Look Of The Decades: 1960s

Cleopatra and ‘Swinging London’ set the stage for fashion and beauty. ‘Cleopatra Eyes’ became the daring trend for some, using a kohl pencil to dramatically line, extending beyond the eye. Others were taken with the signature look of Twiggy, the first real supermodel and the epitome of swinging London. Emphasis on the eyes area remains, and false eyelashes became a necessity. They were uesd, sometimes colored or shiny with crystals, on both the upper and lower lids. It was not uncommon, and the look was seen in magazines. Face painting, like drawing a flower or a heart, was also trendy. Light colors blusher, like peach or pink, were used to underline the high cheekbones, and shiny frosted color brusher over the apple of the cheek. The fashion lipstick colors were pale frosted colors like peach or pink, or sometimes white, when going to a party.

In the following photo, I used a light blue eye shadow on the model to match the color of her eyes and false eyelashes on the upper and lower lids to open the eye wider. I even drew a blue flower on her cheek and applied a natural pink gloss in addition to a lot of mascara.







This text was from taken from Hala Ajam’s makeup book Face to face


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