Tuesday 6 December 2016

Trendwatch: Disco diva

Sinead Van Kampen

Published 12/07/2011 | 15:00

Giles SS11. Image is courtesy of MAC
Giles SS11. Image is courtesy of MAC

This season's disco trend is inspired by the era that brought us bell bottoms, sequins and too much polyester. Bold, bright and totally shameless, the look was paraded down the catwalks at Giles SS11 and has since hit the red carpet.

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Here are the rules:

Brighter is better

Glitter gels, pigment pots, metallics .....anything goes with this 70's inspired trend. Swap soft powdery shadows for dense, creamy pigments and layer it over everything for a full on dazzling finish. Sparkle is the key to this look and should be thrown over shadow or anywhere else you can stick it !



Base is big

Skin should be glowing and not matte, so swap the foundation for a tinted moisturiser and apply lightly. If you have naturally clear skin, skip the tint altogether and dab concealer where you need it. Though it is bold, the base for this trend is youthful and iridescent. Avoid that caked base at all costs.



Drama is King

Synonymous with the disco era, false lashes and thick winged liner are a must. Ditch the delicate lines of a kohl pencil and pop open some pigmented liner for a thick winged slick. Lashes are long and luscious and if yours are on the thin side choose the longest, thickest pair you can get your hands on!



Brows are bold

With statement eyes, brows on the thin side are in danger of fading away. Ditch the soft pencils and prepare to work the those brows brash. High arches, sharp edges and strong lines will work great with a brow powder and angled brush.



Lashings of lips

Disco Diva is as much about full on lips as it is full on eyes. Think roundly painted pouts in glossy shades of raspberry and orange and apply straight from the bullet. If you think you've overdone it, chances are you're not even close!

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