Each decade has marked a huge turning point for fashion, hair and beauty. The 60s were no different. You remember the extreme backcomb, the must-have hair band and the birth of boyish cuts. You’ve got the cut, now it’s time to get the right make-up!
“Supermodel Twiggy was a ringmaster of the boyish cut parade! Her androgynous figure, which earned her her nickname, and her short hair are a symbol of the 60s even today. One of the main features of Twiggy’s make-up was her separated eyelashes!” To reproduce her baby-doll look, start by getting your complexion perfectly even. Next work on your eyes. Apply a fairly light eyeshadow across your eyelid, and then draw a darker line (but the same colour) along the fold of your eyelid. Take your eyeliner, an essential sixties make-up tool, and draw a fine line along the lash line, extending it slightly further than your eyelid to get your eyes looking bright and fresh. “To get the infinite lash look, use your eyeliner to draw fine lines under the lower lashes.” Now take your mascara and apply generously, focusing on your lower lashes. Keep things subtle when it comes to your lips - a simple lip gloss will do.
If you’d rather be bright-eyed like Brigitte Bardot, well-known for her ultra-backcombed hairstyles, there are two solutions. “Either using a black eyeliner or a simple black eyeshadow. The name of the game here is smokey eyes!” Use the eyeliner to draw a line across your upper and lower lash lines. Use a brush to blend. Extend the line out to emphasise the bright-eyed effect then apply a generous helping of black mascara. “If you’re not comfortable using eyeliner, eyeshadow is a good alternative. Start by applying a black kohl pencil across the water line, then continue the rest with your black eyeshadow.” Apply using a brush to the upper and lower lash lines, blending slightly with your brush.