1960s Makeup Tutorial

Written by on October 12, 2011 in Beauty, Makeup - 5 Comments

Hi there, it’s Jessie from Sweet Thing again with a 1960’s inspired makeup tutorial for you. The 60’s were my favorite time for fashion, makeup, and hair. The mod look was all about big hair and dramatic eyes — what’s not to love?! Twiggy led the way with her signature bold eye makeup, so I thought I’d show you how to get the look — just in time for your swingin’ 60’s Halloween costume!

1. Apply foundation, concealer, and blush of your choice (I use Korres Wild Rose FoundationLaura Mercier Secret Camouflage and Tarte Creme Cheek Stain in Tipsy). Next, take black liquid liner and draw a line on the crease line from the inner lid to the outer (I use Cover Girl Line Exact). Make sure to keep your eyes slightly closed until the liner dries (which usually only takes a few seconds). You can also use regular black eyeliner if you don’t feel comfortable with liquid, but I’ve found that it tends to bleed more. When you open your eyes, the crease should look dark and defined. Make sure it’s even on both sides, and correct any mistakes with a Q-tip dipped in eye makeup remover. Next, line your top lash line with liquid liner and make a winged eye. The end of your winged eye should point toward the end of the crease line you made earlier.

2. Sweep white eyeshadow on your eyelid below the crease line, and also above all the way up to your eyebrow (I use Stila Eye Shadow in Moonlight). I also put a little bit of eyeshadow on the inside corners of my eye, which gives them the illusion of being bigger.

3. Apply lots of black mascara (I use Rimmel London Lash Accelerator).

4. Now it’s time for fake lashes! I used Ardell Accent Lashes because I already had them on hand, but for a very authentic look, you could try these Pop Icon Twiggy lashes.

5. Grab the liquid liner again and paint on bottom lashes. I painted about 6 on each eye. Trust me, this step is what makes this look oh-so-fun!

6. Apply a little concealer to your lips to give them a nude look. Next, apply a little gloss to your lips. Take an orange lipstick and lightly dab it on your glossed lips. Pat them together and you’re ready to go!

Check back tomorrow for a classic 60’s hair tutorial!

  • http://www.thesphinxandthemilkyway.com lauren

    love it!

    your make-up tutorials are the best!!


  • http://mikisscrapbook.blogspot.com Miki

    Awe, cool, thanks for sharing! 😉 I wonder if I’ll be able to get this look with my Asian eyes … It’s so hard to get the effect I want given that my upper eyelids are completely different from western girls. I’ll give this a try, though! ;D


  • http://www.cougarvintage.blogspot.com carla mccarthy

    Awesome! Nice tutorial as usual!


  • http://frockyes.blogspot.com/ sv

    60s are my favorite era. and i can’t live without my covergirl eyeliner!great tutorial-love the twiggy-ness of it all!maybe i can be her for halloween!:)

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