Great Beauty: Sixties Eyes

The buzz surrounding new 60's-era TV shows like "Pan Am" and "Playboy" (starring Naturi Naughton as a bunny!) has officially kick-started a beauty trend: the return of the uber-sculpted, super-dramatic, highly battable Sixties eye! Right now, Hollywood's boldest and brightest are hitting the red carpet with winged eyeshadow, major liquid liner and faux lashes for days -- and our inner Supreme couldn't be happier. From Naomi to Alicia, here are the sexiest Sixties eyes and products you'll need to rock this mod makeup look.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 22, 2011

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From Naomi to Alicia, here are the sexiest Sixties eyes and products you’ll need to rock this mod makeup look.

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Estelle accentuates her big brown eyes with ultra-winged navy eyeshadow.

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Lorac Ooh La Lace Baked Shimmer & Matte Eyeshadow Palette ($36, comes with six multi-textured shadow hues perfect for creating a bold Sixties eyes.

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Jennifer Hudson looks more glam than ever with her flawlessly lined and defined smokey eye.

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Kerry Washington adds a hint of shimmer to her bold, look-at-me eyes. The oversized bun helps drive the Sixties look home!

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Nicole Richie set the red carpet on fire with her dramatic, mod-inspired eyeshadow.

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One sweep of Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara ($19, leaves lashes looking bolder and more bodacious than ever.

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Keri Hilson brought a Supremes vibe to a performance on The David Letterman Show. Pretty girl rock, indeed.

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Chanel Iman brings the drama with eyes accentuated in graphic black shadow. A Cleopatra-era Liz Taylor would’ve been proud.

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To create a plummy Sixties eye with Mally Beauty Smokey Eye Kit ($40,, apply the violet shades allover your lid, the pale hues along the browbone, and the deep hue along lashlines and winged out.

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Urban Decay Lashes in Black Velvet ($15, leaves lashes look long, sultry, and deliciously dangerous. The perfect finishing touch to your mod eye.

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Ciara pairs her strong Cleopatra eyes with a hint of metallic shimmer and perfectly filled-in brows. Love the huge hoops to drive the look home!

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Beyonce enhances those famous chestnut peepers by winging her shadow out towards her temples and lining the bottom lashline with a pearlescent pencil.

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Kat Von D True Romance Eyeshadow Palette ($24, comes with eight deliciously rich hues for an all-eyes-on-me makeup look.

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Katerina Graham rocks silver and black eyeshadow with a dramatic “cat eye” bend at the outer corners.

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Alicia Keys dials down the hardcore Sixties eye by skipping eyeshadow, sticking only to a delicately flicked-out sweep of black liquid liner.

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Sephora Get the Look ‘Cat Eye’ ($35, comes with 60’s eye essentials: Sephora Black Eye Liner, Stila Kajal Eyeliner in Pearl, Anastasia Go Brow and Too Faced Lash Injection.

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Letoya Luckett gets a luminous glow by adding a pale, silvery shadow to the inner corners of her eyes. We love the flawless black liquid liner!

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With her heavy lashes and winged-out eyeshadow, Melody Thornton’s look is clearly influenced by Sixties girl groups!

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Open up small eyes by swiping black eye pencil along upper lashlines only, winging it out a bit at the outer corners. Try Pop Glitz Eye Liner ($15,

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Noemie Lenoir looks every inch the supermodel in heavily kohl-rimmed eyes and radiant, pearly eyeshadow.

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Kevin Aucoin the Curling Mascara ($25, thickens lashes and keeps them curled upwards for hours!