Vintage Red Lips6:14 PM
Since I've had a few requests for a look with red lips, and also for a "Roaring 20's" look, I thought I would post up some photos of a look I did a few weeks ago for a photoshoot. I was channeling my inner vintage pin-up for this look and I was pretty happy with the results.
Now, a true 20's flapper-style look was a little more edgy than the previous woman at the time. She was young, maybe 19, and loved to be adventurous and a little bit scandalous. She cut off her hair, wore felt caps and loose shift dresses, and LOVED makeup! Lots of black eyeliner, and bright red lips. She was one fierce woman!
To translate that into today's world, it's actually very simple with flawless skin, neutral eyes, and a strong red lip. I used MAC Studio Sculpt foundation in NC30 with the Revlon colorstay eyeshadow quad in Copper Spice. If you have never tried eyeshadows, this is THE shadow I recommend you start out with. It has ever shade you need from highlighter to lid to contour and you can wear it from sheer to smokey. I love it and it is still one I grab every once in a while for a nice work-appropriate look.
Anyway, getting back on topic, what really makes the vintage look is the false eyelashes, winged black liner, filled-in brows, and strong red lips. I used MAC fluidline in blacktrack for the eyeliner and NYX Round Lipstick in Snow White (my perfect red shade!) You'll have to forgive my pictures since I took them after the shoot and my makeup wasn't as perfect as when I applied, but you'll get the idea.
A close-up of the shadow.
This shows the color slightly more accurately.
Look how white the red lipstick makes my teeth look!
And a few more in natural light.
As for my outfit, the fringe top is from Urban Outfitters and the pencil skirt and hair flower are from Forever 21.
Pics from the photoshoot next time! :)