A Step-by-Step Guide to Seventies Make-Up

If there’s one thing that you can count on for the AW15 round of Fashion Week shows (taking place in New York City from 12-19th February) it’s that the seventies are back – in a big way. This doesn’t just extend to the catwalks on which we can guarantee you’ll be seeing many varying patterns, prints and cuts. Oh no, the seventies have taken a firm standing in the make-up stakes too and here at Boon Models (on of the top up and coming NYC modeling agencies ) we couldn’t be more excited.

Therefore, we have put together a bit of a guide for you to get some of your best make-up products together, ready to experiment with the look and also a few suggestions about which products you might want to be investing in this season. Apparently it’s all about dumbing down the bold patterns of the era that will be showing up in the clothes and this therefore means a lot of ‘blurred lines’.


Taking the ‘blurry’ approach into consideration you should aim to make your complexion as light and airy as possible. L’Oreal’s ‘Blur Cream’ is perfect for this combined with a ‘CC cream’ or concealer. As we’ve said before, try to keep the tone as light as possible. This shouldn’t be a problem for those of us who have been hiding away from the sunlight for most of the winter.


Rosy cheeks are important for this era – in the style of Jane Birkin – so make sure you pick out your rosiest blusher. Any blush colors that you have on the redder / darker side will be an added bonus as they match very well to high fashion.


A top tip from our make-up artist friends is to completely forgo mascara on this occasion, which detracts from the definition and adds a softness to the look. However, it’s important that you don’t overlook the eyes completely as you definitely need them to underline your seventies persona. Therefore, try out a brown eye shadow (preferably cream) and then apply one thick line of black eye liner to your top lid. If you want to add a bit of sparkle then try a silver or baby pink cream liner for the bottom lid but this is really just an added extra. Your look is very nearly complete.


Now is your time to shine. So in true seventies style you should reach for your brightest red/orange lipstick and apply it evenly to make this the crowning focus of your look.

If you have followed all of these steps, you should now be able to look in the mirror and feel that you’re embodying everything that represents the ‘70s Jetset Cool’ look, which has taken the fashion world by storm in the past year. Just be sure that your clothing choices don’t let you down when you’ve come this far.

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