How To Recreate The Catwalk A/W 2011 - 1960’s Inspired Hair & Makeup
1960’s inspired looks are coming back with a bang this season, perfect for any party over the festive holidays.
First of all you need to create the beehive ponytail, section the hair into five pieces. First two pieces will be the front of your hair; the next two sections will be to go over the top of your beehive for a smooth finish. The fifth section split into two, this is where the fun begins. Start backcombing the top section, hairspray as you go along then pin with grips to create a beehive shape.
Next take your second two sections and place over the top, gently comb to evenly spread hair over beehive. This will give a smoother finish, secure with a grip. Now take the second half of the fifth section and place into a ponytail, get a small piece of hair and wrap around the hair tie for a nice finish.
Lastly take the front two sections and pull round the back of hair and pin in place. Plenty of hairspray is needed to hold everything but you will have an amazing sixties hairstyle.
It’s important to make sure you have a blank canvas to start the makeup. Firstly ensure you have cleanse, tone and moisturiser the skin. I like to use a small amount of Elizabeth Arden 8hour cream on the lips; this will help soften them.
Next I used Mac body and face foundation colour N1 on the model, as it is light and will create a dewy base. In the sixties the foundation was more matt then dewy this catwalk trend has been modernised to suit the next generation.
Use a small amount of concealer on eyelids, under the eyes and around the nose or to hide any blemishes.
For under the eyes I have useMac Fluidline in Blacktrack, with an angle brush. Glide the eyeliner under the lash line. Then use a blending brush to smudge the eyeliner outwards to create a flick, blend upwards towards the corner of the eye. This is not a neat look so don’t worry about getting a clean line. Use a black eyeliner pencil on the inner line of eye.
On the eyelids use a light brown colour, I’m using Mac prolong eye shadow in light warm brown then blend towards the outer eyeliner flick. Touch of black mascara to complete, I like to use an eyelash curler before applying mascara just to give a nice shape to the lashes.
Contour the cheeks with a bronzer or darker matt foundation.
Lips remain nude just use a little Vaseline or Elizabeth Arden 8hour cream for shine. To finish the look a href="http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/178/364/Strobe-Cream/index.tmpl">Mac Strobe cream to highlight the cupid bow (above top lip), under brows and above cheek bones.