In Vogue November 1963-Makeup and Hairstyles

My fourth and last post on fashion trends shown in Vogue Magazine, November 1963, highlights hair and makeup.

In the photo below you can see that the eyes have it! The focus was on a heavily lined cat eye, framed by long dark lashes. Blue, green and purple eyeshadows were also very popular.   Of course, the darker the eye, the paler the lipcolor, so as not to look overly made up.   If you care to try it, you can refer to my previous post for creating the cat eye look. It’s quite the sexy, dramatic look for evening.

Makeup trends in 1963

Makeup trends in 1963

When most people think of hairstyles from the 60s, the flip and the beehive are the first two that come to mind.  But if you look below, you’ll see there were other popular hairdos, all very sleek and sculptural.   In the 60s there is no doubt rollers and hair lacquer were two very important items in the fashionable woman’s beauty arsenal, as were wigs and falls, which allowed for the creation of some very elaborate updos.  Since the November 1963 Vogue focuses on fashions for the holiday season, many of the hairstyles are shown on models wearing evening dresses. Notice the  glittery  jewelled accents in the hair.  Tres chic!

Hairstyles for evening-November Vogue 1963

Hairstyles for evening-November Vogue 1963

By | 2014-02-17T09:09:15-04:00 November 28th, 2009|Beauty, Fashion|1 Comment

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Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.

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    Kaleigh graham April 18, 2012 at 10:29 am

    I love the beehive (like snookie) 😉

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