1960's Mod Makeup

I haven’t done one of my ‘makeup through the decades’ posts for quite a while so I thought I’d continue with the mod look from the 1960’s. The 60’s brought a change from the previous decade where bright, bold lips and more neutral eyes were most popular and instead lips were kept pale and neutral while the eyes were made more of a focal point. This look is really easy to achieve and the dramatic eye makes it great for a night out with friends.
In the 1960’s foundation was usually kept fairly pale and concealer was used to cover up any blemishes and create a flawless base. Sometimes the foundation was also used over the lips to help blend them in and ensure that they do not distract from the eyes in any way. I’ve found that DermaBlend concealer is amazing for covering up any dark circles or imperfections and is great to help create the flawless base needed for this look.

Blusher is not essential for this look as the aim is to keep the face simple and allow full attention to be given to the eyes. However, if like me you would prefer to stick with the blusher then pale peach colours and soft pinks are the way to go to ensure a subtle natural blush. Benefit’s Thrrrob blusher and Pink Cloud by Natural Collection are great for providing a delicate hint of rosy pink to the cheeks. 
The most recognisable aspect of makeup from the 1960’s was undoubtedly the eyes. Full doll like lashes and heaps of eye shadow were used to create the look which is great if you fancy switching things up a bit for a night out. To create the dark smoky eyes of the 60’s I use a paler eye shadow all over the lid and only apply the darker shadow to the crease as seen in the image to the right. This helps the eye to look more rounded and doll like which is key to accomplishing this style. Then add lashings of mascara to finish. A great product for this is Lancome Hypnose Doll Eyes Mascara which gives great length and makes eyes look wide and full. Alternatively you could add a pair of false lashes to give even more volume and length for the ultimate dramatic eye.
In contrast to the bold and bright lips from the 1950’s, the 60’s was all about keeping lips neutral and de-emphasising them. As I mentioned above, concealer or foundation was used to cover the lips and pale pink and peach lipsticks were the most popular colours used. Revlon’s Lip Butter in Sugar Frosting gives a subtle pink glow which would be great for achieving the mod look whilst still maintaining a hint of colour.
Makeup in this era was sort of a switch around from the 50’s and instead of focusing on the lips and keeping eyes neutral, lips were de-emphasised and eyes were played up. I really like the mod look, particularly the doll like, wide eyes and long lashes.
Have any of you guys tried to recreate the mod look? Which products did you use to achieve it?
Thanks for reading,

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