Ask any beauty buff to pick a decade that they loved in terms of beauty trends and we bet they’ll pick the 1980s. It was hands-down the most daring, experimental and revolutionary time in the history of beauty. Good news for beauty maximalists (and minimalists) who love playful and vibrant makeup; 80s beauty trends have made a whooping come back and it is all you are going to see in 2020.
From bold pouts to statement eye makeup and clashing makeup colours, 80s beauty trends are OTT and unmissable. That’s probably why they reappeared on the Summer/Spring 2020 runway this season.
Ahead, we have compiled all the big beauty trends of the 80s that you are going to spot everywhere in 2020. Take a look.
- Colour-blocked makeup
- Blush 0TT
- Bushy brows
- Neon eye makeup
- Glossy, bold pout
- Dramatic lashes
- The big hair trend
Colours were huge in the 80s and it was all about wearing contrasting shades of makeup on your face. Bold eye makeup with blue, purple or green lids teamed with an even bolder pout in pink or red is going to be one of the most experimental looks in 2020.
This new year, wear your blusher to really show it off. The 80s draping blush trend is back and how. Buff your blush on the apple of your cheeks, cheekbones and all the way to your temples and merge it with your eyeshadow to get the look.
While the 90s had super skinny brows and 2000s saw a dark and defined set, 2020 will bring with it unruly brows of the 80s. Bushy brows that are as rebellious and carefree as the women in the 80s is going to take 2020 by storm all over again.
Neon eye makeup
When you think of the 80s rock and roll vibe, the first thing that flashes before your eyes is neon lights. Neon colours were big in beauty and fashion. Neon liner, neon lids and even neon coloured lashes are making their way back in 2020.
Glossy, bold pout
Another extreme beauty trend that was a rage in the 80s was glossy lips. Before matte took over, there were glossy pouts in bold colours like fuchsia pink, burnt orange and gorgeous red. Take your pick on a powerful shade and get the gloss on.
It’s your lashes, but better! Longer, fuller, gravity-defying lashes, which were called baby doll lashes back in the day have resurfaced. Yes, it’s time to rock those show-stopping false lashes like never before (yay).
The big hair trend
Go big or go home was the one and only rule of the 80s beauty scene. Perm was the hottest hair trend in the 80s and guess what…it’s back! Ditch your sleek straight hair this year and wear it bigger, with spiral curls, maybe pinned on one side with a big barrette.
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