Welcome to the colorful decade of the 1980s! Some say that makeup from the 80s era can be summed up in three B's: Big, Bold, and Bright. Well, we all know that's true. Hairstyles from the said period were utterly big and exaggerated and the colors used for makeup were obviously bright. If women from the 70s barely used makeup, women from the 80s sported a heavy, bright, makeup look which they even wore to their works.
The I'm-Closer-To-God-Than-You Bangs / Big Hair
The Side Ponytail
Use a matte foundation to achieve a flawless matte skin look. Choose a foundation shade that is closer to your skin tone. Apply loose powder to set.
The eyes were strikingly bright and colorful. Popular eye shadows during the 80s were pinks and blues. You can also add other vibrant colors to use for your eye makeup. Line your top and bottom lids with huge amounts of black liner. Apply heavy coats of mascara.
Pink rouge were popular for the cheeks. It should be applied heavily and most women chose not to blend their blushes.
The most famous choice for the lips was fuchsia. Use a fuchsia lip liner to line the lips, exaggerating a bit then top off with a bright fuchsia lipstick.
1980s BEAUTY ICONS
Olivia Newton John
Here's my 1980s inspired makeup look:
San San cosmetics matte foundation in 03
Fanny Serrano two way cake in Organza
Dollface Cosmetics' vanity palette (blush)
EYES and BROWS
Ever Bilena precision blender
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk
Dollface Cosmetics' Vanity Palette
Maybelline eye studio lasting drama gel liner in black
Ever Bilena color pencil in black
Black drugstore mascara
NYX slim lip pencil in Orange
Prime Collection Vitamin E Long Lasting Lipstick in PC-13
That's it for the 1980s!
Stay awesome my dear dudettes! :)