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60's Mod Make Up

25th June 2014

60's Mod Make Up

We recently blogged a method for creating the timeless vintage pin up girl look.

Sticking with the vintage theme, today we’re looking at another timeless look, the 60’s mod look.

This isn’t the famous Twiggy look, but a softer, more wearable look, more Jean Shrimpton, and it’s a look that hasn’t dated and is soft and pretty and very wearable for a day to day look but it can easily be tweaked for maximum drama, simply by switching up the colours you use.

Before starting on the details of the look, apply your usual base products, and fill in your eyebrows. Finish with a very light dusting of translucent powder.

In the 60’s, eye make up was heavy. To make this a wearable day look, start by covering your lid with a pale shimmer shade. Then using a fluffy brush, apply a mid toned shade, in this case brown, into your crease, winging it slightly upwards and out. Then using a small shadow brush, apply a darker brown shade into the crease again, as well as along the upper and lower lash line. Finish with a touch of the pale shimmer shade to the inner corners of your eyes and brow bone. The Sigma Warm Neutrals Eye Shadow Palette contains 12 neutral shades, with varying finishes and shades, meaning there are shades suitable for everyone.

Next, using a liquid liner, draw a fine line on your upper lash line, bringing it out in a small wing. Winged liner can take some practice but the NYX Super Skinny Eye Marker will help get your wing really precise.

Add your most dramatic mascara, and if you feel so inclined, add a set of false lashes at this point. The Ardell Lash Accents are absolutely perfect for this.

For your cheeks, use a bronzer to add a soft contour and add a natural peachy flush of colour.

For lips, choose something soft and pale. A peachy gloss is perfect for this look. Try the Daniel Sandler Luxury Lip Gloss in Skinny Dip.

If you’re feeling bold and lipstick is more your thing, try Lime Crime Candyfuture Lipstick in Coquette.

The great thing about this look is that you can mess about with the colours, opting for darker shades for a dramatic look, or using colours if you’re not feeling the neutral vibe on that particular day. Grey’s would look beautiful, as would purples on the eyes, swapping the peachy blush and lips for more pinky tones.

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