Halloween Exclusive: 1960s Cher Beauty Tutorial Klaudia Tirico
Even though Halloween has turned into a competition of who has the most scandalous costume in the room, we're still into changing our persona for one night. This year, we're leaving the Miley Cyrus get-ups to the other gals and dressing up as our favorite babes from the past. With the help of Pantene, MAC Cosmetics and Rita Hazan Salon, we recreated two retro celeb looks that are sure to be a hit at your Halloween parties. Our second look is Cher. Not just any old Cher; Cher from the 60s. This is one of our favorite looks: shiny, long hair and a crazy graphic liner. Hairstylist Mylo of Rita Hazan Salon and MAC makeup artist Fatima Thomas show us how to get her look in a few simple steps.Photo by: All photos by Ana Schechter for Beauty Blitz
What You'll Need: Makeup Klaudia Tirico
- Sculpting powder or taupe eyeshadow
- Black gel eyeliner and pencil liner
- Beige cream eyeshadow
- Frosty white eyeshadow
- White eye pencil
- False eye lashes
- Black mascara
- Pale lipstick
- Buffing brush
Step 1: Apply Foundation/ Contour Klaudia Tirico
Start with clean, moisturized skin and apply foundation to even out the skin tone. Fatima opted for MAC Full Coverage Foundation.
Use MAC Sculpting Powder Pro Palette (Definitive works great on most skintones) or a taupe eyeshadow to sculpt the cheekbones. "Because, you know, Cher has nice cheekbones," said Fatima. Add a bit of contour on the forehead, nose and inner arch of the eye, too.
Step 2: Draw Eyeliner Outline Klaudia Tirico
Use a black eye pencil to line around the eye and at the crease. "I do this when I need it to be symmetrical," said Fatima. "Pencil is easier to fix; you can clean it up with a little makeup remover."
"You're putting the line in three places: under the eye (leave some space inbetween the liner and your lash line), at the upper lash line and at the crease," said Fatima. The key is to avoid connecting the corners. "We call [this technique] the ballet style, where you leave the lines open to create a big egyptian eye like they did in the 60s."
Step 3: Darken Eyeliner Klaudia Tirico
Once you have a clean, symmetrical graphic line, go over it with gel eyeliner (Fatima used MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack). "The gel eyeliner will make it last longer," said Fatima.
Step 4: Fill in Brows Klaudia Tirico
Fill in the brows slightly. "Make sure the outer leg extends far enough so it frames the whole eye," said Fatima.
Step 5: Apply White Liner Klaudia Tirico
Line the lower inner rim and inner corner of the eye with a white eye pencil. Fatima used MAC Eye Kohl in Fascinating.
Step 6: Apply Falsies/ Mascara Klaudia Tirico
Apply a set of big false eyelashes. "The 60s were all about liner and lashes," said Fatima. "You can even layer two pairs." Fatima used MAC 3 Lash followed by a few coats of Studio Fix Boldblack Lash Mascara.
Step 7: Apply Frosted Lip Klaudia Tirico
Create a frosty-nude lip by mixing MAC Lipsticks in Peachstock, a nude, and Pretty Please, a frosty pink. Top it off with White Frost Eyeshadow "to bring the 60s feel in."
What You'll Need: Hair Klaudia Tirico
- Pantene Keragloss Oil Mist (the star product!)
- Boar bristle paddle brush
- Blow dryer
- Flat iron
Hair Step 8: Spritz on Shine Klaudia Tirico
You can't get Cher's glistening black hair without a great shine spray. Apply Pantene's Keragloss Oil Mist on damp hair to prep and create a glossy finish. (It even protects the hair!)
Step 9: Blow Dry Klaudia Tirico
Blow dry the hair straight using a boar bristle paddle brush.
Step 10: Straighten Klaudia Tirico
Run through your hair with a flat iron for extra sleekness.
Step 11: Blow Dry Bangs Klaudia Tirico
Don't forget your bangs!
Final Look: Before and After Klaudia Tirico
Here's Cher! Now all you need is a Sonny and you're good to go!
Plus... Klaudia Tirico
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