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how to: 1920s PINUP

Thursday, October 18, 2012

We were so lucky to have Meredith from Meredith and the New Yorkie come check out our studio! We decided to do a glam 1920s pin-up look with a winged eye and the perfect red lip. Here's how!

Step 1: Prime the lids with our Eyelid Primer in Sheer to create a base that will keep eyeshadow crease-free.

Step 2: Apply our Mineral Eye Brightener in 'Buff' all over the lid using an Eyeshadow 'C' Brush to brighten the eyes.

Step 3. Using our Mineral Pressed Eyeshadow in 'Out All Night' and a Contour Brush, define the outer 'v' and crease.

Step 4: Using our Cream Eyeliner in 'Black' line the eyes and add a wing for a cat eye effect.

Step 5: We applied some falsies on Meredith for some extra glam and finished off her eyes with our Mineral Infused Mascara.

Step 6: Next, contour the cheeks using our Angled Blush Brush and our Contouring Bronzing Powder.

Step 7. To line the lips for definition, we used our Lip liner & Blending Brush in 'Wine'.

Step 8: You're almost done! Fill in the rest of the lip with our Matte Lip Color in 'Rich Red'.

Step 9: Finish off the look with our Glitter Gloss in 'Crystal Cranberry'.

Step 10: Give it up for Meredith! A true Femme Fatale!

Check out Meredith's awesome lifestyle blog at and let us know what you think of our glam 1920s Pin Up look!

Patti, contributing elfette

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boscosara wrote:
1) 10/21/2012 9:42:04 AM
Wonderful! Going to try this today!
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msmeh0_0 wrote:
2) 10/21/2012 9:44:26 AM
Love it! I'm going to give it a go.
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JustAGirl wrote:
3) 10/21/2012 9:46:43 AM
Love the whole retro look and will be trying this out
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Carsonnfisherr22 wrote:
4) 10/21/2012 9:47:01 AM
Love the eyeliner!
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JustAGirl wrote:
5) 10/21/2012 9:47:03 AM
Love the whole retro look and will be trying this out
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WhitNic wrote:
6) 10/21/2012 9:47:31 AM
Very Nice! Chic and simple, and I love love love the lips!
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dr. kids wrote:
7) 10/21/2012 9:48:03 AM
Love it! Going to try this tonight. Thanks!!
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Monique Nicole wrote:
8) 10/21/2012 9:49:53 AM
Love it.! Its the perfect fall look :)
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Selena SC wrote:
9) 10/21/2012 9:50:13 AM
Love her eyes!
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WhitNic wrote:
10) 10/21/2012 9:51:56 AM
Oh and Meredith I'm loving the 'Dumpster Diving & DIY' and 'What's Cookin' sections of your blog. The pumpkin protein bars sound and look delicious! I can't wait to try them!!
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Emmyann023 wrote:
11) 10/21/2012 9:52:48 AM
This is perfect!! I am going to be a 1920's flapper girl for Halloween and I was looking around for a good tutorial for my makeup, and I almost gave up on finding a good tutorial, then I found this!! It is perfect for me when I already have all of the products!! Thanks, Patti!
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Shay_Shay wrote:
12) 10/21/2012 9:55:35 AM
This is a great pin-up look! I want to try this. Thank you for sharing.
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Elflet32 wrote:
13) 10/21/2012 9:56:59 AM
Great!! Gunna try it tonight
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pinkboot8 wrote:
14) 10/21/2012 9:58:50 AM
Cute! I love it! I have the matte lip color in rich red and I use it a ton. It stays on for such a long time!
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jezebellydancer wrote:
15) 10/21/2012 10:09:40 AM
I think ELF needs to do some research about vintage makeup styles. This is a very 1950s look. And a great pone, but not 1920s at all. For the 20s try this site A vampy smokey eye would be better suited for the 20s. Thin brows were in style, so those with dark thick brows would have to use makeup to try and cover them a bit more. Rosy cheeks and red lips were in style. But winged eyes? Never.
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Used2be wrote:
16) 10/21/2012 10:15:27 AM
Thanks for sharing this! Definitely will try
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tpala70 wrote:
17) 10/21/2012 10:15:45 AM
Love the red lips. And the eyes are gorgeous. I love the e.l.f. creme eyeliner that I have, it's so smooth.
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juana310 wrote:
18) 10/21/2012 10:18:09 AM
I always loved the look of the 20's pin-up girls. I think I'll give this one a try :)
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Oddmonster wrote:
19) 10/21/2012 10:28:13 AM
I really love the eyes, and love that there's now this tutorial for doing them, because I've been giving it a shot and my results aren't nearly as good. But truth be told, the lips are way too much for me.
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Miamia wrote:
20) 10/21/2012 10:32:22 AM
I love cant wait to try it :)
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Taylor-Baby wrote:
21) 10/21/2012 10:32:55 AM
I am such a fan of pin-up looks. I can't wait to try this!
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rayro wrote:
22) 10/21/2012 10:41:52 AM
Looks great! I'm actually not a huge fan of eyeshadow, so I love this look. I typically take out discolorations around my eyes with a concealer and do an eyeliner look like this everyday. Now I can't wait to try a red lip with it!
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Allie1234 wrote:
23) 10/21/2012 10:42:01 AM
cool! love it!
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lyv wrote:
24) 10/21/2012 10:45:38 AM
Very pretty, will definitely try:)
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Schmoo wrote:
25) 10/21/2012 11:05:11 AM
Very nice! Great look.
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shayna505 wrote:
26) 10/21/2012 11:12:27 AM
I love any look that involves winged eyeliner!
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Mama Nibbles wrote:
27) 10/21/2012 2:16:40 PM
So beautiful!
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LisaKay wrote:
28) 10/21/2012 11:16:58 PM
Wonderful! This is my every day look :)
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CoutureB wrote:
29) 10/22/2012 10:18:31 AM
Love this look. I cant wait to get the Rich Red lip color.
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