How to – 70s Disco Makeup gets Modern



The 70’s have been making a comeback in the fashion world for a few seasons now, and that decade has extended its influence to makeup as well. This look, which we have named ’70’s disco’ is perfect for a night on the town. It is essentially a smokey eye livened up with jewel tones.


To make those eyes pop you want to keep your base simple. Just like we mentioned in our last How-to (A Beauty Basic: Bold Brow and Lip), if you are blessed with amazing skin you are good to go but otherwise give yourself the coverage that makes you feel confident.


Now makeup artist Lilah Deguitre explains how to make this look work:

Brows: Your brows frame your face so make sure to pay them some attention. Here I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Powder in Blonde.


Eyes: To achieve this smouldering blue smokey eye I used a mixture of three colours (#16, #32 and #70 Pure Pigment Eye Shadows from Inglot Cosmetics) but you can experiment with what works for you. Use the lightest colour in the inner corner of your eyes and the darkest on the outer corner. This opens your eyes up. I also used a wash of blue on the lower lash line instead of an eyeliner.

Use a fine black liquid liner on the upper lash line (don’t go overboard, you already have a lot of colour going on!) and lots of mascara.


Lips: A neautral peachy lip colour is the perfect compliment our dazzling smokey eye. Here I lined and softly filled the lip with Ben Nye Lip Colour Pencil in Natural followed by a wash of lipstick in MAC Cremesheen in Pure Zen.


Now you are ready for a night out. If you have any questions or want to learn more, get in touch with Lilah here.


Makeup: Lilah Deguitre

Hair: Sheree Yap

Photography: Lauren McKay

Model: Miriam Walsh

Timber Artwork: Dirk Lejeune

Styling: Emma Batchelor

Clothes: The Label

Emma Batchelor

Emma Batchelor

As well as a near obsessive interest in fashion, Emma is a former scientist, occasional contemporary dancer, avid reader and self-confessed cat lady (she has three). Emma lived in Leiden in the Netherlands as a baby and Leiden ought to have been her middle name had her mother thought of it at the time and not chosen Louise instead.

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