Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Years Eve Makeover

I'm leaving 2011 on a high by treating a dear friend to a vintage inspired makeover. I love being creative so couldn't wait to get started. I filmed a little bit of footage too. Hopefully my debut will be shown on YouTube at a computer near you soon!
Caught doing my intro!


There's nothing like being on the last minute! I promised myself ages ago to invest in some decent curling tongs. However, leaving it until New Years Eve to search for some probably isn't the best idea for someone usually so organised .
Babyliss Pro Stylist Dial-a-Heat Tongs

Lucky for me a beauty wholesaler in Wigan was open for business, so I armed myself with the latest curling tongs, hair sprays and a variety of hair grips. I've been studying my Vintage Hairstyling book lately. Mainly because I'm going on a course in January and I want to be prepared.

'Vintage Hairstyling' by Lauren Rennells
This fabulous book is jam packed with a choice of beautiful retro looks that, as a novice stylist, I am happy to report, are quite easy to follow.
'For The Boys' our choice for this makeover
Here's my friend as she arrives. She's naturally pretty but we wanted GLAMOUR .... especially for New Years Eve!
Natural beauty
First step: Hair! I decided against rollers (as per book instructions), firstly because I didn't have time to dampen the hair and wait for it to dry in rollers and secondly, I'd just bought new curling tongs and wanted to use them.
Roll and secure with pins
Second Step: Makeup! It's glamour all the way. A 1950s classic look. Winged eyeliner, beauty mark and Rockette Red lippy from Rockalily.
Concealer Pencil from Susan Posnick
I used Navy Liquid Eyeliner from E.L.F
  • Foundation - L'Oreal Infallible, Porcelain. 
  • Pressed Powder - Jane Iredale, Pure Matte
  • Powder Blush  - Jane Iredale, Barely Rose. 
  • Eyebrows - Jane Iredale, Black/Brown Cream to Powder
  • Eyeshadow - Jane Iredale, EyeSteppes (for brown eyes)
  • Individual Eyelashes (on the outer corners only)
Left side!
Right side!
Rear of the Year!
My work is done! I hope you like the finished results. I'd love to hear your comments. All the best to one and all. Here's to a happy, healthy and not forgetting glamourous 2012!
Ciao Bellas! xx

PS If you'd like a vintage makeover please take a look at my website Kitty Wink Vintage


  1. I have to come to you for my year 11 prom!!! Happy new year love Coco xxxx

  2. Thanks Coco and Scooby's Mum :)) Happy New year!

  3. She looks fantastic! You did a great job! Is your top from Rocket Originals??

    Mabel Time

  4. Well spotted Mabel :) I've got most of their stock ;)

  5. Nice hair style. love the flower!

  6. What a great post - I hope your friend loved this makeover! I have that same book...isn't it awesome?

  7. Thank you for posting 'Beauty Follower' and Mary Ann. At first glance I thought the book would be difficult, but lots of the styles are really achievable :)