Beauty is in the Eye of the Beautiful Eye

I’ve been getting a lot of nice compliments about Zooey’s makeup for the premier  of Our Idiot Brother this past Tuesday. Zooey had a clear vision of the look she wanted and we executed it boldly.

I LOVED the Fellini-inspired look embodied in her Moschino Dress. Two of the most inspirational fashion films for me  in my life are Fellini’s Juliet of the Spirits and Who are you Polly Magoo?

There is one scene in Polly Magoo that really sticks out in my mind.  At the height of  getting the models ready for the runway, one of the girls cuts her leg on her metal dress. Someone yells out, “Get a bandaid!”  Then the director of the show yells, “No bandaid! Makeup!”

This movie pretty much put a makeup brush in my hand.  There is no way you can do that kind of eye makeup with your fingers! And since I needed to look like Peggy Moffitt on any given day, I became a quick student of replicating makeup looks from the 1960s.

All of this was taken into account when I was getting Zooey ready for the red carpet last Tuesday. As far as the make-up was concerned, she specifically  said she wanted a Twiggy-esque eye and I added a little Peggy Mofitt flavor to top it off.

Here ‘s how you can get the look:

Start with an eye primer. Then apply a thick black liquid line on the lash line. Any liner fashioned after a pen will be  the easiest for most beginners. With an angled brush, use a soft black eye shadow and boldly brush it on the  crease of the lid. Blend a bit here and there to soften it up! smudge up the liner as well. Take a little lotion and clean up the sides, that way you can shape your eyes any way you like.

Now apply your under eye concealer and foundation.  Go really light on the foundation to keep your look fresh.

Lashes:  Cut them in three pieces and then apply with lash glue.  For the bottom lashes make sure you use bottom lash strips. Again, I like to cut them into threes before applying.

For mascara: Do you have to ask? Rimmel Day to Night in black. (Use the Day setting.)

When you go big and detailed on the eyes, the common rule is keep the rest of your makeup soft.

I used a soft shade of peach for the cheeks but a light pink or violet or nothing at all would be nice too!

For  lips, use a nude lip liner and a light nude shade of lipstick or gloss. Or again, you could go bare. On Zooey, I used Rimmel London’s Stay Glossy lip gloss in #120, non-stop Glamour.

Voila! You have it now, so enjoy your gorgeous 60’s self!

  • Sophia Dominique Marko

    Hi Jorjee! I have a question for you..unrelated to this particular article but very much related to make-up. Unfortunately I have the eye sight of an 80 year-old man and my eyes hate contacts so I’m forced to wear glasses everyday. I have big brown eyes and very long lashes, but I feel like my glasses hide my eyes and pretty make-up. I was wondering if maybe you had any helpful tips/advice for me (and hopefully some other gals) as far as eye make-up and glasses go. Thanks so much!

    • Jorjee Douglass

      Hello, Sophia,
      Play up those lashes!!! think of your glass’s as a picture frame to each eye! I love when Zooey’s character Jess wears her glass’s because I think it shows off my work lol!
      Try a light color shadow in cream or powder . like a cream color or light pink or taupe. just a small amount on the lids, then apply lots of mascara on the top and bottom!!! you can use an extreme magnification mirror that has a suction on the back to stick on your bathroom mirror.
      they have them at the drug store but you can order the even more extreme magnification on line.
      if you have to wear your glasses while applying your make up just try to push them to the end of your nose. That’s what I do when I don’t have a mirror handy. If your lashes are so long that they hit your lenses of your glasses then try curling them and using a clear mascara.
      I hope this helps! feel free to ask more if you need!!! And try to love your glasses!!! Cheers!

    • Jorjee Douglass

      Hi Emma
      I STILL have a hard time putting them on myself! See if a friend can put them on for you!

  • Emma Green

    I love 60s style makeup (and everything really) but I am absolutely useless with fake lashes. One day…

  • Patricia Realini

    where is that picture of the three girls, one next to the flaming fence, from?

    • Jorjee Douglass

      Hi Patricia Realini,
      That photo is a movie still from Juliet of the Spirits directed by Federico Fellini I hope you love it!!!

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