I love Linda Darnell. And this is an awesome 40’s poolside pin-up inspired look. Here’s what I did to get this better than the girl-next-door look:
FACE: It’s summer and I don’t want a heavy foundation. Nobody does. Under the eyes with a concealer brush, I applied and blended MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NC30. With a kabuki brush, I applied Neutrogena Mineral Sheers Foundation Powder in Natural Ivory. It has the added benefit of SPF 20. In the hollows of the cheeks, I applied Physician’s Formula Healthy Wear Bronzer in Light. All of the face products have a SPF of at least 20.
EYES: I filled in brows with e.l.f Studio Eyebrow Lifter & Filler in Ash. For the eyeshadow, I used Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palette in Lust. From lash line to crease, I applied the matte medium purple shade with a medium sized brush. From the crease to brow, I applied the satin ivory shade with a “fluffy” brush. With a slanted, stiff liner brush, I lined my top and bottom lash line with the dark matte eggplant shade in the compact. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Clinique Lash Doubling Mascara (not shown) to top and bottom lashes. I then applied a strip of Ardell lashes.
LIPS: Now to the lips. I lined my natural lip line with Jordana Lip Pencil in Currant, a deep plum (not pictured). From the tube, I applied Clinique A Different Lipstick in A Different Grape, a satin plum that is long-wearing. With a lip brush, I applied a small amount of e.l.f. Studio Minty Lip Gloss in Nashville, a Porter Wagner shimmer, to the bottom lip for some “umph”. Oh, and I’ve also decided I want to get my teeth whitened. Damn you, Linda Darnell for making plum lipstick look so good!
For a fragrance, I want a fruity-floral like Juliette Has A Gun Miss Charming. I didn’t like the scent at first, but it’s good for summer.
So, what are your weekend plans? I will most likely go to a lavender festival. I’m a dork and I love festivals. Why? Because the premise is so ancient. If you don’t celebrate the lavender, for example, it may never come back 🙂 As a fumehead, I want lavender to come back.