Mod 1960s Makeup
Mod 1960s MakeupTwiggy was one of the hottest fashion models of her time, and her look has come to personify the term mod. Lush black lashes, cropped platinum pixies and bold graphics are major components of this iconic look. Mod was synonymous with a mad, mad world. Here's how to use mod makeup to make yourself look the part. Upload your photo to try on Mod 1960s Makeup in our Virtual Makeup Studio .
Step 1: Mod 1960s Face MakeupStart by prepping your skin with a primer (we like Make Up For Ever HD Microperfecting Primer). Prinmer is key because it helps even out the surface of the skin and allows for a perfect application of foundation. For this look you might want to use a liquid foundation. Liquid foundation gives your skin a youthful dewy look, which is classic for this time period. You can set the foundation with a loose powder, but if possible go with a translucent powder to maintain the original finish of the foundation.
For blush, use a matte peach shade, we used NARS Blush in Exhibit A. Makeup of that era did not contain any shimmer or shine, colors were flat. Apply the blush to the contour of your cheekbones to add depth to the hollow of your cheeks.
Step 2: Mod 1960s Eye PrepStart by applying an eyeshadow primer to your lid. Then apply it to your lower lid, just about 1/4 of an inch below the lash line.
Step 3: Mod 1960s Eye MakeupNext, grab a matte finish white eyeliner and color your eyelid up to the crease in the shape of a half moon, we recommend using M.A.C Eye Kohl in Facinating. In the pattern shown to the left, the white comes out of the corner of the eye, which is a classic eye pattern of the era. Using this white eyeliner, rim the waterline of your lower eyelid.
Step 4: Mod 1960s EyelinerNext you need to outline the top eyelid. Use a gel liner and a precise eyeliner brush to outline the eye, keeping close to the lash line. We strongly recommend using a precise eyeliner brush because it is thin enough that it allows you to build the line and still maintain a clean finish at the outer corners.
Step 5: Mod 1960s Dramatic Eye CreaseUse a black kohl eye pencil to draw a half moon that outlines the white you had previously applied, extending it slightly over your crease line. Using a pencil instead of a gel liner gives you more control over the application. It also makes it easier to make corrections. Once you are finished, use your white eye pencil to correct any smudging and add more definition.
Step 6: Mod 1960s Lower Eye MakeupThe bottom eyelashes are drawn in, so choose the tool that you feel more comfortable with, like a black kohl liner or a gel liner and a precision eyeliner brush. You are going to outline the bottom of your lash line keeping the waterline white. When doing this, do not go any further outward than your lash line. Next, you are going to draw small lines downward from your lash line. This step is a bit more challenging so we recommend you try it on your wrist first. You can try tracing the first line with the pencil and adding a touch of gel liner.
Step 7: Mod 1960s BrowsA key detail to this look is shaping and defining the eyebrow. Using an angled eyebrow brush, apply a matte eye shadow that is two shades darker than your eyebrows. Outline the arch of your eyebrows then stroke them upward. You want to avoid harsh lines so make sure that your brush does not pick up too much product. You also want to outline the top of the arch, so repeat the previous steps but this time stroking downward to fill in the eyebrow.
Step 8: Mod 1960s HighlighterHighliht the arch of the brow with a fluffy brush and a light pearl eye shadow.
Step 9: Mod 1960s False LashesFinish this dramatic look by adding some false lashes. Pick lashes that have a natural wisp and a length that accentuates toward the outer corner. This will give your look a glamorous touch without stealing any attention from the eye pattern. For the bottom lashes, add only one light coat of mascara. This will help remove any leftover product from the lashes.
Step 10: Mod 1960s LipsTo get these lips choose a nude lipstick with a warm base. You want a shade that is flat (no shine or pigments of glitter) and a product that has a cream finish so that you'r lips stay moist since no gloss will be used. In the 60's, lips would be left bare to draw more attention tot he eyes.