Following the recent 60s party on Made in Chelsea I felt inspired to do a quick 60s makeover of my own.
I based my look on Twiggy’s swinging eye makeup and Brigitte Bardot’s bountiful bouffant. Read on to find out which products I used!
- Firstly I applied Clinique Superbalanced Makeup in 03 Ivory and then swept FakeBake bronzer across my cheekbones for definition.
- For a nude pout I simply added a touch of the Clinique foundation to my lips. Works a treat if you’re short of lippy! Use sparingly though as it can get a little congealed.
- I think it’s important when you’re going for a 60s look to ensure that your eyebrows are thick and well defined. I stuck with my usual favourite and applied Benefit’s Brow Zings. Best brow kit ever. Fact.
- Using Rimmel’s Special Eyes Precision eyeliner (161 Black Magic) I drew bold lines along my upper and lower eyelids, and also along the crease of each eyelid (a la Twiggy).
- I then joined the lines together by drawing a feline flick on the outer corner of each eye.
- I then added a splash of colour to my eyelids; I wanted an electric, psychedelic shade in keeping with the era and so opted for a bright pink from Ombres 5 Lumieres eyeshadow palette by Yves Saint Laurent.
- I finished off the look by applying generous lashings of Rimmel’s Scandal Eyes Mascara in extreme black.
- Firstly I straightened my hair using GHDs and Aussie’s Take the Heat spray (the latter is well worth using).
- Then, I sprayed my roots with plenty of Batiste Dry Shampoo before backcombing small sections around the crown of my head.
- I then back-combed my fringe, clipped it back and secured it with L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Dry hairspray.
- I also added a few feathery flicks to my main body of hair using GHDs, just to relax the look and make it a bit more feminine.
- This is a quick and easy way of injecting the era’s va-va-voom into your everyday look, but if you really want to ramp it up, I suggest whacking on a thick Alice band or going all out and fashioning a huge beehive!
Thanks to Matthew Pryce for being my photographer! Ha! x