Glamourous in Groovy Liners
I was dreaming of a late sixties look with North African Liner shapes. Combined with some fun colours for a glamourous and inventive look by using modern liner techniques.
The Many Lines
If you have spacious lids, its wonderful to create a mega-liner on the lid itself in a lighter colour, this liner won’t be visible while your eyes are open. So there are actually 3 liners!
Green liner is a base of moss green long lasting pencil, it was topped with a peridot green shimmer from the Oden’s Eye Hela Palette. A nice warm/mossy green always looks great with a tan! The top-lash-liner is a brown burgundy shade that is discontinued, however I love Lethal Cosmetics liners and they have a similar colour (follow link). On the lower lash line, I used a green toned palette by Ace Beauté Called Tropical Vibes. I used the colours Army, a deep grey with olive undertone, and Cave, a deep blackened blue. I added a golden green shimmer on the center of the lower lash line from the Colour Pop Just My luck palette. To brighten up the lashline I used a peach toned concealer. I used Guerlain’s Mad Eyes brown mascara, because I’m fair, but if you have dark hair go for black!
I used NYX Lift & Snatch pen in Ash Brown to block the shape. I put most of the bulking strokes on the outer part of the brow and left the inner brow as soft as I could as my brows are fuller in the inner part and more bald on the outset. I used the Natasha Denona Mini Gold palette, specifically the khaki green shade, to fill the small gaps in brows and to define the top line of the brows. To make them even more defined and carved out, I used my highlight, but only on top. I finished the brows with Charlotte Tilbury Legendary eyebrow gel in Medium Brown, I like Charlotte’s brow gel because it’s the thinnest of the ones I tried, but it still defines more thin and transparent hairs like mine…. and it looks good in person and in video/pictures.
I used a peach toned concealer to cover the mauve tone of my lips, I used a Maq pro colours, I recommend NARS Honey. I used Stone Lip Pencil by MAC and Kevyn Aucoin in Medium to sculpt the edge of the lips. I then applied an orange gloss. You can make your own by mixing a cream pigment or scraping delicately some orange eye shadow/blush into a clear gloss.
I applied the Lethal Cosmetics blush in Neophyte, a bright tangerine, on the front of the cheek and Lethal Cosmetics in Nectar, a more red-toned orange on the back of the cheek. Overall the cheek was washed with a bronzer of an apricot tone., (my fave… a limited edition by Dior, Wild Earth )
Contour, highlights, and bronzer were all custom blended Maq pro, RCMA and Sian Richards London cream palettes to get that peachy 60s tan look. I am forever indebted to Verushcka and her amazing skintone in those late 60s pictures; they are one of my top skin colours that I love to reproduce. To help minimize my lines and pores, I used Chantecaille’s Perfect Blur Finishing Powder in the lightest shade, this powder is expensive, but it does work! It’s not a setting powder and it doesn’t dry out your skin, even under the eyes!
*These pictures were taken in natural light and edited to adjust brightness and to soften some of the deeper scars on the cheeks, the rest of the makeup is left un-retouched.