VIDEO: Biba Girl Makeup Tutorial

It's Art Nouveau meets cool London teen girls in the '70s.
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It's Art Nouveau meets cool London teen girls in the '70s.

It's the day before Thanksgiving here in the US, and I am thankful for YOU GUYS. So have a video to celebrate! You voted for which look I should tackle via the xoVain Facebook page, and the winner was...

The Biba Girl!

It's me interpreting the '30s filtered through the '70s for five glorious minutes.


Look out.

hide brows glue stick

This is happening.

That's not all that happens, though. I also become luminous yet matte, and experiment with beauty marks.

glue stick brows

The results are pretty scary.

Products used: Elmer's Gluestick, MAC Studiofix Concealer, MAC Mineralize pressed powder, Urban Decay Naked foundation, beautyblender sponge, MAC Sculpting Powder, MAC Blush in Sideshow You, LORAC Front of the Line PRO liquid eyeliner.


Let's pour one out for the late, still much lamented Kevyn Aucoin. We remember you every day.

best retro curls

Love u, curl cloud <3

Products used: Hot Tools 1" curling iron, TIGI Bed Head Hard Head Hairspray, unsure about the teasing brush, scarf via mother (thanks mum).


SO much yes. I'm really proud that I got a slightly downturned look at the outer corner--proportion and weight is really important!

70s eye makeup

Also, please excuse that my brow concealer started to melt off a little bit. Filming is hard.

Products used: Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade in Ebony, Vivacious Vacuum Cleaner Bag (dark purple) and Sexy PB&J (bright purple) from MAC's Marge's Secret Ingredients eyeshadow quad, LORAC Front of the Line Pro liquid liner, MAC Plushlash mascara.


The trick to making "small" lip shapes work is to extend the lines out from the Cupid's Bow ALL the way to the corners. Looks way more natural than just drawing a shape in the middle!

best retro lipstick

Biba lips!

Products Used: L'Oreal Color Riche lip liner in Truly Burgundy, custom made Bite lipstick, similar to MAC lipstick in Diva.

And before anyone asks: The lipstick I'm wearing BEFORE I do my lips is a discontinued Smashbox red gloss. Sorry if I broke any hearts.

Here is the finished look! I'm off to Carnaby Street *makes Tardis noises as she vanishes in a cloud of glitter*

vintage biba style

Biba babe.

  • What do you think of this look? 
  • Where would you go in your teeny tiny TARDIS? 
  • Anyone want to come with me to see Big Biba? 
  • What look should I create next? TELL ME EVERYTHING!