Tutorial: Modern Pin Up Makeup inspired by Gwen Stefani – A Wearable Marilyn Monroe

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

 

Gwen Stefanie Makeup

 

And my version, before and after

 

Gwen Stefani Makeup 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!

 

Gwen Stefani Makeup Tutorial

Gwen Stefani Makeup Tutorial
Gwen Stefani Makeup Tutorial
Gwen Stefani Makeup Tutorial

Watch the video if you want to get the look!

 

Products

Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation – Medium Ivory
MAC prolongwear concealer NW20
MAC Mineralize skinfinish Light & Med Dark(contour)
Benefit Sugarbomb
MAC Paint pot soft ochre
MAC eyeshadows, Omega(brows) Carbon, Cork , Vanilla
MAC Haute and Naughty Mascara
MAC lipliner Cherry
Benefit Lipstick Flirt Alert

Brushes
MAC 190
MAC116
Sigma E40
Sigma E60
MAC 266
MAC 217
MAC 316

 

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15 Comments

  1. the eye-colour change is a very good idea!!

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  2. I came from your YT channel to check out your experiment with the eye colour. Totally impressive transformation! You could try coloured contact lenses to emulate the effect on video.

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  3. You have to tell me how do you take your pictures and what camera are you using? The pictures look amazing and so professional! Do you photoshop a lot?
    Anyway, beautiful looks as usual :)

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    • Its a panasonic Lumix g2, the same one I record my video’s on. I use photoshop to white out the background and brighten up the image, but no airbrushing! I’m not that good!

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      • The end effect is great! Maybe you could do a photoshop lesson on YT or on your Blog? That would be very interesting I think :)

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  4. What type of camera do you use? Takes amazing pictures.

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    • Its a panasonic Lumix g2, the same one I record my vidoe’s on. I use photoshop to white out the background and brighten up the image, but no airbrushing! I’m not that good!

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  5. It reaaally makes a huge difference with brown eyes, like, it looks your eyes get bigger! I have brown eyes and yeah I’d probably look really silly with blue eyes lol, but with you is different, very cool change! :D and This is great loved the kinda smudgy edgy pinup look, Sharon.

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    • Thank you! I know it’s mad how such a small thing makes such a huge difference to your face. Glad you enjoyed it! xx

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      • It’s crazy! but very super pro when you get to make your eyes pop in in such an awesome way! And no problemo! You’re always welcome! xx

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  6. You look like Eva Peron in the brown eye pic!!!

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  7. You look really pretty with brown eyes with this look… I’m going as Maralyin for a party so I’m gonna try this look xxx

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  8. You didn’t do your eyebrows dark enough. Just sayin.

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  9. P.S. You scrub up well. I’d definitely stick with the blue eyes if I were you!

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  10. You totally nailed Gwen’s look!! I love it, looks so good on you. I can’t wait to try it out :) I love your whole blog and all your tutorials

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