The 60s makeup look would look perfect on a girl with big gorgeous eyes, defined cheek bones and big puffy hair. That girl isn’t me, but I was up for the challenge! Yardley London really put me to the test when they gave me the task of transforming myself, who just happen to have tiny eyes, rounded cheeks and very thin hair, into a 60s fashion icon! Nonetheless, I was interested to see if my amateur makeup skills will turn an average girl into a 60s star!
Before creating this look, I did some research on the 60s makeup trends, and the main things to look for are definitely big lashes, pale skin, artificial crease (or whatever you can call it) and lots of eyeliner! Based on that, I managed to recreate a fun vintage look. The purpose was not to recreate Twiggy’s look, but a look that “embodies the 60s spirit!” So I hope you like the look I created. 🙂
Base: I managed to stay super simple with my base makeup. I applied Sleek Control Shine & Prime* before covering my face in Clinique Moisture Surge CC Cream. In addition, I also applied the Sleek Makeup Precious Metals Palette* on my nose bridge and cheek bones. You can read my first impressions post *here*.
Eyes: The eye makeup was definitely challenging as my eyes don’t crease! I started by defining my brows with Makeup Revolution Dual Ultra Brow Arch & Shape*, which has two ends; a super-fine felt tip end for shaping and a pencil end for filling. It’s really easy to use and the colours are very pigmented! For my eyes, I drew a fake crease with my Kiko Vibrant Eye Pencil (review here), then went over it with the dark purple shade in the Sleek Eye & Cheek Palette*. I then applied the golden shade below the fake crease and the dark blue shade around the outer corners. The eyeliner I used to create a thick line with is Collection Extreme 24 Hour Felt Tip Liner*, which is a cheap alternative to Eyeko. My fake upper lashes (Lucious Lashes*) are from Collection as well.
Cheeks: For my cheeks, I used the brightest shade in the Eye & Cheek Palette*, which I believe is called Pomegranate.
Lips: For my lips I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Chaos, which I bought at the Olympia Beauty show. Gorgeous colour, right?
Hair: My hair is so much trouble, so I spent a bit of time trying to make it look big and I tied a scarf around it to hide the fact that my hair looks naturally “flat & boring!”
Fragrance: Last, but not least is the scent that really brings out the 60s spirit! Yardley London Jade* has a wonderful floral scent with a musky note! Yardley London says that the scent is “Fruity, aromatic green top notes of peach, bergamot and galbanum blend with an airy floral bouquet heart of rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang and orris, delicately wrapped up in base notes of patchouli, sandalwood and moss.” I think the scent and bottle design are both very sophisticated and it suits young females with a classic look.
So what do you think? Have I outdone Twiggy?
*Disclaimer: This post contains PR samples and goody bag products as well samples provided especially for this challenge, but the words are 100% my own.