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80's Makeup

Updated on January 6, 2017
Brooke Shields
Brooke Shields


The makeup in the 80's was glamorous and over the top. It featured bright colors, contouring blush, and dramatic eyeshadow. Gain inspiration from these past looks and then transform yourself into a modern 80's queen by checking out the tips and tricks below.


Simple 80's Look

After applying your foundation:

1. Choose two different colors of eyeshadow. They can be bright colors or two shades of brown. Cover your entire eyelid with one. Then spread the lighter color from your crease to your brow bone, leaving a small space at the top. This will create a wing shape around your eyes. Apply eyeliner around each eye and then add mascara generously.

2. Use a pink blush or a dark blush (such as a bronzer). Sweep it diagonally from the corners of your mouth, over your cheeks, and up next to your ears.

3. Apply pink, coral, or mauve lipstick.


Inspiration

Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper | Source
Jem
Jem
Cindy Crawford
Cindy Crawford | Source
Madonna
Madonna
Joan Jett
Joan Jett | Source

Modern 80's Makeup

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Modern 80's look
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      Erin Bower 4 years ago from Georgia

      carter06: It was a pretty crazy time with all those trends for hair and makeup. Ha ha. I'm so glad you enjoyed this! :)

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      Mary 4 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      Oh wow the 80's eh!! Permed hair and cobalt blue everything comes to mind..enjoyed this trip down memory lane Erin.. & really love the eye colors of the time..such a bright decade for sure..good job..cheers