Makeup Madness: Twiggy March 06 2013, 0 Comments

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In regards to fashion and makeup (and music, and parties and everything else) - I think I was born in the wrong era. Oh what I would give to be a twenty something in the 60's - body paint, The Beatles, crazy parties and fashion icons like the beautiful and eternally cool, Twiggy.

Now I am a sucker for 60's style makeup, winged eyeliner and cat eyes are a regular when putting on my party face. So with Twiggy, it's not just her style and clothes that give the biggest impact; for me it's her makeup - in particular her eyes! They are so big and beautifully framed, you can't help but get lost in them!

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So, today (seeing as it's on and off raining and I'm stuck inside), I'd thought I'd do a little tutorial of how to get Twiggy's 60's ultra-mod makeup look.

Below is what I used, but here are the essentials for this look: Foundation, highlighter/illuminator, concealer, blush, light pink/peach eyeshadow, dark eyeshadow, black liquid eyeliner, mascara and any necessary brushes.

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1. Twiggy's face is youthful and fresh, so don't overdo the foundation. Do your usual makeup base routine but for a youthful glow, mix some liquid illuminator with it and apply sparingly.

2. Apply a small amount of peach or pale pink blush on the apples of your cheek

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3. Apply a natural eyeshadow onto your eyelids to serve as the base of the look - colours such as champagne, peach or pale pink work best - I'm using MAC lustre eyeshadow in Gleam.

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4. Using a small or angular brush, from the inner corner of the eye to the outer, line just above the crease of your eyelid with a dark brown, grey or charcoal shadow.

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5. Using preferably black liquid eyeliner (if you don't have liquid liner, pencil is fine - just make sure it's quite sharp), line your eyelash line (thin-medium width), extending the line past the inner and outer corners of the eye.

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6. Next, continuing to use the liquid liner, dash small vertical lines underneath your bottom lash line. This will make your lower lashes appear thicker.

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7. If you wish, apply fake eyelashes for that full doe-eyed look. If not, curl your lashes and apply three separate coats of mascara. Only apply after the first coat is dry as to avoid mascara 'clumping' on your lashes.

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8. Apply some light pink, peach or champagne shimmery lip gloss or balm for a finishing touch

And you're done! A Twiggy inspired look ready for a night on the town!

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