Remember Twiggy? That vixen, rake-thin, leggy British supermodel of the ’60s, Twiggy Lawson. Thanks to her, the bottom-heavy flutter is back and getting a good whirl on the red carpet thanks to vintage cool fans like Zooey Deschanel of New Girl fame. Luckily for you, this is where you get to join the club.
Here’s how you do it.
PREP AND POWDER
Start by washing your face and applying a dab of concealer, powder, and a light blush. Remember to dust powder underneath your eyes to keep stray eyeshadow from messing up your look because it’s just easier to brush it off with a makeup brush.
Though Twiggy didn’t always do this, you could brush a pearly white or beige eyeshadow over your lids to minimize darkness. Also add a hint of pearly shadow in the corners and underneath the eyes is also optional but recommended to enhance and enlarge the eyes.
You will need: Makeup Obsession Eyeshadow, Shade E 132 Pearl.
With a small eyeliner or angled shadow brush, line just a little over the natural crease of your eyes with a dark brown, grey, or black shadow. Remember to create a smudgy crease, not a solid line.
Now to the tricky part. Keep a damp ear bud handy so errors can be quickly wiped clean because dried liquid liner is hard to remove. Start at the edge of your eyelid as close to the lash line as you can get, gradually thinning it out to the corner of your eyes. Twiggy’s lid liner extended past the corner forming upturned wings that met the eyeshadow crease line.
You will need: Nykaa Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner – Super Black 01.
If falsies are not your thing, invest in a fabulous lengthening mascara. Let each coat dry before applying the next, and clean the mascara wand on a clean tissue between applications to avid clumps. If you’re ready to go down the falsies root, get the long, lush variety. To apply very carefully peel the adhesive strip off and apply as close as possible to your natural lash line. Be sure to apply the longer side on the outer edge and the smaller to the corner.
LINER- LOWER LASHES
To accentuate that lost waif look Twiggy dramatized her eyes by painting on her lower lashes. You can use falsies or multiple coats of mascara. But first tightline your lower lids with a smudge-proof liner. Start at the outer edges and work towards the inner corner. Evenly space eight small dots as close as possible to your eye. These are the starting points for your lash lines. The first should be right underneath the wing at the outer edge, following the same shape, curving slightly up toward your ear. Each line is thicker at the top near your eye and tapers to a very fine point.
SOME MORE MASCARA
Brush on a light coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes with the false ones.
Now just clean up stray liner or shadow and apply a shimmery pale pink lipstick or gloss for retro lips. Fantastic!
You will need: Lakme Absolute Gloss Stylist Lip Gloss, Coral Blush.