The 1950s look continued into the 1960s the elegant eyes, pale pink hues and loads of powder, as can be seen by our hugely popular video 1969 vintage makeup tutorial as well as vintage 60s makeup tutorial courtesy of the harold baim archive.
If you’ve ever admired retro photos of Twiggy or Brigitte Bardot, you’ll love this style of makeup. There are several key components that make up this style it’s more than just a heavy, sweeping line of mascara. Pale skin was it in the ’60s, so put that bronzer away use your favourite medium to full coverage foundation to create a bright and flawless base. A natural-looking finish is best, so the likes of the make up for ever ultra HD foundation is perfect. Glue false strip lashes across your top lash line. Choose the fullest, blackest and most ‘Bambi-like’ ones you can find. Finally, draw on some statement bottom lashes with a black eyeliner in short, straight strokes.
Here are the five steps you’ll need to follow if you want to achieve an authentic ’60s makeup look…
The cat eye look for eyes of the 1950s disappeared and emphasis went back to lashes. Now with false eyelashes taking on a whole new popularity. The 1960s was the first ‘retro’ decade with styles in both clothes and makeup harkening back to the 1920s, however with a more waif like appearance. Lips were pale to help emphasize eyes.