Saturday, 22 June 2013

Rockabilly / Alt Inspired Look (Full Face Tutorial)

After a request from my friend Kirstie to do a Rockabilly style make up tutorial I have been spending a lot of time Googling 'rockabilly' 'rockabilly makeup' 'rockabilly style', and so on to find the quintessential Rockabilly make up look. 

From what I gather the entire style originates from the fifties, and has become modernised generally in terms of both the males and females tending to have body modification (i.e. tattoos and piercings). This is absolutely what I am into, and although I don't style myself this way, it is definitely a style I have admired from afar wishing I had the necessary skills to achieve their incredible hairstyles.
The research was basically to find out if there was a typical make up look that the majority went with so that I could replicated this in a tutorial. I found generally that the make up involves pale skin, contouring/blusher, very dark & defined eyebrows, a very thin liquid eyeliner flick, and of course the red lip.

I did almost exactly that, but decided to liven it up a little with some neutral eyeshadows from the second Naked Palette, and I added some big lashes (as I have seen is popular in this style, though not always there).

I really hope I did the look justice, it is always scary trying to show people how to do something I don't have experience (and therefore credibility) of doing. 

I LOVE how it came out, even my hair went as planned! So enjoy:

Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Revlon ColorStay MakeUp Combination/Oily Skin - 150 Buff
Healthspan Nurture  - Illuminating Touch Treatment Concealer
Revlon ColorStay Pressed Powder - Light
Sleek MakeUp Face Form Kit - Light (contour powder & blusher)
Stila All Over Shimmer Duo - Kitten (the pink half)

Smashbox Brow Tech - Brunette
No.7 - Lash & Brow Perfector

Urban Decay Primer Potion
MAC Paint Pot - Bare Study
Urban Decay Naked Palette 2 - Bootycall, Suspect, Pistol & Busted
Rimmel ScandalEyes Kohl Kajal - Nude
Bourjois Clubbing Liner - Absolute Black
Urban Decay - Big Fatty Mascara
Eylure Katy Perry Lashes - Kapow (Purple) 

Revlon ColorStay Lip Pencil - Red
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo 

I really love how this came out, so please show your support by watching the tutorial!

yep, I went there.


  1. Stunning! You did a really good job! :)

    Love the whole look!! ♥

    Your hair and that lipstick go together so well!! ♥

    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

  2. You did an amazing job! This is one of my favorite styles to recreate.