It has always been said that history repeats itself, and this is certainly true for beauty trends. Just when you hope you’ve left an old makeup style in the past, it comes waltzing back into your life again. As an example, Twiggy- and Cher-inspired 60’s eye makeup is back in style, as seen on TikTok. Popular trends include pastel colors, dark creases, and exaggerated lash lines.
Many beauty bloggers and YouTubers make creating perfect makeup seem easy; however, if you’re a beginner with little space on your eyelids or unsteady hands, it can be daunting. To help you out, we will share some tips on how to do 60’s style makeup perfectly.
Table of contents
- Use the proper products and tools for the job
- Small eyeliner wing first
- Follow these steps to make a stencil for your “crease”
- Long and voluminous lashes on the top and bottom for a 60’s eye makeup
- FAQ about 60s eye makeup
Use the proper products and tools for the job
Creating a mod-inspired makeup look requires more than just black eyeliner; you also need good mascara and false lashes for extra volume. And remember, it’s important to use eyeliner that won’t dry out too quickly so you have time to play with the liner and create the perfect look.
Small eyeliner wing first
Many people’s first instinct is to do a difficult dark, cut crease. But that’s the hardest part – it’s better to ease yourself into this style of makeup by starting with what you know: a normal cat-eye which can be done with liquid eyeliner.
Run a thin line of black eyeliner along your lash line, keeping it as close to the lashes as possible. Draw a small wing at the outer corner of the eye, but keep it drawn inward toward the inner corner of the eye.
Follow these steps to make a stencil for your “crease”
To make your eyes look bigger, apply eyeliner slightly above the natural crease.
Use a liquid liner to make three dots on your eyelid–one at the end of the crease, one in the middle, and one near the inner part or start. Then, use a gel or kohl eyeliner to connect those dots. If you want your eyes to appear bigger, use a more dramatic crease when applying eyeliner.
Long and voluminous lashes on the top and bottom for a 60’s eye makeup
A small tip to enhance your appearance is to use white or mint-colored eye shadow under the crease line and/or nude eyeliner on the waterline. This will give extra definition to your eyes, and create an optical illusion of larger eyes. If you’re not a fan of makeup, false lashes are always an option! As for those bottom lashes that seem too dramatic…well, simply draw them on for more drama.
Divide your lower eyelid into sections with a black kohl pencil, following the natural shape of your bottom lashes. This will result in more evenly spaced and symmetrical details when you go over it with liquid liner.
To apply falsies on the upper lid for a more moderate eye look, follow these steps: trim them to fit your eyes, apply clear eyelash glue thinly along the band, wait about 30 seconds for it to become tacky, and place them along your lashline while looking down into a mirror.
If you want an alternative to falsies that will give you massive, chunky-looking lashes, here is what you need to do: “apply lots of mascara first. If necessary, use a small fan brush to apply gel liner.”
Although these steps make it look easy to create a mod eye look, keep in mind that practice makes perfect.
FAQ about 60s eye makeup
How do you do 60s makeup?
Creating a mod-inspired makeup look requires more than just black eyeliner; you also need good mascara and false lashes for extra volume. And remember, it’s important to use eyeliner that won’t dry out too quickly so you can play with the liner and create the perfect look.
What do you do with 1960s eyeliner?
It’s better to ease yourself into this style of makeup by starting with what you know: a normal cat-eye, which can be done with liquid eyeliner.
How do you do 60s bottom lashes?
Apply bottom liquid liner and mascara. Use your bottom lashes as a guide to help you space out each section when you’re drawing on your lower lid with the kohl pencil. Afterward, go over it with a liquid liner to make the details more symmetric.
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