We’ve already discussed how ’80s style is trending this year, and it’s not just trendy. Summer is the perfect time to embrace the ’80s makeup trend, and social media is full of fashion shows and celebrity references for you to check out. Think fuchsia lips, neon eyeshadow, bold blush and frosted lip color: it’s time to go big or go home! Here, I’ll introduce you to some of the major ’80s makeup trends for you to consider taking advantage of, then round up some products to invest in to get you started. It’s all about having fun, so if you have a holiday or a festival or two coming up in your diary, that’s the perfect time to try it out.
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The ’80s Makeup Trends to Try This Summer
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While traditional makeup “rules” (although I don’t agree to abide by them!) suggest that you should choose between statement eyes or lips, 80s makeup followed the philosophy of “more is merrier”, hence bold lips And personalized eyes can be worn together for full effect. Check out Jo Baker’s Instagram for inspiration.
Blue eyeshadow is the color of the 80s! The brighter the better, so choose a color that complements your skin tone and accentuates your eyes (when in doubt, a neon cobalt will always stand out from the crowd). Check out this look I created on Instagram to see how you can combine mixed blues and greens with blue lashes.
The ’80s brought more pigmented makeup formulations as well as new shades and textures, which meant metallic eye shadows grew in popularity. For a bold party look, add metallic eyeshadow in the inner corner of the eye and blend it underneath, like my green smoky Instagram look.
Hot pink and red blushes were big in the ’80s, so take a maximalist approach to cheek color to keep with ’80s makeup trends. Instead of clashing with a different color on your eyes or lips, use the same blush on your lids, keep your lips nude and glossy, or add a velvety matte color.
Perfect this technique by reading my guide to draping.
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