Modern Sixties Eye Makeup

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

This is my take on the iconic 60's makeup. I love this style of makeup - it's very fun and easy to do!

Typically matte shadows are used but this makeup was for a party so sparkle and shine is always necessary. Plus, that's part of my adaptation.

There are only five products used in total (six if you count primer).

If you have the Naked palette from Urban Decay you're good to go but if you don't you can easily substitute any shimmery white and matte or sparkly black.  

First apply your primer then place a shimmery white all over the lid. Next, I like to apply a cream pencil that doesn't set to the crease (I don't suggest using Urban Decay's 24/7 Eye Pencil here unless you work really fast) to map out the shape as well as intensify the black. Then I smoke it out with a black shadow, in this case UD's Creep. Apply gel eyeliner and extend it out more or less straight from the lash line, so no cat-eye flick here. Coat lashes with mascara and you're done!

I will note that although I used a L'Oreal gel eyeliner I don't suggest it. If it works for you that's great but I get so frustrated using it. I find it pulls on the eye when applied, making it difficult to achieve a nice smooth line. The worse part is how difficult it is to remove!I get black stuck all around my eyes and I look like a raccoon. haha

Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Virgin and Creep
Maybelline Eye Studio Master Drama Cream Pencil - Midnight Master
L'Oreal Infallible Gel Laquer Liner - Blackest Black
Clinique High Impact Mascara 

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