I can do neutral too, a vintage inspired make up look….

You all know how much I love bright colours right? Well, today I wanted to show you a more muted look and prove to myself that I can use neutral make up, however, I’m not going to be grabbing the Naked palette anytime soon and buying exclusively BROWN eyeshadow (ahem, @Fluttersparkle), so I’m going to show you a look I would wear as a daytime look inspired by a 1950’s pin up girl style. You can check out some images of my inspiration on my Pinterest page.

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Here’s all the products I used to create this look, some of my favourites here too:

  • Sleek Make Up CC Cream in Fair
  • Bourjois Healthy Balance Powder in Vanille
  • Smashbox BB Cream Concealer
  • Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Naked Rose
  • Revlon Brow Fantasy
  • Kiko Pencil in Nude
  • Too Faced LashGasm Mascara
  • Eyeko Liquid Metal Eyeliner in Black
  • Inglot Pressed Eyeshadow Palette
  • Illamasqua Colouring Pencil in Fiesty
  • Make Up Atelier Lip Stick Palette

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Here’s how I put together the look with a couple of tips for you to try for yourself:


  1. Allow moisturiser and serums to fully sink in then dust the skin with a fluffy brush and some of the powder, this works great as a primer and mattifies the skin.
  2. Apply the CC Cream all over with a foundation brush, use the BB Cream Concealer around problem areas and highlighting spots and blending with a brush.
  3. Fix everything in place with another dusting of powder, this will help everything stay in place all day.
  4. Apply blusher with an angled brush onto the apples of the cheeks, flicking out along the cheekbones.

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  1. Use a spoolie brush to shape the hairs into the shape you want, outline the brows with the pencil, creating the shape you want, then fill in the rest of the brows.
  2. Apply a white shadow to the brow bone as a highlighter.
  3. Use a nude coloured shadow over the entire eye socket and tear duct to highlight, apply a nude eye pencil in the waterline to highlight too.
  4. Add depth to the eye with a pointed brush and a brown toned shadow into the socket.
  5. Line the eyes with liquid liner and flick out, I love this technique.

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  1. Line the lips with a pencil, the Illamasqua Colouring Pencils are awesome and long lasting, fill in the lip with the pencil.
  2. Use a lip brush and apply the lipstick all over the lips.

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And you’re done! What do you think?

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I really like this look and I used to wear it so much more, it’s a great way to make a statement but still be appropriate for an office environment. These days I tend to experiment more and use more colour, but having recreated this look I love how it looks with my colourful hair so I think I might head to this scheme more often now!

What’s your go to everyday look? 

What’s your fave red lipstick combo?


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