Social media is currently full of nostalgia and retro trends. From fashion to beauty, the current trends are definitely a blast from the past. Even vintage and retro makeup looks are back in style and how! People are realigning their makeup routine to accommodate these retro trends. We’re sure you’ve seen people rock these trends. However, if you’ve been living under a rock, we’re here to help you out. Here is a consolidated list of retro makeup styles that you should definitely include in your everyday routine.
1. The flush of blush
We’re sure you’ve seen people sport rosy cheeks and look beautifully flushed. Using a lot of blush is a retro makeup trend from the ’30s that have made a recurrence. In this retro style makeup, instead of using blush only on the apples of your cheeks, you use it to accentuate your features. Apply the blush from the apples of your cheeks, upwards, towards your temples. This pop of colour is a stunning vintage makeup look for spring and summer. If you’re confused about the colour of blush that will suit you, you can use the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. With the help of this tool, you can try different shades of blushes and other products from the comfort of your home.
2. A bold red lip
We are all familiar with iconic pictures of Marilyn Monroe looking glamorous in a bold red lip. This retro makeup style of the ’40s-’50s is back today and how! Red lipstick is a classic and can help you feel powerful and ready to take on the world! Whatever your skin tone, we’re sure you’ll find a red lip that suits you. You can pair a red lip with any look, a muted nude look or even a high shine one. It is sure to make you look drop-dead gorgeous.
3. Winged Eyeliner
For some, the winged eyeliner never went out of style. This retro eyeliner look is a classic that has been a staple for many since the ’60s. However, with the minimal trend which was popular in the last decade, the winged eyeliner took a backseat for many people who kept up with trends. If you’re not someone who is a fan of the cat eyeliner, you can always opt for variations of it. The fox eyeliner and puppy liner are retro eyeliner styles you can choose from.
4. Bushy eyebrows
Gone are the days of making sure your eyebrows are in perfect shape always. It is time to let your eyebrows grow out, and jump onto the bushy eyebrow bandwagon. This trend of the ‘60s is a game-changer even today. Eyebrows are essential in giving your face shape and dimension. Bushy eyebrows are a great way to enhance the retro eye makeup look.
5. Smokey eye makeup
Another classic that has been making the rounds again. The smokey eye look is a retro eye makeup trend that people cannot get enough of. However, there has been a twist added to this. To enhance the natural look of your eyes, several people prefer doing a smokey eye sans eyeliner. This make it more wearable in everyday life and doesn’t make it too stark and bold. So if the classic retro eyeliner style of a dramatic wing isn’t a cup of tea, maybe you should try this instead.
6. Sunkissed glow
While doing your makeup, if you do your base makeup well, your entire look shines through. However, gone are the days when people like to cake on foundation on their face. Instead, the minimal base makeup vintage makeup look from the ‘60s is back! People prefer a natural base that is sunkissed a dewy, over foundation that is cakey.
Use very little foundation and concealer to even out your skin tone and hide any spots that you may have. Make sure your choose a shade that isn’t too light or dark for you. If you have troubl finding the perfect shade match for you, you can use the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation Finder tool. With this tool, you can try out different foundation shades virtually in real time. This tool will help you pick a foundation that fits you perfectly. Choosing the right foundation will also help the look to look natural and minimal. To complete the face makeup for this sunkissed look, add some subtle contour and bronzer to create a natural, yet snatched retro makeup look.