Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Sharon Tate Eye Makeup

As a little kid up in the late 60's, I can remember my mom getting ready to go out.  I used to love watching her apply her makeup.  In the 70's, when I first started using makeup, I can remember asking her how to do my eyes like Sharon Tate's.  Mom would respond, "we all did that look, it was common."  Frankly, she's right.  It was very common.

For the most part, Sharon's entire look was pretty timeless.  Yes, she did wear things that were in style at the time (mini skirts, for example) but many of her clothes could still be worn today.

I've always loved her eye makeup.  The look first became popular in the early 960's when Elizabeth Taylor portrayed "Cleopatra." The look really caught on and became all the rage.  
One person who really was known for wearing this look was Priscilla Presley.  She said Elvis loved this look.  Priscilla was younger than Sharon but looked older due to the extreme black hair and black tones in her makeup. 
While Sharon did wear the eye shadow, liner, mascara and false eyelashes, she used a beige and brown palette instead of the more common daker tones worn by others such as Priscilla.  By the early 1970's, Priscilla had toned down her look to let her natural beauty shine through.  No matter what kind of makeup Sharon wore, her natural beauty was always obvious.

Where'd this makeup style come from?  I've always wondered if her makeup was done by some makeup artist who might've done Greta Garbo's eye makeup.  Garbo's heyday was in the 1930's to early 1940's.  It makes sense that one of her makeup artists still might've been in Hollywood or in Europe.  Look at the photos and do a comparison. 
They both wore the line in the crease, thin brows (although Sharon changed her eyebrows occasionally) and the makeup really suited the shape of their eyes.

Her makeup changed a bit through the years but it was still a classic look.  I do a variation of it to this day.

Pictures of Sharon in Eye of the Devil:

                                                   Here's a sketch to show you how to do it.  


Okay this has nothing to do with Sharon's eye makeup, but since we're discussing it on the blog, I'm adding this video:


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 Submitted by Venus!  Thanks Venus!

53 comments:

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

I gotta use that chart, and try this sometime. LOL!
(Just kidding, of course)

Thanks Venus!

CarolMR said...

Thanks, Venus! Very interesting. Love the chart. I seem to remember George Harrison's wife, Pattie Boyd, doing her makeup like this. I used to read about it in 16 magazine. Maybe no one taught Sharon; it was just the way women did their makeup in the 60s. I love the comparison of Garbo's makeup and Sharon's.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Venus. Sharon was lucky that she had deep set eyes. The shading in the crease of her upper lid showed up really good.

I think her makeup & hairstyle was much better in the late 60's than in the early 60's. I didn't like her eye makeup in Eye of the Devil.

CarolMR said...

Katie, and I think Sharon never looked more beautiful than in Eye of the Devil.
Do you or Venus remember the video of Sharon applying her makeup? She was chewing gum and Roman was behind her watching her put on her face.

Venus said...

I've seen that video, but couldn't find it, Carol. It was on some TV show, maybe her bio? i don't remember where I saw it.

Yeah, they all did their makeup like that. Twiggy, Lulu, and so on.

I really think Cleopatra started it because I can look at pix of my mom before that and she might've only worn a bit of mascara and lipstick. After Cleo? A whole different look. Some of mom's cousins still call her Cleo!

I also think Sharon looked her best in the EOTD era.

Lynyrd, please post pix when you do this look, LOL

katie8753 said...

Carol, I've seen that video and couldn't find it either. Does anyone have a link???

Venus I can post some EOTD pics.

Personally, I think Sharon was the most beautiful I've ever seen her in that video at Jay's party. She didn't have makeup on and looked so sweet and beautiful.

CarolMR said...

Katie, isn't that the video where she and Jay kiss and Sharon gives him such a loving gaze as he leaves? I think she was married to Roman at the time, Venus would know that.

katie8753 said...

Yes Carol, that's the video. It's on the LSB3 blog. I'll see if I can find it.

I posted some pics of Sharon from Eye of the Devil on the thread. Check them out! :)

katie8753 said...

Carol in that video, you can see her lost in thought and pulling on her lip. To me, it looks like she's rethinking her marriage. She's surrounded by laughter and love at that party. I think her marriage was a nightmare.

If you'll notice, in the interviews with her & Roman, her performance looks coached and fake. Not natural and relaxed like she was with Jay.

Just my opinion.

CarolMR said...

I agree with you Katie re Sharon and Jay vs. Sharon and Roman. Thanks for the beautiful pictures. Sharon is wearing a lot of makeup but it looks very soft. Love her hair in EOTD, too. Very teased but still soft.

louis365 said...

I been told a big woman ain't got no soul...

starship said...

Hi, all,

If its the video at Jay's house, it was before she was married to Roman. think it is 1967.

Venus said...

Wrong, Starship. She WAS married. When she has her hand by her face, you can clearly see her wedding ring. I'm not very computer savvy, maybe someone can get a screen cap of it.

Venus said...

Here's the footage, at approx. 1:55 is the kiss and at approx. 2:22 you can see her ring.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmxKbYWo_zM

Venus said...

Thanks for posting EOTD pix, Katie. When I asked Lynyrd to post pix, I was teasing him about his 1st post on this thread, LOL

katie8753 said...

Hi Starship.

Venus, I agree, I thought this video was made after she married Roman. Does anyone know the month it was made?

Do you want me to add that video to this thread??

Venus said...

Katie, check your email.....

katie8753 said...

Thanks Venus.

I'm guessing this was filmed in the fall. Sharon's wearing a coat, so it must have been chilly.

BTW I had a coat just like that in the 70's.

CarolMR said...

Thanks for the link, Venus. I love this video. Sharon looked more beautiful without makeup. I can see her wedding band. This was at Jay's house, right? Does anyone recognize the other people at the party? Who is the man Sharon is talking to who is wearing a white shirt and dark jeans? I love how Sharon and Jay seem so comfortable with each other. Love the look she gives him after he kisses her.

MrPoirot said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D0zWsGlpV4

At the 14:40 point this video discusses how Beatles lyrics appeared on a door at Spahn Ranch before the Beatles released the song.

starship said...

Well, here is another version with a different characterization:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2xA-lDbKnI

People see what they want to see. I am sorry but I do not see a ring on ST at all in the footage. I have gone back and forth over the 2:22 mark and I don't see it, sorry.

I am trying to remember where but I have seen this video described before as at a party while ST and JS were still together, which in context would explain their loving looks at each other.

CarolMR said...

The other version of this video shows a close-up of Sharon's left hand. I see a ring. I wish I knew who all those people were.

Venus said...

Yep, she's definiterly wearing her wedding ring. In some versions, the footage is clearer than others. I've discussed this footage with many people and all have noticed her ring.

I've heard various reasons for this get-together. To me, it just looks like a casual gathering of friends. Looks like a fun time was had by all.

Katie, I also think it was in the fall. Most of them are wearing sandals but they have light jackets which might indicate that the day got cooler and this footage might've been taken when it was approaching dusk. Jay's property had lots of tres so I'm assuming it could be pretty breezy.

louis365 said...

Sharon once said how the Polak was such an ugly man.

katie8753 said...

Okay guys, I added the video that Venus submitted to this thread.

Starship, on the video link you posted, the guy that uploaded it said that Sharon was Jay's finance at this party. Were they engaged?? And that video is really so dark you can't see much after the first minute or so. The guy also says that Mark Lindsay was there. I didn't see him.

Anyway, you can definitely see some type of ring on Sharon's left ring finger at around 2:22. It's really faint, but you can see it.

That's my input folks. LOL.

louis365 said...

u can't deni9e it Katie

katie8753 said...

Huh? What does that mean bro?

MrPoirot said...

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It's in Conn. I wonder if Lynyrd is selling his example?

louis365 said...

I don't even know what I meant Katie...I was probably havin' a few.

The other night, I watched the movie "Devil's Due". I didn't much like it, but there some scenes in it that sure looked like the hill behind where Spahn's Ranch was.

Venus said...

Starship, let's face it, people will say what they want. That guy described Jay as Sharon's fiancee, but most people who post videos only post what they think. He also said that Mark Lindsay was there. I'm with Katie, I didn't see him either. As far as I know, nobody knows exactly when this was taken except that it was definitely after she was married.

CarolMR said...

BTW, Venus and Katie, Sophia Loren used to do her eyes this way, too.

CarolMR said...

Does ANYONE know who the man in the white shirt and dark jeans is?

sunset77 said...

Off topic comment:

Apparently, a prison murderer told the judge he joined "ATWA", Charles Manson's environmental group.

Video--->HERE.

Apparently, Kenneth Nowlin held Evan Broderick's hands behind his back while Travis J. Frazier stabbed him 24 times in 18 seconds.

"As Broderick lay on the ground, blood pouring from his wounds, Frazier stood over him and laughed."

News story--->HERE.

katie8753 said...

Louis, LOL.

Carol do you mean the guy at the beginning on those steps? I thought that was Jay, but he's wearing white pants. I don't know who that guy is.

MrPoirot said...

How come nobody mentioned Joan Crawford's eye lashes? Is it because she was a Witch?

CarolMR said...

Katie, yes, I mean the guy on the steps at the beginning.

Panamint Patty said...

patty is, of course obsessed, but what if its Henry Jaglom?

Venus said...

I heard (don't quote me because I'm not saying it as a fact) that the guy in the white shirt and dark pants is Gene Gutkowski.

Venus said...

Excuse the typo as his name is Gutowski. It does resembvlew pix I'vew seen of him.

My friend who told me it was him had a great theory. Here it is: If you see the entire sequence, Sharon and Jay are walking together by the pool and are sharing a conversation. All of a sudden this guy appears on the steps, Jay stops and Sharon moves forward as if to confront the guy. so she said she wonders if he went there at roman's request to keep an eye on things, LOL. It does look like Sharon's a bit po'd at first and he sort of placates her.

LynyrdSkynyrdBand said...

Thanks Sunset.

I got the video alert (about that story) from the Backporch Tapes Youtube channel, a couple days ago.
I watched it.
It's an interesting story.

The guy claims to be affiliated with (or, at least friends with) Charles Manson and ATWA.

I don't believe any of this stuff.
Charles Manson is "love" and he never lies.

: )

CarolMR said...

Venus, that's a good theory and it looked like that's what could have been going on. If you google "Gene Gutowski images" you'll see a picture of Sharon, Roman, and Gene and the man in the video definitely looks like it could have been Gene.

katie8753 said...

Patty who is Henry Jaglom?

Venus, if that's the case, that Roman sent Gene to spy on Sharon, how dare he? He was poking every pie in town. What a jerk.

As far as ATWA goes, you get what you pay for. LOL.

Panamint Patty said...

Katie, more of a joke than anything else. Patty hears BELs everywhere...

Panamint Patty said...

Gutowski...polish?

CarolMR said...

Katie, Henry Jaglom was an actor and director (maybe he still is). He had guest spots on Gidget and The Flying Nun. He was a close friend of Jack Nicholson and he helped Jack edit Easy Rider. He also starred in Nicholson's movie, Drive He Said. In the 60s he was a close friend of Natalie Wood and would often escort her to Hollywood events.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Carol. What does Henry Jaglom have to do with BELS? Patty? Anyone? Or maybe I'm getting in too deep here. LOL.

Gene Gutowski is Polish. His real name is Witold Bardach according to Wiki.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Gutowski

He worked with Polanski on The Pianist. I was watching that movie a while back and saw the credits at the end while listening to Chopin's Grande Polonaise Brillante In E-flat Major and I noticed Gutowski's name on there.

Panamint Patty said...

Thanks, Love. Re: BEL, Patty will inadvertently plug that other blog by saying you can click on Brotherhood of Eternal Love and see what she is yammering about. ThereS a lot of info there so it might take u awhile. Patty would love to hear what u think, even if its not particularly complementary.

katie8753 said...

Thanks Patty. I'll check it out when I get a chance.

CarolMR said...

Wasn't Gutowski with Roman in London when he got the news that Sharon had been killed?

katie8753 said...

Yes I think he was Carol. I saw a video somewhere where he was talking about it.

starship said...

Gutowski is also featured in the Wanted and Desired documentary from HBO.

Panamint Patty said...

thanks, Starship.

Doc Sierra said...

I used to date a very attractive lady on the California Central Coast, the one who's childhood nickname was "Labia Lenora". She said she copied here eye makeup from Sharon Tate. She used an eyebrow pencil to accentuate the crease where the top of the eye lid is just below the eyebrow. I didn't have the heart to tell her but it made her look older, like when some women age and their eyelid creases begin to look like they're sinking into their heads.....