How to Do 80s Makeup and Hair

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How to Do 80s Makeup and Hair
Do 80s Makeup and Hair

The 1980s was a time when big hair and extreme makeup were the only way to go. The 80s look is great for special occasions or for every day. By using a little creativity and the following steps, almost anyone can achieve a 1980s makeup and hair look.

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Things you need

  • Eyeliner
  • Mascara
  • Eyeshadow
  • Powder
  • Liquid foundation
  • Makeup brushes and sponges
  • Lip gloss
  • Eyelash curler

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  1. 1

    Collect all the necessary supplies to create this look and make sure the face is clean and dry before putting any makeup on.

  2. 2

    Use a makeup sponge to apply liquid foundation to conceal any imperfections. Now apply loose powder to the face using a large makeup brush.

  3. 3

    Apply eyeliner to the bottom lid, top lid and to the skin located just below the eye. Next, wipe the eye with the fingers. Apply more if desired.

  4. 4

    Curl the eyelashes using an eyelash curler. Apply two or three coats of mascara on both the top and bottom lashes. Put a brightly colored eye shadow, in shades like canary yellow, bright purple or aqua green, on the eyelid all the way up to the brow line.

  5. 5

    Rub on a brightly colored frosty lip gloss. A clear lip gloss mixed with glitter will work just as well.

  6. 6

    Style the hair by teasing or curling. Add accessories to the hair such as brightly colored pieces of fabric or mesh.

Tips and warnings

  • Look at pictures of celebrities from the 80s to get an idea of the style of the time.
  • This look works best if one dresses circa 1980s.

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