80s inspired Bold Makeup Inspiration by Rachel Oates - Affordably Fashionable
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80s Inspired Makeup Look

I know I’ve used this colour palette before but while scrolling through Pinterest, I came across this look from Land of Make-up that I absolutely fell in love with. My look isn’t quite as polished as theirs but I’m pretty happy with it for a) a first attempt and b)using only high-street products under £12.


My Makeup

Here’s the finished look:


I went for a similar colour palette on the eyes but chose to focus more on the pink glow around the blue, rather than extending the purple higher.


For my first attempt at a double-wing I’m pretty happy with it but I feel the wings could have been a little more angled (and the two eyes could have matched more…). I also decided to do both wings in black rather than the lower one in blue; initially, I was going to use my Maybelline Colour Tattoo Eye Shadow in Turquoise Forever for the lower wing but after swatching it on my hand next to the blue shadow I used, I felt they didn’t look quite right together.


For the pink / blue / purple which is the main part of this eye look, I used Makeup Revolution’s Eyes Like Angels Eyeshadow Palette. I actually started by adding a halo of Shell from their Flawless Matte Eyeshadow Palette and then switching to the Eyes Like Angels Palette. I highlighted the brow-bone with a splash of Pink! and then tried to add a coat of Aqua Dream to the actual eye lid.

I love this palette but the Aqua Dream wasn’t quite as pigmented as I wanted. It was just looking a bit washed out and dull… I didn’t want to switch to the Colour Tattoo Eye Shadow because I knew this was the shade I wanted so I had to come up with something… Eventually I decided to try and mix a little of the powder eyeshadow with my Rimmel Stay Matte Primer and it worked! I ended up with a creamy and very pigmented eye colour which was exactly what I was looking for!

When I’d got the coverage I wanted, I took a fluffy blending brush and applied a little Bold Purple into my crease and blended it into both the Aqua Dream and Pink!.



As a final touch, I used Maybelline’s Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil in Smoky Black on my lower-waterline and just underneath it, blending it out into a layer of Pink! eyeshadow.


After finishing the eyes I got definite 80s vibes from it so decided to do the rest of my makeup accordingly! OTT pink blush focusing mostly on the apples of my cheeks and a bold purple lip using my Barry M Lip Paint in Neptune which is an awesome colour-changing lipstick. It looks blue, but as soon as you apply it to your lips it changes to a shade of purple which is unique to you. This lipstick is so much fun!


Honestly, I’m not sure I’d have too many opportunities to wear this makeup out of the house… unless maybe it was a costume party? But, regardless, I love it and it’s so much fun to wear! ♥

Product List

L’Oreal Paris 24 Hours Infallible Foundation in Natural Rose

Rimmel Stay Matte Primer 

Maybelline Master Sculpt Face Palette Medium/Dark 

Max Factor Mastertouch Liquid Concealer Pen 

Maybelline Dream Touch Blush – Peach


Benefit Ready, Set, Brow! Clear Brow Gel

Maybelline Master Brow Pro Palette Kit Deep Brown 


Makeup Revolution Flawless Matte Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Eyes Like Angels Eyeshadow Palette


L’Oreal Paris Super Slim Eyeliner Intense Black 

Maybelline Master Smoky Eyeliner Pencil in Smoky Black

Rimmel Scandaleyes Kate Moss Mascara – Eye Rock Jet Black

Eyelure Enchanted Cherished 3/4-Length Lashes


What do you think of this look? Would you wear it? Let me know in the comments! ♥

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