Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Get the Look: Vintage Makeup

by Anne Hutton Makeup & Beauty Carlow

I recently worked on a really cool vintage-inspired photoshoot in the breathtaking Shankill Castle Paulstown. The shoot "Delicate Warmth" was for Styled By Rara -stylist Rachel Doyle, with Colin Price Photography http://www.colinpricephotography.com/carlow-photographer.php , and gorgeous Assets model Ellie.

I thought I'd share an easy step-by-step on how I achieved one of Ellie's makeup looks for this shoot.
This look is a little bit 1940s with the strong red lip and matte complexion, but a little softer around the eyes than the classic 40s strong lines.

Note: Best leave the false tan off for this look!

I do a quick touch-up on location.

Step 1:
Use a primer all over to smooth the skin surface, then apply a little foundation blending with your fingers or a brush. Dab some concealer around the eye area, top and bottom. Blend well.

Step 2:
Lightly powder, and dust off the excess with your powder brush.

Step 3:
Apply some blush to the cheeks for a healthy colour.

Step 4:
Blend a small amount of nude eyeshadow over the eyelids with a fluffy brush. Blend a slightly darker shade along the socket line, keeping it soft. With a smaller brush blend a little along the lower lash line for a soft under-eye.

Hair and makeup underway...

Step 5:
Slowly, bit by bit, draw a line of black liquid eyeliner along the top lash line. Keep tight to the lashes leaving no gaps.

Step 6:
Lots of mascara!!

Step 7:
Line the lips, carefully, with red lip liner, and fill in. Apply your chosen shade of red lipstick (I used Lancome Rouge in Love Shade 170N- a really bright red, on Ellie) with a lip brush for extra precision.

And there you have it - a beautiful vintage makeup look, classy and elegant but very simple and easy to achieve.
Permit air-kisses only please!

For more photo's from this shoot see my Facebook page or website

Anne xx

Photography Colin Price, Stylist Rachel Doyle, Model Ellie Connelly,  Makeup Artist Anne Hutton, Photographic Assistant Tony Comerford

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