Totally Mod Makeup for the Spring

27 Mar

Mod-Inspired Makeup Using Pastels

Fans of Mad Men, who caught the Season 5 premiere, may have noticed that the lady-like fashion of the earlier seasons has now moved on to the brash Mod look of the Swinging Sixties.

Style icons of the era, like model Twiggy, also incorporated the Mod look into their makeup.

You can create a Mod look using this season’s pastels to highlight your eyes, lips, or nails.


Getting ready for the spring means replacing wintry, metallic eyes with a fresher, lighter look. The Be Discovered Eye Shadow Palette from Smashbox includes eight, richly pigmented shadows in pastel shades like Rosewater (pink), Mist (mint), and Lilac (lavender).

TIP: To finish up a Mod eye look, apply a touch of the Opal shade on the inner corners of your eyes for instant brightening.


Another way to create a Mod look is to skip traditional lip colors and opt for pastels along with heavier eyeliner. A quick solution for a pastel lip is to use one of the season’s alternate lip products like lip balms or lip shimmers.

Burt’s Bees pearlized lip shimmers in Guava (pink lavender) and Champagne (beige) provide just the shock of color you want for a bold look. Compared with the 60s, these lip shades not only highlight your lips, but also condition them with vitamin E and coconut and sunflower oils.


Nail trends for spring 2012 include candy colors like bubblegum pink, baby blue, and soft lavender.

For a more daring look, try wearing shorter nails with a sunny yellow lacquer like Mimosa from the Chanel Le Vernis line. Of course, there’s a modern take on this pastel shade: it’s sprinkled with micro glitter.