Thursday, August 5, 2010

1970's!


Make up styles and fashion continue to evolve and change with each decade creating it's own style of make up techniques and clothing that sets it apart from previous years. The 70's era was no different. The 1970's era was characterized by an almost anything goes approach with styles ranging from clunky to soft and feminine. Hair styles popularized by Farrah Fawcett, were straight and long, parted slightly to one side with wings and needed hours with a straightening iron, curling iron, mouse, and spray. Any outdoor or athletic activity would ruin the hair style. However, Afro perms were also the in thing and needed only an air dry and a pick to fluff them.
Make up was soft, fresh and natural looking and women who wanted sun tanned looks without exposure to harmful sunrays, used fake tans and bronzers. Foundation was seldom used, but when it was no powder was applied, leaving a shimmer or sheen to the skin while lipstick, blush and eye shadows were natural colors with a bit of shimmer. Lip liner, mascara and caked on foundations did not feature while eye shadows that shimmered, muted blush, and frosted lipstick were the mainstays of a 70's woman on the go.


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