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Photoshoot Fab: Bettie Page Realness

By mskimisfierce · September 17, 2010


T.G.I.F my luvs!  Wanted to share with you some photo shoot fab that I got my hands on.  I am super excited about these images as I did both hair and makeup on this shoot.  Photographer Nevin Jethmalani takes some awesome shots, (view his work here)and we make quite the team if I do say so myself. The look was kind of a modern Bettie Page meets Grease II chic you know?  The look is pretty simple actually, all you need is a foundation that will offer flawless coverage, lips, and contour.....read on:

1.  In this particular image I used a mixture of about 4 different brands.  Why?  Simple, because mixing textures and shades often times yields the best results as no one face is ever just one texture or one skin tone.

2.  Next I contoured her cheek with an angled blush brush, and dove right into my MAC Pro Sculpting Powder in Bone Beige.  Since the model was so fair Bone Beige gave her just enough shading without looking too bruise-y.  Blend well to avoid this.  To assure  that her face appeared very sculpted I took a wedge sponge and 'paneled' just below the Bone Beige hue.  By paneling I mean that I loaded a sponge with just enough of her foundation and swiped it vertically down her jawline directly underneath the shading color to make it look more hollowed out. *we love tricks of the trade*

3.  I highlighted right above the contour as well right around her temple and orbital (eye socket) bone and temple to make her cheek pop!  I then added a tiny bit of Stila Convertible Color Cream Blush in Lillium for the slightest flush

4. The major 'bidness' to this look is clearly the lip (well and the hair but more on that another time) for the lip I took a Lipstick Queen Lip Liner in Wine and made sure it was super sharpened and pointy and outlined her lips with precision.  Making certain your pencil is sharpened will help you achieve a shaper my precise line.  Next I filled in her lips with the pencil and topped them off with Makeup Forever Rouge Intense Lipstick in Satin Blueberry--a really intense blue purple.  To make certain the lips were flawless I ran a pointed cotton swab dipped in a tiny bit of makeup remover around the lips and followed with a different cotton swab containing a tiny bit of concealer.

5.  If you're not donning a pair of sunglasses like the model with this look, then my suggestion for the eye area is very simple: a very matte neutral eyeshadow, and tons of mascara is all you'll need.  Total badass chic no?  Hoping you'll give it a whirl this weekend ladies!

**the jumpsuit is by Designer Jemima Jackman the wardrobe stylist from the shoot....she's pretty awesome...check her out HERE)

Big Kisses!

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love it, this look is a classic and in my opinion, always in style and right on the money, thanks for sharing it , and have apink rainbow day
georgia from ohio

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thank you! so kind;) glad you enjoyed it!

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we love the comeback of retro-chic! the hairstyles and makeup are absolutely fabulous, and tailored dresses are so bombshell-sexy! xo

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