Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Makeup Look of the Day: Raquel Welch

She was the bombshell of the early Seventies.  The cat eyes, nude lips, and voluminous hair were all trademarks of Raquel Welch's in-your-face, va-va-voom sex appeal.  Here, I've done a modern version on myself...
Raquel Welch
I used a slightly darker foundation than I normally wear to give myself a more medium complexion...then I layered two different bronzers-- the first was a Wet & Wild matte coverage bronzer, and the second is my favorite bronzer made by The Body Shop that has an illuminating effect for that 'on vacation glow'.  Lastly, I used a brown toned blush on the apples of the cheeks.

Any kind of earthy tone shadows work well for this look.  I used two together-- a bronzy gold and a shimmery gray.  Then to get the cat eye look I used a Fabuliner which is an eyeliner that reminds me of a felt pen and drew an upward/outward wing.  I used a black pencil liner on the bottom rims and gray liner on the waterline.  Mascara was the final touch.  A voluminous mascara works best for this look.

A very important part of this look, I used a super inexpensive lipstick from a 5 and Dime store by a brand called L.A. Colors in a color called Nude ($1!).  Then I applied a clear gloss for depth and followed up with another coat of lipstick. The lip/eye contrast is really stunning and fun to wear. Heads will turn.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Makeup Look of the Day: TWIGGY

Inspired by the Face of the '60's, aka Twiggy, this look is all in the uses white eyeshadow, white eyeliner, very thick black liquid liner applied in the middle of the lid in a arch for "saucer eyes" and heaps of mascara (lashes were curled, mascaraed, and then curled again).  To get the stuck together look on the bottom lashes, I first applied mascara as I normally would and then pinched a few sections of lashes with my fingertips to stick them together.  In this case, clumping is good!

Penelope Tree- another '60s model