Beauty in the '60s was classic and polished, with just a liiittle bit of edge. It's no wonder we've been reinventing and reinterpreting the look every decade since. The latest top model to take on the trend? None other than Britain's hottest model-turned-personality Cara Delevingne.
Here's why we, and Cara, still love mod: No matter what other makeup touches a woman adds, super-bold lashes are always a must — and the perfect finishing touch. So, obviously, we're obsessed with Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara, which does just the trick. The hourglass-shaped brush fans lashes up and out for undeniable volume and a dash of extra drama. To DIY Cara's '60s upgrade, we tapped makeup artist Clarissa Luna for a step-by-step beauty breakdown.
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Step 1: For the minimalist complexion favored in this decade, start by applying a light foundation, like Rimmel London's Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation, from the center of your face out toward the hairline. "I like to use an egg-shaped sponge," says Luna. "Wet it first, so it won't soak up too much foundation. It spreads very thinly, but very evenly, for a natural finish."
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Step 2: Next, swipe a bright neutral, like Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Shadow Paint in Peachy Apricot, on your lids, blending the color into the crease. "Any time you have a peachy color or a neutral with pink undertones, it opens up the eyes," explains Luna. "It's an easy way to update the '60s black-and-white motif, too."
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Step 3: Now, for the glamorous '60s flair. Apply a black liner, like Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in Black, along the lower lashline. "For daytime, you can use a really thin line. Then for night, smudge it out with the end of a Q-tip for a more dramatic look," advises Luna.
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Step 4: Plump lashes up with several coats of a bold mascara, like Rimmel London's ScandalEyes Retro Glam Mascara in Carbon Black, to the top and bottom lashes. "Apply one coat. Let it dry for about 15 seconds, and then apply another one," says Luna. "That allows the mascara to set, so when you apply a second coat, it builds the lash more dramatically and doesn't clump."
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Step 5: Next, apply a slight wash of color to the apples of your cheeks. We like Rimmel London's Match Perfection Blush. Make a cheesy smile at the mirror, and then "apply the blush in a downward motion, sort of like a Nike swoosh, and fade out as you sweep toward the temple," says Luna.
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Step 6: Complete this look by adding a barely there lipstick. Our suggestion is Rimmel London's Lasting Finish lipstick by Kate Moss in #113.