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For the past two seasons, the 1970s have been a predominant trend with flares, platforms, and floaty bohemian dresses returning to the fashion spotlight. It’s also had a major influence on beauty looks, too and one that’s really fun to put your own spin on. We went for a glam-rock party look in our tutorial below using lots of bold colour and dramatic sweeps across the eyes. Follow Fab’s quick and easy steps below and learn how to create it yourself.

 

Step 1. First, pick your two favourite colours: one natural shade and one that’s brighter. I’ve used Mac’s Bronze Woodwinked shadow for my neutral shade and Mac’s purple Fig 1 to add boldness.  I chose these as they’ll complement Cat’s lovely grey-blue eyes brilliantly.

Step 2. Firstly take your neutral shade and a flat eye shadow brush (I’ve used Mac’s 238 brush).  Place the colour all over the lid of the eyes, ensuring you do not go any higher than the crease of the eye.

Step 3. Next you need to mark out how far you want the 1970s flick to go so you have a guide point. To do this use a small flat ended definer brush such as Mac’s 212.

Step 5. Use your darker colour to create two lines – the first line will extend from the bottom of the eye out and the second one will sit parallel, half a centimetre above.

Step 6. Now you’ve created the shape, you need to fill it in create a blend from the corner of the eye out. The width of  Mac’s 212 brush is perfect.

Step 7. Keep blending until the bold shade blends into the neutral.

Step 8. Next, add some more of your neutral shade along the lower lash line.

9. Add lots of mascara for extra drama, and keep the lips soft and nude to balance the boldness of the eyes.

Don’t forget, you can adapt this look with different colours – just remember to use one neutral and one bolder shade to achieve the effect. Look out for our post on finding the right shades for you very soon.

 

Words: Cat

Makeup and tutorial: Fab

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Cat is the beauty-obsessed founder of the London Beauty Insider. She is a London=based writer and editor and also regularly contributes to the Telegraph, Metro, L'oreal, MATCHESFASHION.COM and Grazia Arabia.

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