Hi there. I'm a bit new here, I've lurked around on and off for a while, but I might have missed a similar thread anyway. I apologize if it is so. Now, the thing is, I've fallen in love with the 40's pin up look. I've been trying for a while now to get it right, and I've probably read everything there is to know about t out there. I'm quite new to makeup, but I've been practising a bit, trying to get the 40's look, for parties and such, and maybe also everyday. So I pick out the red lipstick... And no matter what I do I end up with this annoyingly timeless look. Gah! Even with a full on vintagey-outfit and pin curls... Nope. Just that timelessly elegant look. I want to look stereotypically 40's, dammit! It doesn't help that a lot of my friends can just slap on red lippy and instantly get that look... What's the problem? Is my face that weird? I personally like it quite a bit, it's rather oval, but that shouldn't matter, should it? Is it the fact that my lips would work perfectly with the flapper-girl look? I shall add a picture, feel free to pick me apart. Point out any mistake I made and how to make it more period correct. Hopefully that will help me get the look I want. http://bildr.no/image/ZTlGWlcz.jpeg http://bildr.no/image/WFNCUzRX.jpeg There you go. Please excuse the zit.