The modern update on 60s mod makeup
Add some edge to the black and white look
The 60s was an excellent time for beauty trends. Winged liner was all the rage, bold brows were everything, hair couldn’t get high enough thanks to the beehive, and Twiggy’s iconic mod makeup look was all anyone wanted to recreate.
Over the years, these looks have come and gone – and have adapted to suit modern times and trends.
Here’s how to recreate the modern mod look:
Create your base
For a velvety smooth finish, use a matte foundation in the same shade as your skin tone. Gently buff in your foundation for a more natural effect.
If your skin is very oily, you can also start with a mattifying primer before your foundation, and finish with a setting powder. If your skin is quite dry, use your regular foundation, and then a powder to set your look.
Enhance your brows
If you usually opt for a more natural-looking brow, you’ll want to up the ante for this look. Using your regular brow pencil, build the colour up and enhance the top and bottom lines of your brows, as well as the arches, until you’ve achieved a bold finish. Finish by brushing your brows with your spoolie to blur any lines that are too harsh.
Draw your lines
Using a black or charcoal pencil eyeliner (this will give the soft, almost smudged finish), draw a line across your top lash line, and let the line extend beyond the corner of your eye – almost like your creating a small, slightly-downturned wing.
On your bottom lash line, start your line from the centre of your eye, in line with your pupil, and draw it straight across and out, stopping at the point where your top line ends.
Using a metallic white, silver or gold eyeliner, highlight the inner corner of your eye, and the other half of your bottom lash line (from the inner corner to your pupil).
Create Twiggy-esque lashes
Coat your lashes in your regular mascara and, while the mascara is still a bit wet, pinch sections of your lashes together to create uniform clumps.
Add some warmth
If the black and white contrast is a bit too much for you and you want to add some warmth to your complexion, lightly dust a matte bronzer just under your cheekbones.
Embrace the hair, too
If you want to go all-out mod, create a deepside part in your hair, backcomb your hair at the crown to create volume and height, and secure in a low ponytail.
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Carli is BEAUTYcrew’s Editor and has been since the site launched in 2016. She is currently on a quest to find the perfect medium-coverage foundation for combination skin, is trying to narrow down her mascara collection to just three, and is embracing the power of AHAs. You can find her words right here on BEAUTYcrew, and previously on beautyheaven.