Claire and Cherry Pie

Hair and makeup

Pinup Makeup 101 – False eyelashes

Eyelashes can be a real pain and tricky to get right, but they look fantastic when you do! While larger than life lashes are not essential to pulling off the Pinup look, they sure can help, but choosing the right lashes and trimming them for your eye type is important as the wrong ones can actually make your eyes look smaller. The right, properly trimmed lashes will look fabulous and are more likely to stay in place all day and not fall off or lift at the corners no matter the weather!

Pinup Makeup 101 – Winged eyeliner

Winged eyeliner can be a tricky beast. Some people seem to be naturally blessed with a steady hand and expert eye from the beginning, whilst others find it more difficult. There are a lot of different tutorials out there and everyone has a different technique and different products they love - wouldn't it be great if some of the best tutorials were all in one place for easy viewing? Why yes it would, so here are some of my favourites just for you as the second installation of my Pinup Makeup 101 series.

Pinup Makeup 101 – Perfect pinup eyebrows

Pinups, aspiring Pinups and anyone else who is interested in finding new tips and techniques, welcome to Pinup Makeup 101! You may have noticed from my 5 ways to achieve fabulous Pinup Hair post that I have some favourite youtube channels when it comes to hair and makeup tips so over the course of a few posts I'm going to let the pros show you how it's done as I bring my favourite tutorials to you in one handy location so we can compare techniques and take away what works best for us.

Five ways to achieve fabulous Pinup Hair

For years I admired beautiful hairstyles that I never thought I could achieve. The soft waves and curls of Marilyn Monroe's blonde locks, Jane Russell's fabulous full sideswept look and Bettie Grable's height-enhancing poodle style were styles that I dearly loved but my absolute favourites were the perfect Victory rolls and inventive up-do's of the 1940s. They made me envious and a bit sad about my lack of skill as every time I tried to do something interesting my stubborn, heavy, thick and wavy hair would fall out of the style within an hour.