Brightly coloured liquid eyeliner.

A swinging ’60s beauty look.

For a beauty look that absolutely won’t go unnoticed – a winged liner in a bright spring colour is the perfect way to add a pop-art mod touch to any outfit. Team with equally bold pink lips and some back-combed hair for ultimate 1960s sex kitten appeal.

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mod 60s makeup tutorial

For this shoot by Kelly Defina, makeup artist Leonie Karagiannis used a vibrant yellow liquid liner. You can also experiment with other bold colours – like violet, emerald green, turquoise or tangerine. The key is to line the colour next to black cat eye liner to define the eye and keep it classic with a twist.

Shoot credits

Photographer: Kelly Defina at
Makeup & Hair: Leonie Karagiannis at
Model: Kate Mac @ Chadwick

60s makeup foundation

Start with at flawless base. Apply a powder blush at the apples of the cheeks, lightly blending up along the higher planes of the cheeks then blending softer to the hairline.

60s makeup concealer

Lightly conceal the outer edges of the eyes to keep them looking fresh and to provide a base for the eye liner.

60s cat eye liner

Apply the black liquid liner first using a fine brush. Start by lining the inner corner of the eyes and winging 3/4 of the way up the mobile lid, elongating at the edges.

60s coloured eye liner

Next apply the coloured liquid liner, in this case a yellow liner gel, closely following the shape of the black liner.

mod 60s false eyelashes

Apply a set of full bar lashes to thicken the lash line for a truly mod makeup look. Make sure you cut the lashes to size.

beauty tutorial 1960s

Add a light cream shadow with a hint of sheen to open up the eyes.

eye cream sheen mod look

Follow along the inner corner on the lower lashine with the cream shadow.

60s makeup mascara

Bring out lashes by adding mascara, making sure to separate between coats.

60s eyebrows how to

To create full glamorous brows fill in the brows using an eye shadow matched closest to the brow colour and apply using upward motions with an angle brush. Set with brow gel.

Finish with a contrasting lip colour in a bright shade to really make the look pop.

1960s makeup

And there you have it: a perfectly 1960s makeup look that’s sure to stand out for all the right reasons.

For other makeup trends follow that link. You can also read more about the 60s revival by visiting our 1960s fashion trend page.

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