Valentine's Day Look: In the MOD for Love + Tutorial

I've been looking at vintage photographs lately, particularly those from the 60's era for some work inspiration, and this has inspired my Valentine's look for Friday! Sharing it with you guys right now!

The MOD statement in fashion and makeup was so popular in the 60's. On makeup, the MOD look is categorized by stark lines and vavavoom lashes. It's quite easy to do on those with deep creases to begin with, but proves to be quite a challenge for those with monolids and semi-hooded lids. Mine is the latter and I'll show you how to do it, but I think my technique will work on those with monolids too. :)

These are the makeups I used on my eyes. Would like to remind everyone again that you can always look for cheaper alternatives!

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Vanilla (Primer)
Bobbi Brown Luxe Eye Palette, Espresso (for creating sharp lines) Cream (on lower lids and brow bone)
Inglot Rainbow Eyeshadow in 103 (Used the middle shade for the outer crease)
Shu Uemura Chocolat Donna Eyeshadow Palette, Chocolate Brown (for adding depth on the creases)
Inglot AMC Gel Liner in 77
Elise Natural False Eyelashes
BYS False Eyelashes
Esteē Lauder All Effects Zero Smudge Mascara (Black)
MAC Brow Gelcreme in Dirty Blonde
Majolica Majorca Lash Brow Colorist in BR555

Tutorial after the cut!

STEP 1: Prime your lids.

STEP 2: Grab a flat liner brush. Reminder, it's important to have a flat liner brush to create a thin, sharp line on your lids, the major feature of the MOD eyeshadow look. Dip it on a coffee brown matte eyeshadow.

Locate the hollow part on your eyelids. You can draw the line exactly on that area or on top of it to make the line appear more prominent. As for the shape, just follow the natural curve of your eyes and draw from the fold on top of your tear ducts all the way to the tail of the upper lash line. As for the intensity, just make sure it's noticeable, at least to you.

STEP 3: Grab a mini eyeshadow shader brush and dab it on a cream matte eyeshadow. Fill in the gap below the line (this is your crease and lower lash line). Shade your brow bone as well.

STEP 4: Grab a blender brush, dab on a taupe or midtone brown matte eyeshadow and shade your outer crease. Remember to not go beyond the tail of your upper lash line. Otherwise, it will drown the stark line.

STEP 5: Grab a mini blender brush, dab lightly on a chocolate brown matte eyeshadow and dust on top of the stark line to give your eyes some depth.

Shape and shade your brows, apply eye liner and mascara, then finish off with wispy- looking falsies or fanned- out falsies if you want to cop Twiggy's lash look. Lastly, apply mascara on your lower lashes to open up the eyes even more.

The final look

You can choose either a red or nude lipstick to go with it. Oh, don't forget to contour your jawline!


Illamasqua Skin Base Foundation
Essence Fix & Matte Translucent Powder
Holika Holika Oil Queen Cotton Powder
Revlon Bronzer
Smashbox Love Me Powder Blush in Idolize Me

Hope you guys like this look, and advanced Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!

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7 Lovely Thoughts

  1. Wooow! Beautiful :"> I think I saw you yesterday in abs-cbn :D

  2. Ooh I love eyeshadow tutorials! I love the nude lips for this look rather than the red lips, but I'm loving the eyeshadow look you did Ms. M!

  3. I've tried this look before but I failed.. :( thanks for your tutorial.. :)

  4. you look so stunning! happy valentines♥

  5. I'm outta words.. I also rocked this vut crease and red lips yesterday.. woot! Lemme quote it from the Mean Girls movie, "so fetch!"

  6. Anonymous: Yes, I was featured there. :D

    Majorie and Febmin: Thanks! :D

    Roxanne: Welcome. Hope this tutorial will finally help you achieve it! :D

    Kat C: Thanks! :D

  7. you nailed it! :D

    i'm kind of confused with my eyeshape... i think i have monolids.. but i saw a youtuber who has similar eyes as mine, and they say she has small-double lids... anyhoo, i have a hard time putting my lashes on... i always seem to have a small gap in between my real lashline and the falsies... i still have to practice more... :D


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