Look of the Day: Modern Retro (The Secretary)

Hello Lovelies. Today I thought I would share with you a hair and make-up look I wore out last night. I’m calling it ‘The Secretary’ as I went for a flick of liner and a beehive but with a modern twist.

I used a matte white eye shadow over my entire lid, right up to the brown bone. I then used a matte red eyeshadow with a mixing medium to make a red liquid liner to create a 60s style flick. I exaggerated it and brought it almost as far as the end of my eyebrows. I drew in a black beauty mark on my left cheek with liner set with black eye shadow.

Here’s a close up of the eye make-up. I kept my eyebrows fairly light and a lot straighter than I usually wear them. I curled my lashes and added black mascara. I finished my eyes off with false lashes on the outer corners.

I used a red lip liner to line my lips, I then coloured them in and topped off with a glittery red lip gloss so the look wasn’t too matte.

I beehived my hair using three sections. One at the front to create a swooped fringe. The crown section to create the bouffant (I used a doughnut sponge on the crown which you can unfortunetly see peeping through slightly, I would do more back combing to avoid this usually but I needed to keep my hair fuzz free for today). Finally, the back of the hair which is twisted up into a French pleat. I accessorised using some of the flowers I make for clients to buy.

Here’s the swooped fringe. You can also really see the height of the beehive here. I haven’t got any decent pictures of the back to show you (it’s rather awkward taking photos of the back of your head on your own I have discovered. The next time I do this look I will use tongs to curl the ends of the fringe section to help curl it up nicely on the side of the head. I would also swoop it further over my forehead.