18 April, 2014

1960s Mod Makeup Look

Don't forget that my international beauty giveaway is going on right now!

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:

Materials needed:
  • 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:

Well, what do you think of this week's update?
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!


  1. Nice Blog you have here! perhaps we could follow each other? Follow me and I'll follow you back for sure :)

    xx ish


  2. Great post. I love the Mod era...the fashion, the makeup and of course Twiggy. I really enjoyed reading this.

    Keisha xo

  3. Here in the UK we have the whole 'get the London look' rubbish too haha, i don't think we even know what it means :D I agree though, the whole 60's mod look is very London! xx

    Gemma // missmakeupmagpie.com

  4. It amazing how much the Mod look influences make-up today. Last year, I saw a lot of make-up straight out of the 60's.

    1. Oooh, really?
      Last year, I was on bedrest (wtf. Lol. It was from being pregnant with twins), so I totally missed out on 2013 trends!

  5. amazing

  6. Great post gorgeous ;)

  7. I love the retro posters... Very cool !!

  8. Great post:) I love the retro topic, loving the last two posters, too. I love how feminine 60 were!

    Check out my blog and may be we can follow each other:)
    Daisy/// www.fashionmemos.blogspot.com


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