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Pin-Up Makeup Tutorial by Lisa Eldridge seen on Gemma Arterton as Bettie Page

Lisa Eldridge finally posted the look she did on Gemma Aterton for her directorial debut in “Being Betty”. This is for the Bettie Page look, which she kind of modernized a bit (lots of highlighter!)  To be honest, I’m also looking forward to the recreation of Betty Ford’s look. Let’s hope she gets as many requests for that tutorial as she did this one…

Lisa says:

“This is an updated version of the classic Pin-up look that never goes out of style. Based on the look I did on Gemma Arterton for the Betty Page inspired short film I directed recently, it’s a great look for a party or special event.”

Products used:
YSL – Le Teint Touche Éclat Foundation shade BD10
Becca – Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl – Liquid, Pressed -Moonstone
Chanel – Poudre Universelle Libre – Natural Finish Loose Powder
CoverGirl – Lashblast Volume Mascara or Max Factor – False Lash Effect Mascara
Eyeko – Skinny Liquid Liner in black
Eylure – Nicola – Girls Aloud by Eylure False Lashes
L’Oreal – Colour Riche Quads – E5 Velour Nois
Laura Mercier – Secret Camouflage in SC2
MAC – Lipstick – Ruby Woo
MAC – Powder Blush – Frankly Scarlett
Make Up For Ever – Aqua Brow Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector (shades 20 and 40 were mixed)
Maybelline – Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h
Nars – Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
No7 – Precision Lips Pencil

Some key points:

“This is kind of a top-heavy look because Bettie Page – it tends to be mainly about her brows and the lashes and liner – she didn’t really wear a lot of eyeshadow and certainly not very much [mascara] underneath… Brows are very important for a pin-up look…

Although Mimi’s brows are naturally thick anyway, just giving them that really defined arch makes it instantly look like 50’s pin-up makeup..

We have to use the classic MAC Ruby Woo for this pin-up look, it’s compulsory almost; it’s a really dense slightly blue, neutral to blue, red which is very very densely pigmented and also matte, so it’s perfect.

For blusher, I need something that really is going to tie in with the lips… For the shape, […]I’m not going to be doing any contouring so it’s sort of applied in a shape that really is going to bring definition to the face…”

– Lisa Eldridge