My favorite makeup look of all time is a fusion of the 1950′s and 1960′s, with a cut crease, black winged liner, eyelashes, and a neutral lower lash-line. I think this look flatters absolutely anyone and there is something so classy and so sexy about this look. It makes your eyes look smoldering and bedroom-like, but it still manages to look neutral. Lana Del Rey is perfect inspiration for this look, as she basically wears variations of this look throughout all of her photo-shoot’s and pictures. I decided to use the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, which is also a classic neutral eyeshadow palette that everyone should have in their makeup arsenal. I’ve got directions and a guide to getting this look inside,
Can we just talk about my muse for this look for a second? I love Lana Del Rey. I really do. There is something about her face, her beauty, and her voice that conjures images of vintage America when times were simpler. Her makeup is always completely flawless and reminiscent of the 1950′s and 1960′s. Marilyn Monroe made the neutral matte brown crease a classic, and Twiggy amped it up in the 60′s with a dramatic cut crease. We see a fusion of a neutral cut crease blend with cat eyeliner and bronzed cheeks. The lip is almost always nude, which makes your pucker look plump and sultry. The look is smoldering without being over the top, and it’s definitely a classic look that anyone can wear.
- Apply the eyeshadow marked “1,” which is “Tease” to the crease of your eyes. You want to focus this shade in the crease of your eye only, being sure not to extend this shade too far upward toward your eyebrow. Using a crease or fluffy blending brush, build this color up in two or three applications to be a natural, matte brown. Also apply this shade along your bottom lower lash-line, stopping before the inner corner of the eye.
- Apply the eyeshadow marked “2,” which is “Busted” to the outer one-third of your eyes. You want to very lightly apply this, and use your fluffy blending brush to lightly flick this shade out. The key is to blend this out so it is barely noticeable. We just want the outer corner of the eye to be ever so slightly darker than the crease.
- Apply the eyeshadow marked “3,” which is “Bootycall” over your entire eyelid and inner corners of your eyes.
- Apply a black gel or liquid liner on your top lash-line and flick it out into a cat shape.
- Use a flesh or white colored eyeliner on your lower water-line. This will open up the eyes and give you a “doe-eyed” look. This is an important step for the 1960′s/Lana Del Rey inspiration because there was/is rarely any black eyeliner on the lower water-line.
- Curl your lashes, apply mascara, and apply false lashes (optional). I think the false lashes really make this look that much more doe-eyed and sultry. In fact, Lana Del Rey is very rarely seen without a great pair of falsies on!
- Using a bronzer, contour your cheekbones. We want the cheeks to be bronzed and heavily contoured in place of blush.
- Apply a nude lipstick or lip gloss to your lips. We want the truest nude shade, so if you need to cover up your natural lip color, feel free to apply concealer over your lips first.
The Finished Look:
The finished look is classic, smoldering, and alluring but also neutral. If you’ve ever wanted to get that same seductive, voluptuous look that Lana Del Rey has, this is the way to achieve it! This is also a fantastic look for a big event, a date, or even a wedding look.
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