Retro Inspired Makeup How-To


Hi y'all!

We all know it's true...everyone has a sweet spot for all things retro. Some of us (read: me) more than others, but nonetheless, we can't get enough vintage things in our lives! Today I want to share my take on a retro face with some makeup tips! Whether it's for a costume, a change from your ordinary routine, or an everyday look, this tutorial will show you simple tips on how to give your look a classic throwback.

Let's get into it!

First, here are the products I use:


-Naked Palette 3

-Covergirl Eyeliner Ink - Black


-Eyebrow Pencil

-Lime Crime Velvetine in Red Velvet

I'm not a big fan of foundation, concealer, bronzer, and all that jazz (though realize it's most necessary for some). I just use concealer to spot check whatever acne I have, then powder to lessen my shiny spots.

Now to the most important part, the eyes!!

I'm obsessed with the Naked 3 palette from Sephora. I know it's pricier, but it literally lasts forever. (Okay, maybe not literally, but you catch my drift). I like to use a light pink allover. If your skin is darker than mine, and lets face it...who's isn't, then I would suggest a browner palette, or even just a darker shade of this nude-y pink. Apply this to the whole lid. Then take a very light cream color and swipe it underneath your eyebrow and in the inner crevice of your eye.

Now take a smokey grey color and lightly apply it to the outer crease of your lid extending out past the edge of the outside of your eye. NOTE: It's pertinent to blend! This makes all the difference. Either take a blending brush, or just use your finger, and smooth the edges together. (Using your finger is not the proper technique, but it's the method I use). You shouldn't be able to see where one color ends and another begins or where it fades off on the edges.

The eyeliner I like is either a pencil, or this one from Covergirl. I love the look of liquid, but I have never loved using it. I learned how to copy its effect using a pencil.

Step 1. Start  drawing a line along your lash line, but start about a quarter of the way in on your eyelid. When you get to the end, draw a line diagonally toward the outer edge of your eyebrow. This will be your guide for your wing. (I like to repeat this step to create a thicker line on the lid. Up to you). Step 2. Start at the outer corner of your eye and draw a line up to the end of the line you previously created. Now fill in the empty space. Step 3. Take the darkest color you have and a small shadow brush of angled brush and apply a thin line UNDER the outside half of your bottom lashes. Blend this into your wing.

BONUS: If you want your eyes to look super big, apply a white shadow directly onto the waterline of your lower lid.

Apply LOTS of your favorite mascara on upper and lower lashes! Fill in brows following this method of where to start, curve, and end:

Add a bright pop of color to your lips! My all time absolute favorite lippy is from Lime Crime. Their Velvetines (stains) are so bright and they stay on all day. Here we have the color Red Velvet.


And you're done! Wasn't that fun?

I've adopted a similar version of this look as my everyday go to. It makes me feel glamorous and classy.

Use #AWhimsyWonderland on insta if you gave this look a try!

Love and Lollipops,



Photos by Cortney Moore