Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Makeup History - 1990's The making of Supermodels!

They were the original supermodels who brought glamour and sexiness to the catwalks - Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlington, Karen Mulder (my fav!), Stephanie Seymour, Linda Evangelista, Claudia Schiffer & Naomi Campbell. They made the 90's!


It was all about glamour and clever contouring. The overall look was polished and it was the only time you'd see a perfect smokey eye with a red lip on a night out.
Foundation was matt and full coverage - the base needed to be immaculate. Eyes were contoured smokey most often in neutral brown, beige, black and eggplant finished off with a clean liner. Cheeks were contoured with a brown/bronze powder and lips were lined with a soft brown liner then filled with natural colour lipsticks. This type of makeup and tones used worked so well with the black & white images that were so popular.


Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Makeup History - 1980's. Girls just wanna have fun!!

No one screams 80's makeup more than Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Joan Collins & Boy George. And what a brilliant decade that was.........I was born!
The decade produced a distinct and powerful look.  Foundation was thick and offered full coverage often set by powder. Women wore heavy eye makeup in bold rainbow colours teamed with even heavier sculptured blush in coral, pink, bronze or red. Lips, all too often, came in bright pinks, reds and oranges. 
Madonna had a massive influence throughout the 80's and made heavy brows and beauty spots quite fashionable, with women frequently drawing on their moles and leaving their brows a la naturale. 



80's dream Madonna
Cyndi Lauper
AND THE MODERN VERSION IS DEDICATED TO MADONNAS BIGGEST FAN - Nicole Condos Material Girl PR

Monday, 14 May 2012

Makeup History - 1970's PEACE!

Ok, so far you've been taken through 5 decades of what I can only describe as extraordinary changes in makeup, not only in the application but the changes that took place thanks to much research and development!


Jerry Hall on the cover of Vogue 1975
Bridgette Bardot, Blondie, Jerry Hall, Farrah Fawcett, Charlie's Angels and the Bond girls all epitomise what the 1970's represented. 
The tanned, bronzed look was the hit of the decade with lots of shimmer on the eyes in blue, green and brown. To define the eye black liner was applied and smudged out to create a smokey effect and eyebrows were groomed thin in an arch shape. Cheeks were contoured and highlight was used to accentuate the cheekbones. Lips were quite natural in colour but the finish was high gloss.
Flower Power!!

Charlie's Angels
Modern 1970's

Monday, 7 May 2012

Makeup History - 1960's

Twiggy
Not sure what the 1960's beauty represented? Think Twiggy, think doe eyes, think dramatic eyes.




Eyes were the focus with pale, often white, pastel blue or green eyeshadows finished with a dark drawn on socket line and eyeliner. They were then dramatised with heavy false lashes on the top lids, and drawn on individual lashes on the bottom of the eye.
Cheeks were quite contoured and a sculptured blush was applied. To further accentuate the cheekbones a highlighter was used on the top bones of the cheek. 
To compliment the dark contoured eyes, lips were often quite pale and sometimes even shimmery.


Watch a step by step tutorial here!!!





June 1965 Vogue Cover
Modern 60's makeup