I recently had the opportunity to do makeup for a pin up look.
As you may know, the pin up style is one of my all-time favorite looks. To me, there is nothing sexier than wing-tip eyeliner and thick lashes.
Now, I know how hard it is to obtain a smooth line as I’ve attempted the look countless times, often getting annoyed and frustrated. I am here to tell you that it does take practice and patience and maybe a little Scotch tape. Whoa…wait a minute, did I just say Scotch tape? That’s right, the tape you use to hold things together!
What you can use to achieve this look:
- A black eye pencil
- Liquid liner
- A pen or gel liner
- Scotch tape
Prep your lids with a primer or concealer. You will want to stick with a color that is close to your skin’s natural tone. The primer or concealer will help your look last all day
After applying the primer, take about an inch of a piece of Scotch tape. Press the tacky side of the tape on the back of your hand a few times to make it less sticky. By doing this, it will help from sticking too harshly to your eye area. If your skin is too sensitive for the tape, using a business card or credit card will work too.
Angle the tape by placing it up from the outside corner of your eye towards the lower end of your brow. If you want less of a dramatic wing, I recommend that you angle the tape towards your temple.
Apply the pencil or liquid liner above your upper lash line. Start from the inner corner of your eye and work toward the outer corner. A great tip when lining your upper lash is to dot your eyeliner on and then connect the dots. Make sure that you keep the eyeliner as thin as possible. If you go too thick of a line, it’s tough to remove and can get messy. By sticking with a thin line, you can always build up for a thicker look. Continue along and draw a line beside the tape.
Next, go back over the line of the wing and upper lash line. You will want the outer edge to look thicker than the inner corner. Last but now least, pull the tape off and take a step back and look in the mirror to make sure the wings are symmetrical.
If you're happy with your look, apply your favorite mascara or add fake eyelashes to enhance the look even more.