Can I get a ‘amen’ from all my 80’s babies?! *throws hands in air and says ‘AMEN’* Are you sick and tired of slick straight hair and demure makeup? If you answered, yes, then I have some exciting news for you. The 80’s are back and are more extra than ever, the runways prove it. Foreal though, you can see actresses and models sporting premed hair and shoulder pads – bigger is better, baby. The 80’s inspo without a doubt comes from Netflix shows like Stranger Things and GLOW. The actors in both these show wear the boldest colors and the wildest haircuts. It’s no wonder that the fashion houses have channeled their inner 80’s queen and launched maximalist ranges.
The mantra of the 80’s is undisputedly: more is more! Even the people who reject all 80’s fashion and beauty have to admit that seeing obnoxiously bold and dramatic looks are seriously comforting. The 80’s were a time when people gave the middle finger to norms and went for it. That kind of confidence in clothes and makeup is sometimes missing these days. So I totally re-welcome the balls-to-the-wall beauty because I was only five years old when the decade ended. I am fully ready to embrace the 80’s once again. Let’s take a look at what’s hot and the styles you need to emulate this summer:
Bold Lips –
Who loves hot pinks and oranges? I do and so should you. The key here is to find a hot pink or orange that best suits your skin tone. If you have paler skin play with the vibrant pinks. As for people with darker skin shades hot orange is going to look like a dream on you.
Bold Eyes –
Bright colors weren’t just limited to lips back then, they were also splashed across the eyes. Go for a graphic green liner or douse your lids in blue, you cannot go wrong here.
Blush For Days –
Draped blush was the contouring of the 80’s. Blush was applied in a way that it would sculpt along your cheekbones and upwards. Celebes like Rihanna are brining back the statement cheek.
Big Hair Don’t Care-
Big hair is back with a vengeance and we are here for it. Spiral curls and perms – oh my! Get big hair like Yara Shadidi and Leona Lewis. Use these hair gels and styling tools to get the look.