Thursday, July 28, 2011

Pinned UP..

I am such a fan of the pin-up girl look. Its one of the most glamorous looks and look wonderful at any occasion. Though this is a very classic retro look there are ways to modernize it and makeup it look gorgeous for your skin type. I'd be showing an Indian Pin Up girl look for someone like Aishwarya Rai.

Aishwarya looks lovely with those tomato red lips and she carries them with elan. Although the look may be possibly done by Loreal, I would put in my suggestions about the look.


Prep and prime the skin to get a flawless finish with Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light over a moisturizer. Since this is a full-on look apply generous doses of foundations. I like Lancome Teint Idole foundation as it gives a matte-youthful finish. Apply concealer to combat and camouflage dark circles and also do a bit of spot concealing using Clinique All About Eyes Concealer in your color. End up with loose translucent powder for a matte finish.


If you want to exactly emulate what Aishwarya has done in this look then go for a burnt red toned blush. To achieve the most natural effect,  on the apples of the cheeks blend Shiseido's Accentuating Stick in S4 Rouge flush before you set your makeup with loose powder.For an intensified evening look you can dust MAC Sunbasque in the contours of the face. The prior one keeps the look healthy and flushed while the latter adds a smoldering touch. You can also highlight with a gold dusting of MAC Trace Gold or MAC Gana (Mickey contractor collection) depending on your face color.
Also MAC blush in Frankly Scarlet is another good option.


Keep it simple. Dust Clinique Twiglet on the eye lids and MAC Sable in the crease. Highlight with Stila Wheat or Kitten on the brow bone and inner corners. Apply falsies if you like or go ahead with lots and lots of mascara on the upper lashes. I suggest Dior Extase mascara. Alos trace a thin line across the lash line and wing it out into a cat eye but very subtly.


This is the bolder part. Trace your lip colored pencil all over the lips for an outline. Then with fingers dab your favorite red lipstick, I love Clinique Long lasting lipstick in Party Red or Rubellite and MAC Russian Red or Lady Danger. Blot with tissue and then dab a layer again till your get soft creamy velvety lips. Remember to exfoliate chapped lips before doing this.

Its a bold yet classic look and you have your own ways to modernize it.

So lemme know, how did you do yours,

Till then,



  1. WOW Tips Neeraj
    and MAC RR and LD are my fav. i guess the post is made for me .. thank you so much

  2. I guess MAC FS Blush and MAC RR would look wonderful together and then Gana to add the glow .... what say ??


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