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1960s Fashion, Hair and Makeup; Project Italy Day 18

For the last few days we've stayed in the historic Unicorn Apartment near Lecco. It's a family estate that has been passed down from generation to generation for hundreds of years and a total inspiration.

I've seen my fair share of stunning wedding venues as part of my bridal hair and makeup adventures but this place is next level - they host wedding parties for guests in their thousands, all summer long.

I was chilling out admiring the antique furniture and stone hewn walls of our space when a 1960s fashion mag caught my eye. I flipped through and quickly discovered my inspiration for today.


The Inspiration.

Start with blow-dried hair with a soft wave.

Apply foundation with a brush then concealer and blend. Draw a semi circle along the socket line and connect with the outside corner of the eye.

Repeat this on the second eye and about half way along the bottom lash line and blend.


Set the eye lid with a neutral colour and the socket line with dark brown Viseart cool matte palette. Apply loads of black mascara. Lips are muted down with concealer and set with pale pink from Viseart cool matte palette.

Define brows thinly and lightly contour cheeks with Mac Mineralize Medium Dark.

Section out the top part of the hair in a semi circle shape from the recession areas.

Take another semi circle section behind the first and secure with a hair band. Tease. 

Roll teased section into a large padded bun and pin into place with bobby pins.

Section out the front sections from ear to ear, roll the back section into a french roll and secure.

Comb out the fringe section with a centre parting and cover the padded bun with the remaining hair. Secure with bobby pins.


Sleek the fringe section down and secure with bobby pins.

Pin up each side and secure with bobby pins.


Moda dagli anni Sessanta

Kisses K,

Melbourne Hair and Makeup Artist