Blushed Vintage Glam | The Makeup Mixup

Another Thursday, another Makeup Mixup! Thanks to Jaelan and Miranda for hosting! This week's prompt was "blushed". My thoughts immediately jumped to the 1980's where neon pink blush applied like a contour was all the rage. I let the idea "boil" overnight and when I woke up the result was completely different. What about something vintage? I thought to myself as I looked on at the beautifully antique packaging of my Bésame French Vanilla Brightening Powder. 

I did a little research to see what typical 1920's-1940's makeup looked like. A few articles later and I was set on a vintage theme. I did modernize the techniques a little, choosing a smoked out wing liner over the traditional 1920's smokey eye. I used a toned-down mauve blush to reflect the 1940's, but applied it in the circular manner of the 1920's. I concealed the corners of my lips and lined them to appear smaller for that flapper effect, but chose a blue-toned red over a bright coral to appeal to my 1940's theme. My hair is up in loose pin curls reminiscent of the 1940's style while also resembling the combed out finger wave trend made popular by the flappers. Altogether we're left with a mash-up of my favorite style years!

To start the look I applied Tarte's Maracuja Creaseless Concealer to my eyelids, acting as a primer. I then applied Bridesmaid, a Morphe Brushes Single Eyeshadow to the crease and further blended it out with Urban Decay's Stark, from the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette. I added Trouble, another Morphe eyeshadow single to the outer 1/3 of my eye to create a deeper set appearance and applied MAC's Matte2 Eyeshadow in Blanc Type over the remaining lid space. My eyes were lined with NYC's Liquid Eyeliner in black, smudged out with a NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk. The cream eye pencil allowed the liquid liner to blend effortlessly, and was further smudged out with Velveteen, a third Morphe eyeshadow. To finish the eye look I reapplied some liquid liner where the motions of my brush had smudged it off and topped it all with a coat of L'oréal Miss Manga Waterproof Mascara.

My brows were filled using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pomade and Brow Wiz both in Taupe. Would you like to see a brow shaping/defining video? I've been getting a lot of positive comments about my brows lately! Thanks! I applied a thin base layer of MAC Pro LongWear SPF 20 Compact Foundation and used my NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly to brighten most of my face and to conceal the corners of my lips. I drew on the desired "small" lip shape from the 1920's with my NYX Lip Liner in Deep Red and filled them in. On top of the liner I applied a NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella, which intensified the scarlet red color. It took everything in my power to not contour, as it was not customary to the time periods I was looking to represent. To set the look I applied Bésame's French Vanilla Brightening Powder. After all, it was the packaging that helped inspire this #fotd.
Much Love,
-Stephanie Eva