After a hectic (in a good way) start to the year with my new job at bellabox, I found it very difficult to find time to film videos. Weekends fly by and before I know it, the entire month of January went by without any tutorials (bad Lulu!)!
Luckily after reading so many warm and encouraging messages on my announcement video, I had faith that my wonderful subbies would understand my lack of video uploads and still support me. I am also hoping to manage my time better and try and film one video a week. *FIGHTING*!
I know I had been talking about doing this Twiggy makeup look for ages and I finally got around to filming it!
Before I get into the makeup look, I just wanted to briefly talk about who Twiggy is, for those who are not familiar with her and her look (very silly of me not to explain in the actual video!).
Twiggy (Lesley Lawson) was a famous model in the 60’s. She was know for her short hair, big eyes, long eyelashes and thin build, hence the nickname ‘Twiggy’. But in today’s day and age, you might know her as one of the judges on Cycles 5-9 of America’s Next Top Model (one of my guilty pleasures).
Twiggy’s iconic MOD makeup look has always fascinated me, I mean, she totally invented the drawn-on lower lashes! Not too mention her look has inspired many of today’s makeup looks, such as BoA’s makeup in her ‘Game’ MV (you can watch my tutorial of it here).
The highlight of this makeup look is of course the eyes, with the two key elements being the dramatic crease and the drawn-on lower lashes.
I only blended the black crease out slightly because it is meant to look strong. Please note that I obviously have a very different facial structure to Twiggy and my crease is not very deep, that’s why the drawn crease is not clearly seen when I open my eyes.
The most fun but also the most difficult part of this look is drawing on the lower eyelashes. I used a very fine liquid liner but you can also use gel liner with a very thin brush if you prefer. You would need to have steady hands and lots of patience because mistakes will happen! If you mess up, simply dip a cotton bud in some eye makeup remover and wipe away any mistakes. After drawing the long lashes, I added in some shorter lashes in between to make it look a little more natural.
I finished off the look with some blush to contour, illuminator and a peach lipstick (dabbed with fingertips for a more subtle colour).
Twiggy’s short hair was as iconic to her overall look as her makeup and her physical build. She mostly wore her hair short in a smooth, simple side-part, tucked behind her years.
As I have long hair (and a blonde bob wig looked ridiculous on me – trust me, I tried!), I decided to fake it by simply side-parting it and tied it in a low ponytail (smoothing it with lots and LOTS of hairspray). From from on, I looked like I had a short bob! If you really wanted to go all the way, you can even tuck and pin your pony tail into your own hair!
Being famous in the 60’s, Twiggy naturally modeled many 60’s style outfits, such as velvet mini dresses with lace-collars and matching cuffs, wide tent dresses and culottes.
I guess the dress I wore for this look can be called a tent dress, as it is quite shapeless. It also had a 60’s inspired collar which was very suitable. I actually bought this on sale at a local clothing store, not only was it perfect for this video, but it’s also just a very cute dress to wear in Summer!
During my recent shopping trips, I’ve noticed alot of 60’s inspired clothes popping up in clothing shops such as Valleygirl, TEMT and Forever New. 60’s fashion must be making a come-back (a very much welcomed one in my opinion, as I think 60’s fashion is very simple and chic)!
I paired this dress with some retro silver lace-up shoes I bought at Novo for only $25! I often see Twiggy wear silver shoes in her modeling photos so I knew these would be perfect!
Twiggy also never over accessories, so all I wore for jewellery was a pair of big silver button earrings from Diva.
Overall, I think this is a really fun look to wear, although it is admittedly not very wearable. It would be a great idea to wear this to a 60’s themed party, you can even add on some subtle drawn-on lower lashes on days when you want big dolly eyes.
Do you have a makeup/fashion/style icon?
– Miss Pixie Lulu