A Dramatic Holiday Look Straight From A 1965 Cover Of Vogue UK

You know what says "Christmas"? Dramatic black eyeliner and pearls stuck to your face.
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You know what says "Christmas"? Dramatic black eyeliner and pearls stuck to your face.

I love looking through old magazines, and when I find something good, I have to try it. I found this picture of the 1965 cover of Vogue UK and thought it would be the perfect holiday look. 

This isn’t your typical holiday look, but it’s so pretty!

Basically, its 1965 and you’re needing something to wear to your holiday party.

Basically, it's 1965 and you’re needing something to wear to your holiday party.

The model looks so glamorous, but still has some uniqueness to her. Pearls can’t not be glamorous, right?

FACE

I used my go-to Smashbox BB cream all over and a BareMinerals powder on top to give it a sheer shimmer.

For the cheeks, I used MAC Powder Blush in Mocha. It's a soft plum-pink shade that goes on matte. I applied a small amount, since the model in the photo doesn’t seem to have too much on.

LIPS

Any peachy-pink lipstick works well with this look, but you can definitely go for a red to be a little dramatic. This whole thing is about being dramatic, so why stop at the eyes?

EYES

Draw in your eyebrows and extend them to make them a tiny bit longer.

I wanted to use a pearly white shadow, so I used Virgin from the Naked Palette. It is very sheer and shimmery, so I applied several coats of it. 

I started at the lash line and ended right before the crease of the eye. Using a highly pigmented white cream shadow will probably work better if you want to make the white pop.

This definitely looks whiter in real life, promise!

This definitely looks whiter in real life, promise!

Grab your gel liner. I used Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink. The color is a rich black and doesn’t move around. It also doesn’t come off that easily, which is always a big plus for me.

With an angled flat brush or a fine-point brush to get into the inner corners of the eye, draw a line from the end of your eyebrow towards your eye, like you would a cat eye, but stop at the crease of the eye. 

Then continue extending the line toward the inner corner of the eye, drawing slightly above the crease. Keep following the line and go past your eye. Once you reach your nose bring the line back up creating a small triangle ending at the tear duct.

I have hooded eyelids, so I made my line a bit thicker than normal so the line shows when my eyes are open.

I have hooded eyelids, so I made my line a bit thicker than normal so the line shows when my eyes are open.

Next draw small lines pointing downward on your lower lash line progressively getting longer the closer you get to the outside of the eye. I drew 10 on each side.

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And the hardest part is done!

Now apply a rich black mascara. Make sure to use a lot--this is the ‘60s. I decided to skip the false lashes for this, but you can definitely use them if you want to give the eye more drama.

To finish off the look, apply a pearl just below the eyes with eyelash glue. I used pearls from an old pearl bracelet that was about to fall apart. Buying some fake pearls would be better, though, since they are definitely going to fall at the end of the night if you’ve had one too many glasses of cider.

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Excuse the undone hair and pretend I have huge curls in this. I would also probably wear a black turtleneck with this in real life.

Excuse the undone hair and pretend I have huge curls in this. I would also probably wear a black turtleneck with this in real life.

Not so subtle, huh? You could skip the pearls, but I think it looks so pretty!

What do you guys think? Would you try this?