Rare 1960’s Make-up and Beauty Tutorial Film !

Many thanks to Richard Jeffs of the Harold Baim Collection for giving us permission to feature a minute extract of the Michael Winner directed 1960’s fashion feature Girls Girls Girls. The Baim Film collection really is a lost archive of 1950’s and 1960’s Britain and you can view some wonderful clips on the archive and even purchase DVD’s. Highly recommended.

1960’s Make-up Guide – Archive film tutorial – Baim Films

For the low-down on 1960s make-up, these 1960s girls are taken by Lucy Claton to the salon of a famous make-up organization. here the companys expert, a Mrs Riddle has the task of making sure that the girls go out looking better than when they came in ! This film was made in 1961, so the make-up techniques and style here are essentially of the 1950’s. So studying a 1950’s makeup guide would give you an accurate idea of the beauty looks of women in the early 1960’s.

First thing is – to remove what make-up they have on.
For this a cleanser and sponge is used which also tones up the skin !

1960s makeup foundation.

This should blend with the natural skin color.
There are ways and ways to put on the base. The correct way – dab it on in spots and smooth in !

1960s makeup – Rouge

Rouge should be applied in three dots near the cheek bones, fairly high near the eye.

1960s makeup – eyeshadow.

The eyeshadows should be stippled on to the upper corners of the eye.

1960s makeupPowder.

Powder is the one thing to use lavishly.Let it stay on for about five seconds. Then smooth it off.

1960s makeup tutorial – mascara.

Now the mascara. Its better put on in two thin coats than one heavy one.

1960s lipstick application technique.

To apply lipstick, teach yourself to use a brush !! If you can wait five minutes before blotting – then do.

Finally a light powder over with a compact.
Voila – the 1960s face !

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Comments

  1. Wonderful! But didn’t they skip the eyeliner? It looks like it was applied after the eyeshadow and I know that most eyeliner in this period was graphic and heavy, much like the 1950s. That’s my favorite part!

  2. I cant wait to try this! I have a feeling my face wil hate that powder part but ima try anyway :)

  3. That reminds me of my childhood same makeup stuff when my mom do her makeup job way back before.

  4. The powder bit is a bit confusing! A lot of the vintage beauty guides seem to put powder on in a different order than we would now.. Great post! xx