Monday, December 5, 2011

Vintage Inspired Holiday Makeup


 

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I am definitely a makeup-everyday type of girl.  I don’t leave home without first putting on under-eye concealer, blush, and mascara.  Nothing crazy.  But on special occasions I jump at the chance to do a full-face of makeup.   My go-to extras are [light] bronzer, eyeliner and a tinted lip gloss.  For the holidays (ie. My husband's annual work Christmas party), I wanted to try something a little different.  The obvious solution was a bright red lip (festive and very vintage/50s housewife/pin up girl).  But I’ve done it before.  So I decided to focus less on lips and more on eyes.  What I had in mind was a 60s, Twiggy-inspired look:  heavy upper lid (only) liner and lots of mascara on both upper and lower lashes.
Funny, because I thought this was so bold—but once photographed, it looks so subtle!  I stuck with a nude eye shadow with just a liiiitle sparkle, to define the liner, which I like…but next time I need to go a LOT thicker on the liner.
I feel like I picture Twiggy with a very matte face, no color.  But blush is something that is very close to my heart.  It was the first makeup I used and I love the little punch of brightness it adds to my face.  I NEVER skip blush.  Sometimes I go a bit overboard with it, I must admit.  But if a little blush looks pretty, a lot of blush must be even prettier….right??


A pretty, glossy lip finishes off the look.  I tried this look with a pale lip gloss, but I just wasn’t digging the nude-ish lip (my lips aren’t all that full, so it almost makes them disappear on my face).  So instead, I went with a rosy gloss.

I don’t paint my nails very often these days.  Taking care of an almost-one year old makes it hard to find the time (I can usually get them painted, but I end up smudging them because I don’t have time to let them dry).  So while I would love to have a classic red nail for the holidays, I chose to instead go with nude nails.  Not only is it pretty—but also much easier to hide imperfections!

I actually really like my whole nude eyes/nails against the black dress and jewelry.  It’s so easy to fall into the red-everything for the holidays…I dare you to try something different!  Subtlety is sometimes a lovely thing.

xo
Jayme

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