Want to give 60s-style make-up a futuristic twist? It’s easier to do than you realise and was seen all over the Fashion Week catwalks this year.
Graphic eyes and pale lips can make a big statement and you needn’t just use black eye make-up to create the ideal finish.
Why not opt for a bright colour to highlight your peepers. It’s all about eyeliner with this style, so a product like Barry M Liquid Eye Liner in Electric Blue or NYX Studio Liquid Liner in Extreme Sapphire will make your eyes pop. One application on your upper lash line and another line above on your eyelid is all you need, making sure you flick the liner out for the second layer.
Anna Sui made this look popular when showing off her Spring/Summer 13 collection in New York and added brightly coloured wigs to give an even more head-turning finish.
If you’re happy to stick with the traditional black liner it’s more fun to give a different finish. Using your liquid product of choice apply the classic line and flick on your lid, but make sure you wear a primer first to keep the style in place such as Smashbox’s Photo Finish Lid Primer.
Underneath your eyes use a pencil to create a subtle chequered look, such as Rimmel Special Eyes Eye Liner Pencil Black Magic. Simply apply small, light squares beneath your waterline. You’ll only need about five as any more will have people feeling dizzy when they gaze into your eyes. This hypnotising finish is more modern than the iconic, well-known heavy mascara on the lower lashes. Although former supermodel Twiggy could pull off that look it’s easier using an eye pencil as you don’t have to worry about your lashes getting clumpy.
With your lips, you can either wear a concealer (make sure it’s a moisturising one as you don’t want dry, cracking skin) or if you’re brave enough, silver is a quirky option.
The beauty brand Manic Panic are known for their garish products, and their Hells Bells Silver Lipstick Metallic Gothic Lip Colour is the perfect choice for this look. Apply lightly as you want to keep it soft and sparkly, not heavy and dark.
If you have a 60s party coming up, or you’re just in the mood to try something new, give this ultramodern revamp on a classic look a go.
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