Summer of Love: 60s Day and Night glam

Every now and again its nice to switch up your glam routine, and honestly there's nothing more fun than a vintage glam. This Summer we have been inundated with sensational 60's trends and references. The makeup revolution of the 1960's forever changed the way women wore makeup, and it's absolutely one of my favorite beauty eras to date. 

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Margot  Robbie as  Sharon Tate
in Once upon a time in Hollywood 
I'm going to show you how to create a modern Bridget Bardot style daytime look, and how to transform this into a 'super-sixties' Twiggy inspired party girl.
To start you need to clean and prep your skin with a good moisturizer. I used Weleda Skin Food Light on Gemma, its a much lighter version of Weleda's original moisturizer and its a beautiful base for makeup.

Apply a lightweight foundation, I used Mac Face and Body in C5 on Gemma, building up to a nice even coverage all over the face. Then using the Kevyn Aucoin Skin Perfector I concealed any discoloration and focused on brightening any dark circles, to enhance the 'doll eyes' effect we are going to create.

Once you have a beautiful base we can begin with the eyes. The aim is to create the illusion of beautifully full lashes and large, round eyes. Using a black kohl pencil you should line the eyes, very close to the lash line, along the entire lash root, I used a Chanel eye kohl in Noir. Gently smudge this out into a soft and subtle, feline flick. Remember not to take the wing too far to be in keeping with the 60's tone. For longevity I often take a small eye brush and dab a matte black eye shadow over the eyeliner to ensure it stays put, this also adds to the dramatic 'smoke' effect.

Subtle Bardot Beauty 
Next using a waterproof black mascara, add a few layers to the eyelashes; don't be afraid to go heavy to increase the doll like look. Then pop on some natural style strip lashes to draw even more attention to those beautiful eyes. You can use individual lashes for a more controlled lash but they're extremely fiddly when putting them on yourself.

To finish the look I added a little colour to the cheeks by mixing my own blush using a Mac Cream Blush Palette, however, any bright pinky peach will be a great 60's shade. Focus this on the apples of the cheek, adding just enough for a hint of colour. I used a similar toned lipstick, as a peach pout is an absolute 60's staple, and just went with a natural balmy pink lip.

To amp this up to a full on Twiggy inspired fantasy, you can continue the following steps.
Gently trace a line with black kohl just above your socket line. Once you have perfected the shape you should retrace the line until it is a bold, black arch above your lid. Then retrace this very carefully with a black liquid liner to create a more modern, sleek 60's arch. You can also redefine the flick you created earlier with the liquid liner.

'Twiggy's famous Doll Eyes'
Then you can add Twiggy's infamous painted eyelashes by gently drawing in little lines underneath your eye. These can be as long or short as you would like, slanting them slightly at the ends of the eyes often creates a more flattering result. To finish, take any
matte pastel coloured eye shadow and dab it all over your lid, between the two lines. I used a very pale turquoise, but a lilac or peach colour will also flatter this look. 

The 60's are totally back in this season so I hope to see loads of you giving this look a go. If you guys want to read more about the vintage staples you need for this season, check out this article in MattGStyle written by my wonderful boyfriend :)

Thank you to my model @gemmapeters