How To Get The Retro Pin Up Look

Retro Pin Up Look| Photo Credit: Polina Berdos

Ready for another make-up masterclass? Yep us too! Today our fab beauty correspondent talks us through achieving the perfect retro pin up look. Over to you Polina

“Classic retro pin up make-up is ever present today even if it’s a more modern version. This make-up consists of a matte, even-toned face, pink blush, black eyeliner, black mascara or false eyelashes and glossy red lipstick.

It works on any skin color or type and pin up make-up can easily be replicated too! There’s something undeniably glamourous, flirtatious and fun about vintage pin-up girls, like Lana del Rey for example. Think big doe-eyes framed with dramatic winged liner and sultry red lips. HOT!


How to get the perfect smokey eye look

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Now we’ve mastered the 60s siren look, it’s time for another brilliant beauty tutorial from our star curator, Polina Berdos. In this video she shows us how to achieve the perfect smokey eye. Over to you Polina…

“The smokey eye is both sexy and classic, a perfect way for describing iconic looks with this makeup technique.

Whether your eyes are light or dark, you’re going to a formal dinner or out with your friends, or you just feel like jazzing up your everyday routine, the smokey eye is the perfect compliment to any look desired.

It looks effortless once done, so here is my smokey eye tutorial for you to master the look yourself!


Get the 60s beauty look like Lana Del Rey



Photo Credit: Lana Del Rey for H&M

We’re just going to admit it… we are huge fans of Lana Del Rey here @Shopcade! Girl has amazing retro style, makes awesome music and has a make-up look most of us would kill for. Our guest blogger and star beauty curator, Polina Berdos shows us how to master the 60s siren look a la Del Rey in her fab video below.

Over to you, Polina… 

“Beautiful Lana. She is such a phenomenon! I really love her classic 60s make-up and fashion style. She is so famous for her signature matte classic eye look with thick winged black eye liner, paired with nude or red lips.

In that way, she’s not only a songwriter and a singer but a make-up inspiration. Her looks make a lot of people miss 60s make-up, so I used her for inspiration when recreating this kind of look.

Lana uses a lot of natural shades, combined with a black liner. Just like in the 60s, the crease is one of the most important things to emphasise. A pair of false eyelashes is necessary in my opinion to complete her flirty eye make up.

Her thick black eyeliner gives her make up a cool retro feel. So classic, 60s mixed with a little American hipster plus sweet and chic all at the same time.

A perfect balance between classic and edgy. This tutorial will show you step by step how to achieve that siren cut crease look. You can find the products that I used and some similar products in my Shopcade List. So let’s live in the 60s for a moment!”



Products Used: 1 – Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion | 2 – Stila “In the Light” Palette | 3 – Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner 24h – Intense Black | 4 – Lancôme Hypnôse Doll Eyes by Alber Elbaz Doll Mascara | 5 – Ardell False Lashes “Demi Whipes” in Black | 6 – Ardell Duo Lash Adhesive in Clear | 7 – Neve Cosmetics Lipliner “balerina/pink”


To find out more about Polina, check out her blog Summer Caffe here >