Twiggy-inspired Mod Makeup in 4 Steps

If you love Twiggy’s iconic eye makeup (which just so happened to be a huge inspiration for model Mary’s look in our latest stylebook, Bicycle Belles), we encourage you to try your hand at recreating the style with our straightforward photo guide. Simply follow the steps below for a retro-inspired beauty style that’s fun, fresh, and oh-so fashionable.

1. Apply a neutral shadow to the upper eyelid to create a nice even base. Using a rounded mini dome brush, apply dark shadow to the crease of your upper eyelid.

2. Use an angled brush to apply black eyeliner along the upper lash line.

3. Apply individual fake eyelashes to your upper and lower lash lines. Tip: Add longer lashes to the top lash line!

4. Apply a final swipe of black mascara to your upper lash line, and ta da!

Speaking of makeup, what are some of your favorite beauty blogs?

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14 Responses to Twiggy-inspired Mod Makeup in 4 Steps

  1. Sabina 08/19/2011 at 9:14 am #

    Great tip. It’s always so tempting to swipe dark shadow across the whole lid when going for a dramatic look. This is a good example of how less really can be more.

  2. Balkis 08/19/2011 at 10:46 am #

    Awesome! I’ll definitely be utilizing this look in the nearest future 🙂

    On a side note: LOVE the nail color of the makeup artist.

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    • Leanne 08/23/2011 at 1:21 pm #

      From the picture it looks like either Essie: Mink Muffs or OPI for Sephora: Metro Chic. Hope this helps!

  3. Alyssa Pritchett 08/19/2011 at 12:37 pm #

    Very very lovely! I am totally inspired!

  4. Paloma 08/22/2011 at 11:03 am #

    My favorites are:

  5. Kate 08/23/2011 at 12:52 pm #

    Great tips! I love it. My ultimate favorite beauty blog is Keiko Lynn’s. She’s classy, always looks feminine and gives great advice. She inspires me to build outfits in ways I normally wouldn’t.

  6. jane 08/23/2011 at 1:57 pm #

    There are much better cat-eye tutorials available on youtube. This is one of my favorites:

    • Annie 08/23/2011 at 2:40 pm #

      They aren’t doing the cat-eye, they’re doing a 60’s mod / Twiggy look! Totally different. But I agree – Lauren gives some great make-up tutorials.

  7. Alison Blair 08/23/2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Super cute makeup. My favorite beauty blog is Keiko Lynn. I’m so glad to see that Modcloth advertises with her because she is awesome!

  8. Camila 08/23/2011 at 2:57 pm #

    Look out for Doe Deere’s Blogazine!
    Totally recommended 😉

  9. Lovely Wednesday 08/23/2011 at 3:08 pm #

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  10. emily 08/24/2011 at 11:22 am # is my go-to

  11. Mellie 08/26/2011 at 1:40 am #

    Makeup and Beauty Blog is my fav:

    Karen is thorough, sweet, humble, approachable, prolific… and in love with her cat so we get some cat photos too. Awesome blog for swatches of new products and really honest reviews!

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