10 Hot Ways To Nail 1960s Beauty

20 June 2014 by



To really make your eyes stand out, try applying a thin line of white liner to the inner part of the eye. Gorgeous!

Barry M Kohl Pencil in White, £2.99

Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in White, £2.99

Kardashian Beauty High Eye Q Film Noir Gel Eyeliner in Little White Lie, £9.95


Give your cheeks some colour with a gorgeous blusher. Keep your dusting light and on your cheekbones for the ultimate Audrey Hepburn flush.

Benefit Dallas Blusher, £23.50

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Blush in Something About Berry, £24

Clinique Cheek Pop, £16.50


No 60s look would be complete without a pale pink lipstick, perfect for showcasing your statement eyes.

Topshop Lips In Saint, £8

Stila Colour Balm Lipstick in Avery, £16

MAC Lipstick in Saint Germain, £15


Keep these luxuriously soft pressed powder in your bag at all times to absorb any unwanted oil from the complexion and to keep your skin fresh.

Paul & Joe Powder Compact Foundation, £26

Smashbox Photo Set Pressed Powder, £19

Max Factor Crème Puff Powder, £5.99


During the 60’s, foundation compacts out-sold liquid and cream foundations to leave the skin looking fresh, glowy and super-radiant. If you can’t live without your foundation but still want a fresh-faced effect, then try these light-giving formulas. You’ll be hooked!

Chantecaille Future Skin Foundation , £58

Burberry Make-Up Sheer Foundation, £35

Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation, £28.50


These amazing false lashes take away all the faff associated with false lash application. Simply press on and go for seriously fluttery, Twiggy-esque peepers. Want to go all out? Try applying on the bottom lashes, too.

Benefit Starlet Lash, £12

Eylure Alice Pre Glued Lashes, £4.03

Kardashian Beauty Wink Lash, £6.95


Brit beauty Alexa Chung swears by liquid liner to ensure her feline flick is always spot on. For the ultimate 1960s look, try a thick cat eye- sweep the liner across the entire upper lash line, slightly flicking it out at the outer corner. Use small brush strokes to get your line perfect.

Barry M Liquid Eyeliner, £4.79

MAC Liquid Eyeliner, £15

Eyeko Eye Do Liquid Eyeliner, £15


Channel your inner [a target="_blank" href="http://www.hershesons.com/details_page/230-The-Bardot-Clip-In-Hair-Piece-R1488-Golden-Wheat">Brigitte Bardot[/a] with an awesome backcombed look. Whether you're after a clip-in extension or the ultimate volume-giving spray, just make sure you're aiming for some serious volume!

Hershesons The Bardot Clip In Hair Piece, £164

V05 Plump It Up Dry Backcomb Spray, £3.79


Make like Edie Sedgwick and arm yourself with a super-sexy blue eye shadow, prime to bestow brown and blue eyes alike with a gorgeous glow. We’re obsessed with these stellar shades which really makes a tan pop, too.

NARS Duo Cream Eyeshadow in Burn it Blue, £25

Illamasqua Powder Eye Shadow in Victim, £15.50

Laura Mercier Baked Eyeshadow in Lagoon, £19.50

10. THE MASCARA: Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Mascara 100% Black, £7.19

Up the ante with your lashes- the mainstay of any 1960s beauty look. You can rely on this budget beauty buy from [a target="_blank" href="http://www.boots.com/en/Maybelline-Volum-Express-The-Colossal-Mascara-100-Black_1379053/">Maybelline[/a] to add some serious volume to your lashes, thanks to an impressive collagen-enriched, plumping formula.

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.

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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…


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