One of the coolest things about the fashion and beauty industries is their evolution. It is inevitable that fashion is constantly evolving. Trends and styles change, things go in and out of style and our individual preferences alter. There are some fashion and beauty trends that never go out of style regardless of the time, and one in particular is a pinup girl makeup look with a bright red lip.
When visualize red lips I think timeless. I think of the old school Hollywood starlets such as Audrey Hepburn and Grace Kelly. A bright red lip is empowering, fierce, versatile and exudes confidence. The best part about a red lip is that it can be paired with a multitude of different looks that shows off your personality. This Fashionista paired her red lips with a playful pinup girl look circa the 1950s and pulls it off beautifully.
When going with a pinup girl makeup look it is important that it remains simple. Pinup is sexy and cute because it is simple and is not trying too hard. It is a great look for when you want to have your natural beauty come through and when you want to do have a look that is low maintenance. To achieve this flawless look you need to start with a good base. Find a foundation that is not too heavy and creates a smooth base for the rest of your face makeup. For the eyes, eyeliner is going to be your best friend. Keep the shade color neutral and use eyeliner to create any kind of line you like. This Fashionista chose to keep her eyeliner on the simpler side with a little wing. If you prefer a bolder line go for it! The most important piece of makeup for this look, of course, is that bright red lip! If your skin tone is on the lighter side, find a lipstick that has blue undertones like the one this Fashionista is sporting. If your skin tone is on the medium and darker side, go for a red lipstick that has more orange tones to it.
To pull her ‘50s pinup look together, this Fashionista wore a blue long sleeve button-down shirt, accented with polka dots, tucked into a pair of red shorts. For shoes she went for casual white and black flip flops and added a necklace and her sleek glasses to complete her look. She kept her hair wavy and natural for some extra sass. How could you not feel beautiful and confident in a look like this?
What’s on the BEAUTY BAR? To recreate this look you will need a good lightweight foundation, a light pink blush to bring out your cheek bones, a liquid or pencil eyeliner and a bright red lipstick. To add even more dimension to your eyes, put on a couple of coats of your favorite mascara.