My sister and I were going to a trunk show in Montecito, California and I wanted a look that was fresh, but not overdone.  I also wanted to play up my features in a way that was playful and pretty, not sexy and sultry… this was a daytime event with ladies who lunch and I wanted a look that was on point and respectful without sacrificing any style.  My sister suggested playing up my brows and lips and leaving my eyes clean and simple.  Her suggestion was spot-on… and this has now become one of my go-to makeup looks. Check out the video below for the simple step-by-step tutorial to achieving this bold look.


You can pull off this Patriotic Pinup look at anytime {and it’s the perfect complement to yesterday’s look: All-American Girl}.  This 1940’s inspired look can be worn year-round; professional enough for daytime responsibilities and flirty enough for nighttime encounters.  

Now that you have your hair pinned away from your face… and now that your face is framed with soft curls… it’s time to pull off a makeup look to match.

In about 10 minutes, you can complete the makeup routine.  Keys to this look: fresh skin, contoured cheekbones, winged liner with dramatic lashes on upper lash line only, and bold matte red lips.

Products I Used

Moisturizer:  bareVitamins Skin Rev-er Upper. Eyeshadow Base: Too Faced Shadow Insurance in Candlelight. Liquid Foundation: Maybelline SuperStay Makeup in Sand Beige. Concealer: Maybelline CoverStick in Light Beige. Highlighter: Benefit’s Girl Meets Pearl. Nude eyeshadow: MAC’s Naked Lunch. Brown eyeshadow: MAC shadows. Liquid Liner: L’Oreal’s carbon black liquid liner. Mascara: Voluminous L’Oreal Carbon Black Mascara. Mineral Powder: Maybelline’s Mineral Powder Foundation. Bronzer: Too Faced Beach Bunny. Blush: Benefit’s Bella Bamba. Powder Highlighter: Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder. Brow Pencil: Maybelline’s Expertwear Eyeliner in Light Brown. Lip Pencil: Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lip Liner in Red. Lipstick: Revlon’s Matte Really Red.


1. NARS Concealer $22
2. Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15 $46
3. Laura Mercier Foundation Powder $40
4. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor in Cashmere $13 & Sephora Collection Pro Natural Medium Eyeshadow Brush #14 $18
5. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Eyecolor in Graphite $13 & Sephora Collection Pro Natural Crease Brush #10 $20
6. Make Up For Ever Professional Aqua Black Waterproof Cream Eye Shadow $22
7. Yves Saint Laurent Dessin Du Regard Waterproof Eye Pencil $25
8. Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure $17
9. Anastasia Perfect Brow Pencil $22
10. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Liner $18
11. Buxom Lash Mascara $19
12. Illamasqua False Eye Lashes $12
13. Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Deluxe Original SPF 15 Foundation $35
14. Sephora Collection Bronzer $15
15. Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder $27
16. Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15 $22.50
17. Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture SPF 15 $30
18. philosophy Candy Cane Lip Shine $10