Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Youtube: Beginner's Vintage Beauty Kit

Getting started in vintage can be pretty intimidating! But vintage make up can be simpler than you think! Here are my top beauty products that you need for a vintage look.

What are your vintage beauty must haves?


  1. I really have a hard time finding the perfect red lipstick for myself. I just feel I look so unnatural with it on. However when I put on my coral lipstick or dark pink, closer to red, I feel more like myself.

  2. Great tips! Thank you for sharing! I'm off to check out your lipstick video. :)

  3. The nude shadows from Benefit look good, I'm using an HD brows palette, but the lighter colour is a little too yellow for me.

    Red Lipstick is all about finding the right shade I think! I'm just in love with Besame Red Velvet or Cherry Red, I'm still looking for the perfect liner though.

  4. Great video, hon! I'm a die hard fan of MAC's Russian Red (I could wax poetically about it until I was blue in the face), but it took me years to find that shade and many failed, or not-quite-as-good attempts in the process. Since hitting on it, it's been my go-to red (though I do occasionally wear another red from the brand Red Apple Lipstick, because it's a bit more sparkly and sheer) and likely always will be so long as they keep producing it.

    ♥ Jessica

  5. Thank you, a good basis for vintage make-up. Do you have any tips for those of us that try to use organically based/ no chemical preservatives cosmetics? Have you found that a liquid, powder, or creme-powder foundation is best to match a vintage aesthetic? And any tips about finding the right shade of red for your complexion?

    1. I really like Red Apple Lipstick. They have really great products. I don't really use any other organic/preservative free cosmetics. For foundation, you just want something that matches your skin and has a matte finish. I personally prefer liquid foundations because powders don't give me any coverage at all. I currently use Kat von D's Lock It Tattoo foundation.

      Retro Makeup by Lauren Rennells has a lot of great info on finding a good read for you (and on other make up too). I mostly found a good red for my by trial and error. A true red looks good on many complexions so that's a good place to start.