This past Sunday I had the chance to take a Vintage Pin-Up Hair and Makeup Class with Cherry Dollface and the Crompton Collective in Worcester. I stumbled across her YouTube Channel by accident and loved her videos, so I was so excited to hear she was coming to my hometown. It never ceases to amaze me how much more there is to learn about anything, even things you think you know everything about. I have a Cosmetology license, and have studied hair and makeup in magazines and books since I hit puberty, but even I walked away from Sunday’s class feeling inspired and learning a few new tricks.
Cherry did a full pin-up makeup look on a model, and then two vintage hairstyles on two models. She talked and answered questions throughout. She is surprisingly approachable… then again I’m always surprised when anyone seems approachable. The class was small, which I though worked really well because everyone got plenty of chances to ask questions. Cherry used a variety of products, but in particular she promoted Bomber Betty cosmetics…. And she also gave a shout out to Sugar Pill products because she likes the products and the owner, stating “I like to support people to aren’t assholes.”
Cherry also used Big Sexy Hair products, many of which I have actually been dying to try, and she told us she uses Paul Mitchell Awapuhi Shampoo and styling treatment.
Here are a few things I took away from the class… (more…)
Eyebrow shape is crucial to framing the face. Over the years brows have been thick and wild, shaved off and drawn on in a thin line, and everywhere in between. Personally, I like mine somewhere in between. I think a shaped, groomed arch is the most flattering for the majority of women. So here are my tips for getting a glamorous set of brows….
It’s not surprising at a Starlet over-packs. So she must cut corners anywhere she can while still retaining her glamour. So I have a small travel makeup kit that I keep packed for any last minute getaways, including tools and products that I can use to get a variety of different looks.
Some people would never dream of wearing makeup to the beach… but true Starlets know that anytime they are out in public there is a chance of being photographed. That’s why I have created this simple beach makeup look that will protect your skin with SPF, is waterproof, and will make you look like a Starlet Pin Up Girl…
I have to admit, I have been spending so much time writing that I have been slacking off on my reading. I’ve even made it one of my Summer goals to do more reading. I have so many books (I’m still partial to actual books, I haven’t moved to a tablet yet), some that I have yet to read, and some that I am dying to re-read. I completed my “year one” reading of my IFB Back to Blogger School reading list and I am taking a little break before I start year two. So I got some suggestions from IFB’s Summer Reading List, and I dug into my own library and came up with a summer reading list:
After reading a post by The Glamorous Housewife, I was inspired to redesign my “Battlestation”… or as some of you may call it, my makeup table. Growing up, my Mom gave me her childhood desk, with hopes of my becoming a scholar. As I hit my pre-teen years (the term “tween” was not yet in use) the desk quickly became my makeup station. That, combined with the fact that I read fashion magazines as if they were fine literature, were enough to end my parents’ hope of my becoming a Harvard grad. When I moved to my first apartment, one of the first things I needed was a place to get glamorous. Not having much money, I improvised and created this one. And, with a few variations, that battlestation has travel with me all these years… now back in my bedroom at my parents’ house next to my Mom’s old desk. (more…)
Many woman think that they can’t afford to be a Starlet. That is completely untrue. Every woman can be a Starlet no matter what her budget. One thing I learned from my favorite book, The Bombshell Manual of Style, is that many Old Hollywood Starlets used inexpensive products to keep themselves looking glamorous. Even current Glamour Goddess Dita Von Teese has drugstore favorites to keep her looking stunning. So here is my latest CVS beauty haul dedicated to Bombshell beauty…
Here at Everyday Starlet, we talk a lot about personal style. So this post is all about finding your best colors. You may already have a signature color for wardrobe or makeup… or you may be cluless about color and only wear black. This video will hopefully help you get started finding the colors that make you feel like a star….
The Met Gala is one of the biggest nights for fashion and glamour, so I wanted to share with you some of my Women Crushes and their looks at this year’s Met Gala….
My personal favorite, Dita Von Teese, was there and Instagramed about why the Gala this year was so special to her…
Dita said: Striptease Queen Gyspy Rose Lee was one of legendary couturier Charles James’ dearest friends and best clients. Tonight The Met Ball celebrates the opening of the Charles James exhibit at a The Met, and I’m honored to be invited as muse to a designer who, like Charles James, creates incredible feats of haute couture glamour.
This was Dita’s dress by the talented Zac Posen(more…)