One of the most exciting vintage trends to recreate is the retro 60s look. Feminine, flamboyant, exaggerated and fun this look is something everyone should try oh, beehive! Looking to complete your mod makeup with 1960s fashion? Look out for our article on 1960s mod fashion, which will be making an appearance very soon. But if you can’t wait, we’ve already rounded up some geometric dresses that are hot on the 1960s trend for dresses any season.
Hiro Miyoshi is a great hair salon that can help you with your hairstyle.
The key to 60s mod makeup is all in the eyes – line your lids with a matte beige (or white if you’re feeling brave) eyeshadow, add a pair of false lashes and finish with a slick of eyeliner, which should be winged at the tips. To enhance this look you can add individual lashes to your lower lash line or a volume-building mascara to separate and add extreme length. White eyeliner added to the inside of your eye will make your eyes look even bigger too.
Brows should be bold and defined so either using a pencil or shadow fill in your brows and square of the inside corners keeping a high arch towards the middle. Finish with a coat of clear mascara to prevent your brows from running down your face! If you need eyebrows try microblading.
Bright or Nude?
If you’re going for a traditional 60s mod makeup look then keep your lips matte and nude beige lips with bold eyes are very Twiggy! If you can’t resist a bit of colour then add a pop of pink, orange or red to your lips instead. This is a great wedding colour too.
60s hairstyles were either androgynous and short or big and teased. If you have short hair then wear it in a side parting and sleek. If it’s mid-length or long then either wear with long eye-skimming bangs (fringe) or teased, backcombed and sprayed into a perfect beehive. For a full tutorial on how to achieve this 60s beehive hair, check out our article on the best vintage hairstyles. Mad Men had great examples of the beehive hairstyle.
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