Makeup Artists Put a Modern Spin on Mod Eye Makeup at Fall 2019 Fashion Shows

Brandon Maxwell, Dior

Nothing says 1960s mod makeup more than thick black eyeliner and clumpy lashes—a look epitomized by the era’s most recognizable model: Twiggy. Although the classic look has been replicated many times over the years, makeup artists put a modern spin on mod eye makeup at several fall 2019 fashion shows. And as the variety of interpretations prove, there are numerous ways to achieve a ’60s-era eye. At Dior’s fall 2019 show, Christian Dior Makeup creative and image director Peter Philips painstakingly painted thick, vertical individual “lashes” below the lower lash line under a heavy black lid. “The inspiration is London 1950s-1960s street culture style,” he told editors backstage. “It’s raw English style—very rough and heavy- handed.” Meanwhile, at Anna Sui, Pat McGrath revived the ’60s eye by painting a stripe of deep purple eye shadow over the crease and then lining the perimeter of the eye with black, adding a finishing flick. At Brandon Maxwell, lead makeup artist Tom Pecheux honed in on ’60s-era lashes by applying multiple coats of mascara and then placing a few individual lashes in strategic points. The most striking iteration of 1960s eyes, however, may have been at Giambattista Valli, where Val Garland, lead makeup artist for MAC, relied on a graphic application of black and white eyeliners and a strip of foil lashes glued under the lower lash line to striking effect.

Giambattista Valli, Anna Sui

 

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This story first appeared in the September/ October issue of Eyelash magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

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