Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Twiggy Style Eye Makeup

I have always been fascinated with Twiggy, the super model popular from 1966-1970. I guess I'm showing my age. I even had the Twiggy board game at my grandparents house!
twiggy board game
Twiggy was the world's first super model. She was known for her skinny body and that dark 60's style makeup with false lashes, drawn on lower lashes and thick spiky mascara that she worn. She said that she would spend 90 minutes doing her makeup and used 3 sets of false lashes.


twiggy



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I had to try it for my Halloween Hippie costume. But, I used just 1 set of false lashes. I couldn't bear to wear 3 sets all night!

twiggy eyes in black and white
It's always fun and challenging to create an iconic look. Twiggy wanted to have smokey eyes like the 1930's film stars. She wanted that big, round, dark eyed look. She used black and white colors to create her famous makeup. She used pot of black eye liner and a brush to precisely paint on her eye liner, dark rounded crease and those drawn on lower lashes. Notice that double flick at the outer corners of the eyes, too. As for her lips, she blotted them out with pancake makeup.
twiggy eye makeup
Here are the makeup supplies I used to create my Twiggy eye makeup. I used tweezers too!
eye makeup
Step 1: I started by applying white eye shadow to my eyelid. 

Step 2: I used a soft black eye shadow and a brush to tightline the upper lashes. Tightlining is lining the upper rim of the eye so that the liner is at the roots of the eyelashes.

Step 3: A felt tip eye liner made an easy line for my top lashes with a little flick up at the end.

Step 4: For the crease, I started by drawing an outline for the dark colored area.  I used a brown black eyeliner pencil to draw the bottom crease line on my eyelid, then I drew the top line of the crease area extending it out to create the top little flick.

Step 5: I used a brush to fill in the crease area in with dark brown and soft black eye shadows blended together.

Step 6: Now back to the felt tip liner to define the top flicked liner and connect the flicked lash liner to the crease line to create the bottom flick.

Step 7: I also used the felt tip liner to draw on a few lashes at the outer edges of my lower lashes.

Step 8: I applied strip lashes next and several coats of mascara on the top and bottom lashes. A pair of tweezers worked great to squeeze groups of lashes together to make them look more spiky.

Step 9: I added more liner to the top lash line with the felt tip liner to hide the strip of the lashes.

Step 10: I finished by using a white eyeliner on the lower rim of the eye to create a more open round eyed look.


I can see why Twiggy took so long to do her eyes!!!
Hippie costume


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