How to do the incredible '60s-style lashes as seen at Prada

Prada showcased beautiful '60s-inspired lashes at Milan Fashion Week. And we're here to tell you how to get the look.

Prada is one of the most recognisable names in fashion and was one of the elite brands to showcase at Milan Fashion Week recently. The collection featured bright prints mixed with stiff white collars, plunging bodysuits, '60s babydoll dresses and tailored blouses. All beautiful to look at, but not particularly attainable (unless you win the lottery perhaps). Still, we can dream, can't we?

While we might not be able to stock up on their clothes, we can certainly copycat the Prada makeup look. Created by makeup maestro Pat McGrath, it's a departure from the mostly natural faces which have been dominating Fashion Week this season. We love the nod to the '60s without it seeming too literal or costume-y. Think Twiggy, for the modern era.



The focus of the makeup look was the full, '60s style lashes. These were so big that if you look carefully, they cast a 'shadow'.  This effect was created using a soft taupe pencil, drawn in behind the lashes themselves. It's the type of detail that we've come to expect from Pat McGrath who always pushes the boundaries with her ideas.


The extra full lashes were created by using layer upon layer of mascara (up to seven coats!). To stop the lashes from drooping, they were curled first and then a heated curler was used between layers to help push from the root.


At the show, models' brows were bleached to allow the lashes to stand out. In real life, though, that isn't always an easy look to pull off. So when it comes to adapting the look for 'normal wear', it'd be a case of just lightly grooming brows so they aren't too dark. The whole look was polished off with glowing skin and a soft nude shade on lips.

Do you like this look? Would you wear something like this yourself?

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