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Making Up the Magic: The Return of Bold

Making Up the Magic: The Return of Bold

Decades seem to be flashbacking… Is fashion going so fast that we can’t find new ideas? The 80’s just peaked their shoulder pads right around the runway corner, and they’re gaining speed. One of the most mis-quoted fashion and beauty periods is coming back for an update.  

MUA: By Ewa Bilinska from www.makingupthemagic.com

Photography César Ochoa instagram link: https://www.instagram.com/cesarmontreal/
Styling Madame B  instagram https://www.instagram.com/madameb_/

Shani at Maven Models 
Milly at Dulcedo 
Anne-Marie at Next Canada 

The 80’s will always be remembered for being very colourful and bold! But sort of the way that people will look back to our time, and think that everyone was a contoured, highlighted and bronzed glam goddess (not)! It was the first time that makeup became such an individual statement, and just like today, it was bold, assertive, and in your face. You know that moment when you just discover how to contour, and you pack it on to see how far you can go?! Every one was trying to see how many colours they could put on, how dark that smoky could be, and it sometimes got a bit out of hand! Here are some key 80’s looks, made modern.

The Makeup


Anne-Marie – The Glam Vamp
First look. On the eyes I used Laura Mercier single eyeshadows in Plum Smoke, Twilight Grey, and Black Plum to create a soft haze. Top and bottom lashes are lined with Elizabeth Arden Smoky Eye Pencil in Black, and Clarins Ombre Matte eyeshadow in Earth. Mascara, Dior Iconic Overcurl in Black. On lips, Lancôme Gloss in Love in 202, M.A.C. Lip Liner in Cork. Vintage flower print dress at Bazr de Ville.

Second look.  I removed the top part of the smoky of the first look, and just kept the liner work. On lips, I patted in gently Maybelline ColorVivid in Vivid Rose, and topped it with a light application of Mara Hoffman X Sephora gloss in Coral. Frames, Chloé Eyewear, available at Antoine Laoun. Flower print jacket,  Zara.

Third Look. I just added a swath of baby-blue eyeshadow in her crease in Anja by Illamasqua, and we kept the same makeup and hair. Transparent tunic, Zara. Bra, Lasenza.

How to use the 80’s draping technique : Use two blushes, one paler on the apple of the cheek , and the darker one, placed into the hollow. Use a concealer or a paler foundation, to highlight the jaw-bone, blending up to the cheek. If you still need more definition, add some light contour ( I like Kat Von D’s Palette) 


Shani – 80s Pop of Colour
 To line the eyes I used Urban Decay eyeliner in Forest, and Clarins Ombre Matte in Carbon to intensify the outer corners. Mascara, Dior Addict It-Lash in Purple. On cheeks, and as transition colour on the eyes, I used CoverGirl lipstick in Violet Verve. Geometric pattern shirt and earrings, Forever XXI. Green coat, Zara.  Second look is the same makeup. Houndstooth patterned Tunic, vintage Rinascimento at Bazr de Ville.


Milly  Afro Punk
First look. On eyes, Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in BleuLuxe to shape, and glitter pigment in Pink on the center of the lid, all by  M.A.C. Mascara, L’Oréal Telescopic in Black. On lips, Revlon Super Lustrous in Plum Velour. Leopard-print motorcycle jacket, Zara. Sports bra, Forever XXI. Mesh shorts, H&M.

 Second look. On Eyes, M.A.C. Fall 2016 Report Eye Palette (green shade). L’Oréal Paris Infallible Intense Gel Liner. On lips, orange pigment, Make Up For Ever. Printed long sleeve top, Zara.