60’s are so in right now and I couldn’t be happier – after all Audrey Hepburn is my personal style icon, her roles from that decade are amazing! To get one of the hottest makeup looks of the season you won’t need a lot of expensive products: in this tutorial I’m featuring drugstore mascara, foundation and eyeliner from Rimmel London, all of which you can get at your local Walmart.
|The essentials: Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation, ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara, and ScandalEyes Gel Eyeliner.|
|Products can be easily found at Walmart’s Beauty aisle.|
Recently the brand released Retro Glam Collection of products to help achieve that trendy mod look, perfect for anyone itching to unleash their inner Twiggy. Also, this month Rimmel London is celebrating a 180-year anniversary [woah!], so as a special surprise they will include $1 off coupons for both Stay Matte Foundation and ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara in the Sunday newspaper. Talk about sweet beauty savings!
Let’s start the tutorial, shall we?
|Our masterpiece requires a good canvas, and Rimmel Stay Matte Foundation is perfect for the task!|
Canvas: Apply foundation. I used Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation in (010) Light Porcelain, which is the lightest shade. The color ended up just a tad bit pinker than I’d prefer, but it was barely noticeable. I find it best to apply my foundation with a slightly dampened sponge applicator to get an airbrushed effect. I also dabbed a bit of foundation over my lips to make them almost blend with the skin, since we’re going for a classic combination of bold eyes and nude lips, so popular in the 60’s.
Now that the face is prepped, it’s time to make those eyes really stand out.
|Only 8 steps to achieve one of the most iconic makeup looks.|
1. Tightline/waterline your top lash line. I normally do it with brow powder or dark eye shadows, so the effect always looks very soft and natural.
2. Line the lower lash line and the inner corners of the eyes with white eyeliner or eye pencil.
3. Apply white or ivory eye shadow all over your top lid.
4. Draw a defined curve slightly over your natural eye crease to make the eyes appear bigger. Any darker shade of eyeshadow will do, but I used charcoal gray. Blend it with a fluffy brush so there are no rough edges.
5. Line your eyes with gel or liquid eyeliner. I used Rimmel London ScandalEyes Gel Eye Liner in (001) Black, which comes with a very nice brush.
6. Curl your eyelashes. I used my heated eyelash curler, but the mechanical curler will work just as well.
7. Apply mascara, at least 3 nice thick coats of it; and don’t forget about those bottom lashes! For this tutorial I used Rimmel ScandalEyesRetro Glam Mascara in Black to achieve a bold, wide-eyed false lash look.
8. Draw vertical lines from your bottom lash line: I used a slightly dampened brush dipped in Rimmel London ScandalEyes Gel Eye Liner. This is probably one of the most iconic makeup techniques from that decade, made extra popular thanks to Twiggy. As an alternative, you can also use small strips of faux eye lashes glued along the bottom lash line, but I think drawing them is just easier and faster.
|Ready for a 60’s themed party! 🙂|
Ta-da! Here’s our finished look, and now you are officially prepared for your mod-themed party 🙂 Or you can wear it every day, if that’s your style. Either way, I absolutely adore this look, and I’m glad to see this makeup trend making a comeback.
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