Tutorial: Modern Pin Up Makeup inspired by Gwen Stefani – A Wearable Marilyn Monroe
I can’t believe I haven’t done this look yet, Gwen Stefani has been a bit of a style hero of mine since I was about 12! Tragic Kingdom was the first album I ever bought and still features in my top 10 of all time.
So this look is more about her more recent makeup look, it’s still her classic signature look but just a little bit softer and toned down, so it’s a lot easier to wear. This is a great look to try if you love the pin up style but are scared of wearing such strong makeup.
This is the image I was working from
And my version, before and after
And I applied some photoshop magic to give myself brown eyes, so you can see how this makeup looks quite different on someone with darker eyes, I personally think darker eyes help to balance the very defined brow and strong. Granted it’s not the best photoshopping in the world but I tried!
Watch the video if you want to get the look!
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation – Medium Ivory
MAC prolongwear concealer NW20
MAC Mineralize skinfinish Light & Med Dark(contour)
MAC Paint pot soft ochre
MAC eyeshadows, Omega(brows) Carbon, Cork , Vanilla
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara
MAC lipliner Cherry
Benefit Lipstick Flirt Alert