Recently, I got my hands on the 1959 Pinup Makeup set from Stila.
While, I absolutely LOVE the idea of this makeup set, I donâ€™t think the way Stila made these products are for everyone. I actually had to alter how I used them in order to replicateÂ the â€œBarbie lookâ€ for my skin tone. I didn’t even bother with their lipstick because of my skin tone.
- MAC Shell cream coloured base
1959 Stila Barbie blue eye shadow
1959 Stila Barbie shadow eyeliner
MAC Smolder pencil eyeliner
Diorshow Blackout Mascara
Clinque Gold Dust #3
Natural Cosmetics white mineral/vegan shadow
- 1959 Stila Barbie pinup Blush
- Arpeggio Tomato lipstick
MAC Venetian Lusterglass
Swipe Shell cream coloured base lightly over entire eyelid. You donâ€™t have too but you can. I do it when I do professional or long to last makeup. Do I use it in the morning on my way out the door? Umm, no.
Take a fluffy brush and apply 1959 Pinup blue over entire lid.
Once satisfied take a brush for your crease and dab the WHITE eye shadow into this area. This is the only time you will be deepening â€œawayâ€ rather than “in.” If you look at the image, the blue is very strong and so is the black.
The biggest problem with Stilaâ€™s blue â€“ itâ€™s too freakinâ€™ dark! Therefore, if you wanted to use a typical darker blue in your creases (as creases are typically darker colours) you would end up deepening your eye and creating some sort of smokey-eye hybrid. NOT what you want. Go light!
So without losing the original colour, you need to â€œshow it upâ€ and â€œbring it outâ€ more by heavily blending white into your crease. I didn’t blend the white anywhere else than into my crease. So don’t go putting it all over the bottom of your lid and then some.
Next, take a natural colour, preferably with shimmer, and dust it above your crease. I used Clinqueâ€™s Gold Dust #3. All that Glitters from MAC is comparable.
Also highlight your inner eye with this colour.
I really donâ€™t like the black eye liner shadow that Stila put in the compact. I think itâ€™s pretty awful for creating those dark lines that you need.
In the picture 1) is MACâ€™s Blacktrack 2) MACâ€™s Smolder 3) Stilaâ€™s Barbie Black
In order to use the compact efficiently and properly, I actually lined my lid with Smolder and then made the â€œshapeâ€ for Barbie with the Stila shadow. The shape is an inverted ‘V’ going this way ‘<’. Think of the “less than” sign from math. Make sure the bottom portion of this ‘V’ is DIRECTLY in line with where your upper lid ends, before that gap that seperates it from the lower lid! Think of it as more precise, smaller “wing” to the one Amy Winehouse likes to wear.
I didn’t use the ‘liner’ they included — because I know most people can’t use liquids. Therefore, I made my tutorial using a pencil.
The reason I didnâ€™t use Blacktrack is because it dries too quickly. The shadow will â€œstickâ€ on the Smolder.
Then apply Stilaâ€™s Barbie blush. I really, really love this blush. Iâ€™ve been using it a lot since I got it. Personally, itâ€™s a bit darker than NARS Orgasm and has as much shimmer, without the glitter, as NARS Super Orgasm. But it also has a tinge of similar colouring to MAC Peachykeen.
Either way, if they sold this on its own â€“ it would be an awesome investment. LOVE IT!!!
I canâ€™t use the Red lipstick that Stila put in this package. Itâ€™s too dark for my skin tone. Iâ€™m a firm believer anyone can wear any colour, if they wear it right!
I opted out for Arpeggioâ€™s Tomato red lipstick and I glossed it over with Venetian from MAC.
Ta da! Iâ€™m done
Sasha Muradali runs the â€˜Little Pink Bookâ€™ and has been a makeup artist with MAC Cosmetics since 2004 in Florida. She has over 10-years experience in professional makeup. If you live in South Florida and are looking to hire a makeup artist, or if you just want some makeup advice, send her your inquires here.