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GET THE LOOK: ORANGE POP EYES AND POWER BLUSH

GET THE LOOK: ORANGE POP EYES AND POWER BLUSH

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Get The Look: ORANGE POP EYES AND POWER BLUSH 

It seems we can’t help but look to the past for inspiration at the moment and top of the list for our makeup looks? The ‘80s. Think bold, bright eyeshadow, vivid blusher applied high on the face and a strong lip to finish things off.

Who better to share the key to nailing the ultimate ‘80s makeup look than FLANNELS Beauty Ambassador, @nikkimakeup? Keep reading to find out how she created the perfect base, orange-pop eyes, a strong power blush and vivid lips. Plus, the beauty products the FLANNELS Beauty team recommends for doing it at home.

So how do we make it feel right for 2021? “I don’t think we need to be too scared of colour and even mix matching tones – I think that’s really on trend,” explains Nikki. “I love the fact that we had a lot of colour clashing going on with the orange eye, the pink cheek, and the purple lip. So, think about the ‘80s tones and don’t be scared to really go for it.”

Word of warning: it’s for the bold types.

When you’re applying strong colours, especially when you’re using matte tones, it’s quite important to prep the skin properly and then work with really, really light strokes and touches with your products so that it doesn’t go patchy. That way you get the most perfect blend on the eye and cheek.
I often use two brushes when I’m applying foundation. Maybe something flat and synthetic to put the product on the skin - start from the centre of the face and work outwards. Then I use a softer, fluffier blush to blend and make sure there are no hard lines. That gives a flawless, airbrush finish to the base.
It’s all about not being scared to use your blush as you wouldn’t normally and bringing it in as part of the focus of your look. I think bringing it up across cheekbones and over the temples is really flattering and can lift the angles of the face.
Give your lips a nice exfoliation if you’re going to be wearing a bold colour and then a lovely, hydrating lip balm. Give that a little time to really sink into the lips before you apply a colour on top. Matte lipsticks are great because they’re often not drying and can be really hydrating as well as matte and obviously will be more long-lasting than a gloss.