Makeup styles from 1970s roller disco

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Makeup styles from 1970s roller disco
Do the perfect make-up for your roller disco costume. (Creatas/Creatas/Getty Images)

In the 1970s, the roller disco was the place to be for young people because it combined two of the most popular things: disco music and roller skating. Roller discos were akin to nightclubs today, with customers dancing, partying and generally having a good time. Whether you're throwing a '70s theme party or just attending a costume party, try your hand at roller disco make-up for a retro look.

The Eyes

Apply an eye primer to your eyelids. The primer has a neutral tone and smooths your eyelids, serving as a base for other colours. Apply a bright eyeshadow colour, like yellow, all over your eyelids and up to your brow bone. Smudge some under your lower lash line, too. Put a contrasting colour, such as red or purple, over the yellow, halfway up to your brow bone. Apply glitter eyeshadow in a lighter shade or clear glitter gel all over your eyelids and finish up with dark mascara. Use fake eyelashes with attached rhinestones for more sparkle.

Perfect Lips

For perfect disco-era lips, use a bright pink lipstick or lip gloss. Outline your lips with a matching lip pencil first, which keeps the lipstick from smudging. Use a lip primer to keep the lipstick from wearing off over the course of the night. Apply the pink lipstick with a lipstick brush, spreading the lip colour evenly. Add a clear or pale pink lip gloss on top of the lip colour for extra shine.


Use a moisturiser or lotion all over your face and wait for the moisturiser to dry. The moisturiser provides a good base for your make-up. Apply a lightweight, liquid foundation on your cheeks, chin, nose and forehead. Add a drop of peach blush on the apples of your cheeks and blend it downward.

Extra Touch

For that extra touch of '70s glamour, use a bronzer or tanner on your face instead of foundation. Gently blend the colour into your skin, giving your face a sun-kissed look. For a more natural look, opt for a gel blush in a colour one shade darker than your natural skin colour. Complete your look with a translucent powder dusted all over your face.

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