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7 Iconic ‘60s Makeup Looks You Could Totally Wear Today

“I used to do my own make-up. I used to have this doll that had those big eyelashes on the top and bottom and I think I copied her when I was doing my eyes, putting false eyelashes on the bottom as well as the top. So I came up with that look myself…” – Twiggy

The Beatles! Woodstock! ‘It’ girls! The ‘swinging sixties’ is still wildly considered the ‘golden age of pop culture’. A technicolour dreamcoat of free love man and rock ‘n’ roll.

Of course, it’s hard not to talk about the ‘60s without mentioning the fashion during this period. Vintage fiends and designers still revel in the defining shapes; from the baby doll dresses, daring hemlines and divine houndstooth twin sets.

The beauty world was also enjoying a new mood too. While the ‘50s was all polished red lips and sleek eye-liner flicks, ‘60s makeup was fiercely rebellious; less ‘beautiful’, more colourful and celebratory. Enter lashings of mascara (a la Factory Girl muse Edie Sedgwick), 50 shades of pastel and the birth of mod makeup.

Here’s Grazia’s edit of seven authetic ’60s makeup looks that you could totally wear in 2017…



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