Get The Mod Look in 6 Steps
Although our guilty-pleasure “Mad Men” is currently on hiatus, there’s nothing stopping you from trying out some 60s inspired beauty for a glamorous retro finish. Bold liquid liner, (think supermodel Twiggy!) voluminous locks and soft and sexy lips, were all the rage back then, so to recreate this come-hither look, we’re breaking down this beauty style in six easy steps.
Step One: Concentrating first on the makeup, it’s best to start with a primed canvas to achieve that flawless complexion. Then, to get an imperfection-free face, apply a full coverage liquid foundation to cover over blemishes and dark spots. For best results, we love using the Calvin Klein Pure White Treatment Liquid Foundation SPF 20 ($13, fragrancenet.com) with a foundation sponge, as it glides on easily onto the skin while shielding the skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Finish with some concealer and finishing powder, and say hello to beautiful and radiant skin.
Step Two: Sported by stars like Sophia Loren Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, thick brows are 60s trend that never seems to fade out. To get the full and defined arch, use the Laura Mercier Brow Definer ($24.50, fragrancenet.com) to fill in gaps and sparse brows. Unlike most brow products, this makeup must-have uses a unique gel formula to add texture and fullness to brows without fading.
Step Three: Liquid liner probably is one of the biggest retro essentials, so to get the dramatic eyes of yesteryear, use the Clarins Instant Liner #01 Black ($24, fragrancenet.com) on both your lids and underneath your waterline for ferocious feline cateye. However, if you consider yourself a bit liner challenged, visit sites like Youtube and Pinterest for some much-needed beauty inspiration.
Step Four: To offset your dramatic eyes, it’s best to chose a nude lip to complete your fashion-forward look. Nude shades come in a variety of different hues, but we find that a peachy-nude successfully flatters all skin tones. For your next signature shade, the Dior Addict Be Iconic Vibrant Color Spectacular Shine Lipstick No. 343 Miss Dior ($35, fragrancenet.com) makes a great choice as you can wear it pretty much with anything.
Step Five: Voluminous hair takes us back to the time of Ann Margaret and Elizabeth Taylor, so to get the sexy and fuller locks you deserve, the Moroccanoil Extra Volume Shampoo ($29, fragrancenet.com) gently enhances volume with nourishing Argan oil. Also free of stripping agents such as sulfates, phosphates and parabens, a satisfying clean is yours with each and every use.
Step Six: To give your hair even more volume, the Its a 10 Miracle Blowdry Volumizer ($18.50, fragrancenet.com) gives you sexy body fast with a lightweight, sprayable formula that adds shine fast. Without an unwanted residue, this volumizer can easily be used on wet or dry hair before styling.