Wednesday 17 January 2018

Trendwatch: 70s make-up

Image courtesy of MAC cosmetics
Image courtesy of MAC cosmetics

Sinead Van Kampen

Yes sir, we can boogie... but it's a bit more subtle than that. Forget big hair, big flares and Abba, this particular 70s revival is much more luxe and a lot less Eurovision. Dewy complexions, softened features and glossy hair is here again. For some pointers, look to Brook Shields in the Blue Lagoon, Farrah Fawcett in Charlies Angels and Henry Holland's SS11 catwalks.

Here are the rules:

Be lazy

Although the look has a touch of sparkle, it shouldn't be overdone. Swap black mascara for brown, and give the eyeshadow a miss.

Don't cheat on the cheeks

Cheeks are really the focal point of the look, ditch bronzer and for blush layer coral, orange and pink shades onto the apples and along the cheekbones. If you do need extra shading, keep it subtle by working a little blush down the centre of the nose.

Brush those brows

This look is all about perfectly groomed features so blinged up brows are a no no. Spool-brush the brows and fill with a light brow pencil.

Get retro by fixing brows with a hint of Vaseline.

Luxe locks

The look may be pared back and the colours may be soft, but skimping on the bounce could well be your Waterloo. Think curled, brushed-through, loose waved and big. Up the volume and finish with some shimmer.

... and for evening wear

This look is perfect for daywear and will suit most complexion types but in the event you really do need a DJ to save your life, ramp up the glam factor with some bold nail polish and colour blocked accessories.

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