1960s are undoubtedly my favourite decade for fashion, style
and beauty. So many distinctive and versatile looks came out of the 10 years,
and many can be taken apart and worn in today’s day and age.
A dramatic eye, natural (but groomed) brows,
creamy, matte, porcelain skin, a peachy cheek, no highlighter, the tiniest hint
of contouring and a pale, washed out baby pink lip are the epitome of ‘60s
This look was inspired by the likes of Barbara Streisand,
Twiggy, Audrey Hepburn and Priscilla Presley, taking elements from each icon
and translating them into a makeup look which features many components. From
Barbara Streisand’s beautiful winged eye and cut creases, to Twiggy’s mod look,
Audrey Hepburn’s classic style and creamy skin and the occasions she went
dramatic with her makeup. Finally, Priscilla Presley with her dramatic wrap
around winged eye, dark and statement bearing.
A crisp cut crease with a mod effect and in a classic winged
eye shape. The eyes will take a little more time in this look, so patience is
the best tool you can use. Starting off with an angled liner brush (any other
brush will make this very difficult) and a dark, cool, matte shadow recreate
‘60s elegance by drawing a crease slightly above your eye, using your eye as a
guide. Next up create a winged liner and connect it to the crease. Use any
tools, tips or techniques you feel you need to draw lines, such as tape or
stencils. Next take a shimmery pink shadow and fill in the gap of the crease.
Finish off with some mascara, focusing heavily on the lower lash line.
Depending on your preference of an extra dramatic eye, or
one that is slightly more modern, you can leave the look simply with the upper
shadow done, or you can add some more definition to the lower lash line with a
touch darker shadow and loads of lashes.
For the face creamy, matte, porcelain skin teamed with a
peachy cheek, no highlighter and the tiniest hint of contouring (something I
find hard to resist) is reminiscent of the mod girls washed out, yet perfected
complexion. A full coverage matte foundation is the key to ’60s skin,
but if you want to keep it more modern or prefer a lighter coverage feel free
to use whichever foundation is your usual preference. Moving onto concealer, something
that gives coverage in a natural way is a smart move, as this prevents an
overly cakey effect. A touch (or a lot) of powder to set the areas that are
needed will keep the skin looking matte and provide a good base for your cheek
colour, a matte, nude peachy shade sweeped high up on the cheeks and even
worked slightly under the cheekbone. Contouring is optional, but adding a small
amount of contour powder underneath the cheekbone can help further define the
face and create a more structured look. Skip the highlighter for this one, it
isn’t necessary and glowing skin wasn’t a huge trait of the ‘60s mod girl.
Whilst ’50s lips were all about a gorgeous red, the ‘60s
were a touch more understated and in some cases almost invisible. A pale pinky
nude lipstick in a creamy formula will work, but try adding a tiny amount of
concealer afterwards and smack lips together to create a slightly paler lip
colour with a matte effect. Bonus points for finishing off the whole look with
a sheer, shimmery lip topper.
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