If you haven’t heard, retro makeup (and fashion) looks are totally on trend at the moment, and we couldn’t be happier. ‘90s grunge, ‘20s glamour, the pastels of the aughts—they’re all making a comeback in a big way. But there’s another era we’re currently obsessed with when it comes to makeup trends, and it’s perfect for a night out. We’re talking about disco. The 1970s brought us many things, including disco music and its surrounding nightlife scene. Here, we’re sharing a disco makeup look that’s almost too fun—and it’s even easy to create yourself. Follow along and get ready for your next night out, disco style.
OUR FAVORITE DISCO MAKEUP LOOK
We have one word for you: glitter. Just like the sparkling of a disco ball, this look will ensure that you’re the center of attention. It involves dewy skin, shiny glitter eye makeup, large false lashes, and a toned-down lip. Rock this fun look for a night out or simply whenever you want to feel like a true disco queen!
STEP #1: LAY DOWN YOUR BASE
Like we mentioned, the base of this fun makeup look is all about dewy skin. Start by applying a thin layer of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Lock Makeup Primer over your entire complexion. Next, reach for the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation and apply it using a makeup blender, like the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Blend Artist Foundation Blender, for a natural-looking, seamless finish. The glow-boosting foundation just so happens to provide long-lasting coverage so it won’t smear after a session on the dance floor.
STEP #2: CONCEAL
Hey, we all have spots or dark circles that we prefer to conceal from time to time—and that’s what concealer is for! Grab the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Full Wear Concealer Waterproof, Full Coverage and apply it wherever you feel you need it, such as the under-eye area or on any dark spots or blemishes.
STEP #3: FILL IN YOUR BROWS
Would any makeup look be complete without filled in brows? We think not. Use brow makeup that won’t budge, like the L'Oréal Paris Unbelievabrow Longwear Waterproof Brow Gel, for arches that will look just as good at the end of the night as they do immediately after applying.
STEP #4: IT’S TIME FOR GLITTER
Now, for the fun part, the glitter! Before you reach for your loose glitter (in whatever shade you want), apply eye shadow as a base. Try using a shade that’s in the same color family as your glitter for double the boldness. For example, if you’re using silver glitter, apply a light dusting of the L'Oréal Paris Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow in Silver Sky. For gold glitter, use Gilded Envy.
After you’ve applied your eye shadow, press your loose glitter on top using a glitter adhesive to make it stick. You can go as dramatic here as you want—extending the glitter upward all the way to your brow bone, or even slightly past. Using a thin eye shadow or eyeliner brush, also smudge a line of shadow along your lower lash line.
STEP #5: LINE YOUR EYES
Next, apply a thick line of black eyeliner on your upper lash line, extending it outward into a cat eye. Try using the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Flash Cat Eye Waterproof Brush Tip Liquid Eyeliner in Black, which comes with a precision brush tip and an easy-to-use eyeliner stencil that's perfect for creating your perfect wing.
STEP #6: APPLY YOUR FALSE LASHES
For this eye makeup look, you’ll want a set of false eyelashes that are long and thick—you could even use a set with added details, such as rhinestones on the ends. It’s totally up to you! After your eyeliner is completely dry, carefully apply each false lash. If you like, you can apply a coat or two of black mascara over your falsies to help blend them with your natural lashes.
STEP #7: STICK WITH A NUDE LIP COLOR
Since your gorgeous glittering eye makeup will be the focus of this disco-inspired look, keep your lip color subtle. Go with a cool nude tone, such as the L'Oréal Paris Colour Riche Ultra Matte Highly Pigmented Nude Lipstick in Full-Blown Fawn.
STEP #8: DUST ON SOME BLUSH
Another makeup staple for just about every look under the sun: blush. But, just because it’s necessary doesn’t mean you want it to take away from the gorgeous glitter on your eyes. Keep things understated on the blush front, too, using a neutral tone to add just enough definition to your cheeks. Try the L'Oréal Paris Paradise Enchanted Fruit-Scented Blush Makeup in Bashful, lightly dusting it onto the tops of your cheekbones.
STEP #9: SET YOUR LOOK
After putting so much effort into creating this fun disco makeup look, it would be such a shame not to set it properly! Spritz the L'Oréal Paris Infallible Pro-Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray over your entire complexion; the lightweight mist will help keep your makeup—face, eyes, and lips—looking fresh for hours after application.
Do you love retro-inspired makeup looks as much as we do? If so, we know another decade you can take inspiration from—the ‘60s! Click through to our article, These '60s Makeup Looks Will Take You Back in Time.
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