Makeup from the 1980s can be a fun, retro throwback for a party or a night out on the town. Start with a smooth base using a liquid foundation for a vintage ‘80s makeup with a demonstration from a professional makeup artist in this free video on beauty tips.
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Hi, my name is Adrienne. I'm a Makeup Artist. I'll be showing you how to apply 80s makeup so you could bring back this fun, interesting trend back into your life. Now, let's get started. The first tool that we're going to use is going to be the liquid foundation to give that flawless coverage. The second tool is going to be a foundation brush to blend the makeup into the skin. The third tool is going to be a yellow eye shadow as part of the fun, trendy look we're going to do on the eyes. The fourth tool is going to be this blue duo shadows. The fifth tool is going to be a flat shadow brush. The sixth tool is going to be soft crease brush to blend color into the hollow area of the eyelid. Our seventh tool is a stiff angled eyeliner brush. We're going to transform eye shadow into eyeliner. Our eighth tool is is black mascara to finish the look for the eyes. Our ninth tool is going fuchsia lipstick. We're going to use this for the lips and for the cheeks. For our step in applying 80s makeup, we're going to grab our liquid foundation and apply a small amount to the back of our hand that uses as our palette. We're going to grab a foundation brush and we're going to begin to apply directly to the face. Blend all over, apply in a downward motion and outward. Areas that need a little bit more coverage, just pat the foundation and it'll give more coverage that way. Get the most areas that just have a little bit of redness. As you can see, applying with a brush makes things go a lot faster. We're going to apply a little bit on the eyelid. Eighties makeup is characterized by way too much makeup, especially very colorful makeup. So, we're going to imitate that with our very colorful eye shadow. We're going to use this bright yellow color with our flat eye shadow brush, we're going to tap any excess and we're going to begin to apply on the entire eyelid. Yes, it's yellow and we're bringing it all the way to the brows. But you know what? That's what 80s makeup is all about. It's a very interesting trend. Just patting it all over the entire lid. Taking that product and applying on the opposite side; applying it from the lash line to the brow bone. Next, we're going to take this darker blue eye shadow right here on the right side with that same brush; tap any excess and we're going to begin to apply in the crease and a little bit on the lid area as well. So, I'm just patting on that blue, that bright blue eye shadow; but now, I'm going to switch brushes and go with my crease brush, tap any excess and I'm just going to take that color and drag it out 'cause 80s eye shadow was all about color beyond the eye area. So, just blending, blending, blending. So, the main thing is we're just applying the color in the crease first. We're going to do the other side. We're going to start in the outer crease and blend it past the eye. You can definitely mix other colors with this combination because 80s makeup definitely incorporated many several shades on the eyelid. But, I'm just going to use yellow and blues. So, the next step, we're going to apply our eyeliner. This is a soft pencil, so you don't need to put too much pressure on it. We're going to apply all over the lash line, making sure you don't see any skin between the lash line and the liner. I'm just kind of tagging my eyes just a tad and don't worry about getting it too perfect because we're going to trace it with some colored eye shadow which is the next step following. We're going to go back to that blue shadow duo; we're going to use a stiff angled brush, tap into that lighter turquoise color that's a little bit of shimmer and we're going to trace over that black eyeliner. As you can see that color really stands out and really pops; almost gives like a bit of a metallic look. We're going to take that eyeliner and just drag it out. If we look back at old 80s movies, you see a lot of blue eye shadows; so, that's why I chose blue colors for this look. Now, doing the other eye going over that black pencil; instantly that color just shows. And then we're ready for mascara. I'm just going to take our black mascara; I'm going to coat the top and bottom lashes. You can get a little bit more funkier, you can add some colored mascara if you want. However, black mascara is just fine as well. So, this is a fun little trick. We're actually going to use our lipstick as our blush. So to apply, I'm just going to draw a, just a line right there, right on the cheekbone and I'm going to blend with my fingers. Because it's a lipstick, it's creamy and it's easy to blend. And because this is an 80s look, it does not have to be blended too much. You do kind of want a little bit of a hard edge to it 'cause 80s makeup was all about sculpted cheekbones. Perfect. You can do the other side. One streak and blend. If you feel like your blush is too strong, then just kind of go over it with a little bit of powder and it'll soften it. And now we're going to apply our final step which is the bright fuchsia lipstick. I'm just going to apply directly to the lips, starting at the center. And that's it. That's how you do a fun interesting trend like 80s makeup. Applying this 80s makeup look can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes to do. The most important thing with it is to not hold back. Add lots of fun interesting colors because more is better. That's why the most essential item would be the eye shadow 'cause you can play up different colors on your eyelid. Combined, these items should range anywhere from thirty to eighty dollars. That's it. That's how you apply 80s makeup. Thanks for watching.