Oct 05

Tess Munster Makeup Tutorial! Pin Up Girl: Winged Liner, Matte Red Lips Oh My!

Posted 5 years ago - by: Kate Faulhaber

After having the honor of meeting plus model Tess Munster, I was inspired to recreate her signature pinup girl look! Unfortunately, because there were other girls waiting to meet Tess (and I was nervous as hell!) I didn’t think to ask what makeup products she was wearing. Luckily the entire V.I.P. group I was a part of did find out from the diva herself what lipstick she was wearing (which is listed below!) I hope the girls from the event get to read this and if you do, I hope you enjoy!

Eyes: Tess’s signature eye look is simple and classic, focusing mainly on the winged eye liner. From discussing makeup with Tess and researching, Tess is big into MAC…which works perfectly for me! I started with a fluffy brush with MAC Cork and blended that through my crease. On the lid, I applied MAC Brulé on my lid with a flat eye shadow brush. For a subtle brow bone highlight and to further blend the crease shade, I took Kat Von D South on another fluffy brush. Now…the winged pinup liner. I’m using my new favorite Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper. I started with a very thin line and created a medium sized wing. Then I brought the wing onto the thin line of liner and thickened that up just a bit. On the upper water line, I applied NYX Retractable eye liner in Black to make my eyelashes appear thicker and darker. On the bottom water line, I used NYX Slide On eye liner pencil in Pure White to make my eyes look bigger.  For mascara on the top lashes, I applied my favorite combination for long thick lashes: Clinique Lash Doubling and Maybelline Colossal. The bottom lashes are coated with Benefit They’re Real mascara.

Face: When I met Tess, she had a flawless mostly matte finish to her complexion. To die for I must say! For this, I applied a heavy layer of Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 foundation in Classic Ivory. To conceal my dark circles, areas of redness, and blemishes I used Revlon Photoready stick concealer in Light. I set all of the face makeup with Clinique Stay-Matte Sheer Pressed Powder in Invisible Matte. For blush, I added a little bit of Benefit Benetint liquid blush with a tiny amount of The Balm Frat Boy powder blush on the apples of my cheeks. For a VERY subtle highlight, I actually used MAC Brulé eyeshadow on top of where I should have defined cheek bones haha!

Brows: I generally don’t talk about my brow filling process, especially because I have a post all about how I fill in my brows. However for a Tess Munster tutorial, you really can’t go without explaining the brow application. Her brows are thick but crisp. I used the same matte brown eye shadows from an old L’Oreal quad. The second to darkest shade is my main brow color and the darkest brown is used for definition on the tails of my brows. I squared off my brows more than usual but I kept close to my true brow shape mainly because they would look WAY too artificial with a true thick squared brow.

Lips: Tess’s signature color is MAC Ruby Woo. If you own it, slap that stuff on! If you’re like me and fear extremely dry lipsticks, use your favorite bright red that flatters your skintone! I’m starting with a MAC prolong wear lip liner in Trust In Red. Then I topped it off with MAC Prepare For Pleasure. This has a creamy and glossy finish, and for Tess makeup…it should look more matte or satin. To make this look matte, peel a tissue to one ply, and put it over your lips. Take your face setting powder on a powder brush and apply it on top of the tissue. Once you remove the thin tissue, the shine will be gone! Beautiful velvety red lips!

I hope you enjoyed! The look is pretty easy to achieve, but it’s timeless for a reason. This will flatter everyone from the fairest pink toned skin to the deepest cocoa skin. If the Ruby Woo type red doesn’t flatter you, you can check out my red lipstick post from my old lipstick series, near the bottom you’ll find what red lipstick I suggest for your skin tones! But as always…makeup has no rules! So see what suggestions I’ve made, or if you own a red lipstick with a completely different tone than I suggest but you love it on you…then do it girl! I have a cooler tone to my skin, but I wear orange lipstick! Okay anyways now I’m just rambling. Thank you for reading! Please if you have any comments, concerns, or requests, send them my way!



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