Makeup How To: Modern Vintage Beauty


As GoJane’s lead MUA, I like to shake up the weekly lookbook a bit by doing unexpected things like adding a vintage touch to a mostly modern look. My inspiration for this week’s  makeup: the hues and tones of the 1960’s. I’m thinking this is a look you can rock both day and night. Hope you like…


Powder: Cargo’s blu_ray Pressed Powder Eyeshadows: Cargo’s Pasadena Eyeshadow Duo, Make-Up Forever 101 Eyeliner: Tarte’s creme-based liner in black Blush: Cargo’s Cheek Activator Lips: Cargo’s Reverse Lip Liner, Lorac’s Lip Gloss in Butterscotch c/o Cargo Cosmetics


Prep the face with a moisturizer & primer.
Step 1: Using a round tapered dome brush, generously apply powder or foundation all over the face for your base.
Step 2: Apply in a circular motion, brushing the product upwards for an even finish.
Tip: Adding powder to foundation is great for oily skin, especially during warmer weather.


Step 1: Apply a lighter shade of eyeshadow from the lash line all the way to the brow bone using a round dome brush.
Tip: The lighter color is a great way to highlight the brows.
Step 2: Apply a light blue shimmer with a flat round brush. Start from the inner tear-duct of the eyelid and move up to the crease, blending it out to the outer corner of the lash line at an angle.

Step 3: Apply a darker shadow from the outer corner, blending it up to the crease, using a small tapered brush or a smudger.
Step 4: Line the bottom of the lash line using that same darker shadow, with a flat liner brush for a more dramatic look.


Step 1:  Create a cat eye using a liner brush and a black cream-based liner. From the outer corner, bring it all the way to the tear duct at a 45° angle.
Tip: I like to start from the outer corner of the lash line at an angle, to make sure my cat eye is even.
Step 2: Apply a generous amount of mascara from the roots of the lash line all the way to the tips.
Tip:  Applying from the roots of the lash, ensures a bolder/fuller look.


Step 1: Apply a cream-based blush from the apples of the cheek, blending at an angle with a duo-fiber brush.
Tip: If you don’t have a duo-fiber brush, apply the cream on the back of your hands and with your finger, dot it along the apples of the cheek; then blend with your fingers


Step 1: Line the lips with a light colored lip liner all along the natural lines of the lips.
Step 2: Use a lip brush to smooth out the liner.

Step 3: Apply a natural shimmer gloss that has a hint of color on the lips.
Tip: Use lipstick if you prefer. I used gloss for a hint of shine and for a fuller lip.


So what do you think? Did we just hook up your beauty book with a new look?

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