Thursday, August 26, 2010

Vintage Vixen: 60s Eyes in Six Simple Steps

If I could have chosen the era I was born in, I would have chosen the sixties. I would have loved to grow up at a time in fashion when dresses were mini, fringe was in, and every boy dressed like a total babe.

One of my favorite trends from the sixties is eye makeup. Bold lashes, bright white shadow, and thick liner made every girl's gaze pop. With the right cosmetics, you can bring this look back in just six easy steps!

Here's what you need, along with my recommendation of the brands I love best:

Liquid Eyeliner: Make Up For Ever, $22

Mascara: Rimmel Eye Magnifier, $8

White Shadow: Urban Decay Cream Shadow in Moonshine, $17

White Eyeliner: Make Up Forever, $17

Foundation: Max Factor Pan Stik, $9

Step 1: Apply foundation over your eyelids as a base for the shadow.

Step 2: Apply white cream shadow over the foundation.

Step 3: With the liquid liner, line each eyelid as close to the lash line as
possible, starting from the inner corner of your eye to the end. Once
dry, go over the line again, but brush the liner so that the line
becomes thicker as it reaches the outer corner of the eye.

Step 4: Apply mascara. Start at the base of your lashes and slowly
wiggle the wand from side to side so that each lash is heavily
coated. Apply mascara to bottom lashes also.

Step 5: Once dry, apply another heavy coat of mascara. Try to
coat your lashes so some will stick together.

Step 6: Finally, line the inside corner of your eyes with the white
eyeliner to acheive the wide, doe-eyed look that set sixties
beauty apart from the rest!


  1. I didn't understand step six. Can you provide a drawing with arrows? Love the look.