BEAUTY BAR: Get Twiggy With It

December 24th, 2015 at 2:00am

Anyone even remotely familiar with the bustling style scene of the mid-1960s has most likely heard of Twiggy (born Lesley Hornby), the British supermodel who, at only 16 years old, began charming the fashion world with her iconic pixie cut, exaggerated lashes and delicate femininity. While this lovely Fashionista perfectly channels Twiggy—who some hail as the world’s first supermodel—with her retro ensemble, it’s her hairstyle and makeup that truly bring this look to the next level.

This style savant pulls off her short, gamine haircut with confidence in spades, allowing her makeup to take the spotlight. Beneath her round sunglasses, lush false eyelashes frame her bright eyes, while subtle yet impactful moons of eyeshadow trace her eyelids’ creases as homage to the heavy-lidded, doe-eyed legend. The rest of her makeup is left deliberately dewy and minimal, a fresh departure from the often overly made-up looks that are popular today.

To complement her stunning beauty look, this Fashionista channels the past in a classy vintage-inspired outfit. Strappy white sandals add the perfect amount of lift and coordinate nicely with the white strap of her watch. A structured, bright pink purse is a cheeky and chic companion to a textured, buttery yellow shift with contrasting pink piping and buttons. A necklace of round yellow beads, reminiscent of bright gumballs or bubbles, encircles her throat, drawing one’s attention back up to her gorgeous, understated makeup.

What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To nab this Fashionista’s delightful throwback look, apply your thickest false eyelashes, pump up the volume with your favorite mascara and blend the neutral eyeshadow palette of your choice. Finally, consider getting a short, sassy haircut to ring in the holidays—after all, New Year, new you, eh?