The graphic eyeliner shaped the look of 60s icons like Twiggy, Sharon Tate, and Jane Birkin. Now it is making a comeback and electrifying the network.
In London in the 1960s, eyeliner - like the mini skirt - became one of the most popular trends. As a symbol of emancipation, burgeoning creativity, and the need for something new, make-up quickly appeared to London's youth as a means of freeing themselves from their parents' morals, which were perceived as too rigid. In this now mythical Swinging London, the photographers of that time - especially David Bailey, Terence Donovan, and Brian Duffy - immortalized the climate and fashion of the time and produced new and role models, such as Twiggy. In this way, Jean Shrimpton also became one of the icons of the 1960s. And the special make-up that they had seen so often on the glossy paper of the fashion magazines was imprinted in people's minds. The proof of this is that even today the combination of XXL eyelashes and eyeliner under the eyelid and on the lash line is immediately associated with this time. However, this trend, which was borne by young Britons and celebrities, also spread beyond the English Channel. Whether Jane Birkin in films like "Slogan" and "Blow-Up", Catherine Deneuve in "The Girls from Rochefort" or Sharon Tate, on the screen or in life, graphic eyeliner became a trademark of the 1960s.
If the makeup looks of the 90s are more topical than ever right now, then the iconic makeup of the 60s is about to go down the same path. Known from films ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" or "Bohemian Rhapsody"), adopted by celebrities and fashionistas and worn on the catwalk, the graphic eyeliner seems to be experiencing a new heyday and is gaining popularity again. In recent months, it has been an important beauty detail that undeniably continues its rise in the trend barometer. Neon colors, under the lower eyelid, very thick or graphic like in the 60s, there is no doubt that the eyeliner will become the essential beauty accomplice of summer.