60s inspired beauty tips

Beauty tips to steal from the decade of counterculture
  • 20 Jun - 26 Jun, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Beauty

The 60s was an amazing decade for fashion and beauty, and undoubtedly left quite an impact on what feminine styles look like to this day. From Twiggy's creative winged eyeliner to Mia Farrow's iconic pixie cut, 60s beauty trends have stood the test of time, and continue to be utilised and innovated. Celebrities of the millennium, such as Adele and Tavi Gevinson, continue the beauty legacy of the 60s through their soaring liner, hairdos, and affinity toward pale pastel colours.

Here are some beauty tips straight from the 60s, and the starlets who made the era so memorable.

Get creative with your liquid liner

Step up your wing game and trace your crease with your liquid liner to create an even more dramatic look. Using your eyeliner, channel 60s icon Twiggy by tracing thin vertical lines down from your lower lash line to create the illusion of doll-like lashes. So mod.

Try a subtle lip

The decade's beauties, like Brigitte Bardot, often sported a simple nude lip, only rocking a touch of pink or red for more formal occasions. Experiment with nude lipstick (which would be especially cool paired with a dramatic eye), or invest in a subtle lip stain like Benefit's Benetint.

Fake lashes are cool

Fake lashes were all the rage in the 60s, and the longer the better. Why not try some for yourself? Trust us, it's the worth the fuss and the investment.

Experiment with a pixie cut

We’ve always loved how cute and mod this look is, but we've just never quite had the courage to execute it ourselves. Popularised by 60s stars like Mia Farrow, there is no hairstyle more trendy, more daring, or more androgynous than this one.

Invest in products for volume

As Adele has proven time and time again, the 60s bouffant still works. We are usually very wary of using hairstyling products. But we’d love to throw caution to the wind and stock up on plenty of hairspray and volumising mousse, like Bumble And Bumble's Thickening Full Form Mousse, to achieve new hairdo heights.

Full brows are timeless

Stars like Audrey Hepburn embraced their brows in all their dark and bold glory. This look is currently trending and, based on how long it's been around, it's not likely to go away anytime soon. Darken and thicken on, brow lovers.

You just can't go wrong with a red lip

The decade's royalty, like Elizabeth Taylor, proved that a red lip is the perfect addition to practically any look. If you're after the pinnacle of femininity and grace, opt for the truest red to nail the classic look.

Matte is where it's at

Abandon the shimmery glow for a smooth matte finish. After all, porcelain-like skin was popular among women of the 60s.

Incorporate pale pastels into your look

Explore the pale and the pastel in your beauty and style choices, especially nude or pastel nails. A baby pink manicure or wrap could be great places to start.