Colossal mascara in Glam Black

MAC Ruby Woo retro matte lipstick

Questions? Comments? Please feel free to post ... thanks for looking!


  1. I LOVE this look! It is a beautiful retro look. So polished and sophisticated....and yet an easy look to do.
    Simply beautiful!

  2. Repeat after me sis "must buy Ruby Woo ... must buy Ruby Woo" tehehehehe


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