After a year-long wait, Stranger Things is finally back with its 3rd season. And while the show has taught us about the Upside Down, Demogorgons, and the Mind Flayer, it has also given us a little insight into 80’s fashion! Everyone everywhere has been left in awe with the over-the-top hairdos, bright eyeshadows, and crazy outfits as featured in the show. But don’t be surprised for this is exactly what the Rocking ’80s was all about: standing out with eccentric fashion and bold makeup choices!
Now, as we talk about 80s makeup, a new trend parallel to the beauty movement prevalent in the 80s can be detected in the contemporary beauty scene. And while you might find the 80s looks featured on Stranger Things a tad too OTT, there are a few of them that are easily doable and can be aced even by a makeup newbie. Smitten by the 80s inspired vivid eyes from the show? Here's how to recreate the looks"
*No Major Spoilers Ahead* so you can continue reading even if you haven’t seen the latest season of Stranger Things yet!
In the very first episode of season 3, Karen Wheeler a.k.a. Mike’s mom, rocks her blue and pink lids while relaxing along the poolside. While this two-toned combination might only be for the brave of heart, you can surely put your own spin to this look by opting for just one colour.
Blue or more specifically electric blue was the most popular shade back in the 80s and guess what? It’s back! Celebs have already started rocking blue lids in public and on the red carpet as well.
Want to get on board with the electric blue trend? Well, all you need is the obvious blue liner and eyeshadow as well as mascara, highlighter, and lip gloss to achieve this look. You could either opt to create a blue shadow around your eyes or wing it with your blueliner just like MyGlamm’s makeup expert Jason Arland.
Suggested MyGlamm Products to Get the Look:
MyGlamm’s Twist It Mascara
An amazing voluminous & curling mascara that gives an intense black colour payoff and is surely a long-lasting one.
MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra Face & Body Highlighter
The Manish Malhotra Face & Body highlighter is here to give you a dewy and goddess glow. Oh, it's quite easy to apply too!
MyGlamm- POPxo Makeup - 12 Eyeshadow Kit
Eyeshadow palette with 6 matte and 6 shimmer shades
A combination of 6 mattes and 6 shimmer shades, this POPxo’s 12 eyeshadow kit is a mix of bold and classic colours.
MyGlamm K.Play Flavoured Lip Gloss
Vitamin E Enriched High Shine Lipgloss & Vitamin E-enriched Creamy Lipstick
The K.Play flavoured lip gloss is available in different shades and fruity flavours. This lip gloss is highly pigmented, gliding easily onto your lips.
Pretty In Pink
Milly Bobbie Brown proves that life really does imitate art. The actress, who is known for playing Eleven or El on the hit series, shows us how a very prominent blush + pink eyeshadow and a bit of draping can totally change your face shape. Clearly, draping is the new contouring!
This 80’s look has garnered a lot of attention in the past few months. For this, you will need to go full power with all things pink in your makeup arsenal! Start by covering your lids with a pink shade and don’t be afraid to take it all the way down to your cheeks and temples. With this combination and a bit of draping, you can take your makeup game from drab to fab in no time.
MyGlamm’s K.Play Flavoured Blush
Peach Flavoured Matte Colour-rich Blush
If you’re looking to add a rich colour payoff to your cheeks, the MyGlamm’s K.Play flavoured blush is for you. This blush gives your cheeks a flushed and healthy appearance.
If you loved Will's purple coloured D&D cape, then good news: Purple eyeshadow is also super in! Shimmery purple eyeshadow is making a comeback and Victoria’s Secret model Shanina Shaik dazzles us with her own take on this look.
80’s makeup is mostly highlighting one feature while keeping the others subtle. Make your eyes pop by creating a purple shadow around your lids and add definition to your eyes by applying liner and mascara as well. Complete your look with a little blush and nude lipstick.
MyGlamm Jet Set Kajal Eyeliner
The MyGlamm’s Jet Set Kajal eyeliner is an amazing long-wear kohl pencil that glides easily and delivers an intense colour payoff.
MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra Mascara
The MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra mascara is a defining and volumizing one that gives a false lash effect and has a softening formula.
MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra Hi-Shine Lipstick- Barely Nude
The Manish Malhotra barely nude is a flesh pink shade that gives your face a fresh look with high coverage.
It wasn’t only about the eyes in the ’80s. Barbie pink lips were another hit that have stayed in vogue since then. Shannon Purser a.k.a Barb may no longer be on the show, but she hasn’t stopped taking inspiration from the ’80s. During a public appearance, the actress opted for hot pink lipstick which flawlessly matched with her floral ensemble.
This look is a classic and you’ve probably already rocked bright pink lips, but you can take it up a notch by adding a bit of gold to the look. Follow with just a hint of blush and a bit of eyeliner and you’re sure to stand out wherever you go.
And there you go! Looks from the ’80s that are totally doable even, now more than ever. With Stranger Things out now is the perfect time to try these makeup looks to show your love for the show and the ’80s!
MyGlamm POSE HD Blush Duo
The MyGlamm’s POSE HD blush duo is an HD soft-focus blush that gives your face a soft glow.
MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra 24H Kajal Eyeliner
Multitasking, Long-wearing Retractable Kajal Pencil | Made in Germany
The MyGlamm’s Manish Malhotra 24H Kajal Eyeliner is a multi-purpose makeup product offering precise application, even colour payoff, and long-wearing formula.
MyGlamm LIT Liquid Matte Lipstick- Plus One
This lipstick is enriched with Moringa oil giving your lips a moisturised feeling. It is highly pigmented, delivering a matte finish.
The 1980s bushy eyebrows look by Brooke Shields in the movie ‘Blue Lagoon’ gained a lot of attention. Bushy eyebrows are back again and gaining popularity in the crowd. They help in defining your facial beauty making you feel and look young and beautiful. Yet again, Cara Delevingne, an English actress & singer shows how to master bushy eyebrows with her modern-day version. You can create this look with the help of a brow pencil, tweezers, brow gel or mascara, and a spoolie.
MyGlamm LIT Brow Definer Pencil
The MyGlamm LIT Brow Definer Pencil helps you achieve natural-looking eyebrows, features a built-in spoolie, and gives intense colour in one swipe.
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