Get an exclusive look into the creation of this look from Toni Malt's book TRANSFORM - 1 Model 60 Looks. Here Toni describes what products she used to create this look and what her though process was during the creation and shoot. Twiggy’s big baby doll eyes still get all the attention. Keep it sleekly monochromatic and pile on the lashes – one set will never be enough.
BASE: MAC Pro Full Coverage Foundations in NC15 and NC20 (mixed). Make Up For Ever HD Powder to set.
Contour: Illamasqua Powder Blusher in Disobey.
Lips: MAC Lip Erase in Dim.
Eyes: Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Breathe all over the eyelid. Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Eye Shadow in No.110 Blackest Black to enhance the crease. MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack as eyeliner on top lashes. MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating on the waterline. MAC 40 Lash and MAC 3 Lash on top lashes. MAC 30 Lash single lashes in Medium and Short. D-Wispy Lashes by Ardell.
Face Stickers: Face Lace by Phyllis Cohen in Floridots.
Behind the Look
The 60s were such a beautiful era of exaggerated hair and makeup. It was all about enhancing your favorite features and making a bold statement. More is more is more!
This look is all about the eyes. I used Illamasqua Pure Pigment in Breathe to wash a hint of silvery-white over the eyelids and to highlight the inner corners of the eyes. Then, I asked Sophia to keep her eyes open, while I enhanced the half moon shape just above the crease of the eye using Kevyn Aucoin’s amazing matte eye shadow in 110 Blackest Black. I then created a base for the false eyelashes by drawing a simple black eyeliner at the top lash line using MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack. I then glued on the MAC 40 Lashes to the top lashes and MAC 30 Lash single lashes in Medium and Short to the bottom lashes. I thought this would be plenty but when we started shooting, although it looked beautiful, I felt it lacked the gutsiness so typical of 60s makeup. To ramp things up some more, I applied a set of MAC 3 Lashes on top of the other set of lashes and a full set of Ardell D-Wispy lashes on the bottom lashes over the already-glued single lashes. Then, to add a fun element, I stuck three Face Lace stickers from Phyllis Cohen’s beautiful Floridots set under one of the eyes. More is more is more when doing 60s inspired makeup, how could I forget!
This look reminded me that it’s important to always be brave when doing makeup and commit one-hundred percent to your look. Don’t have your ego stop you from admitting a mistake and never be shy of changing things if you feel it’s not looking amazing on camera. The final image is the goal so always do whatever you need to do to make your part perfect. This image is so striking, I love it. But to get it, we needed a little help in post production – Sophia is an amazing model but even she has here facial limits! We shot each of Sophia’s poses twice – one with her eyes open, the other with her eyes closed. What you see here is the image with her eyes open with one of her closed eyes inserted into the image in post production.
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