Lana Del Rey’s Makeup: Inspiration for a 60’s Throwback Look

Lana Del Rey's Makeup: Inspiration for a 60's Throwback Look
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Lana Del Rey is serious fashion goals when it comes to vintage looks. She always looks like she stepped right out of the 60s—and we mean that in the best way possible. Her mile-high hair, classic cat eye makeup, and full lips make her look like one of the stunning characters from Mad Men. Lana gets inspiration for her vintage style makeup and fashion from the 1940’s, all the way through to the 1980’s. Fan page Lana Del Rey’s Closet says that “her hair has also echoed the times: beautiful beehives, long 40s waves and a straight middle-parted 70s style.”

Transitioning flawlessly from glam to grunge, Del Rey’s makeup looks can do no wrong. She’s been quoted referring to herself as the “Gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” and we couldn’t find a better phrase to encapsulate her style. Lana has given us makeup and fashion envy all year long with her makeup transformations, and we’ve finally nailed down how to steal her look. Keep on reading if you want to steal some of Lana Del Rey’s makeup tips!

Lana Del Rey’s Makeup Looks

Since Lana is serious makeup goals, we’ve found some awesome tutorials from YouTube beauty gurus that show us exactly how to steal her look. Our takeaway? The perfect cat-eye and pouty lips are key. Keep your makeup bag stocked with the perfect makeup products like liquid eyeliner and lip liner to keep your look flawless!

In this Lana Del Rey makeup tutorial, Kandee Johnson recreates her Video Games album cover look:

Tanya Burr shows viewers how to achieve Lana’s classic 60’s look, with a modern twist:

Lana Del Rey’s Fashion Staples

There are a few key items that this signer holds near and dear and that help keep her vintage look together. She often wears baseball caps, Jack Daniel tee’s, and F1 racing jackets (especially the red Ferrari one) when she’s goes for a more casual look.

The singer is also known to rock a fierce flower crown every now and then. She first wore this accessory in her Born to Die music video. It has since become a fan favorite, and maybe it’s even to thanks for the infamous Snapchat filter!

Whether she’s glammed up for the red carpet or dressed down for a day off, you can always be sure of one thing: Lana Del Rey always has fab nails. Usually sporting long stiletto nails, her look is always amped up by her perfect manicure. Copy Del Rey’s Beautiful and Young nail look with this quick tutorial:

Lana’s Signature Hairstyles

Most if not all of Lana Del Rey’s signature hairstyles scream old Hollywood glam. She often wears her beautiful (usually) brown locks in a beehive style, or side swept waves or curls. Nailing her hairdos are an integral part of trying to nail her look. Here are some easy to follow tutorials to snag her hairstyles:

Channel your own Hollywood glam with daceyhapa’s tutorial!

CholeFable shows you how to achieve great heights in her Del Rey inspired video.



“How to Dress Like Lana Del Rey,” Lana Del Rey’s Closet web site, June 4, 2016;, last accessed January 3, 2016