I was going for a 1940's pin-up version of patriotic makeup. I feel like I should be in a USO show... Hrrmm, I mentioned in a recent response to a comment that I was in a musical in 8th grade called "Don't Say No to the USO" (it was as AWESOME as it sounds, believe me), I wonder if that snuck into my brain and made me do this makeup! (Who am I kidding, I'm obsessed with retro makeup looks and that's where I've been getting a lot of my inspiration lately; I probably would have done something like this anyway!)
Here's what I ended up with:
Here's what I used:
Face: Clinique Redness Solutions Base, Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation, The Body Shop All In One Face Base, Urban Decay blush in Bang, The Body Shop Bronzer in 01, Smashbox Luminzier in Flash, NYX blush in Taupe, NARS blush in Exhibit A.
Eyes: MUFE Aqua Cream in 13 as base, Urban Decay Sellout on lid and under brow bown, matte medium-brown E.L.F. eyeshadow (not pictured) in crease, NARS Outremer (in crease), MUFE Aqua Shadow in 6E to line upper lash line, Benefit Gilded on lower lash line and in inner crease, Prestige My Biggest Lashes mascara, Stila Major Lash mascara, Prestige brow pencil, Anastasia brow gel in Caramel.
Lips: Sugar Coral Lip Treatment, NYX lip cream in Amsterdam, Bite lipstick in Apricot.
Check out these INTENSE cheeks; definitely blotting a little before I leave the house today! But it's pretty for pictures :)
Lips! I mixed colors to get the perfect "America Red" I had in mind. I like this combination, they're already two of my favorite reds... I'll probably do this again.