Friday, November 9, 2012

Fashion Friday: Retro Glam

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So clearly retro styles are back in serious way. I am beyond obsessed and I pretty much can’t stop talking about it. I love it. LOVE. IT. Okay, I’m calming down now. The hair and makeup are still very relevant for today. I think you can go classic or modern depending on your own style. Here are some of my favorite products to achieve either look!!!


If you are going classic, than you need to take your cues from Ms. Monroe. Cat eye and red lipstick. BAM! For this look you don’t want a dewy finish to your skin, so try a powder foundation like Bare Minerals Matte Formula Foundation. A strong winged eye is absolutely necessary! Swipe a bit touch of golden-y highlighter shadow, I like rice paper by MAC, all over your lid and up to your arch. You don’t want the color to be too white because you WILL look like a drag queen. Then use a liquid liner pen like Mac’s Penultimate Eye Liner for the ultimate precession to create your wing. For the your lip, try a matte formula like Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl. Finish the look, with a swipe of Pale Pink Blush by Bobbi Brown and a million coats of mascara Diorshow Mascara. 


With the modern take you don’t really have any rules to follow which is awesome because it’s all up to your interpretation. I would opt for dewier skin because I just think it’s a much fresher look. So I would start with Bobbi Brown BB Cream to even out your skin. You could apply a touch of Make Up For Ever’s translucent finishing powder to your T-zone so you aren’t an oil slick in pictures. I still think a winged eye is must, it’s flattering and just major!! I would start the same using the allover golden hue and you could use the same MAC pen, but if you are feeling really crazy maybe a violet or navy Bobbi Brown gel liner to create a softer affect. Use a cream or gel blush like Perfekt Cheek Perfection Gel in a soft pink. For the lips I like the idea of a muted bright like Rouge Coco Shine by Chanel in Misia, a soft tangerine/pink/nude... trust me it’s beautiful. Then finish with a ton of mascara!!! 

Finish it off with some very loose and natural pin curls or even and faux bob and you are a smoking hot retro glam princess bride... Sounds awesome, right?? I want to be all of those things. 


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