I've been re-vamping my style a lot recently... I'm not sure what's gotten in to me, but I just haven't been happy with how I've been looking-- You know when you get to that stage where your make-up just isn't doing it for you and you're desperate to find what it is that you need to change, but you just can't pin-point it? I think it's my foundation-- I usually swear by Bourjois 123 perfect, but I bought a new one and it just isn't working as well as my other ones for some reason. I sorted out all of my make-up one day last week which was a hefty job-- I think it took me about 4 hours, and even then I wasn't satisfied. I came across a lot of old foundations that I've cast aside after being excited with a new one, and I've been trying those out this week. I must say that I've been very happy with them- but that's a whole new post all together. Anyway, I've been rocking the more classic look for the last few days, and after numerous compliments and questions, I thought I'd share with you just how I get this look.. 

Okay, so for this look you need a flawless base, but it has to look natural. Obviously back in the 40s and 50s, they didn't have all the beauty products that we can get our mitts on now days, so they embraced their natural side a lot. To acheive this, I used Nivea's Express Hydration Primer which is so good for miosturising your skin and kicking some life in to it, whilst it acts as a pretty good primer too-- double benefit! I did put on a pea-sized blob of Soap and Glory's Bright Here, Bright Now, which just gives you a little glow. After this, I popped a little of Collection 2000's Lasting Perfection Concealer on to my dark circles and red areas, blending it in with my Real Techniques Stippling Brush.

Then I used a blob of Garner's BB cream, blended in with the Stippling Brush again, which achieved my wanted look.

After this, I used Maybelline's Mineral Powder Blush in Fresh Plum on my the apples of my cheeks with a Fearne Cotton blusher brush. I don't like blusher on myself- I think it makes me look too flushed. I much prefer bronzer, but blush is essential for this look..

After this, I started on my eyes. I put a dab of primer on my lids, and swept a beige-toned shadow over the top to neutralise my eyes. I used Maybelline Master Precise eyeliner pen to create a retro, cat-eye line, defining my (huge) eyes. A slick of Bourjois Liner Effect mascara and Rimmel Kate Moss 101 red lippy and this look is complete!