60s Inspired Makeup

I've always been fascinated by 60s style, music and culture. Short little dresses, beehive or curly hair and bright colours are a few of my favourite things in life. Bridget Bardot is one of my favourite all time models - she was the reason I longed for blonde hair and my inspiration behind this post. Summer fun always has a connection to the 60s. It was the time of the revolution, freedom and finally, women were free to do exactly as they please. So here's my 60s inspired makeup...

For my '60s look' I decided to use my new MUA cosmetics. At £1 a time these highly pigmented eyeshadows and lipsticks are great for a colour boost. I'm in love with their new 'Nectar' shade as it lasts for quite a long time considering the price and it really makes those lips stand out. Nectar is also a lower cost duplicate of Macs Ravishing, another one of my favourite colours. 

I started my makeup by using Ginvera's new BB cream.In the 1960s, women were still playing around with colour, so makeup looked more fresh than natural most of the time. By using a BB cream, it has given me a soft sheen over my face, without being caked in product. I then proceeded to my eyes and eyebrows. I wanted to experiment with my MUA products, so I decided to use a small amount of vaseline on my eyebrow then use the MUA Matt eyeshadow to fill in my eyebrows. This colour is a perfect match for me and blended in so well - £1 is such a great price for such a versatile product. I then used the eyeshadow to fill in my eye sockets and finished with a small amount of black eyeliner on the top. The eye mascara I used was Avon's Super Curlacious (I will be reviewing this later) which came out of this months Marie Claire magazine.

The second set of products I used for this makeup look are by Sheer Cover. I've never used this brand before and I was kindly sent a few products to try. I'm really impressed by the quality of these products - the blusher blends really well and I really enjoy using the eyeliner. If I have one little criticism about the products, it's that the eyeliner smudges a little bit too easily, but then again, it's perfect for shading. I used the Sheer Cover Classic Brown eyeliner under my eyes to give a softer alternative to black. On my cheeks, I used the Ginger blusher (the one on the left). This gave me subtle tangy orange glow on my cheeks, giving it warmth and using a trademark colour of the 60s

The whole look was finished by using my MUA Intense Bright Orange lip liner and the lipstick shade i mentioned earlier - Nectar.

To achieve the ultimate 60s style, I backcombed my hair into a tiny beehive and let half of my hair dangle over the shoulder. 

Here's some 60s nostalgia for you - a song based on makeup!

What do you think of my makeup look?


  1. Very pretty look <3

    The Urban Umbrella


  2. Ahh there is nothing like 60's make up. Nude lips and big black panda eyes. A girl's dream! Your make up looks positively lovely!

    Gemma x


  3. Oh I love this look so, so much! You look beautiful yet really natural :) Definitely going to do my best to re-create <3


  4. This is my favourite kind of makeup look! You look gorgeous - this turned out so well!

  5. Love this makeup look!!
    I'm a new follower, I'd love if you checked out my blog and follow back if you'd like! xx
    Beauty by T

  6. Thanks for visiting. I love how u get the idea from a 60's poster and apply it to your makeup look :)

    I'd love to follow each other. Hoping to see u soon again!

    wytane.blogspot.com xoxo

  7. This is my favorite look on you! You look GREAT!

    -Daisy Nguyen of PS-BANANAS fashion blog:


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