Sunday, 23 October 2011

a salute to the sixties





Twiggy, the English fashion model, is synonymous with the swinging sixties, and remembered for her A line dresses, short boyish bob and over-exaggerated "twiggies" eyelashes. Her look was so iconic, I was desperate to try and recreate those infamous doll-like eyes using Eylure's upper and lower lashes duo. I received these at the recent event I attended and knew I had to give them a whirl. I used a Pixiwoo Twiggy makeup tutorial to help give me an idea on how to do my makeup, which I clumsily tried to follow using most of the same products. Her makeup was always quite simple, letting her famous freckles show through, but with the emphasis on the eyes, with a heavily defined crease, a light bronzing and a nude lip. 

These lashes are truly amazing, if not a little fiddly to apply. I had never used lower lashes before so didn't know how well I'd fare. You have to make sure they go under your bottom lashes, as close to the waterline as possible. I tilted my head back and used tweezers to navigate them into position. They weren't quite as perfectly placed as I would have liked them, but they sufficed. They just scream sixties wide-eyed beauty, and I love them! 


If you want to flirt with some seriously sixties-inspired lashes, I would recommend giving these a go.
Would you trial this Twiggy look?
x

28 comments:

Halima said...

This really suits you :) Love the whole 60s thing at the moment. I'd so wear this. xo

Chantelle Thomas said...

I had to do 60s makeup in college last week and would of loved to use those bottom lashes

Michelle of The Feather Den said...

Very Twiggy!

x Michelle | thefeatherden.net

Zoe said...

Gorgeous! dont know if i could pull it off though!

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xo

Lauren Rose said...

The black and white picture is the epitome of Twiggy, great job x

Dollyfaces said...

So twiggy-esque! It really suits u! X

Dreams That Glitter xoxo said...

I LOVE these lashes, and you've done such a fab job on the 60s make up!

xoxo

Hollie said...

Love this, will definitely be trying these out!
Hollie
x

k f e d l a n d said...

Milly you always look so beautiful! x

PickAndMix said...

100%, that's why i entered your amazing giveaway :)

jemmalouise said...

WOOWWWEE
i love falsies! these look amazing on you, i so need to get some. but i hate how fiddly they are, they take me about 2 hours to put on x

Donna ♥ Baby said...

you look exactly like twiggy in the black and white picture. gorgeous!

flutter and sparkle said...

Wow they look amazing - you actually look a lot like Twiggy in the black and white photo xx

pelininstyle said...

this look really suits you!
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Jenn said...

This looks great on you && You really look like Twiggy :)

xo Jenn

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Cristina said...

Milly, this lip colour looks great on you! In my opinion, it looks better than the pastel pinks you usually wear... I just thinks it goes better with your natural (or self-tanned ;) ) colouring...

Hannah said...

You look gorgeous Milly, very Twiggy-esque indeed! I really want to try these but fear they'd probably look ridiculous on me :( xx

Lucy - Beauty and the Blogger said...

The black and white pic could totally be from the 60's :-)

MissMathful said...

this is amazing, and as you say, very twiggy :D

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Ellie said...

I love the 60s, especially the glamorous icons like Twiggy :)

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Ellie said...

I love the 60s, especially the glamorous icons like Twiggy :)

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lalalucy1000 said...

Ahhh ive never worn bottom lashes before either. They look fab tho, I really wana try them asap x x

Iclelivzi said...

You look amazing! I absalutley love it xx

Natalie@pixielashes said...

So beautiful! You did an awesome job :) I will have to pick these up next time I'm in Superdrug.
Loving the flowers aswell Groovy baby lol xxx

Loi said...

Love those eyelashes!!! Looks amazing!!!

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Frambooo said...

Absolutely love that look! Sometimes wish I lived in a more fashion-forward place so that I could try out a look like that without getting so many strange looks! xx

Nicole Leanne said...

I love these lashes, they look great on you too!
i was a bit aprehensive to try them at first but they are gorgeous. x

pinkyliciousvita said...

the first few pictures i went through i thought twigggy!
x

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