Vintage 1988 Makeup Ads

The festive season is fast approaching and if you want to go for an over-the-top look, you can try using these 1988 makeups ads for inspiration. Take this YSL as for example:, what could be more glam than a slash of coral-coloured blush, blood red lips and a smokey grey/blue eye? And remember: contouring is key!

Not all ’80s palettes look so dated. Look at this Lancôme ad with Isabella Rosellini. Sure you needed four shades of eyeshadow to get this intense look, but it would work today.Also, I love those earrings.

This Max Factor ad starring Jaclyn Smith is a little closer to the ’80s looks I remember. Please feel free to mock the blue eyeshadow.