Let’s Bring the 80s Back with these HOT Makeup Looks

mikaela.zmikaela.z
Aug. 20, 2020
The 80s was a time of big hair and even bigger and bolder makeup looks. Unlike the smokey looks favored in the 2000s and the frosted looks of the 90s, the 80s were all about bright colors and having fun. If you’re interested in recreating the 80s looks today, then you need to focus on having bright eyeshadow, bold and bright lips, and don’t be afraid to let your blush show.
Here are six looks that embody all types of 80s flair.
Purple and green eyes with burgundy lips. This look combines the 80s with today’s makeup trends by having a bold eyeshadow look featuring yellow, green, and purple with a slightly darker lipstick. Colored mascara and the cut crease on the lid add to the bold statements hallmark of the 1980s

IG@makeupbycanela

Neon blue eyeshadow and bold eyeliner. This look is a little bit softer, but it still embodies the fun parts of the 80s, with electric blue eyeshadow, bold black eyeliner, and pink lips.

IG@ttd_eye

Rainbow eyeshadow and a sharp blush. If understated looks aren’t your thing, then consider this rainbow chic 80’s inspired eyeshadow look. This look combines every color of the rainbow, and it is accented by a characteristic 80s beauty mark and bright pink blush.

IG@felipeoliveira

Pink, blue, and gold eyes with hot-pink lips. This makeup artist nailed the 80’s. This look has a hot pink eyeshadow with blue under the bottom lid and gold in the corners of the eyes. A hot pink lip and penciled-in beauty mark complete it. 

IG@genepauly

Black eyeliner, bold lips, and blush. Everything about this look, from the hair to the clothes, embodies the 80s,  but the makeup is on point too. This makeup look is a little more understated than some of the others, but it still features the characteristics of the 80s, including black eyeliner, bright-colored lips, and visible blush.

IG@glitterwave80s

Shimmering pink, purple, and green with glossy pink lips. This last makeup look is one of my favorites because I think it combines what is in fashion today while being influenced by the 80s. This book has all the popular 80s colors, bold lashes, and bright, pink lipstick.

IG@patyna_makeup

The 80s was a time to have fun with your makeup, and the most popular styles included bright eyeshadow, bright blush, and glossy lips. If you’re interested in recreating 80s makeup looks, then set your sights on harmonizing bright and unnatural colors together.  Nothing about the 80s was about fitting in, and that’s the most important thing to remember when recreating these looks. 
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