Sometimes, we are just happy with a little eyeliner and mascara to wear on a daily basis. And this could vary to reflect personal taste like lining the bottom lid or corner with white liner or rocking blue, green or purple mascara to bring out dark-colored eyes. While we all know that in fashion, everything that is old is new again and the same may apply to cosmetics. Whether it’s 1950s classic red lipstick on full lips a la Marilyn Monroe, or long, flowing lashes from the 1970s on large eyes that are still a signature look for entertainment legends Cher and Diana Ross. If you want to try sometime that is a little different, why not go with retro eyes from the 50s and 60s that were associated with these fashion icons? Decades before she was a judge on America’s Next Top Model, Twiggy was a UK-based model known for her signature mod or waif look. Her doe-shaped eyes and lithe frame graced many a magazine cover and made her one of the true classics in the fashion industry. While you may love your curves, you can duplicate this famous look.
- Apply a bronze, beige or white shimmer shadow from the brow bone to the inside corner of the eye.
- Use a black or brown powder shadow to define the eyelid. By placing it slightly above the actual crease, it will create more emphasis.
- Use black liquid eyeliner on the upper lash line.
- Apply thick, full eyelashes on the top lid before using mascara.
- Use the liquid liner again to draw in bottom lashes. These should be about 3-5 short lines that extend outward toward hairline. If you still have a steady hand and the patience, apply individual lashes about a ¼ inch apart from one another.
- Apply dark beige or brown pencil inside the lower lids and blend with the lighter shadow on the inner eyelid.
The classic good looks of Audrey Hepburn can be found in many of today’s young actresses. There are very few women who can truthfully say that they did not, at one point or another, attempt to duplicate Hepburn’s look in her 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. While the little black dress is up to you, here’s how you can get her eyes.
- Apply a beige base shadow to the entire eyelid.
- Use a dark brown shadow slightly above the natural eye crease.
- Draw a solid line with black liquid eyeliner. As you go outward, you can gradually make the line larger to resemble an arch.
- Add black eyeliner pencil to fill in any blank areas.
- Line the lower lid starting from the middle to the outer corner.
- Join both lines by creating a slight ‘cat-eye’ look.
- Add full false lashes and dab a bit of liquid eyeliner to cover up glue spots
- Finish by adding black mascara to top and bottom lashes.
If you want to get in some good practice, try this on your hand first. Darker skin tones may want to try bronze or dark brown instead of beige.
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