Because ’80s makeup is crazy. It’s bananas. But, like…in the best possible way.
I’ve been all about the ’80s makeup inspiration lately. Shout-out to reader Stella for saying on Instagram yesterday that the look I did with the new MAC Chromat collection (it’s out now, BTW) looked ’80s inspired, because that’s what I was going for. Kind of.
Have you seen GLOW yet on Netflix?
It’s about (wait for it) women’s wrestling, but before you roll your eyes and click away from this blog right now, STOP! It’s actually really good! I can honestly say that I was not expecting to get repeatedly emo watching a show about women’s wrestling, but doggonit those ladies are just so plucky and adorable.
The show is about a ragtag group of lady misfits putting together a TV show about women’s wrestling.
I watched the whole first season and may or may not have shed a few tears. *sniffs*
One of the best things about it is the styling. I was a kid in the ’80s, and even though I REALLY wanted to look like Madonna, I wasn’t allowed to do my hair and makeup like her, because, hello! — I was in elementary school. But GLOW totally looks ’80s legit.
Oh, gosh, the outfits, the hair, the bright yellow eyeshadow not only on the lids but also on the temples, the striped magenta contouring (left purposefully un-blended, GASP!)… It’s like 1985 again!
Sometimes I wish I could’ve experienced the ’80s as an adult because it seemed like such a creative, interesting time for beauty.
As for the wrestling, even if you have absolutely zero interest in it, you gotta watch the show at least for the makeup. It’s gloriously O.T.T to the max.
There’s also some great music in it, like this song by Patty Smyth and Scandal…
Shooting at the walls of heartache!
Isn’t the video nuts!? I don’t know what’s going on there… Are these people supposed to be cats?? Or aliens? And what’s with the dude dressed up like a referee? Is he keeping score on an abacus?
It’s all very strange… But Patty’s makeup is wild! I love it. 🙂
What do you think about ’80s makeup? Do you like it as much as I do? If you remember wearing makeup at the time, what did you like to wear? Please tell me there was some un-blended purple blush involved. PLEASE!!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,