6 Mod Makeup Looks

6 Mod Makeup Looks

Liven up your makeup routine with fun and wearable mod-inspired techniques.

By: Amber Katz

I've always been inspired by ’60s makeup — in fact, movies from that era are among the most viewed in my film collection. There are tons of great makeup techniques from the time period, so I whittled down my favourites for lips and eyes, as it seems cheeks were quite subdued during that time.

Cat Eyes and a Bouffant
For a classic ’60s effect, pair your blackest cat-eye liner with a bouffant. In my long quest for the perfect cat-lined lid, I’ve found that liquid liners work best. 

Beauty Tip: Apply liner while looking down at a compact mirror to avoid accidental gaps between your lid and your lashes. Perfect your line with a pointed cotton swab dipped in eye makeup remover.

Doll-Like Bottom Lashes
Vaguely theatrical but impossibly glamorous exaggerated bottom lashes instantly evoke a ’60s glambiance. Draw on your bottom lashes with a black pencil and a heavy hand — subtly simply isn't the goal here. 


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White Shadow
White shadow has certainly fallen out of circulation since the ’60s in favour of shimmery beige shades, but to achieve an authentic mod look, it's vital. A clean wash of white on the lid applied with a big fluffy eye shadow brush will do the trick. 

Socket Liner
Socket liner need not be relegated only to the late ’60s! I love the look because it gives the eyes a sunken effect with minimal effort. Take a black liquid liner and simply draw a line along your crease so it recedes when your eyes are open. Leave it as is: no smudging. Keep your eyes closed a minute or two so it can dry properly.

Beauty Tip: If you're pressed for time, you can blast your closed eyes with your blow-dryer set on cool.

Pale Lipstick
Pair a patently pale pink-hued lipstick with your dramatic ’60s eye for the most authentic results. Make it frosty for a more polished look.

What's your favourite makeup look from the ’60s?

Amber is a freelance writer and the founder of Beauty Blogging Junkie, a
hilarious pop-culture infused beauty blog that covers everything from eye shadow to hairspray. Amber has written for Instyle.com, MTV.com's Buzzworthy blog, New York Press and Girlfriend Getaways magazine.

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