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Beauty Video: A Retro Glam Tutorial


Lately, I’ve been seeing retro glam makeup all over the pages of my favorite magazines and on celebrities such as Adele and Lana Del Rey. The look is very Marilyn Monroe-esque, complete with heavy liner and dramatic lashes, and often finished with a red lip. It goes great with the pinup-inspired fashion trend we discussed recently.

I love looks like this for parties, clubs, or even a fancy date. (For a first date, however, use our separate first date makeup tutorial.) This type of high-glam look calls for a cute party dress and a place to go, and now that it’s summer vacation, those shouldn’t be hard to find! (If you’re not on break yet, sorry for bringing it up and good luck on finals!)

The Look:

Retro Glam makeup look

How to Get the Look:

Products Used:


How did you guys like this tutorial? Are there any special requests you guys would like to see featured in an upcoming video on CollegeFashion? Let me know by leaving a comment below!

Posted on on May 22, 2012 / Filed Under: Beauty & Hair / Tags: , , , , , , ,

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9 Responses to “Beauty Video: A Retro Glam Tutorial”

  1. 1
    May 22nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm

    Loooooooove your makeup tutorials! They’re always pretty and wearable

  2. 2
    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Question: I’m NC40-42 in MAC & i’m looking for a product that I can use over my foundation to give me a nice glow on my cheeks. Would you recommend the MAC lustre drops or a different product? I already use blush btw.

  3. 3
    May 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    Hahaha. one of my friends wears this exact makeup everyday. It was like a deja vu moment when I saw it. Its creepy how much this looks like her makeup.

  4. 4
    May 22nd, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Fabulous, Great video.

  5. 5
    May 22nd, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I like the look, but I don’t really see how this is a particularly “retro” look.

  6. 6
    May 23rd, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you everyone!

    @Anonymous NC40-NC42 is an excellent candidate for NARS Albatross blush. It gives a nice golden sheen. But if you apply the lustre drops with a light hand it’ll give a really nice bronzed glow.

  7. 7
    May 24th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    i love these videos, please keep them going! also, you have beautiful skin! could you do a simple skin care video for those of us who don’t have a lot of time for a bunch of lotions or serums? Just sort of a skin care basics for healthy skin. Thanks!

  8. 8
    May 24th, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Love this tutorial! I plan to use this later on in the month for graduation. Thanks~

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