Star Trek Shoot: Makeup for the 1960s Original Series

1960s makeup looks run the gamut from natural to up-to-your-brows in shimmery blue eyeshadow and a crapload of black liner. The Star Trek original series had a heavier makeup look overall (even for the men). Therefore, I went for a combination mod/blue eyeshadow look.

And a wig! I wasn’t willing to submit my hair to the Dippity Do, hot rollers, and back-combing necessary for a good 1960s look. I got a wig that was close to my natural hair color so the portraits would make visual sense.

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I’d give detailed advice specific to how to achieve this look, but there are numerous youtube videos and step-by-step instructions out there by good makeup artists. Overall, I’d say to use a heavy coat of a good quality foundation and light eye primer. Also, make sure the lip is a nude or light natural color so as not to distract from the eyes.

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