Hey friends! I’d like to welcome you to a very special post. Today’s post is part of a collaboration between numerous fabulous bloggers and as you can tell from the title, the posts feature makeup looks through the ages! We’ve got the 1920’s through the 2000’s with a couple other categories including Egyptian, Present Day, and Futuristic. It is such a pleasure to be a part of this collaboration so I really hope you enjoy! All of the other posts will be linked at the bottom so definitely go check them out!!
Brittany from The Beauty Deputy facilitated this collaboration so a big thank you to her for putting it all together. She initially wrote a post about wanting to put together a decade themed post collaboration and asked people to sign up for the decade they were interested in. When I saw that the 1980’s were still open, I snatched it up in a heartbeat! Why?
- I was born in the 1980’s.
- Blue eye shadow.
- No apologies for extra harsh blush.
- The best music.
- Everyone has access to 80’s fashion….thrift stores!
The posts in this collaboration all feature a makeup look and some included other aspects of their decade like fashion or hair. I decided to feature a makeup tutorial as well as a fashion look because come on, when you have the chance to dress up 80’s style, you take advantage of it. FYI, this isn’t necessarily completely historically accurate to the 80’s, but I did some research and tried to keep things legit. I decided to do a “party” 80’s look that features the fabulously bright, stereotypical neons and colors of the 80’s. So lets get started 🙂
I started off by priming my eyes with Urban Decay’s Eye Primer Potion. Following that, I applied NYX’s Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk all over my eye from eyelid to brow as well as under the eye and then blended it out with my finger.
When I think 80’s eye shadow, the first thing the comes to mind is bright blue and hot pink. I took my Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow Box and used the color Peace (bright blue) all over my eyelid as well as above the crease.
Just be aware, things are going to look very messy along the way, but it all turns out, I promise! Makeup in the 80’s wasn’t quite as precise as it is now-more about blocks of color and less about fancy, perfected blending. I just slapped it all on for the most part! (Another random note, if I’ve written a post about any the products I’ve used here, I will provide the link.)
I then took Fishnet (iridescent purple) from the same Deluxe Shadow Box and blended that above the blue all the way up to my eye brow. Yup, take the color up to those brows! I left open the front section of the eye.
I took the color Venus (shimmery orange) from the BH Cosmetics Galaxy Chic Palette and placed that in the last remaining open spot on the top of my eye-from the inner corner all the way up to the front of the eyebrow.
I used Milani’s Baked Blush in Delizioso Pink under the whole lower lash line.
This next step really helps the eye look come together. Take Peace (bright blue) once again, and brighten up where you put it initially. Then make the blue area a little larger by taking the color and expanding it over the edges of the purple and the orange. I wanted the blue to be the main focus so layering it over the other two shades helped the look blend together without actually doing a bunch of blending.
Both eyes after adding more blue. I think you can see how there is more blue now and less orange and purple.
I used Essence’s Long Lasting Eye Pencil in Black and put it in my lower waterline as well as on the upper lash line. I then took a pencil brush and smudged both areas out. I also put on some mascara-Covergirl’s Clump Crusher. (I also put mascara on the lower lashes even though I forgot to for the picture!) I did some eye shadow touch ups (like intensifying colors) along the way-it’s one of those things where you just keep checking and making adjustments as you see fit.
On to the face. I used Bare Minerals Prime Time Foundation Primer followed by Covergirl’s Stay Fabulous Outlast 3 in 1 Foundation in Ivory. I applied quite a few layers of foundation since foundation application in the 80’s was heavy! I used Sonia Kashuk’s Liquid Light Concealer in Halo under my eyes and set that with elf’s Tone Correcting Powder in Cool. I covered any blemishes with Bare Minerals Bisque.
I used Wet n Wild’s Berry Shimmer Blush to essentially contour the cheeks. Blush in the 80’s was very distinct-a very heavy stripe of blush was used under and on the cheekbones but wasn’t really brought out to the apple of the cheek. I brought back Delizioso Pink and used it slightly above Berry Shimmer to add some extra brightness since Berry Shimmer is so red based. I took the blush shades up on to the temples too for some extra pizzazz.
Quick note-80’s brows seemed pretty natural and a little unruly so I didn’t use any products on my brows for this look.
Finally some lipstick. I chose Wet n Wild’s Fergie Lipstick in the shade Fuchsianista which is a beautiful fuchsia shade with a hint of iridescent purple.
As I was getting ready, I had my hair in multiple braids in an attempt to get a crimped look! (I should have taken a picture, my husband said I looked like a rapper haha.) So before I put it in the final style, it did have some waves but since I wasn’t able to leave the braids in as long as I had wanted, it really turned out a bit more puffy overall which still works for the 80’s! Decided to go with the high side pony tail in the end.
And here is the final look!
On to the outfit! Yet again, can’t go wrong with those bright colors. A thrift store is a perfect place to shop for 80’s goodies since there’s a good chance you’ll find items actually from the 80’s. This whole get up (blazer, shirt-which I cut the shoulders off of, leggings, sunglasses, earrings, bracelets, and necklaces) cost me about 15 bucks. The blazer, shirt, leggings, and jewelry came from thrift shops, and the sun glasses were on sale for four bucks at Target. I already had the shoes, green shirt, and leg warmers. Thrift shops have awesome 80’s shoes, but I couldn’t find what I wanted in a size that would fit my big feet!
You couldn’t tell from the pictures above so I had to show a better image of these crazy blue crushed velvet leggings!
Well there we have it my loves, my 80’s inspired makeup and fashion look! I really hope you enjoyed this post-it was a lot of fun to create and execute!
All of the ladies and their decades are listed below so definitely go check them out 🙂
Egyptians/Cleopatra: Angela from http://yourbeautywhisperer.com/2014/06/20/mtta-egyptianscleopatra/
1920’s: Soph from Little Bit Soph http://littlebitsoph.com/2014/06/20/the-1920s/
1930’s: Meagan from A Beauty Obsessionhttp://abeautyobsession.com/2014/06/20/beauty-blogger…air-and-makeup/
1940’s: Olivia from Eye Have A Lot of Feelings http://eyehavealotoffeelings.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-1940s/
1950’s: Heather from Coconut & Cotton http://coconutandcotton.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-1950/
1960’s: Brittany from The Beauty Deputy http://thebeautydeputy.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-beauty-blogger-collaboration/
1970’s: Michelle from Pretty in the East http://prettyintheeast.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-1970s-inspired-look/
1980’s: That’s me!
1990’s: Jacquelyn from the Little Scottish Corner http://thelittlescottishcorner.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-blog-collab-1990s-grunge-thelittlescottishcorner/
Present Day: Barbe from Fashionista in Surburbia http://fashionistainsuburbia.wordpress.com/2014/06/19/beauty-blogger-collaboration-make-up-through-the-ages-present-day/
Futuristic: Becky from MakeupandFreckles http://makeupandfreckles.wordpress.com/2014/06/20/makeup-through-the-ages-collaboration-futuristic/