The Sexy Retro Chic Look

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When I recently gave my website an extreme makeover, I wanted to create something that would help my gorgeous clients when it came time to figuring out what exactly they would want me, their makeup artist, or indeed one of the amazing makeup artists on my team, to create their own dream look for their wedding or special occasion.

And so the careful planning of not one, but two photo shoots, writing and designing of a makeup Look Book ensued. The book contains some of our most requested makeup looks.

Today I’m sharing with you one of my absolute favourite makeup designs from the first shoot we put together. We call it our Sexy Retro Chic look, which is really the classic look made popular in the 1950’s. There are a few key elements to achieve authenticity with this look, and create an undeniably feminine, super sexy style.

  1. Flawless matte finish foundation.
  2. Perfectly defined brows, not too thin and with a beautiful arch.
  3. A soft flush of colour on the cheeks.
  4. Bold winged eyeliner applied with absolute precision.
  5. Beautiful red lips – either matte or glossy.

From movie stars to pin-up babes, and today’s classic chic lasses, the bold red lip teamed with a clean winged liner suits absolutely everyone. STMA team member Hannah worked her makeup magic on model, Tamika, while Rosie gave her glossy locks some curls.

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Perfect brows are an absolute must for this look. They frame the face and balance out the strong red lip. A soft cut crease gives dimension to the eye.

makeup Look Book _ sexy retro chic makeup design

Ladies with any eye colour can pull off this classic look. The orange-based red lip on Tamika is particularly effective in bringing out her bright blue eyes. All the definition is on top of the eye for this look, which creates sexy fluttering eyes.

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Photography: Josette Photographer | Styling: Wholehearted Studio | Hair: Rosie for Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Makeup: Hannah for Sally Townsend Makeup Artistry | Model: Tamika Reese

Author: Sally T

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