14/08/2014 12:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

1960s Hair And Makeup: The Beauty Trend That Won't Go Away

A classic cat-eye flick and brilliant beehive have never really gone out of fashion. The signature 1960s styles made famous by Twiggy and Audrey Hepburn are so chic, they've stood the test of time.

After a resurgence of 1960s beauty on the catwalk over the last two years, it's still the most on-trend era to reference for 2014. There's just no getting away from vintage-inspired hair and makeup.

"The Sixties are still a big deal," said Mac Senior Artist Lucy Butterworth backstage at the Spring/Summer 2014 shows in London. "But there are new references and it's not too obvious - think a young doe-eyed Jane Birkin."


While there were a few obvious references thanks to bouffant hair at Alexis Mabille and Vivienne Westwood Gold Label, this subtle approach to 1960s beauty was mostly seen in the makeup.

Yes, the classic black liner flick was everywhere but after so many seasons of no mascara, there's a new focus when it comes to eyes - lashes.

"Lashes are back" announced Mac's Terry Barber backstage at Jean-Pierre Braganza, while Val Garland declared: "Lashes are the new brow."

Barber described the look at Braganza's show as "early 1960s beauty" and at Caroline Herrera's show, makeup artist Diane Kendal shared her secret to getting the Twiggy look. "A proper 'Twiggy effect' always needs a perfect bottom lash," she said backstage.


Now really is the time to make friends with falsies - or at least find your perfect mascara.

And if you don't fancy doing a beehive first thing in the morning? Stick to the easier hair option - long, lose locks with a centre parting.

Here's a step-by-step guide on how to master Sixties-inspired makeup at home: