Retro glam looks of the past are back in a big way-and not just on runway supermodels. Fashionable women across America are sporting a multitude of styles from previous decades, but with a few contemporary twists.
Try these cost-effective tips from celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose. He can help you join the vintage-meets-modern revolution.
Makeup? Make down
Update your look by eradicating that made-up look. Rather than using both a foundation and bronzer, stick to mineral powder and blush. Blush adds warmth to the face and emphasizes facial contours. Add a subtle touch of color to the high edge of the cheek-bones and blend to create a natural-looking blush on the cheeks. To create a look that screams vintage glamor, experiment with this season’s popular apricot or pale pink hues.
Lighten to brighten
This season, less really is more. Ditch the hard shades and harsh liner and stick to light, barely-there colors with a subtle shimmer to instantly brighten your gaze. To achieve a glamorous, wide-eyed look with instant sex appeal, apply an extra coat of mascara to the outer corners of lashes. Feeling ultra-chic? Trade your traditional mascara for one in dark purple or sage.
Create that perfect pout
Both beautiful and daring, bold, vintage lip color is the easiest way to add a punch of drama to any ensemble. For a show-stopping effect, make sure your pearly whites are up to date by using Crest Whitestrips Supreme, the highest whitening power available in a strip. Sold exclusively at dental offices, these strips deliver dramatic, professional results that are first visible after only three days. The strips enable you to whiten to your desired level at home, through the help of your dentist.
Do a new ‘Do’
Turn heads at any party by mixing a simple, classic hairstyle or cut with ultra-modern hues or low-lights. For longer-haired femmes, try a bouffant or a sleek 1940s-style high ponytail. For those with short hair, experiment with ’20s-style face-framing waves.