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Audrey Hepburn

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pin Up Preoccupation!

Since I started my channel in 2008, there has been one recurring draw for ladies of all ages: The Classic Pin Up Girl. It seems that when ladies see those stunningly gorgeous art pieces by Alberto Vargas, Gil Elvgren and others, they just get all swoony and longy. :) I know I do. In spite of the fact that I will inevitably age and no longer be fresh and rosy as the 20-somethings that modeled for those pieces, I will continue to strive for that sort of coquettish charm on occasion.

In addition to those lovely old paintings and the famous photos of Betty Grable and others that still maintain the standard of 'Pin Up', there are also lots of modern glamour girls that are keeping the style and appeal of the classic pin up girl alive.

Betty Grable in the most famous 'Pin Up Photo' of all time, by Frank Powolny

Traditional style pin up photo of model Jolee Blon
by: Miss Missy Photography

Amazing photographers are everywhere mastering the art of editing and lighting so that anyone can become a perfect Pin Up by simply utilizing the skillsets of specialists in vintage style and wardrobe.

Classic Pin Up Style photography by Celeste Giuliano

In spite of the poor quality, my earliest videos in which I aspired to recreate hairstyles from some of my favorite Pin Up art pieces, still remain popular and are part of a playlist on Youtube:

I also revisited the series last week , by re-creating my first style in that series, inspired by Edward Runci:

Finally, today I uploaded a Pin Up Girl Makeup tutorial to my channel, that was highly requested based on the aforementioned video. All products are listed below the embedded link.

Foundation Primer: Laura Gellar Spackle, Under-Makeup Primer
Lip Balm: Carmex Cherry Lip Balm
Lip Primer: Senna Lip Primer
Foundation: Revlon Colorstay Whipped Cream Foundation in Buff
Sigma F80 Flat Topped Kabuki brush
Concealer: Cover FX and Maybelline Concealer Stick in White
Powder: True Match Pressed Palette
Brow Pencil: Besame' Dual Automatic Pencil (discontinued)
Brow Pen/Tint: Anastasia Long Wearing Brow Tint in Universal Light
Eyeshadow for Filling Brows: Senna Haute Nudes palette
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe
Pirouette brushes
Sigma 'Make Me' Brushes
Toofaced Soft N Sexy Naked Palette
Maybelline True Black Eye Studio Gel Liner
Silver Point angled brush from Art Supply Store
Mascara: Maybelline Illegal Lengths Mascara
Senna Voluptulash
Maybelline Color Tattoo Metals in Barely Branded
Ardell Eyelashes: 301's and 311's
Duo Dark Lash Adhesive
Stila Custom Color Blush in Pink
Lip Liner-Besame Red Lip Liner from the Luxurious Lip Color Kit
Lipstick-Besame' Red Velvet lipstick
Lip Gloss- Discontinued reddish gold glitter lip gloss by Senna

The pin up craze will likely fade again but until then, let's all enjoy it. Feel free to send me any requests for tutorials inspired by art or photographs you like and I'll do my best to oblige.

Til Then,


Anonymous said...

Hello Lisa,

I love your videos and I have been lurking for a long time. You have sparked my interest for the pin curls.

I just wanted to ask a favour, if it's something you'd like to do of course! The Bette Davis updo from Now, Voyager. I love the film, and Bette!

A big fan!

Tara said...

What a fun post and I love the products you used! I have heard so many fabulous things about Sigma brushes! I mostly use MAC brushes but I need to branch out and try different brands.

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