We all know that Dita Von Teese is one of the beauty goddesses of planet earth, right? Here I’m breaking down a few of her looks to keep our inspiration going, it’s perfect now that the fall trends are closing in. Let’s go!
1. Flushed cheeks
A pinup look with warm toned lipstick and a flushed cheek screams of the amped up 1950′s. The eye makeup is all about contrasts, a thick, smokey eyeliner wing placed against a light matte eyelid. Soft eyelashes against dark thick brows. Lips are semi-matte with a warm undertone that matches the cheek colour. The base is matte and utterly flawless.
2. The modern va-va-vampy 1940′s bombshell
This look circles around a neutral deep red lip. The eyeliner is played down and wispy lashes with long outer corners take the spotlight instead. The lower lashline gets a soft brown smudge to intensify the eye even more. Notice how much softer the eyebrows are compared to the last look, here they match the wild spikiness of the lashes instead of the smoothness of an eyeliner wing. She seems to be wearing a soft wash of purple toned brown eyeshadow in her crease.
3. Defined crease
The soft, dark eyebrow and eyeliner gets tied together by a cool toned eyeshadow in the crease of the eyelid. Calm and soft shades without too much of a lash gives a serious and grown-up approach that’s easily worn with a glossier lip. In this case the lip won’t have to compete with any craziness around the eyes. Here she wears a classy cool toned lipstick, but a brighter neutral shade would look just as fabulous. This would be your classic 1950′s look.
4. A fresh early 1940′s eye
A delicate eyeliner and wispy eyelashes against a naked eyelid and natural eyebrows also create a lovely contrast that’s very different compared to the other pinup looks shown. The base is a lot sheerer than in the other looks aswell, see how her skin peeks through on the cheeks? Ultra fresh. Worn with a light dusting of a warm blush and an orange red semi-glossy lipstick.
5. A flirt with the 1920′s
Here’s an interesting merge, the 1950′s shapes and contrasts are worn in the colours of the 1920′s. Instead of a bright red lip she wears a deep berry red which is typical for the earlier years, and the eye is awake and flirty instead of being a sleepy 1920′s bedroom eye.
6. The pale blue eyeshadow
Another makeup trend during the 1950′s is the pale blue eyeshadow, a flirt with the upcoming colour trends of the 1960′s. The pale eyeshadow is placed softly all over the lid and paired with a clean black eyeliner and eyebrow. Of course worn with a glossy bright red lip, the colour contrast is dazzling as well as the contrast between matte and glossy.