Hi MBG readers it’s Allie from ALLIE NYC and today we are going to talk about a daring and bold trend—the sixties eye. First it was all about a strong brow and now that strong brow is accompanied by a prominent and structured smoky eye, otherwise known as the sixties eye. There is nothing subtle about this look, it turned heads in the 1960’s and it will turn heads today. We first saw this at the shows last spring where Mac Jacobs featured the look with side swept bangs. This trend continued during Paris Fashion week for fall 2014 with the overtly sixties eye at Saint Laurent—complete with drawn on lower lashes.

This may not be the easiest of looks to pull off, and it may be best to leave the drawn on lashes to the professionals, but if you are feeling adventurous then I say go for it. You will need lots of dark smoky shadow, you can do grays or browns or even a deep purple. Traditionally a very dark almost black shadow is used like this one from Marc Jacobs, but if this a bit to goth for you then this kit by Clinique has everything you need. From lightest beige to a deep brown and everything in-between it has got you covered. And black liquid liner is a must. This liner by EYEKO is super black and also features WIDELASH lash enhancer, which will make your eye lashes appear longer and stronger in three weeks, so no need for falsies! And it should be a no brainer that a good brow pencil should be in the makeup bag of any self respecting fashionista. This Benefit brow pencil has a blending spoolie, drys to a powder finish, and even comes with step by step instructions.

Now if you have very dark brows like me it can be hard to find a pencil that is dark enough. I generally use a matte black powder and an angled brush. I also get them tinted. I love this, because my brows look done all the time and requires no skill on my part. Cool, huh? And finally a pale lip is key in pulling off this look. So look for light pink based lipsticks and lip stains. I love this shade from Givenchy with it’s subtle light reflecting color—just enough to look dewy with out looking frosted, plus it contains antioxidants so it nourishes while adding color—a great feature for someone like me who suffers from chronic chapped lips. I didn’t get to the shows in Paris this year, ok any year, who I am kidding, but I can feel like I attended the YVL shows by spritzing myself with their fragrance aptly named “Parisienne”. Well there is always next year!

 So, would you do the sixties eye? Is this too dramatic for you, or do love the drama?

-Image of Twiggy via Imgur, second image via ALLURE
-post by alicia mackin



  1. Allie, awesome post. I love dramatic eyes so I'll have to try this.

  2. My fab from this year is Brigitte Bardot ;)

  3. I love the style and I even wear it to work! It's just every-day for me :)

    xo Lily

  4. Love this look- its what i tend to do daily...but not as thick :)

  5. Love this look! Perfect with the nude lip! :) T.

  6. Oh yes I just love that look

  7. What a pretty post! I love the look!

  8. What a pretty post! I love the look!

  9. Loving those eyes and her bushy eyebrows. ;) Kisses


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