Season in, season out, there’s no denying the presence of the 1960s influence on the hair and make-up looks hitting the catwalks. Take, for example, the sultry smoky eyes at this season’s Blugirl show, the pale pink lips at Carolina Herrera and the big, voluminous hair at D Squared. Swinging sixties indeed! After all, the 60s was definitely a decade worth remembering- not only the birthplace of The Beatles and Breakfast at Tiffany’s but also the era that gave rise to the bikini, the bob (thanks to Vidal Sassoon) and catwalk queen Twiggy causing quite the stir on the modelling scene.
Blake Lively at the CFDA Awards [WireImage]
In fact, it was precisely during the early and mid-60s when the Mod subculture was at its peak, bringing about a more playful approach to make-up and the use of colour. Voluminous hair, lots of eyeliner, the pixie cut and pale pops of lipstick all made their way into mainstream beauty during this legendary decade.
Want in? Arm yourself with a stellar black mascara and plenty of false lashes- staples in any 1960’s make-up bag. Eyes were rimmed with dark liner, and white eyeliner was even used on the inner part of the eye to draw attention to the lashes. With blue and brown eye shadows adding a further pop to the eyes and a slick of pale pink lipstick, this was some seriously chic beauty.
Carolina Herrera SS14 (Jason Lloyd Evans)
Click through the gallery above and get ready to channel your inner Twiggy…