1960s make up for redheads

2 Apr
Sixties makeup look on a redhead

Sixties make up. Dress by Primark

I tried this look out while I was housebound and in need of cheering up. 1960s make up looks amazing on natural redheads because the stark white and dark work really well with pale skin.  The eyes can be a little tricky because of the amount of eyeliner involved, so take it steady and use a cotton bud to fix any mistakes.

Get the look

  • After using cleansing and moisturising apply your usual foundation and concealer.  A pale ivory foundation works best with the monochromatic eye colours, with a warm peach blush to give some shape to your cheeks.
  • Pencil in your eyebrows with a dark brown pencil if needed.
  • Apply a white or silver eyeshadow over the eyelid and in a line under the lower lashes. I used MUA eyeshadow in 2 Pearl.
  • Apply a thin line of dark blue eyeshadow just a teeny bit above your socket line.  Keep the line thin and strong.
  • Line your upper lashes with a black gel eyeliner, with a slight flick at the end.
  • Using a black liquid eyeliner, draw a line underneath the white eyeshadow beneath the lower lashes.  Take your time and do it in short strokes, drawing a slight flick down at the inner eye. When the liner is dry, use a black kohl pencil to draw tiny fake eyelashes from the line.  Eat your heart out Twiggy! I used Bourjois Noir and Blanc pencil.
  • Use the ‘blanc’ end of the pencil to line the lower waterline with white pencil.
  • Apply thick fake lashes to the upper lid. I used Eyelure ‘star’ fake lashes.
  • You may want to top up the white eyeshadow to make your eyelids stand out more, or use liquid liner to darken some of the eyeliner.
  • Cover lips in a nude lipstick. I used Rimmel moisture renew lipstick in shade 700 Nude Delight.

Redhead 1960s make up

Let me know what you think! I’d love to hear your comments or pictures of how it looks on you.

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3 Responses to “1960s make up for redheads”

  1. Renata 10/02/2013 at 11:55 am #

    Lovely blog! I am henna dyed redhead and love your tips and hairdos!

    • IntoTheRed 07/03/2013 at 3:17 pm #

      Hi Renata,

      Thank you! Glad you like it :)

  2. Jennie 18/07/2013 at 9:30 pm #

    lovely 60s makeup, very skilfully done, take that Hollywood makeup artists! Help, I have peaches and cream complexion rather than the normal pink pale that goes with red hair and I can’t find any makeup that looks good/1 What goes with my hair doesn’t suit my skin and vice versa. Foundation is ok, sheer cover is as good as it says it is! But anything else is a disaster in waiting. . . .

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