Vintage makeup gives you the opportunity to change your look without spending a lot of money. It's timeless but also has a fresh, dramatic air to it. You will want to experiment with what is best for you so you don't end up leaving the house for work or school looking like you are going to a costume party. You can even use these makeup tips if you aren't dressing vintage.
Go all out with eyebrows and lashes. Vintage style really focuses on a dramatic eye that is also subtle. Keep your shadow neutral. Make sure your eyebrows are perfectly shaped. Then you can either pile on the mascara or fake eye lashes. This creates the look of a natural beauty that has a little bit of flair. You might also want to line your eyelids for a cat eye effect depending on how dramatic you want to go.
Bring out that red lipstick. This is a staple in any pinup girl's wardrobe. You might be afraid to wear bright red lipstick for daytime, or anytime. There is a tendency to look like a clown when it's done incorrectly. There is no such thing as the perfect lipstick that will work for everyone. So experiment with bright reds and deep maroons. If it's still not working, go more dramatic with your eye makeup and just put a little gloss on your lips for an updated vintage approach.
Focus on a peaches and cream complexion. Luckily, we have the advantage of mineral makeup which can easily create this look but it's more expensive than what you're probably used to spending on cosmetics. Watch shows like "Mad Men" to see how this style of makeup is focused on the woman instead of trends. Foundation, concealer and powder are all essential for this makeup style so you can have porcelain skin. You can also add a little blush to the apples of your cheeks just as long as you don't go overboard.
For a more glamorous look bring in a little bit of a modern touch. You might want to do a smokey eye for a vintage evening look that still brings in modern colors and elements. You can pair red lips with silver metallic shadows if you are really daring. For a daytime look you might want to go with a blush colored lipstick that will be more subtle and feminine. You want your lip lines to be very defined but also smooth at the same time.
The key to vintage makeup is perfection. It's not that hard right? With a little practice you'll get the hang of what looks the best on your skin. It will also help with the overall feeling if your hair is really sleek and put together to drive home that look. Vintage makeup can be part of your everyday routine. You can also use it for special events. Like with any makeup style it's important to find the shades and products that work best for you to accent your natural beauty.