It’s no secret that bold, black eyelashes are the look du jour, but as children of the ’80s and ’90s, we can’t take credit for the craze. Mod lashes and graphic eyeliner are makeup looks our mothers went ‘mod’ for, and we’re just jumping on the revival tour band bus.
The latest eyelash trend to experience a resurgence in popularity is without-a-doubt a nod to the original waif model Twiggy—the lanky, large-eyed, fairy-like model who took the fashion world by storm with her doll-like face, pixie haircut and bold, unapologetic lash game. As the “It” girl of the ’60s, Twiggy pioneered avant garde lashes the way Marilyn Monroe pioneered the beauty mark and red lips.
Take a spin in our time machine and land this classic lash look at home with the help of pro makeup artist, Diana Alba. Here’s how it’s done!
Step 1: Create a bold cat eye, using our previous tutorial as a guide.
Step 2: Curl your top lashes with an eyelash curler and then apply a lengthening mascara. For Twiggy-esque spider lashes try Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Spider Effect Washable Mascara.
Step 3: Using a pointed-tip liquid eyeliner—try NYX Felt Tip Liner—paint on your bottom lashes in downward strokes. Yes, you read that right! But, trust us, this step makes all the difference.