Makeup: The 70’s Spring/Summer Trend
So are you thinking of embracing a little of the SS/2015 70’s trend? If so here’s some makeup inspiration to complement those 70’s summer dresses or flares that you may be wearing.
Bohemian Beauty: A natural barely there makeup look that embraces glowing sun kissed skin with natural eyes. Light foundation or tinted moisturiser, contouring with bronzer and highlighter applied to the cheek bones. Blushers are light pink or peachy shades, a restricted colour palette creating a more a natural look. Eyes are natural on nude with a full swipe of natural shades over the entire lid with darker a shade blended out with in the crease line.
Disco Diva: Simply think Studio 54 for this look… full foundation coverage a bolder blush along the cheekbones. Eye colour favourites were blue, sea greens or purples/mauves shimmered up. The colour was applied to the whole lid and blended out to just below the brow bone. Popular lip colours were nudes, pinks or peaches with lashings of gloss.
After trying out a few palettes to create 70’s looks, this is the one I would recommend for the selection of colours, suitability, quality and price point. It’s the Rodeo Belle 10 pan palette from Zeova £15.95
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- Early Sunrise – a nude beige shade in a satin matte finish, perfect for highlighting the brow bone.
- Rodeo Ready – a warm beige with an orangey shimmer.
- Cactus Flower – a warm neutral pink matte shade that can be blended out to appear more shear.
- Western Diva – a chocolate brown shade with finely milled golden flecks.
- Bang Bang – a masala look red metallic shade, highly pigmented and blends out beautifully.
- Yee Haw – a cool blue satin shade with an obvious gold metallic sheen once applied.
- Hot Wind – a light metallic green shade with yellow undertones and a golden glow once applied.
- Smoking Gun – a metallic gun metal grey with a smooth and creamy consistency.
- Day Money – a flat matte graphite grey shade with an intense colour payoff. A little chalky.
- Dead Shot – a black matt shade with cherry glitter flecks that give a sparkling effect once applied, blends amazing with bang bang.
The eye shadow tray comes in slim smooth hard board packaging with a metallic fastening. The palette is light weight and easily transportable although does need the outer sleeve to be 100% secure. The only improvement obviously a mirror I love a palette with a mirror as it’s less to carry around.
The pigmentation across all shades was excellent, the colour pay off even in the lighter shades was fantastic. The finish was consistently smooth and even on all, apart from the shade Day Money which was a little chalky/patchy.
Most shades were smooth and creamy and blended out easily, There was some fall out more so with the darker colours. I would recommend masking off the under eye area. Alternately tap the brush well.
All the shades lasted between 5-6 hours before starting to fade or crease. You could extend this with the use of a primer the magic one for me is Urban Decay’s Primer Potion.
A great palette at an affordable price point, easily transportable and light weight. Even though the palette contains a few of the above mentioned 70’s brights it also has some lovely neutrals such as Rodeo Ready and Cactus Flower which work and blend beautifully together. I love that it contains a Pantone Masala ish colour as well (Bang Bang) This is one of my favourite colours of the palette (for eye swatches of this shade via Beauty Bay click here, it’s surprisingly pretty on)
This palette does contain some eye-catching 70’s brights that may not be to everyone’s taste, so if you’re not completely sold with these retro colour tones yet? Simply brighten up the lower lash line for a more understated look.
So are you looking forward to some seventies style nostalgia this season?