It’s flashback time! What did you love about the 80s? My favorite 80s phenomena (in no particular order) are:
- NEON COLORS (obviously)
- Molly Ringwald movies
- Pre-surgical Michael
- Pre-crack Whitney
- Slouch socks!!!
- Stirrup leggings
- Fast Times @ Ridgemont High
- Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
- Dirty Dancing
- Fat Luther
Ahhh… as fun as that was, I know you didn’t come here to reminisce, so let’s talk about makeup! For this look I used NYX Cosmetics Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl… NOT to be confused with Orange Pearl (see Thanksgiving FOTD). They appear similar but Orange Pearl (left) is a coppery, metallic orange, whereas Orange Zest is (right) a peachy orange speckled w/ gold glitter. Orange Zest is very sparkly w/ TONS of glitter fallout. The fallout doesn’t bother me enough not to wear it, but if you’re wearing a full face that day (concealer, foundation, etc.), you might wanna do your eyes first. NOTE: Milk was used as a base for these swatches, but they are extremely pigmented, so any flesh-colored base would work just as well.
BASE: NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
SHADOW: I covered my entire lower eyelid in NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in Orange Zest Pearl. I used my crease brush to apply matte fuchsia e/s to the crease & blended that upwards into matte peach e/s (Wet N Wild Greed palette). Finally I used matte plum purple e/s (from the Wet N Wild Lust palette) to deepen my outer v.
OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy brow wax & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows & Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline with”The Deep End” waterproof cream liner by Sephora. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010for light to medium complexions).
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)
CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.
LIPS: Carmex + L’Oreal H.I.P. lip gloss in Inviting