Wednesday, January 11, 2012

60's Makeup Tutorial - Break out your GoGo Boots!

A little while ago, I posted this picture on my facebook page with the intent of recreating it:

Here are the steps I took:
  • To begin, I used a small eyeshadow brush and the black shade from this Chanel eyeshadow quad in "Smoky Eyes" to draw an outline of the shape on my lid, lining across the crease, winging up on the corners to almost the corner of my brows and then back down to the outer corner of my eye.
  • After I had the outline perfect, I used the same brush to fill in the outline and cover the top lid.  I used the remaining shadow on the brush to gently underline the bottom lid as well.
  • Using the lightest shade, I then chose a slightly larger shadow brush and dusted it on my brow bone and in the inner corners of my eyes.
  • Next, I used my new Maybelline Eyeliner in black and drew a fine line close to my eyelashes on the top lid.

  • I followed this step with two coats of Maybelline Lash Extension Mascara and my eyes were done!
 The remaining steps were pretty minimal.  A little Nars Blush in Desire on the apples of my cheeks and some sheer pink Clinique gloss in Clearly Pink and VOILA!  Here is the before and after!

This was a fun discovery process for me (as I mentioned before, I typically do red lips and mascara).  I would probably try it again for an evening out with The Man, but I don't see making this my standard signature look.  I wear contacts and at any given point during the day, you can find me rubbing my eyes like a sleepy toddler, which I would imagine would take this look from 60's kitten to football player pretty quickly ;)

If you try it out for yourself, I'd love to see your end results!  Head on over to my facebook page and share your pics on my wall!

Hugs and Smooches,


  1. I can see this is going to be a great series. You were able to recreate this look really well. Hopefully this will inspire me to play with makeup a bit (I don't wear any unless I am taking blog photos or going to a wedding). I agree that the 60's smokey eye look is a bit dramatic for every day, but would be fun for a night out.

  2. It looks somewhat like the picture, but it does not really replicate the sixties makeup.

  3. I'm sorry you don't think so! The sixties look was pretty different from one end of the generation to the other, but if you look up images of Nancy Sinatra or Brigitte Bardot, this make up look is quite similar. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment.


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