There’s something so elegant about a 60’s eye. As a huge fan of the French icon Brigitte Bardot I’m always inspired by her beauty and looking to imitate her in some way. I’m still working on the bouffant hair but here is a take on her classic lined eye. You’ll be surprised how simple it is!
Start off with a primed eye. I use Nivea Primer Cream for Sensitive Skin. Neutralise your eyelid to get rid of any redness, either using your concealer or MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre (If your skin tone is anything similar to mine). Take this time to also conceal under the eye. I use the paint pot for the also as it’s exactly my shade and if it shouldn’t crease on top, it shouldn’t crease on the bottom right? 🙂
Next take a light shade. I use MAC Eye Shadow in Vanilla but something like Brule might work better for you. In fact, any neutral matte shade will do.
Take a crease shadow colour and blend it above. I used MAC Eye Shadow in Wedge. Also take this lightly under the eye. You don’t want it too heavy on the bottom as this look is very top heavy.
Here comes the tricky part. Gel eyeliner! I used to have such trouble with this that I ended up just smudging the line with a cotton wool bud. The trick I learnt is to start by doing one line for the flick, following where your bottom lash line ends. Roughly and very thinly line the rest of your eye right from the corner. Note I’m using a MAC 210 Eyeliner Brush, which makes this easier as you can just press the line in. The gel liner I used is Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Liner (I find gel liners dry out quickly and this is much cheaper than MAC Blacktracks with the same result.)
When you have this basic shape, from the tip of your outer line drag the brush so it connects to the line mid way through the eye. Then smooth this out gently to blend with the inner line. At this point, tight line on top using the same brush and product so there are no gaps. If you’re a beginner test it out on a bare eye first so that you don’t waste all the work you’ve put in beforehand. It also depends on your eye shape how big you want your flick. I have little space so chose a smaller line but if your eyes are bigger or you want a more dramatic look, feel free to go large!
As shown in my previous blog, I used Rimmel Kajal Eyeliner in Nude to tight line the bottom and really make the eye pop. A light colour in the lower water line is a staple 60’s look. They used white, which can be too harsh so a nude is best.
Finish with a coat of your favourite mascara to really complete the look. Mine at the moment is Benefit Bad Gal Lash. I’m obsessed! Or if you’re feeling extra fancy put on a pair of big false lashes for the true 60’s effect.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial as much as I enjoyed writing it. Please try it out! I’d love to see your take on it. 🙂