I love red :). I'm sure everyone who reads this blog has figured that out (and is well sick of it) by now XD. Therefore, any contest calling for bold red lips would catch my interest ;)...
But...How does one do a pin-up look with short hair?
I began anyway. I applied 3 coats of my trusty Penelope Cruz Red (that I haven't added to my Swap Sale yet), then went on to do the eyes...Did one. Looked in the mirror.
I loved my naked eye. It was so piercingly fresh. It suited the look much better than the other, lined one.
I changed my mind. To hell with rules, let's deviate :-P.
Ended up with this...
The red lips are there alright :), but the eyes are something different...No black, nothing dark except black mascara on uncurled lashes, top and bottom. White cream shadow (from my new Revlon :D) on upper lids, and an underline of gold (yes, gold - not sure where that idea came from!).
Here's a closer look...
Red lips, porcelain skin...With spiky lashes, smudgy gold liner, and short messy hair...An alternative kind of pin-up :-P. And surprisingly, so damn me :).
And because you're probably getting a bit worried by now, here's your tutorial ^_^.Face: Oriflame Visions Fresh Face Foundation in Porcelain Doll, Tigi Bed Head Fixx-It Stick in Light, and Rimmel Lasting Finish Compact Pressed Powder in Transparent. My current skin staples still ;).
Eyes: White cream shadow from the Revlon quad in Copper Crayon...Damn, I didn't expect to hit pan that soon :-/! But I still have lots of shadow left in there, so there's no need to worry ^_^. Benefit EyeCon on my under-eye area to keep things looking fresh. Gold liner on the lower lashline - Avon Arabian Glow liner in Gold. And Rimmel Lash Maxxx on all lashes, but I didn't curl them.
Cheeks: Nothing :). Just foundation and powder ;).
Lips: L'Oreal Star Secrets lipstick in Penelope Cruz Red. Three coats. I wanted a bright strong red mouth :D.
Since I was happy with my 'messy pin-up' look, I thought I'd try the second part of this contest ;). But I do have to warn everyone that I totally improvised...I've no idea how to do biker looks or make-up XD.
But anyways, here we go :-P...
Updated product pic, 'cause as you can see, I've changed most of my make-up...Well, put it on what I already had, in a way. Read on ;).
*Remove white cream shadow, leaving just a tiny bit of it right over the lashes, like micro-liner.
*Apply brown shadow (I used the one from Almay's Trio For Blues - surprisingly, Almay shadows are really good :D!) all over eyelids, using a brush.
*Pat on some Oriflame bronze pigment over the centre of each eyelid with a finger, then blend a little with another finger to add shimmer to the look.
*Go over the gold liner with the Oriflame Visions Eye Shimmer Pencil in Shimmer Gold - a bolder, brighter gold :).
*Apply Estee Lauder blush in Rosette (third from the left on pic).
*Add MAC Hello Kitty Beauty Powder in Tahitian Sand for a more glowy effect.
*Blot away the red lipstick.
*Apply Oriflame Plump & Gloss in Naughty Girl.
To finish, I swept the Tahitian Sand Beauty Powder all over my face. And there you have it...Transformed :). More pictures...
If you'd like to participate in this contest, here's the link :). I hope my entry turned out all right...I did enjoy this :D. Except the taking pictures part, which is a total pain and which I always hate, but oh well, we can't have everything :-P. Let me know what you think, and thanks for reading ^_^.
P.S. I saw the tag ;). Will do it soon ;D.