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How to create 80s make-up looks

Even though fashion trends change with time, the 1980s make-up and styling is adopted by many nowadays. It is still so popular that people like to come back to this retro era, and experiment with this style again and again. The celebrity looks during this time consisted of creative hairdos in addition to applying distinct make-up. If you want to learn make-up tricks of the 80s, the following simple tips may be useful.

Exfoliating your face

The best make-up tip to get the typical celebrity looks of the 80s is to exfoliate your face. This consists of washing your face with clean water, gently using a facial scrub, and then rinsing it off with cool water in order to tighten the facial pores. Pat dry your face, and apply an even layer of moisturiser immediately in order to keep it hydrated and also to provide a smooth surface to apply new make-up.

Foundation

The key feature of the 80s celebrity make-up consists of choosing the right foundation colour for the face, typically a shade lighter than your skin tone. Place a few dots on your chin, nose, cheeks and forehead and smooth it evenly on your face and neck with circular motion of your fingers. Once it dries completely, remove excess foundation from around your lips, eyebrows, hairline and other important make-up lines.

Eye make-up

The most popular eye shadow colours of the 80s celebrity make-up are brown, green and blue. Choose three different shades of the base colour that you prefer. For example, if you are using brown, blend the medium brown shade on your eyelid right from the lashes to your eyebrow using your fingers. Use dark brown colour on the highest crease of your eye lid, and extend it outwards just before your eyes’ edges. Apply the lightest shade just under your eyebrow. Now, use liquid eye-liner to draw a thin line just above your eye lashes to the outer corner of your eye. After curling your eyelashes, apply about two to three coats of waterproof mascara as thick eyelashes were quite popular in 80s make-up. Allow the mascara to dry thoroughly before applying a new coat.

The glossy look

The typical 1980s make-up looks consists of accentuating the cheekbones with a glossy bronze blush. Use it on your cheek hollows, and extend it upwards towards the ears. After removing excess blush, apply bronze-coloured lipstick followed by a lip gloss. This completes your professional celebrity make-up, and you are sure to look like a model about to pose for a fashion magazine of the 1980s.

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