We’re Swooning Over Sexy 70s-Inspired Makeup

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While looks incorporating 1940s and 50s glamour might be having a red-carpet moment (and we’re not complaining), the bright red lip and sparkly eye has us craving something equally alluring, yet a bit more subdued. With earth tones and light pinks in mind, we’re turning to the 70s for makeup inspiration that’s polished and feminine, to achieve a look that is as casual as it is sophisticated.

One new winter collection made this an easy task to achieve. Topshop Make Up’s new Smoke & Mirrors Collection is elegant and pretty from its tortoise-shell packaging to its soft and pearly colors.

For the lips, Pillow Talk is exactly what we had in mind to contrast the bold red lip. The neutral pale pink shade is buildable and glossy, and most importantly, wearable. The Eye Palette, complete with mirror and brush includes beautiful highlighting, contouring, lash-lining shades for on-the-go application that requires nothing more than a sweep of dark black mascara-and of course there’s one of those in the collection too.

We could rant and rave about the entire collection but it’s Glow in Polished that’s essential for pulling the look together. The pearly highlighter gives an iridescent sheen to the skin. We like applying it to our cheekbones.

Check out this video for tips on creating the look.

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