Sixties glam with Hairspray The Musical – AD

I have a soft spot for Sixties style, after-all the 1960s saw the rise of the nude lip, for which I’ll be eternally grateful and who doesn’t love a cut crease?

When I was asked to write about 1960s make up to celebrate Hairspray The Musical * -which is coming to Cardiff in March!- I instantly thought of one of my all time favourite style icons, Priscilla Presley; Queen of big black hair, heavy eyeliner and of course the nude lip.

I’ve rounded up a handful of products you’re going to want in your arsenal when creating Sixties looks that Priscilla would be proud of.

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1. ARTDECO matte white eyeshadow – use a good primer under this to get a nice matte colour for that classic bold black and white 60s cut crease.
2. Eye Candy Sixties lashes wear these on top with separated heavy mascara on the bottom à la Twiggy.
3. H&M Beauty soft eyeliner pencils in pure white and jet black
4. MAC matte eyeshadow in Carbon
5. Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner
6. Pure Colour Peach Matte Lipstick – One of my favourite Sixties trends is a pastel or nude shade on the lips. I’m really into this peach shade in matte.
7. MAC Retro Matte liquid lipcolour in Mademoiselle – Pair the matte lipstick with a matte gloss to make lips appear fuller.

What is your favourite aspect of Sixties glam?

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14 Responses

  1. I love that MAC Retro Matte liquid lipcolour! I am a big fan of the sixties style too, especially with makeup. Priscilla is a queeeeen xx

    Elese |

    1. Yes! The bigger the hair the better. They launched H&M beauty fairly recently and from what I’ve tried it’s really good and great value x

  2. Love this post, those eyelashes look gorgeous! I think your blog is lovely, let me know if you would like to follow each other!

    1. Same here! If I remember correctly Carbon was the second MAC eyeshadow I ever bought like … 14 years ago haha. Scary. Even worse is it’s still going lol! Must be out of date by now x

  3. I love these new MAC liquid lipsticks! Have only Fells so grand so far, but def not going to stop 😀

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