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the SWINGING
Sixties EYE

VIOLET GREY makeup artist Marisa Anhaltzer re-creates Twiggy’s signature mod eye.
Written By ERICA LOPEZ
THE ARTIST
Marisa Anhaltzer | @marisaanhaltzer
THE INSPIRATION
Twiggy at Disneyland, 1967.
WHERE TO WEAR
To your next black-tie affair, or an evening at Disney’s exclusive Club 33.

THE SWINGING
SIXTIES EYE

REIMAGINED BY MARISA ANHALTZER


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“I start every eye look with Tom Ford’s Eye Primer Duo, first applying the cream all over the lid with my finger to remove excess oil and neutralize discoloration. Then I use the powder (applied with Utowa’s 13 brush) to help it set—it’s important that the liner stays put and stands out.”

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“I like to apply the cream shadow all over the lid with a finger. This warms the product, which makes it easier to blend and keeps it from creasing. The neutral shade adds a little something to the overall look without upstaging the liner.”

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“To elevate the look, use the satin taupe shade from the palette on the center of your lid and the lightest color on the inner eye, again blending all over with your finger. Next, using the matte dark gray, create a modern-day Twiggy effect by drawing a line along the socket with the Utowa 7P brush (imagine you’re tracing the shape of your eyeball). Since you’re working with shadow, the line should be diffuse but also bold.”

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“Use the thick end of Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen to line the upper lashline, gently pulling out the lid so the skin is completely smooth, which will help you get a precise line. Take the pen just past the lashline to create a straight wing. Use the same application technique and add eyeliner to the outer third of the socket, partially tracing over the eyeshadow line and creating another (slightly longer) straight wing. Neither of the wings is catlike, per se—do just enough ‘flick’ to be bold and graphic.”

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“For the full Twiggy eye, trace Charlotte Tilbury’s nude liner along the lower waterline. It opens up your eyes like crazy, making them appear bigger and more awake.”

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marisa anhaltzer
ARTIST STATS
Name: Marisa Anhaltzer
Known For: Glowing, dewy skin (her own and her clients’); no-makeup makeup looks
Where to Find Her: The VIOLET GREY flagship on Melrose Place
Years in the Industry: 8
Instagram: @marisaanhaltzer
Beauty Essential: Charlotte Tilbury Wonderglow
Mentions in The Violet Files: The Berry Lip, Melrose Place All Stars, Approved by the Violet Code: Dr. Macrene 37 Actives Anti-Aging Neck Treatment
Small in stature but big in personality, Marisa Anhaltzer believes beauty is about the transformation. Her career began in her mother’s powder room, where she discovered what she calls her “effortlessly feminine” beauty look amid the carefully selected cosmetic wardrobe. A lifelong love affair with red lips and rosy cheeks ensued.

Anhaltzer spent her adolescence poring over tear sheets of celebrity and fashion editorials from her favorite magazines, and replicating the makeup looks on her own pixie-ish face. (At age 14 her idol was Bobbi Brown.) After growing up and going professional, Anhaltzer worked her magic on everything from films and commercials to weddings and runway shows before joining VIOLET GREY’s Melrose Place flagship team in 2014. As store director, Anhaltzer works individually with clients to help them shape their own beauty personae and get the dewy, luminous skin for which she’s famous. “Makeup holds a lot of power,” she says.  

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