Now that Swinging Sixties fashion has returned to the catwalks, it’s the perfect time to start playing around with the era’s mod looks. Get ready for your 15 minutes of fabulous
Tripling up on false eyelashes is the secret to a Twiggy-like stare.
STEP 1: Layer two Ardell Self-Adhesive Lashes ($8 a pair at drugstores across Canada) on top of each other and affix to the upper lash line of each eye, then affix one to each lower lash line.
STEP 2: Apply a thick coat of Rimmel London Scandaleyes Lycra Flex Mascara in Black ($8 at mass retailers across Canada), wiggling the wand to blend your natural lashes with the false ones.
STEP 3: Complete the look with a swipe of NARS Eyeliner Stylo ($32 through www.narscosmetics.ca) on just the upper lash lines.
PAIR WITH: White nails and a pale pink lip.
A bright idea
A matte mouth makes a vibrant statement when it’s a shade of DayGlo red.
STEP 1 : Since matte lipstick accentuates any existing flakiness, prep lips with a gentle scrub followed by a moisturizing lip balm.
STEP 2: Blot with a tissue, then line and fill in lips with a pencil that is either the same shade as your lip or in a shade similar to your lipstick.
STEP 3: Top things off with Joe Fresh Matte Lipstick in Melon ($6 through www.joefresh.com), applying it with a lip brush for extra precision.
PAIR WITH: Primary-coloured nails and winged black eyeliner.
Make those peepers pop with an intensely coloured cat eye.
STEP 1 : Using a small, angled brush dipped in M.A.C Eye Shadow in Chrome Yellow ($18 through www.maccosmetics.com), draw a diagonal line from the outer corner of each eye.
STEP 2: Starting at the inner corner of each eye, draw a line that crosses the lid and joins the diagonal line from Step 1.
STEP 3: Finish the look off by filling in the space between the lash line and the line you’ve drawn to create a solid yellow cat eye.
PAIR WITH: False lashes, bright red nails and a natural-looking lip.
Score a perfect 10 with groovy-looking nails featuring bold, vibrant patterns.
STEP 1 : Paint nails with two coats of Revlon Nail Art Expressionist in Night and Degas ($9 at drugstores and mass retailers across Canada) and let dry.
STEP 2: Pour a few drops of polish in a contrasting colour on a piece of plastic and, using a toothpick, apply random dots of polish to your nails. For easier stripes, divide a nail in two by painting each half a different tone. (If you still can’t manage them, ask your manicurist to do it for you.)
STEP 3: Let nails dry for at least 20 minutes before applying a clear top coat.
PAIR WITH: Winged black eyeliner and a touch of white liner applied just to the inner portion of the lower lash line.