Makeup Sixties Style

By | July 30, 2015

Distinctive dark, smoky eyes and pale-colored lips re-create the mood of the 1960s and the stylish mod look for which Mary Quant is so well known. However, this dramatic eye makeup is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Charcoal shadow practically encircles the eyes, while the lop and bottom lashes are lined for emphasis and thoroughly coated with black mascara. The smooth-finished base helps accentuate the smoldering eyes, and a light dusting of blusher gives the barest hint of a healthy glow.

♦    For an even more dramatic contrast, choose a paler lip color, such as white.

♦    Use only a very light dusting of blusher – too much and you will look too healthy for the 1960s style.

♦    Dust loose powder underneath eyes to catch color while applying eyeshadow, then brush off afterward.

♦    A sharp Sixties bob is perfect for this look. Alternatively, try backcombing hair into a more unruly beehive style.

♦    For a complete Sixties look, go for clothes that match – a black polo-neck sweater worn with a monochrome pantsuit or miniskirt, for example.

1 Moisturize and apply a pale cake foundation all over the face and neck.
2 Brush eyebrows into  shape and then darken with a brown eyebrow pencil or eyeshadow.

3 Gently brush a soft charcoal eyeshadow on to the lids and halfway up to the brow, and continue underneath the eye so that you almost create a circle. Blend a pearly beige shadow from the socket to the brow, under the lower lash line and into the inner corner.

4 Line the top lash line with black liquid eyeliner, drawing outward slightly at the corner.

5 Curl eyelashes and apply at least two coats of mascara.

6 Line the bottom inner rim of the eye with a black kohl pencil.

7 Brush a pale pink blusher along the cheekbones.
8 Color lips with a pale beige lipstick. Apply two coats if necessary.