Bettie Page, Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor are just a few names that I am sure everybody that hear about the pinup period will associate it with these memorable icons. The era when this type of makeup was in bloom included the period between 1940s-1950s, but even nowadays it offers such a sophisticated look, so easy to achieve.
Here are the steps you have to follow in order to achieve that doe-eyed look.
Once the face is cleansed and moisturized, apply a concealer to cover all the imperfections (dark circles, any blemishes that might exist etc.). You can apply it over the entire eyelid, as well, in order to bring more light to the eyes. Then, go with a foundation as close to your skin tone as possible, making sure it is blended very well. If you cannot find the perfect match, choose a light-tone foundation. It is preferable to have a matte finish to it. Using an illuminator, add some brightness above the eyebrows and on the cheekbones zone, blending it around the eyes. Add some powder to set up the foundation. The pinup look is also characterized by a flawless complexion.
Now that we have a perfect canvas, we can continue with the rest of the makeup, taking into consideration that the main focus should be on the lips.
The eyebrows should be well groomed and penciled, thickening the beginning part and curving them a little. Make them look bold and even. Apply a very light color such as vanilla, ivory, nude, champagne, on the entire eyelid, and contour the crease using taupe, pink or grey. The color used for the contour could be used to line the bottom lash line very soft. The star of the eyes remains the black eyeliner, which could be either in a liquid or cream form.
Draw it as close as possible to the lash line, thickening it towards the ends in order to create that cat-eye effect. Extend it outside the end of the outer eye and sweep the liner up slightly. The bottom inner rim of the eye can remain bare or we can line it with a white pencil, to create that opened eye effect. Apply black mascara from roots to the end or if you want the look to be even sexier add some false lashes on.
For the cheeks choose peach or an earth color in a natural way.
Lips time! Using an intense red lip liner, make any corrections that need to be done. When applying the red lipstick, it is recommended to use a brush in order to get a better application, increasing the intensity little by little. If you prefer, you can add some gloss over the lipstick.
And now you are going to be the star!