80's Nostalgia Week- Make up!


I have to confess, I am kind of an idiot when it comes to make up. I need some kind of class or tutorial on the whole thing. It's not that I don't wear it, it's just not in my genes to know what to do with it, beyond the basics. I just do what I've always done. This has been going on forever.

My friend Nicole (from high school) however, could do her eye makeup better than Kevin Aucoin himself (God rest his soul). She would use electric blue mascara, purple eye shadow and liquid eyeliner and look like Linda Evangalista. I would look like Rocky Racoon. Sad.





I may not have known a lot about make up in high school, but I did however look fabulous in my Silver City Pink lipstick. Of course I remember the name! Everyone wore it and we all looked amazing right? (Revlon still makes it girls!!!) I alternated with "Frosted Brownie". I loved and still love lipstick. I come from a long line of lipstick lovers.

My grandmother wore the same coral lipstick (Frosted Coral) forever. She said it made her skin glow, and guess what, it did. Now my mom wears coral lipstick too. We are very monogamous with our lipsticks in my family. I still have to hunt down my mothers discontinued shade "Coral Melon" by Estee Lauder. It's so precious to her she now saves it for special occasions. She also wears navy mascara which is hard to find ( apparently I come from a long line of high maintenance women...).


So along with my Stevie Nicks permed hair, guess zipper leg jeans, and scunci for my hair, I had my frosted lipstick. What was your look in the 80's? I bet you looked gooood.

Gotta go. Have to guy by coral lipstick asap.
xo
The Mrs.

13 comments:

Pink in a sea of blue said...

I'm impressed you remember the colors! I wore some L'Oreal pink lipstick that was shimmery blue as well to match the blue eyeliner. It smelled so yummy I remember. We all wore it. And I loved my Tretorns- pale pink being my favorites!

The Shabby Princess said...

I loved navy mascara but can't find it anymore!! My mom used it (she had fair skin and blue eyes) and of course, I used to steal it from her and feel all grown up using it. My mom was all about the coral lipstick--I love that shade to this day!

Is it weird that now I'm dying to go makeup shopping?? And yes, I am a devout Revlon lipstick gal. I think I have 3 tubes in my purse right now.

PaperCourt said...

I'm a complete makeup idiot. I didn't start wearing it until I
was 30.

WSU Laura said...

Along with my teased to the ceiling bangs, and fake and bake tan I wore the electric blue eyeliner with matching mascara and a frosted pink lipstick from Wet and Wild that I cannot remember the name. Oh I looked HOT!

Preppy Lizard said...

Totally wore Silver City Pink lipstick and the blue mascara. I had an awesome perm and tall bangs to complete the look. YIKES!!!

BroncoMom said...

Loved this post and especially since this is a subject that is near and dear to my heart - MAKEUP!!!

Brie said...

I was totally a frosted brownie girl too!! I also loved Loreal's Sea Lily which was this opal pink/blue. Light purple on the lids with pink over the top part under the brow. I must have looked like rainbow bright

caryn said...

I wore both of those lipsticks! The other thing I remember is getting my hair spiral permed and then sometimes pulling it up in a bannan clip, UGG!

Belle said...

Blue eyeliner, blue mascara and rainbow striped eyes. a strip of yellow, pink, blue and green...on my eyes. HOT.

Kiwi Crellins said...

Rimmel London Heather Shimmer - they still make it, and its still a favourite!

Three for Tippy said...

I was ALL OVER Clinique's Mauve Crystal. Ever cool girl in junior high wore it. ;-)

Life, Love And Lola said...

Our color was Ice Blue Pink...LOL!

Anonymous said...

I am dying right now b.c I wore that lipstick in the 80's and totally forgot about it! Thank you for the flashback!!