Our take on an 80's makeup revival

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Our take on an 80's makeup revival

While 80's makeup looks have been making a comeback for years, thanks to celebrity influences (yes, we’re looking at you Kimmy K), we deem this spring as the official start of our own 80's revival. Think bright lips, blue lids, and tons and tons of blush. The only difference? The looks have been given a fresh spin, so they don’t look as outdated as your lime green mesh party purse.

Eyeshadow in the 80’s was big, bright, bold and far more dramatic than you will see any girl rocking in 2019. They made your eyelids look like a canvas, as if it was painted on and was an absolute work of art. The signature eyeshadow colour was undoubtably blue, so we teamed up with April from Priceline to show you how you can create a 2019 version of the classic trend.

STEP 1

Create a base. After applying Nude by Nature Eye Primer, April applied a neutral eyeshadow colour to the eyelids. This will ensure your colour looks even, and stays on for longer. April used the Base colour from the Models Prefer customised eyeshadow quad.

STEP 2

Using the lightest blue from the Revolution reloaded deep dive palette, April began applying to the creases of the eyes, extending to the corners.

STEP 3

April then blended the edges with a light brown eyeshadow from the Revolution reloaded deep dive palette. This helps add complexity to the look.

STEP 4

Darken the blue. This is where the fun begins. Apply a deeper blue from the Revolution reloaded deep dive palette to the lid. Ensure you are blending through your lid and creases as you apply.

STEP 5

Be bold. Use the Thin Lizzy eyeliner pen to create the ultimate winged eyeliner to make the look that bit more dramatic. April finished the look off with a thick coating of the Rimmel wonder'luxe mascara. This will make the eyes pop.

STEP 6

Don't forget to blend a bit of blue under the eyes to complete the look. You're ready to go!

There's no telling what eyeshadow colour will grab the attention of the beauty world next, but it seems the bright makeup is always trending.

Well, you’re now officially ready to practice. If you recreate this 80’s look, show us! Tag us on Instagram @Westfieldparramatta

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