Olivia Palermo Called It: This '60s-Inspired Trend Is About to Be Everywhere
If there's anyone we can trust to lead us towards an elevated new beauty trend, it's Olivia Palermo. Our love for the all-round style maven here at Byrdie Australia is no secret, and when it comes to her event hair and makeup looks, we're forever taking notes. Her latest foray is a modern, slightly smoky version of the classic '60s eye as worn by icons of the era. The key element to keeping things fresh? Swapping black liquid liner for soft brown shadow and pencil.
A strong line just above the crease defined '60s beauty as much as Twiggy-esque lashes did, but in 2017 a softer hand is required. Make like OP and start with a pale base shadow all over, then go in with a muted grey or brown pencil just above your natural crease. A sweep of eyeshadow (try the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition, $66) along the lashline adds definition but is more subtle and easier to work with than liquid liner. If you want to ramp up the intensity, use a damp liner brush to apply. Either way, line both the top and bottom waterline for extra depth.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Multi-Finish Eyeshadow Palette in Glambition ($66)
To complete your 2017 nod to mod, don't forget the mascara and brows. Just remember to keep your bottom lashes understated for a contemporary feel, rather than a too-literal take on this signature '60s look.