Sunday, April 17, 2011

Retro 60's Look

I recently did someones makeup who requested a modernized 60's look. She used bright colours but I really love the traditional black and white. This has always been my favourite makeup era to recreate because it's such a bold look, and it's really when face painting and riskier makeup really started to take off!

1 Apply foundation all over, concealer in area's of concern, and set with a mattifying translucent powder. Pay special attention to highlighting under the eyes with concealer.
2 Sweep your light pink blush from the apples of the cheeks back and up to the temple. I used a matte blush because this was common of the 60's but you can use shimmery blushes as well.
3 Pat your eyeshadow primer all over the lid, and sweep your nude eyeshadow all over from lashline to brow bone.
4 Map out the general shape of your crease with your grey eyeshadow and an angled brush. Take your time lightly making your guidline.
5 Take a pointed blending brush and apply your grey shadow to the crease in windshield wiper motions. Slowly build the colour by blending your edge then adding more. (I love Stila's Eyeshadow Brush #30 for doing this).
6 Take your black shadow and angled brush and deepen the crease colour slightly.
7 With a gel or liquid liner trace along the upper lashline and create a flick that meets up with your grey crease shadow.
8 Run a white pencil liner all along the waterline (inside) of the eye and onto the inner corner of the eye. Blend a bit of the liner under the brow as well.
9 With your angled brush run your grey shadow along the lower lashline and apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.
10 Apply a thin strip of glue to your lashes and wait 30 seconds (for the glue to get tacky) before applying your lashes. I apply my lashes with tweezers by placing the lash in the middle, and then tucking in the sides.
11 Finish by lightly smoothing concealer over the lips, and then adding a nude lipstick, lipgloss, or both!

Getting the correct positioning and angle of the crease colour can be tricky with this look which is why I suggest lightly mapping out a guidline with your angled brush before going ahead and really defining the line. Work slowly to avoid mistakes.
This is a fun look that can be adapted to suite a more wearable, everyday makeup.

Products Used:
Benefit Total Moisture Facial Cream
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation 'Santa Fe'
Laura Mercier Secret Concealer 'SC-01'
Anastasia Brow Powder 'Brunette'
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush 'Dollface'
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Stila Eyeshadow 'Nude'
Stila Eyeshadow 'Storm'
Makeup Forever Eyeshadow 'Black 4'
Laura Mercier Full Blown Mascara
Nars Eyeliner Pencil 'Iceberg'
Makeup Forever Lashes '023'
MAC Creme Sheen Lipstick 'Innocence, Beware!'
Laura Mercier Lip Glace 'Baby Doll'

xo candice
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