Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Get the vintage look with some savvy makeup buys...

So, we’ve done clothes. We’ve done homes. We’ve done gardens. We’ve done pretty much everything pretty, as well as a few dashing and suave suit bargains thrown in for good measure. So what haven’t we done? Makeup, that’s what. If you’re going all out for full-on vintage glamour, your look will never be complete unless you’ve got that vintage makeup look down pat too. I’ve decided to concentrate on the three areas I think are important in this respect – brows, lips and cheeks.


Brows

Urban Decay Brow Box - Brown Sugarbrow zings

Getting a defined eyebrow is of vital importance. And when I say ‘defined’, I don’t mean ‘plucked to within an inch of its life’. Have some top quality tweezers to hand, of course, but there’s no harm in investing in a few extras tools to keep your eyebrows looking perfect at all times. For starters, this Benefit Cosmetics voucher offer gets you access to their Brow Zings Brow-Shaping Kit, but if you want even more of a discount, use this Look Fantastic voucher code to get 12% off your order, which must, for the sake of those brows, contain this Urban Decay Brow Box.


Lips
Smiths Rosebud Salve
Makeup Works Lipstick - Scarlet RougeWhat do you think of when you think of vintage-looking lips? Well, I’m guessing quite a lot of you will answer ‘big’ and ‘bright red’. And I’m not going to argue. That same Look Fantastic voucher code mentioned before can get you a whole heap of rowdy reds to choose from, including this Makeup Works Lipstick in Scarlet Rouge. But for a more subtle, but no less vintagey sheen, use this House of Fraser free online voucher to buy a Smiths Rosebud Salve, reduced from £8 to £5.



Cheeks

dandelionWe’re not talking bronzer here, we’re talking soft pinks and rosy cheeks. Back to the Benefit Cosmetics shopping voucher for such beauties as Dandelion Brightening Face Powder or Benetint Rose-Tinted Lip and Cheek Stain. Or use the House of Fraser discount voucher for A Wild About Beauty Ultra Sheer Powder Blush in the lovely Lucy shade, reduced from £17.50 to £16.





So don’t forget about those faces and that they could well complete your look. And we haven’t even talked about nails! Maybe that’s for another future post…

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