The fashion icons of the 1960’s were nothing but classy and beautiful. From Brigitte Bardot to Jean Shrimpton to Twiggy – these ladies all have one thing in common – their style made people stop and stare. Luscious lashes, porcelain complexions and the Mod and Beatles inspired attire all dominated the late 1960’s. However, you don’t have to be back in the 60’s to reinvent and pursue this look. I have presented a tick list for you to follow to pull of ‘that 60’s style.’
60’s makeup revolved around the eyes. If you’ve ever seen Twiggy’s lashes then you will know why. The longer and more distinct the lashes were the better! So treat yourself to jet-black mascara that will lengthen, curl and add volume to your lashes. Verge recommend ‘Benefit They’re Real Mascara’ – a mascara that highlights the lashes you already had, but will have people asking, are your lashes real? In which you can smugly reply yes! Finish off your eye makeup with some eyeliner to emphasize your crease using a cat eye and finish off with false eyelashes to create a defined and prominent look. The lips were less prominent but still highlighted in the 60’s. Women wore peaches, light pinks and corals to compliment their lips but not to draw too much attention to them. So always opt for lighter shades when working this look. MAC offer classic light shades from ‘Flamingo’ – a light milky bright coral – to ‘Please Me’ – a muted rosy-tined pink.
Hair was always big and bold in the 60’s. Beehives, bouffant’s and bobs were very popular in this era. There are many products out there for you to achieve that big hair do. Verge love Aussie Aussome Volume shampoo and conditioner, both of these products are enriched with Australian Hops to reveal voluminous hair and they also smell delicious! To gain even more volume put some styling mousse through your locks after its been washed, VO5 Extra Body Styling Mousse is a favourite of mine for getting lots of body into your hair before styling.
60’s attire was full of diverse trends and contrasting styles. It was a decade that broke many traditional trends and indulged in psychedelic prints and mismatched patterns. Skirt length jumped below the knee thanks to the daring cut made by designer Mary Quant and in many ways the world of fashion flourished in the 1960’s. From mini skirts, A-line dresses, kitten heels, pointed toes, checkerboard and stripes, pops of bright colours and monochromatic outfits you can reinvent your wardrobe today and become 60’s inspired!