"The key is to take certain aspects of a look and then leave the others behind," Tendler says. So, if you're going for a full-on mod look, keep the focus on drawing in your lashes and adding an extra coat of mascara. To keep it from going over-the-top, don't draw in your eye crease and add some light contouring to keep it modern. "You can look 'mod' without looking like you stepped out of a time machine," Tendler says.
Another huge trend that people gravitate towards, especially once the weather cools, is an all-matte look. "Women in the '50s and '60s wore really, really heavy foundation," Tendler explains. This created a caked-on matte look. But, it can be difficult to mimic this shine-free visage without looking like you've got six inches of makeup protruding from your mug.
Tendler says having dewy skin is a simple fix for keeping a vintage look modern. But, if you're hoping to go slightly matte, she suggests reaching for a brush instead of a powder buff or sponge. "A brush offers lighter application," she says. "You should also focus the powder on your T-zone, and keep your cheeks dewy."
The most important thing? Start slow and build yourself up to a vintage look. "It's much easier to add makeup than to take it off," Tendler says. Too much of a good thing is never ideal — even when it comes to makeup. But, do it right, and you're well on your way to full-on vintage vixen.
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