Hair and Beauty

Basic Pinup Eye Makeup Tutorial

I’ve been getting a ton of request for a tutorial for my day-to-day eye makeup so I decided that after over a year since swearing off videos (I had some major editing issues last time), I would try again. I’ve borrowed a fancy shmancy camera, worked out editing and thankfully have a successful new video!

So, without further ado, I present my very first makeup video tutorial!  I apologise in advance for the funny makeup faces, weird comments and the fact that sometimes you can’t actually see what I’m doing because my hand is in the way! Promise I will get better!

Here is a full breakdown with tips and products-

I started with Dermalogica Skin Perfect Primer, then applied MAC Matchmaster Liquid and MAC Studio Fix over the top.

Lid- I used the lightest colour in the Chi Chi MATTES eyeshadow palette and applied using a oval brush (similar here)
Inner Corner- Applied Inglot Pure Pigment Powder in shade 75 with a smaller brush (similar here)
Crease- I used the dark brown in the Chi Chi MATTES eyeshadow palette and first applied with a large rounded brush in the corner and then up around into the crease. I then switched to a brush similar to this one although I’m not sure if this one has the flat edge.
Undereye- Smudged some of the same dark brown colour from the crease 3/4 of the way underneath bottom eyelashes using Suesh wide smudger (similar here)

Liquid Eyeliner
Used Rimmel Glam EyesSee my review of various liquid eyeliners here.

Sephora Long Lasting Kohl Pencil in Infinite Beige. Blog post here.

Benefit Cosmetics Roller LashBlog post here.

Brow bone highlighter
Benefit Cosmetics High Brow pencil.
Blended with concealer brush (similar here)


  • Always start with a properly prepped base- primer, concealer/foundation and powder – for optimum longevity
  • For powders, natural bristles work best.
  • If you have deep set eyes, avoid using anything too dark in the crease.
  • For the colour to apply on your eyelid, choose a colour no more than 1-2 shades lighter than your skin. For the crease, choose a colour much darker than your skin.
  • If you are just starting out with liquid eyeliners, try using a gel liner or pen tip one so you have more control over the product.
  • Try to apply liquid eyeliner with your eyes open- just make sure you know when you need to blink to avoid any mess!
  • Draw the flick on each eye first, ensuring you are drawing them straight out from the corner of the eye- not too far up or down
  • Apply mascara first to the top of your lashes so that the base of the lashes are not left out.
  • For a more natural look on the waterline, use a beige or nude coloured pencil instead of white

Any other questions please just ask!

x Miss Victory Violet


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14 replies »

  1. I have thinning brows and would love to see how you make yours look so full but sculpted. Looking forward to your brow vid. By the way you did a great job!

  2. Beautiful, a great tutorial, thank you so much. Brow and hair tutorials too please. And do you use any shading on your face apart from blusher? Xxx

  3. Highly informative and I look forward to more tutorials! I’ve just started to do brows….so YES to that tutorial!

  4. I tried out your way of applying your eyeliner and it is a million times easier!! So, thank you. Awesome tutorial. ❤️

  5. Loved this. It really mirrors what I do…and I had asked you before the difference between the roller brush and the They’re Real….I bought a sample of roller…love it. Only difference is T.R is water resistant. I now combine the two on hot days.
    Oh I love that you are not wearing false eyelashes….are most of your photos with or without? A lip tutorial and a base make up tutorial would be great. Basics are always welcome.

  6. Thank you so much for this tutorial!
    I love your blog and Instagram so much.
    Im going to try out this eye make up tomorrow. I can’t wait for more tutorials like this. Thank you!

  7. Have you tried Kat von D’s Shade+Light Eye palette? It has SO many neutral colors that are perfect for this look. It’s amazing and it’s extremely pigmented.

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