It’s so nice to work with someone who has their own individual style and with her unique tattoos and stunning vintage wedding dress, Lindsey looks the picture of perfection for my 1940’s bridal feature. Here is how I gave her this pin-up look and the products I used.
Firstly I began with the hair; I sectioned it off and began curling with the Babyliss 2285CU Curling Wand which you can purchase here. Make sure you curl each piece of hair the same way otherwise when you brush it through it won’t create that Hollywood Wave we need.
I left a section of hair for the fringe and took two sections from the side and rolled them upwards into a tight curl and pinned to the top of the head. This may take a few goes to get it perfect but the more you practice at the the easier it gets; I will be making a separate video tutorial for the hair. For the fringe I rolled the hair from the bottom upwards and slightly to the side to create that deep roller look and pinned into place. I didn’t brush through the curls until her make-up was finished otherwise they would drop out.
For the make-up I began with the Smashbox Pore Minimizing 24 Hour Primer which you can find here on the Smashbox website in two different sizes. I used my Real Techniques Foundation Brush to blend this into the skin. I then used Dior Forever Foundation in two shades 020 and 031 to give the skin a medium coverage as I didn’t want it to be a heavy look. To set the foundation I used a Nude by Nature Loose powder and just lightly dusted a thin layer over the face to stop any shine; it’s also good for the skin as it contains natural ingredients. I used the Makeup Revolution Collection Palette which you can buy for just £10 here. It contains 144 colours and I used the bone colours as a base over the eye-shadow primer to begin with, then blending in the more violet colours from the edge to create a gradient. I then used the darkest colour in the palette which is a warm black to create a very subtle flick at the ends of the eyes to really lift and emphasize the shape; her eyes really pop and they look huge 🙂
For the lashes I used Urban Decay’s Perversion mascara as it really lifts the lashes and makes them stay up all day long even underneath heavy false lashes, it also contains marine glycogen which is known to stimulate lash growth. You can find this mascara at your nearest Urban Decay counter or buy online here. Lindsey chose to use her own false eye lashes which I applied for her using Eyelure eye lash glue.
For the eyebrows I used a pomade by the brand Freedom in the shade Soft Brown which you can find at Superdrug. This is supposed to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverley Hill Dip Brow and to be honest, it does a pretty good job. It’s a bargain at just £5 per pot and it’s waterproof too so will stay on throughout your big day and through to the evening.
For the rest of the face I used a subtle blush from MUA which you can buy on special offer at the moment from Superdrug or online here. With this type of look you don’t want the blusher to be too overpowering as it can ruin the entire look and you really want the lips and eyes to be the main focus.
Of course no pin-up make up would be complete without a statement red lip and for Lindsey I used a red lip liner (which is actually listed as an eyeliner) from Sleek which is smudge proof and waterproof so perfect for kissing on the big day. I then filled in the rest of the lips with a lovely Revlon Colourstay Lipstick in Boho Chic. This lipstick is nice and light so can be re-applied throughout the day and will also keep them moisturized.
To complete the look I just brushed through the curls to create a Hollywood wave and added a few small flowers to her hair. Overall Lindsey looked absolutely stunning in this vintage 1940’s style look really suits her.; this is the perfect make-up and hair to accompany a vintage wedding dress.