From the best eyeliner trends in every decade to makeup looks that span the ages, it’s safe to say we’re fans of taking makeup inspiration from the past. There’s no denying that each decade has had its moment (let’s not forget the ’90s goth makeup trend) and the ‘70s are no exception. Try one of the following eight ‘70s makeup trends to bring groovy vibes to your makeup routine.
‘70s Makeup Trend #1: Bold Bottom Lashes
When it comes to mascara, we often focus on making our upper lashes the star of the show. The ‘70s, however, were all about bold lashes all around—including bottom lashes. Grab your favorite mascara and show your bottom lashes some love by applying a coat or two to complete your eye makeup look.
‘70s Makeup Trend #2: Dewy Skin
Glowing, radiant skin was a huge makeup trend in the ‘70s. The focus of any face makeup look was creating the appearance of healthy-looking, dewy skin. This was done by wearing a foundation with a dewy finish and highlighting to the max. No dull skin here!
‘70s Makeup Trend #3: Sparkly Eyes
Want to infuse some ‘70s makeup inspo into your next night on the town? Grab a little glitter for an eye makeup look that’s sure to shine as bright as you. This is an especially trendy option for New Year’s Eve..
‘70s Makeup Trend #4: Rosy Cheeks
As we mentioned earlier, ‘70s face makeup was focused on creating a healthy-looking complexion. As such, it’s no surprise that rosy, flushed cheeks were all the rage. Try this trend for yourself by applying a coral blush, like the L’Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Fantastical, to the apples of your cheeks.
‘70s Makeup Trend #5: Dramatic Cat Eyeliner
While the cat eye makeup trend may have started in the ‘60s, women in the ‘70s continued to wear this statement eyeliner look to create a bold, dramatic eye.
‘70s Makeup Trend #6: Pastel Eye Shadow
Another eye makeup trend to try? Pastel eye shadow! You can totally rock this look in the daytime with a few coats of mascara or amp it up with a bit of eyeliner for a night out. Simply apply your pastel shade of choice to your eyelid and remember to blend out at your crease to avoid any harsh lines.
‘70s Makeup Trend #7: Sheer Lips
When it came to lips, something simple was all you needed in the ‘70s. After all, with so many bold eye makeup looks, sheer lips and glosses were perfect for finishing off a ‘70s makeup look. Clear gloss will be your best friend if you want to get in on this makeup trend, but if you prefer a little color on your lips stick with a nude or light pink gloss. Try the L’Oréal Paris Infallible 8 HR Le Gloss in Petal or Blush.
‘70s Makeup Trend #8: Vibrant Blue Eye Shadow
Want something bolder than pastels without jumping straight to glitter eyes? Vibrant blue eye shadow was a staple in the ‘70s. You can choose to coat your eyelid in the hue or you can opt for a modern spin on this makeup trend by wearing a vibrant blue eyeliner instead.
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