Welcome to a fun collaboration! I have teamed up with some fun, and fabulous beauty bloggers to represent make up of certain decades. You will find them and links to their AMAHZING posts at the end of this post.
Big hair, big boom boxes and even bigger shoulder pads.
This was the decade that seemed to have flipped the bird at the term “less is more”. The 1980s mantra was: more is more.
The 80s were not for the fainthearted, and I had a wonderful time celebrating it. If the shoulder pads weren’t big enough, I would double them up with another pair and some safety pins. I loved Madonna, and I was one of the “girls that wanna have fun”, Gender boundaries were pushed with Boy George, Flock of Seagulls, Human League and Spandau Ballet. The girls in the videos had the same hairstyle and make up as the boys. Let’s not forget lycra, leg warmers and headbands. But there was also a powerful glamour brought by the ladies of Dynasty.
Eyebrows got bushier. Not one, not 2, but 3 or more bright colours were applied on the eyes. And to top it off, bright eyeliner (usually blue) graced our waterlines above and below, partnered with coloured mascara (usually blue). Blush was piled on. Clash or match those lips with your orange, pink or red blush/eyeshadow colour as glossy as possible, and of course there had to be a darker outline.
Crimped. Teased. The bigger the better. Push back the sides with hair combs, add a side pony.
I just realised, I really miss those days!
Anywho, enough reminiscing. (I am listening to The Pretenders – the Hits whilst writing this!)
Let’s get to business.
I wanted to take elements of what some might say is tacky (not me!), over the top (not me either!) looks of the 80s, and this is what I came up with:
This is what I used:
Here are the other beauties writing about Beauty through the Decades:
And just remember,
Never gonna give you up
Never gonna let you down
Never gonna run around and desert you
Never gonna make you cry
Never gonna say goodbye
Never gonna tell a lie and hurt you…
Linking up with the beauties over at Monday Make Up Madness!
Til Next time,