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Five ’70s-Inspired Makeup Looks To Try This Spring

It’s about that sun-kissed glow

The ‘70s are back in a big way. From the catwalk to our favorite celebs, it’s undeniable that beauty trends from the Studio 54-era have a major influence on our choice of makeup this season. 

When we think 1970s beauty, the first thing that comes to mind is likely BIG, tousled hair, accompanied by that signature allover-golden glow. However, that’s not the only ‘70s resurgence we’re seeing—pops of color on the eyes, from pastels to more vibrant shades and more ornate facial embellishments, are also making a comeback.

From the bronzed beauties that walked the catwalk at Alberta Ferretti and Altuzarra to the pops of cerulean blue we saw at Missoni and Nanette Lepore, many designers paid homage to the glamorous decade this season. And it’s translating well into everyday looks, too—just take a look at Gigi Hadid or Beyoncé, for example. These two iconic ladies know how to rock that sun-kissed glow, giving a nod to looks typical to what we would have seen on Bianca Jagger or Jerry Hall (leave it to Mick to know how to choose ‘em) back in the day. 

We recreated five retro beauty looks, but with a modern twist. Click through the gallery below to get the how-to on these fresh styles for spring. Get ready to channel your inner Studio 54 babe and dance the night away.

Photography: Roman Yee

Makeup: Colby Smith

Hair: Netty Jordan

Stylist: Claire Fitzsimmons 

Photographed by Roman Yee

Peach Blush

To achieve this ultra-bronzy peach flush, use a classic blush brush. Start with a little amount of product and slowly build to your desired dramatic effect. The placement should be high on the cheekbone, blended into the eye crease. 

Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation, $62, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Brown,’ $23, available at Sephora.

Blush: Make Up For Ever, Sculpting Blush in '20 Satin Blood Orange,’ $26, available at Make Up For EverPat McGrath Labs, Copper 002 Pigment, $35, available soon at Pat McGrath Labs.

Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury, Eyes To Mesmerise in ‘Marie Antoinette,’ $32, available at Charlotte TilburyMake Up For Ever, Sculpting Blush in '20 Satin Blood Orange,’ $26, available at Make Up For Ever (under the eye and in the crease).

Lips: MAC, Lipstick in 'Peachstock,' $17, available at MACMake Up For Ever, Artist Plexi Gloss in ‘Transparent,’ $19, available at Make Up For Ever.

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Gold Details

To give your eyes a dreamy, golden gleam, use a metallic cream highlighter. Brush over the lid with a small, flat brush. Add gold flash tattoos (or gold glitter) under the eye for the ultimate statement look.

Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation, $62, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Brown,’ $23, available at Sephora.

Blush: MAC, Pro Longwear Blush in ‘Eternal Sun,’ $19, available at MAC.

Eyes: MAC, Eye Shadow in ‘Texture,’ $16, available at MACMadina Milano, Chic & Shine, $18, available at Madina Milano.

Lips: Charlotte Tilbury, K.I.S.S.I.N.G. Lipstick in ‘Nude Kate,’ $32, available at Charlotte Tilbury.

Gold Details: Flash Tats, available at FlashTat.com.

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Copper Diva

To achieve coppery perfection, draw the eyeliner from the inner corner of the eye to the end of the lashes to create depth. Then, using a small smudge brush, diffuse the line so it becomes soft. Sweep the metallic pigment over the darker base in order to make your lids really pop.

Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation, $62, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Brown,’ $23, available at Sephora.

Blush: MAC, Mineralize Blush in ‘Warm Soul,’ $27, available at MAC.

Eyes: Make Up For Ever, Metal Powder in ‘1 Sunflower Gold,’ $23, available at Make Up For EverPat McGrath Labs, Copper 002 Pigment, $35, available soon at Pat McGrath LabsMake Up For Ever, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in ‘D-62 Diamond Brown’ $21, available at Make Up For Ever.

Lips: Lucas', Papaw Ointment, $7.99, available at Amazon.

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Lavender Dream

For this dreamy pastel look, you'll want to use multiple shades of purple. Start by sweeping the darker purple over the lid around the eye, then, with a fluffy blender, brush on a soft wash of the more intense purple.

Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation, $62, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Brown,’ $23, available at Sephora.

Blush: MAC, Powder Blush in ‘Breezy,’ $22, available at MAC.

Eyes: Make Up For Ever, Aqua Cream in ’18 Mauve,’ $23, available at Make Up For EverMake Up For Ever, Aqua XL Eye Pencil in 'M-92,' $21, available at Make Up For EverMAC, Pigment in ‘Violet,’ $22, available at MAC

Lips: Lucas,Papaw Ointment, $7.99, available at Amazon; MAC, Lipglass in 'Dreamy,' $15, available at MAC.

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Green Wing

Use the lighter blue on the inner corner of the eye. Get this colorful cat eye by first lining the inner corner of your lower lash line with the lighter liner, and then using the darker shade to line the outside. Blend together using a small smudge brush, creating a soft ombré.

Skin: Giorgio Armani Beauty, Luminous Silk Foundation, $62, available at Giorgio Armani Beauty.

Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills, Perfect Brow Pencil in ‘Medium Brown,’ $23, available at Sephora.

Blush: MAC, Mineralized Blush in ‘Nuance,’ $27, similar shades available at MAC.

Eyes: ColourPop, Workout Liner, $5, available at ColourPopMake Up For Ever, Aqua XL in ‘M-30,’ $21, available at Make Up For EverMake Up For Ever, Aqua XL in ‘I-32,’ $21, available at Make Up For Ever.

Lips: MAC, Lipstick in ‘Myth,’ $17, available at MACMAC, Lip Pencil in ‘Stripdown,’ $16.50, available at MAC.