|When did I flashback to the 60s?|
My muse was Twiggy, that doe-eyed, pixie-cut, English supermodel whose gamine look became the style hallmark of the decade.
Twiggy's look was all about the eyes. The larger the better, with false eyelashes, painted-on lower lashes and an exaggerated crease line. This made the eyes look doll-like and gave her an enhanced look of innocence.
The preview photos I've seen for the new season of Mad Men show the female characters with distinctly 60s eye makeup, particularly young and stylish Megan (Jessica Paré) and newly single and new ad agency partner Joan (Christina Hendricks).
I should also mention that fashion designer Lily Pullitzer passed away yesterday and I have one of her dresses. It's a very 60s A-line style shift dress in navy with pink embroidered circles all over it. I thought it'd be apropos to wear it while being having my makeup photographed. You can see a little of it in the shots below.
This look was fairly simple and quick to do. I used no liquid eyeliner which helped to lighten the eye look, but you can feel free to add a line of liquid liner across the top lashline when you recreate this on yourself - because you totally want to, right?
Megalashes, right? I felt like Bambi when I blinked.
Super subtle crease contour!
How to get the look:
1. If you have oily skin or plan to wear this look for a long time, apply a primer to your skin. Use an eye primer on your lids.
2. Apply a natural-looking base. Twiggy's skin was always very natural. I used a BB cream, concealer under my eyes and on any red areas and powdered to set.
3. With an eyeshadow brush, apply a very pale cream eyeshadow to your lids, focusing on the lid and on the browbone. I used MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study. The 60s look used a matte white but you can use something with a bit of shimmer and more beige, as I did. The cream colour acts as a base.
|MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study|
4. With a clean eyeshadow brush, apply a light champagne-white power eyeshadow to your lids and browbone, on top of the cream colour. I used a combination of MAC Phloof! and MAC White Frost (more of the former, a touch of the latter). Don't be afraid to go a little heavy. You want your eye area to be very light-coloured. Also run the brush along your lower lashline, completely encircling your eye with the light colour.
|MAC Phloof! and MAC White Frost|
|MAC Wild By Nature|
5. With an angle brush (MAC's 266 is good) apply a thin line with a matte dark grey or black shadow, following the beige line you just drew. I used a combination of this purpley-grey (MAC To the Ball) and MAC Nehru (a bluish black). Go slowly and carefully with this step as you want to draw as perfect and as thin a line as possible.
|MAC To the Ball|
7. With the angle brush, smudge the same dark shadow along your lashline. If you'd like to use a liquid liner, this is where you'd apply it.
8. Curl your lashes.
9. Apply false lashes to your top lids and lower-lash false lashes to your lower lids. I used MAC lashes but I don't know what they're called as there's no number on either of these. If you get a full-set of dramatic lashes for the top and a piecey set like those pictured below for your lower lashes, you'll be just fine. I used Duo lash glue to apply them. Twiggy used to paint on her lower lashes, so if you want to try that, go right ahead! And if you'd like to use more dramatic lashes than I did, feel free to as well.
|False lashes - top|
|False lashes - lower|
11. Use a white or skin-tone eyeliner pencil to line your waterline. In the photos of Twiggy above you can see she did this all the time. It enhances the whites of your eyes and makes them look bigger. I used Benefit Eye Bright.
12. My brows are quite a bit thicker and darker than Twiggy's were and they don't suit this look, which is all about the eyes. All I did was comb through some of the Benefit Eye Bright to try to make them look lighter in colour. If your brows are light, simply comb them and apply some brow gel as needed. If they're dark you may want to lighten them by applying a light eyebrow pencil or eyeliner to them.
13. Apply a very natural neutral pink-beige blush to your cheeks, very sparingly. Twiggy's skin was always very natural, so this step is only as needed. The focus is all on the eyes in this look. I used MAC's The Perfect Cheek and a large, fluffy brush brush to apply it just to my cheekbones. Just a whisper of colour was needed as I'm quite fair.
|MAC The Perfect Cheek|
|OCC Lip Tar in Hush|