How to create a Retro make up look

MAKE UP FOR EVER ALLIANCE artist, James Vincent (, served as key make up artist for the Nicolita show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. A bright fuchsia lip leads this classic 40’s look into the new century.

Complexion & Cheeks:
James wanted the skin to look classically flawless. He used MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Blush in #8 (Satin Indian Pink) to highlight the apples of the cheeks and then applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Super Matte Loose Powder #12 (translucent) all over the face for a modern, matte complexion.

Eyes: Thick outer lashes were the focus of the eyes. James paired MAKE UP FOR EVER Eye Shadows in #17 (espresso) and #165 (dark taupe brown) with Diamond Shadows #312 (dark copper shimmer) and #306 (beige shimmer) and applied to the entire eye. He blended everything deep into the crease and smudged it around the lash line for a soft smoky look. He finished by lining the eyes with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Liner #13 (black) and MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Black to bring a nostalgic feel into fashion, and coated the lashes with MAKE UP FOR EVER Smoky Lash Mascara.

Lips: The mouth had a bright pop of pink. James lined the lips first with MAKE UP FOR EVER Aqua Lip #16C and then applied MAKE UP FOR EVER Rouge Artist #36 in fuchsia on top.Adrienne Bailon Adrienne Bailon looked amazing in the Nicolita retro make up look and in this Orchid Ruffle tube top and ruffled bikini bottoms. This ruffled bikini top and bottom is part of the designer bikini collection for 2012 and will launch in November! Make sure to be our FAN on Nicolita FB page to get a sneak peak to the new swimwear collections.

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