70’s Digest: Glitz and Glitter

Bring on the glitter, glam, and rock! Punk is back. Or at the very least bright colours, pearlescent sheens, and the big eye crease that’s rocking the winter/spring make up trend. Seventies is hitting the make-up bandwagon again this season and it’s all about the colour.

In the recent Vera Wang show, make up artist Lucia Pieroni loved the dark purple smokey look and didn’t hold back on the colour. This season the blues, purples, and greens are perfect to compliment all eye colours. For the richest colour, use cream based shadows or colour crayons such as Bourjois 24H Colour Edition range in Prune Nocturne. These cream based eyeshades tend to have longer wear and are better to build upon for a stronger shade. To create that bold smudgey look blend the cream into the crease of the eyelid and then lightly spread it onto the brow for a smokey eye.

Alternatively if you don’t like to go bold with the eyes, then go bold on the lips with a dark plum shade. It maybe a step out of the comfort zone, but purple is amazingly flattering. Try Maybelline Color Elixir in Dashing Orchid for the benefit of long lasting colour and additional moisture.

The best thing about the seventies punk look is all the glitter. Glitter eye shadow, luminescent lip-gloss, and even glitter based highlighters. Now too much glitter can never been a bad thing and especially for a night out, rocking this look will make sure you stand out and quite literally shine. However, for an everyday look glitter is best preserved to the eyes. To retain that shimmer try mineral based eyeshadows that you can blend with a brush for a pop of colour and shine whilst walking about the town. On the Rocks by Smashbox contains 12 party ready wear colours of all the top seventies shades and are long lasting enough to stay strong throughout the day.

The best way to rock the seventies look is to go a little bolder and braver. The best way is to start off with just the pop of colour on the eyes or lips and then keeping the rest of the face bare. If it’s for a night out, then rock the full look and take the colour and glitter in your stride.


Jasmin Vincent

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