Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Modern 1960's Makeup Tutorial

As you all know, I'm doing a series of the different eras, from the 1920's to present day. So far I've done the 1920's but I still need to do the other eras. The tutorial I've done today isn't a traditional 1960's look, it's just a modern take on it so if you want to know what a traditional 1960's look looks like, I'll be writing up the post soon. 

I absolutely love 1960's makeup so thought I'd create a modern day version of it. I wore this look on my latest video (Junes Loves, Likes & Loathes) and a lot of you said you'd like a tutorial on it, so here it is! If you'd like to create this look, keep on reading!

1.) Apply a primer to your skin. If you have oily skin you need to use a matte primer and if you have dry skin you need to use a satin primer or moisturiser.
2.) Once the primer has dried, apply foundation using a buffing brush. Using a buffing brush will help to buff the foundation into the skin and this will give a flawless finish. If you have oily skin you need to use a water-based foundation and if you have dry skin you need to use an oil-based foundation. After selecting the correct foundation for your skin type, you need to think about the coverage and finish you would like (e.g. light, medium or full coverage & matte, dewy or demi-matte finish).
3.) After you have finished the eye makeup, apply concealer underneath your eyes and also on any imperfections. Remember to use a salmon/pink toned concealer underneath your eyes and a concealer that matches your foundation on any imperfections. You can also use a lighter concealer to highlight with, you could highlight your chin, cupid's bow, cheekbones, centre of the nose, above your eyebrows and the centre of your forehead.
4.) Using an angled face brush and a matte brown bronzer, sculpting powder/cream or darker concealer, contour your face. You could contour your cheekbones, nose, forehead, temples, under your chin, basically wherever you feel like you need to contour.
5.) Apply a pale blush (pink, peach, coral etc) to the apples of the cheeks. You don't want to use a bright blush as the eyes are very dramatic therefore you need to keep face makeup quite natural.

1.) Apply a base to your eyes, e.g. an eyeshadow base, concealer or paint pot. Apply the base all over your eyelid using either your finger or a flat eyeshadow brush and blend using a blending brush. Blend up to the brow bone as eyeshadow is going to be placed on the brow bone. Set the base with a translucent powder or pale matte eyeshadow. When using matte eyeshadows, it's important to set the base first as you'll find it hard to blend the eyeshadows.
2.) Spray a small amount of hairspray onto a spoolie brush and then brush through your eyebrows, this will help to shape your eyebrows and keep them in place. Then using an eyebrow powder or eyeshadow and an angled eyebrow brush, apply a paler shade to the inner part of the eyebrow and a darker shade to the outer part. If you want your eyebrows to look precise and perfect, apply concealer around the edges of your eyebrows, you can do this by using a creamy concealer and a flat eyeshadow brush.
3.) Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply white matte eyeshadow all over the eyelid up to the crease. Blend the edges using a blending brush.
4.) Using a blending brush, apply a grey-brown matte eyeshadow to the crease and blend.
5.) Using a small detail brush and a black matte eyeshadow, draw a black line in your crease and blend using a blending brush. If you want to create a dark smokey look, keep building up the colour.
6.) Using a flat eyeshadow brush, apply a white matte eyeshadow to the brow bone.
7.) Using an angled eyeliner brush and a black gel eyeliner, create a wing. You can create a subtle or strong wing, it's entirely up to you.
8.) Using a pencil brush, apply a small amount of the grey-brown matte eyeshadow to the bottom lash line.
9.) Line the lower waterline with a white kohl eyeliner and the upper waterline with a black kohl eyeliner.
10.) Apply a light coat of mascara to the top and bottom eyelashes. 
11.) Apply top and bottom fake eyelashes. I recommend using DUO eyelash glue to stick on the eyelashes as it's super strong.

1.) Using a lip brush, apply a pale nude lipstick to the lips.

Products Used:
  • Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer
  • Illamasqua Blush in 'Hussy'
  • MAC Sculpting Powder in 'Sculpt'
  • Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow in '112R' (for eyebrows)
  • MAC Paint Pot in 'Bare Study'
  • MAC Eyeshadows in 'Blanc Type' & 'Copperplate'
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow in 'Crave'
  • MAC Fluidline in 'Blacktrack'
  • Inglot Matte AMC Gel Eyeliner in '
  • Illamasqua Pencil in 'Elate' 
  • MAC Kohl Pencil in 'Smoulder' 
  • Chanel Inimitable Intense Mascara
  • Red Cherry Eyelashes
  • DUO Eyelash Glue
  • MAC Lipstick in 'Fleshpot'

I hope you liked this tutorial and if you decide to re-create it, feel free to tweet me or send me photos!

Thanks for reading and I'll talk to you in my next post!

Much love,


  1. Absoutely BEAUTIFUL!!!! The eyes look amazing!

  2. wow looks amazing, and your hair looks great too :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  3. Pretty makeup - very 60's :)

  4. I love your blog! Following now, stay in touch xx

  5. This makeup is gorgeous! I love it!
    Great blog, new follower!

    F xx

  6. Posting as someone who lived in the 60's era..your 60's makeup is bang on for those few who wore it.


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