How to: Rag and Bone’s graphic retro eye makeup

The 1960s are all over the runways this year and we’re not complaining. Bold colors, graphic prints and that signature mod look are a common trend in a lot of runway shows. Different designers and brands have used the 60s inspiration in varying ways but for the Rag and Bone’s fall 2013 show at New York fashion week, this fabulous decade was present in the form of a beauty look.

Rag and Bone’s collection was a mix of opposing elements giving us this feminine yet still androgynous look. That being said, Gucci Westman, the Global Artistic Director of Revlon, created a beauty look that’s a mix of the old and new. The result is makeup that would fit a modern day Edie Sedgwick. Get the steps for this graphic retro eyeliner look after the break.

graphic retro eyeliner

How to: graphic retro eye makeup

SKIN

To give the skin a pale tinge and a more even appearance, Revlon PhotoReady Perfecting Primer was applied. While this product is mainly a primer you can skip using foundation if you don’t need much coverage on your face. If you think it’s not enough apply an even coat of foundation over it and concealer in areas that need extra coverage. Just keep in mind that the skin has to look natural.

Remember, priming your skin before applying make up keeps it healthy by keeping it hydrated and helps make up stay longer.

EYEBROWS

Thick and almost bushy looking brows are a part of this look. To do this, take an eyebrow pencil and fill your eyebrows in short upward strokes (as if you’re drawing on strands of hair). Build this up until your brows look strong and squarish. You can also use eye shadow and a brush to do this. No need for your brow to look clean, but they have to look naturally thick.

EYES

You’ll only need two things for your eyes and the first one is liquid eyeliner. Make sure you use a waterproof one like Revlon Colorstay Liquid Eye Pen to keep it from smudging. On the socket of your eye (below your brow and above your crease), draw a line starting from about half an inch from the inner corner of your eyes going to the outer corner of your eye. Follow your socket so that it creates a curved line and then extend this line about half an inch from your the outer corner of your eyes.

Having the line further in and further out gives it a more modern feel to it.

The second thing you need for your eyes is mascara. Make your eyes brighter and bigger by curling, then applying a good amount of mascara on your upper and lower lashes.

mod eye makeup

CHEEKS

The cheeks don’t need much because the main focus of this look are the eyes. All you need to do is to apply some blush on the apples of the cheeks. It has to look natural so be careful not to apply too much.

LIPS

Keeping the focus on the eyes, the lips are coated with a nude shade of matte lipstick.

Going for a sixties inspired look doesn’t have to take you all day or night to do. A simple stroke of eyeliner can do wonders for any make up look and this one we saw in Rag and Bone is proof of that.

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Melanie is a fashion designer, entrepreneur and writer who is always up for a challenge. This is probably the reason why she has immersed herself in the very dynamic fashion industry. She currently has her own couture business in her hometown of Manila, Philippines and confesses to being a hair and makeup junkie. She also loves all things D.I.Y and considers herself a bookworm.