Before I begin, I apologise for not putting up a post last week! I was extremely busy visiting family and holiday shopping and left myself no time to sit down and write! Next week I'm going to Tenerife and therefore no blog post next week either but once I'm home I'll not only have a few makeup tutorial coming up but my first travel blog so hopefully that'll make up for my missed posts!
Now, this week I have my 1960s look for you, originally I'd wanted to recreate Audrey Hepburn's 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' look but with the exception of the eyebrows and the lips, the look was very similar to the 1950s so I decided to push myself out of my comfort zone and do something completely different!
One of the biggest fashion icons of the 1960s was the beautiful model Lesley Lawson (née Hornby) better known as Twiggy! Twiggy is best known for her 'mod' high fashion, with her black and white eyes and signature long lashes her look completely contrasts with the natural look the hippies went for. For my 1950s look I recreated Hollywood glam but for the 60s I'm taking all my inspiration from London were the 'Mod look' was born. Whist the look made it's proper debut around 1964, it wasn't until 1966 that the look peaked after a sixteen year old Twiggy was named "The Face of '66". Now I understand this makeup is unlikely to become your every day look, it's very different and definitely not for everyone (including myself) but this was lots of fun to recreate and if you don't I at least hope you enjoy learning a bit about makeup in the 1960s.
FACE & EYEBROWS
If you've read my previous posts you'll have probably guessed I used my Nivea Soft moisturising cream as a primer, but before I applied that I used a face mask. I purchased Dirty Works - The Ultimate Detox Mud Mask from Sainsbury's very recently and oh my gosh I love it! Whilst I've never had too many issues with my skin, face masks tend to just irritate me a little so when I saw this mask at an incredibly affordable price I just decided I may as well give it a try. The mask smells great, It isn't irritating in even the slightest and it leaves my face feeling so soft, I also read that the Dirty Works products are amazing dupes for Soap and Glory products so I'll have to give a few more a try. So once my face mask was washed off and my moisturiser was on I primed my eyes with my Makeup Revolution Ultra Cover & Conceal Palette in light. I decided to do my eyebrows before my foundation today because they're my least favourite part and I like to get them out the way. Throughout the 60's Twiggy had very light brows with a small arch, I couldn't really do much to my brows because myself and Twiggy have a very different shape and mine are much darker. I used my Brow Archery pencil to fill my brows in and tried to make the beginning of the brow a bit rounder, I then used a brown eye shadow on top of the pencil. Brow pencil was extremely popular throughout the 60s like it had been in the 50s so if you're hoping to achieve a 60s brow I would suggest using a pencil. Once my brows were done I went in with a light foundation, I recently bought the Urban Decay All Nighter Foundation in 1.5 and it is simply amazing. I love this foundation as much as my Nars Sheer Glow, it's full coverage but doesn't feel particularly heavy on my skin and it blends so easily.
The eyes need to be the main focus of the look so if you want to recreate this look take extra care when doing them. Beginning with my already primed eyes, I took the matte white shadow from my Morphe Palette and brushed that all over my lid and onto my brow bone. I then took the black shadow from the palette and softly added it to my crease, black eye shadow is so difficult to work with so if you're recreating this look I strongly recommend you don't put too much on to your brush. When you blend out the black, add a little bit more black each time and blend upwards ever so slightly but DO NOT bring it onto your brow bone or your lid. If there is a little bit of fall out that's okay just go back in with the white shadow. Twiggy would use either a white shadow or a baby blue shadow on her lid so if you're feeling brave use a blue! The next bit is difficult to explain but taking a black eyeliner, (I used the Maybelline Master Drama eyeliner pencil) draw a black line following your crease line. Go back in with a black eye shadow and make that line look as defined and round as you possibly can, I hope I've explained that well enough but if not take a look at the pictures of Twiggy and you'll probably notice the strong black crease line, this is what you want to try and achieve. Taking a black gel liner I lined my upper lash line, I then used the same gel liner to create the signature 'Twiggy Lashes'. Starting from just under the waterline I drew little lines to give the illusion of long lower lashes, once again be very careful when you're doing this or you'll end up with black eyeliner everywhere. I then took a white eyeliner onto my waterline to make my eyes look even bigger. I know I said on my last post that I hated fake lashes and believe me I really do but there was no way I could do a Twiggy look without making my lashes look huge! Having gone out yesterday and bought the Lengthening Eyelure lashes in 155 I applied them to my lash line then followed up with my L'Oreal False Lash Telescopic Mascara.
Once the eyes were all done, I took my Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer and tried to erase the black bags under my eyes and cover any discolouration on my face. I then followed up with my Rimmel Stay Matte powder all over to set my foundation and concealer. Taking my Makeup Revolution Ultra Contour Palette I used the darkest brown to contour my face. Twiggy always had incredibly defined cheekbones in every photo shoot she did, looking at the pictures it looks as though she used a darker blush to contour as there seems to be a pinker tone Instead of a bronzed contour. I didn't use blush to contour but I added a very light pink on top of the bronzer and as a blush. I then went back in with the same bronzer from Makeup Revolution to contour my nose and under my lips, if you look at the photographs of Twiggy there is an obvious contour above her chin to give the look of 'pouty lips'. I finished off with a pink lipstick, I used my Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick in 630 (Coral Britannia) but I didn't line my lips because all my liners are much too dark, and it just didn't seem as though it were necessary for this look.
And that is it for this Twiggy inspired look! I'm undecided on whether or not my next post in this series should be another 1960s look (possibly inspired by the Hippies or maybe the Audrey Hepburn look I originally planned) or if I should go straight on to the 70s. the 'Twiggy Look' isn't for everyone but it has been a lot of fun to recreate so do give it a go yourselves. As I said at the beginning, I'm off on holiday next week so the next makeup tutorial will probably be one I wear whilst I'm abroad and something a little bit more me. As well as that keep a look out for my Tenerife Travel Blog, I really hope you enjoyed this post and you learnt a few things!
I'll talk to you all soon!