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1980s get the look - Madonna bridal beauty

1980s get the look - Madonna bridal beauty: Image 1 Welcome to the final part of our beauty time machine trip. This week, we've brought you to the 1980s to show you how to perfect Madonna's iconic style for your big day.

1980s get the look: Madonna bridal beauty...

Eighties make-up was all about shadow, cheeks, lips and nails... and colour! So, be bold if this is a look that you want to achieve for your wedding day. It’s a popular choice for fans of Madonna from her Like a Virgin days. So, dare to go bold on the make-up paired with a modern crisp white dress that will complement the overall vibe – and BIG hair of course.

It is vital to avoid a fancy-dress vibe... Get the balance right with this tutorial from Kent bridal make-up artist Kelli Waldock:


  • Firstly, cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin, then apply a primer to the face and neck. A primer is a great base for your foundation, as it gives it more staying power.
  • Apply a foundation that suits your skin type; apply a light layer if you have good skin and prefer a natural look and build up gradually if you prefer a fuller coverage.
  • In the 80's the focus of the look was the eyes, so apply a bright eyeshadow. Start with a lighter pink in the inner corner and finish with a darker hot pink in the crease and outer corner of the eye.
  • Intensify the look by applying the pink eyeshadow underneath the eye and after applying mascara apply false lashes to give the eye more definition. This adds a little modern edge. Instead of opting for several bold colours, choose one or two and blend them a little. Use different shades of one colour and blend into each other but keep the definition of each colour.
  • Apply the blusher to the hallows of your cheeks to contour your face and enhance your cheek bones. Use a pink tone, to match the eyeshadow.
  • Keep eyebrows defined but in a natural way – they don’t have to be pristine. Use a brow powder or gel to give the brows colour and to create more depth and thickness.
  • Finally, apply a pink lipstick that complements the eyeshadow colour, frosted lipstick makes lips appear fuller, and it was a popular choice in the eighties.
  • Add loads of mascara, carefully applied and built up, but no false lashes are needed – if you feel naked without your lashes, wear shorter ones that look more natural and thick.

Set the hair in rollers and use a lot of spray. Big barrow curls with lots of spray is an option for bridal eighties hair, or you can choose a more structured androgynous style, smoothing the sides of the hair up into a neat French pleat or Mohawk with a statement shape to create height at the top.

Make-up: Kelli Waldock - www.kelliwaldock.co.uk
Hair: V-Team - www.vickilordhair.com
Photographer: Samantha Jones - www.samanthajonesphotography.co.uk
Model: Fran

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