Today's look for Sara-May's 'May 2011 FOTD Challenge' is pin up. I absolutely love the pin up look because it's classic and flattering on everyone. I especially adore the defined crease eye look a la Marilyn Monroe and I've already done a post on this look. Check it out here. I wasn't planning on taking part in today's challenge since I had already done something similar but I love it so much that I decided to give it another go!
My previous post was more of a classic pin up eye but today's one has a bit of a twist as I used a pastel blue eyeshadow on the lid instead of the normal shimmery/matte beige colour. I first wore this look to a friend's hens night a few weeks back and I loved it! I paired it with NARS Heatwave on the night but I think this eye looks gorgeous with a nude/light pink lip.
To get this look I decided to use my Coastal Scents Originial 88 palette. I numbered the colours on the picture below as a reference (click to view bigger) and I'll explain how I used them in the look.
Urban Decay Primer Potion all over the lid up to the brow bone.
MAC Soft Ochre Paint Pot all the lid up to the brow bone as a base for the shadows.
The first eyeshadow I put down was colour 1 from the CS Palette which is a light cool brown and I used this to lightly define the crease concentrating the colour on the outer half of the crease.
I then patted colour 5 from the CS palette which is a shimmery pastel blue all over the lid just up to crease.
I then picked up some of colour 2 from the CS pallete (which is a dark cool brown) on an angled brow/liner brush and drew in a defined crease. I then blended the top of this line out with a tapered blending brush.
I then picked up some of colour 3 from the CS palette (which is a matte black) on the same angled brush and darkened the crease a bit concentrating on the outer edge of the line and then blended the top of the line out.
I used colour 4 from the CS palette (a pastel peach) as a brow bone highlight and a mixture of colour 4 and colour 6 as highlight around my tear duct.
I used Rimmel Exaggerate liquid liner in black all along my top lashline and ended the line in a flick.
I used Rimmel Soft Kohl liner in White on my water line and Rimmel Sexy curves mascara on my top lashes.
I finished the look off by adding so half lashes on the outer part of my lashline.
I chose to pair today's look with a red lip and went with NYX Hot Red lipliner and NYX Snow White lipstick.