The Beatles! Woodstock! ‘It’ girls! The ‘swinging sixties’ is still wildly considered the 'golden age of pop culture'. A technicolour dreamcoat of free love man and rock ‘n’ roll.
Of course, it’s hard not to talk about the ‘60s without mentioning the fashion during this period. Vintage fiends and designers still revel in the defining shapes; from the baby doll dresses, daring hemlines and divine houndstooth twin sets.
The beauty world was also enjoying a new mood too. While the ‘50s was all polished red lips and sleek eye-liner flicks, ‘60s makeup was fiercely rebellious; less ‘beautiful’, more colourful and celebratory. Enter lashings of mascara (a la Factory Girl muse Edie Sedgwick), 50 shades of pastel and the birth of mod makeup.
Here's Grazia's edit of seven authetic '60s makeup looks that you could totally wear in 2017...
The hippie hippie shake
1967 - dubbed the ‘Summer of Love’ - saw hippie ‘boho’ fashions of dress blow up in a big way. The beauty code? Anything goes. Psychedelic face painting? Flower power? Bold geometric patterns? Done, done and done.
Scrap the OTT bronzing – instead, keep your base fresh and minimal. Try non-pearlescent, pale blushers, in pastel pink and peachy tones, to lightly contour cheeks and highlight your ‘bedroom eyes’ Birkin style.
Brigitte Bardot's ‘60s makeup
Surely the pinnacle of Parisian beauty? Your Brigette Bardot makeup basics include smokey eye shadow, a black khol pencil (imperative), light pink lipstick and a matte powder blush. You can watch makeup maestro Lisa Eldridge’s modern ‘Baby Bardot’ makeup tutorial below…
Fake it ‘til you make it
The ultimate statement party look. Everyone from beauty editors, makeup artists and Kate Moss have long obsessed over ‘Twiggy’ Lawson’s iconic ‘60s look. Confidently drawn on black liner? Check. False eyelashes (both upper and lower) off-set with her porcelain skin? Check. Tip 1) Lightly brush a bit of powder underneath your eyes, to avoid the dreaded stray eyeshdadow. Tip 2) PRACTICE.
‘60s girls loved pastel-toned lip liner. Orange lip liner and yellow lipstick? Why not.
Preen paved the way last season for it to be legitimately cool to stick flowers on our cheeks (a modern day interpretation of the retro trend: ‘petal lashes’). Models can be seen sporting chiffon, silk and feathers in beauty spreads. Avant-garde beauty is back.
The ‘60s mod
Look-at-me eye makeup is *key. Fashion's movement celebrating all things monochromatic in the '60s made its mark in the beauty world too. Eye liner was essentially drawn into the crease of the lids to mimic the line of the brows. For extra drama: fill in the gap with white shadow.