This week's installment of my Lips of the Decades series is a bit different, because there is no tutorial for a lips look. Why? Read on, dear readers.
Where I live, whenever a commercial for Rimmel cosmetics is on TV, there's always a voiceover that tells viewers to "get the London look."
My friends and I have discussed what this means, and we still have no idea what "the London look" is! However, if I have to associate a makeup look with London, it'd forever be the Mod look.
From the early to the later part of mid-1960s, the Mod (for "modern") look was very different. It was all about celebrating youth, and being completely different from the conservatism of the previous decades. The look began in England, where Mary Quant opened her boutique, selling sleek, modern mini skirts, shift dresses, and colorful patterned tights. From there, the style became popular, along with the Mod makeup aesthetics.
Possibly the most iconic symbol of the Mod fashion movement of the 1960s was a young model named Twiggy, whose picture and look I will use as the base for my tutorial, as illustrated below:
- Opaque white eyeliner.
- Black liquid or gel eyeliner.
- Black mascara.
- Your favorite nude-pink lipstick.
- Foundation and/or powder of your choice.
Once you have mastered the basic Mod look, you can move on to the other looks. Why not try the eye look above with a colorful matte eyeshadow? The look was more about eyes, and less about lips, as you can see.
A couple more beauty advertisements of the 1960s:
I hope that you've enjoyed it! Please leave a comment with your input, and if you have a blog -- feel free to leave a link, too!