Face of the Day: Pinup with a Twist

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Hey beauties,

Today I want to do a “Face of the Day” post that was actually inspired by one of my favorite Youtube vloggers, Emma Pickles. She posted a very natural 40’s inspired look that was dainty and flirty, and then turned it up with a bit of glitter and liner. To see what I’m talking about go here.

So, I wanted to do a pinup inspired look with a tiny twist, but with a more dewy and natural looking base versus the usual full coverage matte face that many pinup inspired looks use.

Let’s be real, it’s Summer and it’s too hot for full coverage matte faces, unless you’re into the melting face look. Then rock on, boo.

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For my base I primed with my Laura Mercier hydrating primer. It’s a holy grail of mine. For a little coverage I used the Elf foundation serum in “fair/light” mixed with a little bit of City Color Cosmetics tinted moisturizer in “fair.” This tinted moisturizer is very nice and was only $3! It actually matches my skin tone and gives a really nice dewy finish to the skin without covering up my freckles, which was what I wanted today.

I did spot conceal a bit with Nyx’s HD concealer in “porcelain” because I have a few red scars that I’m trying to treat with Mederma. My under eye concealer is also the Nyx concealer set with Ben Nye’s luxury powder in “Cameo.”  To set my entire face I used my Laura Geller balance and brighten powder in “porcelain.”

Contour is Elf Cosmetics new Contour kit, which has also been a favorite of mine lately. Totally worth the $6. I will talk about it more after I edit and upload my Elf brand focus tutorial though.

Blush is actually Milani’s new (limited edition I believe) addition to their rose blush collection in “Awakening Rose.” This color is stunning and gives a very natural glow to my face, yet it does have a bit of shimmer in it. If you want to see my review of the rose blushes go here. Highlight is my tried and true Mary-Lou Manizer by The Balm. I like the highlighting shade from the elf contour kit, but I wanted something a bit more “bam.” Because I love highlighting since it’s the only thing I can get a bit heavy handed with without looking like I was baked and fried in a dorito salad.

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My brows today are new as well! Okay, the product is new. Milani actually came out with their own brow pomade, and I needed it (obviously) and had to try it out immediately. I picked up the shade “dark brown” which is a bit warm for my skin and hair, so I did have to set everything with my Nyx brow gel in “Black.” I’m also trying to grow out and reshape my brows a bit, which is a frustrating process. Bare with these tacky brows for a bit.

I primed my eyes with my Nyx concealer and put a bit of the Ben Nye powder on the lids to prep and prime my lids. I used J.Cat Beauty’s shadow single in “Mud Wrestle” as my transtion shade, and I got this in my Lip Monthly bag this month. It’s a really nice cool toned taupe shade. It reminds me of “Vast” from the Kat Von D Innerstellar palette.

I ordered the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette off of Glambot last week. It was only $10 on clearance, so hell yeah. If you don’t know what Glambot is, I will link my video review of them right here.

Anyway, I ended up taking “Faint” in the crease to define it a bit more, and placed “W.O.S.” all over my lid and brow bone. I used “Venus” as my inner corner highlight and on the very top of my brow arch to lift my brows up a bit more.

Liner is Nyx’s Collection Noir black liquid liner, and I did a very thick wing and line with this. I then went over that line with the glitter half of Revlon’s glitter eye art duo in “Topaz Twinkle.” That’s the twist part to this look, by the way. I think the glitter gave this look a very subtle touch of glam.

Mascara used was Covergirl’s SuperSizer mascara and lashes are Kiss #11.

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On the bottom lash line I used “Mud wrestle” and “faint” to even out the top half of my eyes, and then put Nyx’s Jumbo Pencil in “Milk” on my water line. I then set everything with my Pixi glow mist setting spray.

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My lips are lined on the outside with Ofra Cosmetics “Orchid” liner and on the rest of my lips is Be a Bombshell Cosmetics lipstick in “Hollywood.” This color also came in my Lip Monthly bag this month. I adore this red shade! It’s so bright and pretty. It’s not super matte, but not super glossy. It’s the perfect comfortable semi-matte finish that still has a good lasting power to it.

That’s it for the entire look. I hope you all enjoyed it as much I enjoyed creating it! I felt inspired by Emma in several ways regarding this look. Even though the freckles she sports in her video are fake, mine are not. I used to cover up freckles constantly because I hated being so pale with freckles and a few moles. It’s taken me damaging my skin and a lot of self reflection to become more comfortable with the fact that I’m just a woman with Italian hair and Irish skin. Doesn’t mean that I don’t still love full coverage looks, it just means that I’m more comfortable venturing out with my natural skin peaking through during the warmer months.

I hope you’re all having wonderful days!

-Kayla

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Lorac Vintage Vixen

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I almost squealed when I got this in the mail today. I’ve never tried anything from Lorac, but I’m always seeing bloggers use the pro palettes on Youtube, so I figured this is a quality brand. I waited patiently for this to go live on the Ulta site and was able to order one, along with some other things that I needed anyway. I still can’t believe this palette was only $12? Such a steal.

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Here are the swatches from the Vintage Vixen palette, and oh my gosh. Matte/Vintage lovers dream right here. The lightest shade would not swatch on my skin at all, but it’s just because I am super pale. These shades glide on so easily though. I can tell why so many bloggers love Lorac so much. Very high quality, and the amount of product in this palette is great as well.

I did not get the other palette simply because I didn’t see myself using it. I didn’t want to order something just because it’s “limited edition” and then not use it. I collect makeup to an extent, but I do use what I buy (or at least try to).

Did anyone else snag one of these beautiful palettes? I can’t wait to play with it more and create some vintage/pin-up looks with it. I already have a cut crease look in mind 🙂

Face of the Day/Quick Halloween Idea

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I know that not everyone procrastinates, but some people do. I am doing a “face of the day” post today that will double as a quick Halloween idea for anyone in a rush this Friday. It’s not exactly a “Halloween” look for me since I love pin up and rockabilly makeup and fashion. I will include products used, a quick hairstyle (hair is not exactly my forte) and a few outfit ideas. I hope you all enjoy ❤

I am doing a more Rockabilly type of styling today, but this look can easily be a vintage pin up look if you curl your hair and wear a vintage fitting (think cinched waist, flowers etc) dress or pencil skirt. I chose this look to do as a "last minute" look because typically many people have the items and makeup needed on hand or can find very quickly and for very cheap last minute.

Rockabilly makeup is typically very matte. The eyes, the face, and the lips…matte. So, you're going to want to possibly exfoliate and moisturize very well before starting this look. I also put on lip balm before starting on anything because matte lips can be super drying.
Products used to create my look today:
Anastasia Dip Brow in “Ebony”
Nyx Jumbo eye pencil in white- used as an eyeshadow base
Too Faced Natural Eyes Palette- Heaven all over the lid and Cashmere Bunny in the crease
Physicians Formula eye booster pen (holy grail product) in ultra black
Red Cherry Lashes in #605
Wet n Wild Mega Length Mascara on bottom lashes and to blend false lashes
Body Shop tea tree face primer
Elf acne fighting foundation in “porcelain” with 2 pumps white manic panic mixed in
La Girl HD pro concealer under the eyes
BH Cosmetics Studio Pro powder to set and further mattify look
Kat Von D blush in “Essex”
A little bit of Nyx matte blush in “light” to contour a little, but not too much
I wanted to give a little bit of dimension on my face, so I used the Mary Lou-Manizer highlight on the very tops of my cheeks
Nyx Matte finishing spray to set everything and make the look last
Nyx soft matte lip cream in “Monte Carlo”

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There are so many different ways to style this look, which is why I love it so much.
If you’re in a hurry, you can do the “poof” thing with your hair and place a bandana in it. You could pull it back into flowers, curl it, do victory rolls if you’re daring. It’s honestly up to you and your preferences. Personally, if I am in a hurry I love how a cute bandana and earrings pulls the look together instantly.
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Here are some more ideas. These are all things I already own. As you can tell, the possibilities are almost endless. If this is a look you want to recreate one day, or even for Halloween, be creative. Interpret it as you wish.