80s Inspired Make Up


I just love doing creative make up looks. It is not often that I do them but when I do, I get so immersed in it because there are no rules or limits to what you can do.

This week’s make up look is inspired by the 80s. The 80s were all about bright luminous colours and they didn’t hold back when it came to wearing the brightest eyeshadows and lipsticks you could find. I wanted to emulate this look because it is fun and artistic. It would be perfect for a costume party.

Please keep reading if you want to see a step by step guide on how I achieved this look.

Links to all products that have been used are at the bottom of this post.

1. Start by priming the face with Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm then prime the eyes with French Connection Eyeshadow Primer.

2. Start with the eyebrows using Barry M Brow Kit Shape & Define. I have a previous blog post on how I do my eyebrows if you need help with this.

3. I started my eyes by using Kiko Smart Colour Eyeshadow in shade 1. This is a white shade and I applied this all over my eyes.

4. For eyeshadows, I used the BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes Palette. This comes with 28 colours. It is amazing as it varies from bright aqua colours through to neutral shades. I started with the tear duct and worked my way outwards. I applied a green shade to the tear ducts and also used Maybelline Super Stay 24 Setting Spray to dip my brush in to before applying the eyeshadows as this helped to emphasise the pigments.

5. Following on from the tear duct, I applied an aqua colour next to the green, followed by a light purple shade towards to outer corners of the eyes. I took a darker shade of purple and used this on the outer V.

6. Apply a pink shade to the crease. I used Kiko Smart Colour Eyeshadow in shade 15 then took the dark purple shade and also blended this in to the crease.

7. Take the same pink and purple shades you used for the crease and apply these on the lower lash line. Apply black liner to your water line.

8. Finish the eyes with eyeliner. I used Kiko Stylo Eyeliner in Black.

9. Moving on to the face, I used MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation (NW20) and contoured my face with MAC Pro Longwear Concealer (NC15). If you want to see how I contour my face, I can do a separate post for this.

10. To set the foundation and concealer, I applied MAC Set Powder (Invisible). I also took a damp beauty blender and applied the setting powder under my eyes.

11. Bronze the face using Kiko Summer 2.0 Baked Bronzer in shade 2 (Mediterranea Tan) then lightly dust away the residue setting powder from under the eyes.

12. Apply a lipstick of your choice. For this look I used Maxfactor (Bewitching Coral 827).

13. Finally finish the look with a pink or purple blusher. I used Urban Decay Afterglow in shade quickie.


And here you have it, a fun and fabulous 80s inspired make up look.

This make up look is so straight forward to achieve. I have posted an intro of this on my Instagram account. You can find the link to my instagram on the home page.

I hope you enjoyed my latest post. Don’t forget to like and subscribe 🙂

Lots of Love,

Ashley xoxo

Nivea Sensitive Post Shave Balm –


French Connection Eyeshadow Primer – 


Barry M Brow Kit Shape & Define – 


Kiko Smart Colour Eyeshadow 01 – 


BH Cosmetics Modern Mattes – 


Maybelline Superstay 24 Setting Spray –


Kiko Smart Colour Eyeshadow 15 – 


Kiko Stylo Eyeliner Black –


MAC Studio Fix Fluid NW20 – 


MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NC15 –


MAC Set Powder Invisible – Professional use only. Equivalent below


Kiko Summer 2.0 Baked Bronzer 02 Mediterranea Tan – 


Maxfactor Bewitching Coral 827 – 












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