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1960’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Wanda Jackson

Wanda Jackson

I’m going to go out and say it, Wanda Jackson is badass. The Queen of Rockabilly is in her 70’s and still rocks out (she’s on tour this year). She has influenced so many creative types throughout the years. I am happy that she finally got the recognition that she deserves (she was FINALLY inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009). Wanda is still a glamorous stone-cold fox that still wears rhinestones and sports big hair. To me she was always like the Elizabeth Taylor of rockabilly, very glamorous and glitz’d out. So today, I’m recreating a vintage inspired (or at least trying to, I’m rusty) Wanda Jackson look which isn’t too removed from her current modern day glamour.

FACE: I applied Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in my shade 02 Beige Clair with my fingers. I need concealer so I used Neutrogena Healthy Skin Stick in Fair 01 under the eyes and blended with a concealer brush. I applied a dusting of Coty Airspun Powder in Neutral. High up on the cheeks, I applied NARS Blush in Orgasm, a peachy pink shimmer

EYES: I filled in my brows with Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil in 001 Dark Brown. I applied Urban Decay Primer Potion in Original to the lids. With a large shadow brush, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Positive, a matte light beige, from lash line to brow. On the lid I applied the top lightest shade (pale green shimmer) from the Dior 5-Colour Designer Artistry Palette in Khaki Design (I’ve also noticed I don’t own many green shadows…). I blended NARS Eyeshadow in Blondie, a matte light brown shade, in the crease. Now to the liner. I use the black in Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Gel Liner Trio in Brown Eyes. This is like any other cat eye, winging out, BUT you don’t start at the inside corner of the eye. Start about 1/4 in and line. I curled lashes and applied a few coats of Hourglass Film Noir Mascara to top lashes and one coat to bottom. I applied Ardell Lash Accents.

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LIPS: Directly from the tube, I applied Maybelline ColorSensational Lip Color in Coral Crush, a medium pinky coral with a satin finish. I then applied a layer of clear gloss, Milani Crystal Gloss.

If I had to complete this look with a fragrance, I’d choose Acqua di Parma Profumo, a sophisticated chypre.

Overall, I like this look and it’s not too removed from my daily makeup routine. BUT  I need a new camera. That’s one of the reasons why I haven’t been doing vintage makeup tutorials. It’s too hard (especially with the poor lighting at the new place) to get an accurate makeup look. A camera is on my to-buy list, so no more perfume for me for the next few months…

Wanda Jackson makeup

How has your week been? I’ve been busy and that’s how I like it. I want to redesign EauMG and may start on that little project this weekend (and I’m going to research cameras!)

This week I’ve been:

Reading – “Indigo: In Search of the Color that Seduced the World” by Catherine M. McKinley. Indigo has an odor, can someone please tell me what it smells like?

Eating/Drinking Bonne Maman Provence Figues Violette jam on pain de campagne from Three Girls Bakery. This is treat will end soon as I’m not “eating clean” and trying to get skinny for a trip back to Nashville in 2 weeks. You know because it only takes 2 weeks to get skinny…whatever.

Watching – Nothing. Busy week. And until RuPaul’s Drag Race comes back on, I have nothing else to watch.

Wearing – I’ve been really into heavy Sharon Tate-ish black eyeliner (using the Physician’s Formula liner mentioned above) with Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Creamsicle. I’ve been wearing Mugler Angel Aqua Chic and I can’t explain why. In other news, I hate all of my clothes.

Have a great weekend! I’ll smell ya later!

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4 thoughts on “1960’s Fashion – Get the Makeup Look of Wanda Jackson

  1. You gave me a musical education with this post, as I had never heard of Wanda Jackson, believe it or not. Although having just listened to “Let’s Have a Party” on YouTube, it does sound familiar.

    Regarding Wanda Jackson’s look, you recreated it perfectly, I think. The lip color looks spot on!

    1. Being from Nashville and having friends and family in the “old” country music world, I’m more of an encyclopedia of this scene than I want to be. The White Stripes, Adele and Amy Whinehouse were/are fans of hers.

      When I bought that Maybelline coral lipstick on a drugstore whim, I thought I’d never wear it. Surprisingly, I wear it more than I ever thought I would. It’s a nice coral for me because it pulls more pink than orange. Gotta love a good drugstore find.

    1. I’ll have a review of this Angel one up in a few weeks. I think they’re best summer versions to date. I’d love to get the Alien one too but something about the Angel one speaks to me.

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