7 Steps to Ace the Retro Makeup Look Like Zendaya & Jenna Ortega
Here’s your latest makeup trend—2023 has brought back the retro makeup look from the 60s & 80s, and believe it or not, the 2023 version of the vintage makeup, or what we call the 60s makeup, has been making heads turn at many celebrity events lately. Since the vintage makeup trend has been catching up, we thought we’d prepare you on how to get the vintage makeup look before it gets old, and literally everyone has started doing retro makeup or what we’d wanna call a Jenna Ortega or Zendaya makeup look!
Bold graphic eyes, dramatic doll-like lashes, pastel hues, and OMG the super-cool 60s-style bob haircut with or without bangs & loose curls… We love everything related to vintage makeup. Celebs like Zendaya, Jenna Ortega, and Florence Pugh have lately been seen experimenting with the famous vintage makeup look and the yester-years’ babydoll-esque trends.
So, here are 7 easy steps to ace that vintage makeup look without any more delays!
Step 1: Soft Glowing Base
The first step of the revamped vintage makeup look is the soft, dewy base, which must be easy now that we’ve been into the dewy base for the whole last year. If still not sure how to get a dewy base, follow this application sequence: Strobe Cream > Hydrating Matte Foundation > Concealer > Minimal Powder to Set > Makeup Fixer.
Step 2: Bold Graphic Eyes
Gather your kajals and eyeliners because this is one of the most important steps in getting that famous retro makeup look. Whether it’s a double cat eyeliner, a reverse smokey winged eyeliner, or just a proper dark graphic eyeliner—2023 is all about being a little extra with the eyeliner.
Step 3: Dreamy Pastel Hues
Pastel eyeshadows, pastel blushes, pastel everything. The 1960s makeup style is all about nice pastels. And we’re loving it for the brightness it brings to your face, that’s already got that babydoll vibe going! If you’re not a fan of too much pastel on your face, you could simply catch up with the trend with a pop of pastel on the inner corner of your eyes!
Step 4: Wispy, Doll-like Lashes
We’re in awe of the latest 60s makeup trend coming back—the doll-like, wispy eyelashes. You can either use falsies if you’re in that zone or use the more easily achievable way—moisturize your lashes before applying loads of mascara, then apply loose powder and apply another coat of mascara. But be careful to not create clumps, if you want lashes like celebrities, coat your bottom eyelashes as well, with a heavy hand of mascara, for that twiggy, retro feel.
Step 5: Pink Blush Draped on Cheeks
Use blush draping to sculpt your face. Start applying at the top of your cheekbone, farther from the apple of the cheeks and closer to the eye, and extend it up to the brow bone. Blend well, and trust the process, coz this little hard work is gonna give you that snatched look you’ve always wanted, without having to heavily contour.
Step 6: Bob Hair with Dramatic Side Part
Yes! If you wanna go all out with the vintage makeup trend, why not change the hairstyle to a 60s bob. Maybe even spruce it up a bit more with loose curls like in the 60s!
Step 7: Inner Corner Pop of Color
And for the grand finale, of course, get the famous frosted eyeshadow from the 80s. It will open up your eyes, enhance your whole look, AND complement that super blush you worked so hard on!
So, we have laid down all the 7 steps necessary to get that much-adored retro makeup look. And we’re sure you’re gonna look no less hip than your favorite celebrities if you follow all our steps well! Which of these latest makeup trends have you already been following? Tell us in the comments, and also remind us if we’ve missed out on any!
Goodluck getting the perfect vintage makeup look. XOXO, darlings!