Red Matte Lipstick
Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, and Rita Hayworth -- what do all these lovely starlets have in common? Red lips! Matte red was the color of choice in the 1950s because it made your lips stand out and look utterly lusious. Now, it seems like there's an overabundance of nude lips on the red carpet. We're okay with the occasional nude lip, but we want something more refreshing. Matte red lips are striking, especially when there's no gloss to distract from the color.
Plus, they go wonderfully with a pair of red heels. We're all in favor for bringing back this bright, breathtaking color. Now, there's tons of brands that make a great liquid lip, so grab your favorite red and rock it like you're the new Elizabeth Taylor!
Cut crease eyeshadow, which entails drawing eyeliner or dark eyeshadow onto the eyelid crease, grew to popularity in the 1960s.
Many women in that decade kept the rest of their look pretty simple to keep from overdoing it, but we could definitely see this trend looking wonderful nowadays with a touch of natural eyeshadow.
Coral blush made quite a splash in the 1960s as it gave the cheeks a natural-looking, sun-kissed glow.
Most blushes that you’ll find today are a shade of pink, but we think that, especially during the summertime, coral blush can give you that “just came from the beach” look that everyone would be envious of.
One huge lipstick trend that emerged in the '60s was dual lipstick. Women fashionably applied one shade of lipstick to their top lip (usually soft red) and a different shade to their bottom lip (usually a shade of pink).
This one small makeup detail amplified these women’s appearances and gave them a completely unique look that we believe modern women would adore.
Enhanced Beauty Mark
Marilyn Monroe was the first woman to start the beauty mark trend, and because of her, many other '50s women used to enhance their existing beauty marks or create new ones with a bit of eyeliner.
This trend needs to make a comeback because a beauty mark is a subtle, classy way to draw attention to your face without being over the top.
When else would face gems become popular except during the disco era? In the '70s, women began applying circular gems around their eyes and hairline to create a look that (literally) sparkled and shined.
Now, less is more, so we would be completely satisfied seeing just a couple gems at the corner of someone’s eye to add a hint of glam.
Before you wore it (terribly) as a tween, pastel eyeshadow was a huge deal in the 1970s. Blues and purples ruled the color palette, and even though this trend is difficult to pull off, it can still be done.
A pastel purple eyelid would look simply stunning if it was paired with a little mascara and almost no other makeup.
Graphic liner rose to popularity in the 1970s because of its bold, artistic nature. Graphic liner consists of eyeliner that is applied in a creative way, such as multiple lines above and around the eyes.
We see graphic liner as a fun way to add visual interest to your makeup routine, especially if you’re headed to a festival or concert.
The famous rocker eye of the '80s was defined by thick, black eyeliner on both the upper and lower lids. While the original look was probably a little much, we could definitely see a lightened-up version making a comeback.
The black liner all around the eye creates an unparalleled definition that makes your eyes the star of the show.
The '80s were all about bright colors, and lipstick was no exception. One of the most popular shades that popped up in this decade was orange-red.
This gorgeous shade goes wonderfully with gold eyeshadow, blond hair, and tan skin, so we would love to see some famous blondes bringing back this look!