FOTD: Edie Sedgwick Inspired 60s Retro Make Up Look

  Looking back at the year so far, I've really been starting to experiment more with my make up. I've grown a bit tired of the ty...

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Looking back at the year so far, I've really been starting to experiment more with my make up. I've grown a bit tired of the typical top liner and mascara combination and the smokey eyes I roll out for those special occasions. I wanted to try something a bit different, something I'd never really done before.

So I looked back in time to see what people a little further back were doing with make up, and found that the women of the 60s had some interesting techniques going on. I came to the realisation that 60s eye make up will be my signature look for 2013, and that I must have been born in the wrong era!

I'd say that the main inspiration behind my experimentation is Edie Sedgwick, who was brought to my attention by Laa Laa (big thank you!). Just a quick Google Image search shows that this lady oozed class, her make up always looked incredible, yet so so simple! 

Over the years I've kinda got into this routine with my everyday eye make up, which consists of a wash of white or cream eyeshadow on the lids. It's not too dissimilar to the kind of shadow used back then, so perhaps that plays a part as to why it has appealed so much to me.


But I think that the biggest draw for me is the sheer amount of eyeliner involved. I've been using it since I was 15 and it'd just be criminal for me not to use any. 

Eyeliner is my crack.

 If there were an 'Eyeliners Anonymous' I'd probably go, but when they say they're trying to help wean me off it, I'd scream and crash through the window, running home quickly so I can roll around on the bed with my Clinique Brush on Cream Liner.

Anyways... My 60s Style Make Up is ever evolving, no two looks are the same as I continue to play around and experiment. It's quite a bold look and some may say that it's too bold to rock out every day, but you know what? F**k the rules. If I've got the time, why not? ;)

Now onto the evidence:

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Exhibit A: Thick Eyebrows, Rose Red Lips and Wavy Eye Shadow

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Exhibit B: From the side...

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Exhibit C: Thick Black Lines hug the Eye-line, before breaking away

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Exhibit D: Close up on the Contacts, my actual pupil is still visible!

*FACE*

YSL Touche Éclat Foundation in BD50 (MAC equivelant NC37-NC40)
MAC Prep+Prime LoosePowder

*CHEEKS*

Illamasqua Cream Blusher in Crush
Fake Bake Bronzey Babe Bronzer Compact

*EYES*

MAC E/S in Orb (wash over eyelids)
Clinique Brush On Cream Liner in True Black (top liner and flicks)
Benefit Badgal Smouldering Black Eye Pencil (lower lashline)
Pixi Glow Tinker Bell Fairy Dust (inner corner highlight)
Benefit Eye Bright Pencil (waterline and brow bone) 
Soap & Glory Thick & Fast Mascara

*LIPS*

Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso

So that was my 60s Style Make Up look! As I'm experimenting so much, with no two looks being the same and a few variations here or there, I feel I need to start investing more into my eyeliners. For the flick on the upper and lower lash lines, I've been using the Clinique Gel Liner which lacks the kind of precision and colour intensity that I want. I'll be looking into purchasing a felt-tipped liner to give me that, which should elevate this look to new heights!

I've been spending a lot more time recently on my make up, and as a result my skills are improving and my confidence is growing. The old saying really is true:

"Practice Makes Perfect..."

I'd encourage everyone reading to mix things up a bit with their look and try something new, what's the worst that could happen? I will definitely be experimenting more and more, and will be posting new looks in the not-too-distant future! 

It's been a little while since my last post, so apologies for that but life has been very, very busy recently and I've just been so tired! But, I had some exciting news on Friday so the blogging bug has bitten me again! :) 

Tell me about what, or who, inspires your make up looks? How often do you try something fresh?

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22 comments

  1. AMAZING! I don't think i have a steady hand for this but it really suits you!!! :)

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    1. Thank you, Zara! Definitely give it a go lady, practise makes perfect, isn't it.

      xo

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    2. aw :) Ok I'll maybe try some other ways of doing eyeliner :)

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  2. Why hello my love 2013 Edie, you've drawn inspiration from such a beautiful, mysterious woman. I do adore my Edie as you know lol! Love it, you have such gorgeous precise lines and it suits your eyes well + your lenses are fab xo

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    1. You knows it ;) Thanks to you for bringing this lady to attention, her make up is just lodjghejefjfjfj, srsly.

      LOVE YOU.

      xo

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    1. Cheers m'dear! And you didn't use your dad's account to comment this time around ;)

      xo

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  4. Well you are certainly waaaay better than me with an eyeliner brush ;)

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  5. I know what you mean about the eyeliner!
    I'm a smokey eye and double wing kinda girl, usually, but you've inspired me to get more creative.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE your make up, always so flawless.

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    1. Ooh yay! Link me up to your posts once they're up.

      And thank you, I do try, hehe.

      xo

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  6. woow♥ this make-up is truly amazing! I'm so jealous!:D My hand is shaking even when I'm applying classic eye liner:D I followed you on bloglovin and facebook(petra lorencová)♥

    www.lorietta.cz


    My Facebook page


    My Bloglovin profile

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    1. Awh, thank you Petra!

      Remember, practise makes perfect :)

      xo

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  7. Wow! This looks so good! <3
    Lovely make-up (:

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  8. You're so good at eye make up, well make up full stop!

    You should watch Factory Girl, all about Edie played by Sienna Miller and Andy Warhol. It's a pretty sad film about her life but the fashions were great!

    Luxx Mint

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    1. Thank you my love!

      I've got Factory Girl on my laptop, will probably give it a watch tonight :)

      xo

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  9. Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my blog. I'm glad you like the post as it was done just for you. :)
    I do love my Marilyn Monroe figure too. She was one of the most hunted for when she came out.

    I absolutely love your make-up. I want to learn how to use gel eye-liner as I bought some recently but I'm a stab yourself in the eye kind of maker-up putter onner. :) I also think your lipstick shade is just divine!

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