Kw-halloween-logo-small

Makeup from the 80s

We love the Eighties! The crazy clothes, the big hair, the shoulder pads and the makeup - the looks are big, bold and bright! 80s fashion standouts include wacky neon jelly bracelets, jelly shoes in every color of the rainbow, converse sneakers, leg warmers, leggings and big floral prints - they're all back again for a retro flashback. The 80s were all about making a statement and the most popular beauty looks were not for the faint at heart. Get ready to go boldMadonna in the 80s - the strong eye makeup and bright pink lips and blush paired with teased hair.

A good rule to remember about 80s beauty trends - the brighter and bolder - the better! You can pick one feature to highlight but don't be afraid to go bright on both lips and cheeks or eyes, the key to getting the look right is to experiment with colour.

Bright eyeshadow

You can wear this look night or day - just use a lighter hand for daytime. Anything goes and all that is needed is a bright eyeshadow and an eyeshadow brush. Apply to your eyelid and gently blend it out a little bit so it fades out as it gets further away from your eyelashes. You can also take a small pointed eyeshadow brush and lightly smoke the same colour underneath your eye for a bolder look or for evening.

Mac Electric  Eel eyeshadowMac Electric Eel eyeshadow

Bourjois Round eyeshadow in Absolute VioletBourjois Round eyeshadow in Aboslute Violet

Cover Girl Eye EnhancersCover Girl Eye Enhancers

Neon lips

They key to getting this look right is well-moisturized lips. You definitely don't want bright neon-hued lipstick sitting on chapped lips! You can go orange, pink or red and any shade in between. You can tell it's bright enough if it's a true orange, pink or red - there should be no brownish undertones and it should definitely not look "natural". To get a really cool 80s look, pair neon lips with some brightly coloured eyeliner!

Rimmel Shocking Pink lipstickRimmel Shocking Pink lipstick

Bourjois Rough High-Tech Liptint in Rose PixelBourjois Rouge High-Tech Liptint in Rose Pixel

Coloured eyeliner

Brightly coloured eyeliner looks just as 80s as bright eyeshadow but is slightly more subtle. It's best to pick a kohl eyeliner as they are much smoother and easier to glide on than other pencils. A gel eye-liner and brush also is better than just a regular pencil and gives you an added bonus of making the line as thick or as thin as you like!

Barry M Supersoft eyelinersBarry M Supersoft eyeliners

Doll face blush

Blush was worn to be seen in the 80s and was often worn in "racing stripes" on the cheeks. A bright pop of colour in a peachy orange or pink is perfect for achieving this look. If you layer cream blush under powder blush, the colour will look even bolder and the added bonus is that it stays on longer too!

Stila Poppy Convertible Colour blushStila Poppy Convertible Colour blush

MAC Devil blushMAC Devil blush
Related Stories

 

>
>

readers voted!

Comments

Shadeleaf

Shadeleaf wrote:

I am not a fan of make-up
commented: Fri Mar 28, 2014

ImRie-

ImRie- wrote:

for me the 70's are a lot more awesome but the 80's were still cool
commented: Mon Feb 10, 2014

Betzy123

Betzy123 wrote:

Rihanna is the only one who can pull it off..
commented: Wed May 22, 2013

there are 40 more comments

Please login or register to add comments


like this article?
Sign up now to get more just like!

latest videos

F1114040371671

Best Dressed Bohemian Beauty?

  • Kate Moss.
  • Sienna Miller.
  • Mary-Kate Olsen.
  • Kate Hudson.

related stories

Micro_deardish-makeup-micro
Clown Face asks: How do I put make-up on the right way? I’ve been trying to do it correctly, but ...
Micro_spring-blushes-micro
Spring is here and that means one thing - it's time to reboot our cosmetic bags! Now that we're g...
Micro_carrie-micro
Kidzworld gets the deets from AnnaSophia Robb the teen star of the new CW series The Carrie Diaries
Micro_prom_micro
Prom is almost here! After spending loads of time picking out the perfect dress, accessories, sho...
The '80s brought us Boggle, Trivial Pursuit and other cool board games. Check out these board gam...
Micro_mean-girls-micro
From Lindsay and her Mean Girls to Molly Ringwald and her Sixteen Candles, Kidzworld lists the be...

Dear Dish-It in the forums

geeta905
geeta905 posted in Friends:
Do you wish to be a star among your friends? Do you have the ambition to be spoken about largely among people/ Do you have the desire to be a part of the thrilling ride to win amazing prizes that you have always dreamt of?
reply about 2 hours
LostintheAbyss
Dear Dish-it, This is really strange for me to write to you because I have never done anything like this before but I need an outside POV from my situation and I need help. These days, I don't know what I'm doing or what tomorrow is going to bring. But before I get into how I feel, I am going to explain my situation a bit first. So let's get started. My family is a family of 6 though my oldest sibling has left the house to live else where because he's 26 years old. Anyway, I argue a lot in my family in fact there's fights everyday either with me or just between other family members. I don't remember a time that we didn't fight... Sad ain't it? But I try and not let it bother me. My mom and me have the best and worst relationship out there. At one time, we understand ourselves completely but then something happens and the arguments stop... It always ends with her angry and me frustrated, crying and angry... I have cried more in the past year and half (That is when it got worst) Then my entire lifespan so far. Plus since she had a bad childhood, she tries to make everything different from hers but she ALWAYS compares me to her. I am a different person than her and she just doesn't understand that! I always feel really bad after because she wants me to be the perfect child but I can't and I never will be. I am just me. Like today, I punched a wall because I just wanted to feel something else than sadness and worst thing is that I fake smiles and optimism at school so nobody knows. My friends don't understand even though I have told them but now I brush it off. It's not their life so they don't need to understand it. But that's my situation... Now that you have heard something about me, I need help. I'm sending myself in the abyss. I am losing control. I feel as if everything is slipping from my fingers and everything is falling apart. I don't know what's happening to me! I am losing myself and I don't know what to do! It's hard to keep up my grades, to make sure that everything is done, that I go to my activities after school. It feels so hard to do right now... I throw things and slam doors when I am super mad. I don't have anger issues but I keep in so many emotions that I explode when I can't take them anymore. My world seems to be crumbling before my eyes. My family is in debt, my parents might split and my brothers hate me. My dog, running, drawing and books are my only escape.  I don't know what to do... Sincerely LostintheAbyss
reply about 12 hours
hugebear
hugebear posted in Style:
snickers mkay and Im closing this thread now :) BR yush you is fabulous too mate :D
reply about 16 hours
Boysrock50
Boysrock50 posted in Style:
I'm fabulous :D
reply about 16 hours
Snickers147
Snickers147 posted in Style:
Kk 
reply about 16 hours

play online games

Candy-100

A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

Big_icon_(7)

Have you ever fancied being a ranger like those fantasy characters you love so m...

Big_icon_(4)

You run across the city in a car chase with the police officers.

Big_icon_(6)

The evil master kidnapped all of your friends!

Ow_fright_ad_100x100

Explore the world or hang out with friends in your own condo. Get a unique look,...