The ’80s was a decade known for being dynamic and vibrant. The past few seasons elements of the decade have snuck back into fashion: acid washed jeans, leather and colour blocking are consistently seen in different fashion shows. Edun’s fall 2012 fashion show tapped into the colourful ’80s for inspiration. The result is a collection full of positive emotions and a beauty look that will surely brighten up anyone’s day.
To coincide with the collection’s overall theme, MAC makeup artist Yamin created an eighties inspired metallic shimmer eye beauty look for the models. The look is a mix of natural hues and shimmery eye shadow that is perfect for a day out in the city or a fabulous night out. Want this gorgeous look for yourself? Check out the how-to after the break.
How to: ’80s metallic shimmer eyes
Before applying makeup, it’s always best that you start with a priming routine. Begin by washing your face and then applying moisturizer for a healthy glow. You can also use an all-in-one make up primer with moisturizer and SPF.
Take an eye shadow and use that to fill in your eyebrows. To make them look very natural, use short strokes with a brush much like drawing using a pencil. Pay attention to areas that need filling. You can even make them look thicker than usual for a real eighties vibe.
Cheeks and highlights
To add contour to your face, take a taupe shade of blush and apply it right above your jaw line moving towards your ears. Keep the apples of your cheeks free of any colour to keep the attention on your shimmery eyes.
Being all about the eyes, this look is best of with a light shade or almost natural shade of lipstick. I would highly suggest a light pink shade that’s topped off with a coat of lip gloss.
For the full runway look, you can pair your shimmering silver eyes with Edun’s asymmetrical punk hairstyle.