Rosie’s Sixties Look

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Rosie Fortescue

I recently did a Pretty Polly campaign where we recreated a famous photo of L’Wren Scott from the early 90s. For the makeup we did a really 60s, Twiggy-esque look and I am so excited to share with you my behind the scenes video and makeup look.



The Base

Before any makeup was even used, we used the Embryolisse lait crème concentre because it moisturizes skin so well and also creates the perfect base for makeup. As the foundation for this look we used the Guerlain Meteorites baby glow sheer foundation, which evened out my skin and added some radiance without feeling too heavy. We used a tiny bit of powder to make sure that my makeup stayed in place under the hot studio lights – the Vichy Dermablend Setting powder is perfect for making sure your skin stays matte in the right places.


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The Eyes

For eyes, we were really trying to emulate a 60s look. Everything was matte and the idea was to make my eyes look big and with lots of lashes. We used the bareMinerals 5-in-1 BB cream eye shadow in linen all over the lid. You can just pat it in with your finger and it helps any other eye shadow to last longer. To go with that, the bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow Palette in The Comfort Zone is perfect for creating the 60s inspired eye look. Use a fluffy brush, like the Shiseido Eyeshadow brush, and cover the lid in the pale matte colour. In the crease of the lid we used the Shiseido eyebrow styling compact, which helped to add definition to the eyes.  We also used this on my brows! Make sure to start applying the colour in outer corner of the eyes, push the colour onto the lid. We used the Real Techniques Shading brush because the shape of it is ideal for packing on colour. Blend and then reapply more colour in the crease until you’re happy with the finished look.

This look was quite focused on the lashes, so a dramatic mascara was needed – we used the Guerlain Maxi Lash Volume Creating Curl Sculpting mascara. We also applied individual lashes on the top and bottom lash line which helped to give my eyes the real Twiggy look.


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The Lips and Cheeks

To finish off the 60s look we went for quite peachy makeup which really complemented the heavier eye. Using a bareMinerals Tapered Blush Brush we used the Dior vibrant colour powder blush in Cocktail Peach on the apples of the cheeks. On top of that we added a light layer of the Clarins multi-blush cream blush in peach which added some further light to the skin. For this blusher look we didn’t want to sculpt the face too much, but instead just wanted to add a pop of colour.

To finish the look off we lined the lips with the Clarins lipliner pencil in nude and then used the Dior lipstick in Grege all over. This lipstick is my obsession, and it the perfect match for a 60s look. It’s a juicy peach shade that is really flattering.


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