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How-To Halloween: Twiggy

How-To Halloween: Twiggy

With her iconic makeup and mod fashion statements, the British model Twiggy became the face of the swinging 60s. Go retro-chic this Halloween with our Twiggy-inspired makeup! This simple look can be created using the products you already have at home, making it a great last-minute costume.

Start out by applying your favorite light to medium coverage foundation. Twiggy was known for her freckles, so if you have them, it’s time to flaunt them! We used jane iredale PurePressed Base SPF 20 in Natural to get an even, sheer application.

Next, you’ll move on to the eyes. Apply a light shade of eye shadow such as a pale nude or light gray like the lightest shade in jane iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow - Silver Lining to your entire eyelid to minimize any discoloration. Next, apply a dark brown or pewter eye shadow to the eye crease, starting from the inner corner and working out. Though it may seem counterintuitive, do not blend! This cut-crease, harsh-lined eye look made Twiggy famous.

Use a black liquid eyeliner to line the upper lash line, flicking out at the ends to create a small wing. A felt-tipped liner like Mirabella Magic Marker eyeliner can help you get bold color with lots of control. Curl your lashes and top them off with two coats of your favorite volumizing mascara. bareMinerals Lash Domination in Intense Black is one of our favorites. If you really want to give your lashes the Twiggy treatment, opt for a pair of false lashes.

Line your waterline with a white pencil like jane iredale Eye Pencil in White. This will help give you a wide, doe-eyed look. Lastly, draw in thick black eyelashes on your bottom lash line with a black gel, liquid or pencil eyeliner. We used jane iredale Eye Pencil in Basic Black for slightly smudgy lines.

Since the focus of your Twiggy makeup is the eyes, keep the rest of your makeup simple and neutral. We used a light dusting of peach blush on the cheeks and then added jane iredale PureGloss Lip Gloss in Soft Peach for a subtle pop of color.

For your hair, make a deep side part and slick down any fly-aways with a maximum hold hair gel. Pull the rest of your hair into a low bun or ponytail.

Finally, reach into the back of your closet and pull out your favorite 60s garb. Short, sleeveless shift dresses, turtle-necks and color-block clothes will do the trick. Now you’re ready to hit the town and bring the swinging 60s back to life!

Will you be sporting this Twiggy makeup look? Let us know in the comments section.

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