In the last two years, we’ve seen trends zoom past us as catch-your-breath rates.
There are some that we wish stuck around for a while longer, and some which never really hit it off beyond their novelty (we’re looking at you, squiggle eyebrows) but there are some that have stuck around for both a good and a long time – something fairly rare in the modern-day frenzy.
Cue 2022’s obsession with reworking looks from the past. Two eras that have fought over the spotlight have been the 1970s and the early 2000s (Y2K) both competing to send the fashion world back to the disco, to the era of flip phones or if you can pull it off, both.
In the beauty world, the 70s is having its moment once again. Although the 70s has been a huge source of inspiration for beauty in eras gone by, 2022 has seen a particular fascination with a few forgotten favourites. Here are three trends from the 70s blasting us into the past:
1.Farrah Fawcett’s feathered flip
It’s hard to think of the 70s without thinking of this iconic hairstyle that had its own spin-offs into the 80s and 90s. Farrah Fawcet’s play with curls frames the face in a way few hairstyles can, with a blow-dry finish dedicated to ultra-volume.
For many starved of volume in the 2020s where sleek hairstyles have ruled the roost for long enough, this is one comeback we’re definitely not mad at.
2.Disco-inspired eye make up
Thanks to the rise of house music and popular shows like Euphoria, going out looks have been afforded a lot more colour (and glitter). Disco eye-makeup has become so popular recently that its bold and carefree energy has made its way onto high-fashion profiles, largely complimenting the rise of neon and the barbie-core trend.
The 70s was, of course, the height of the disco era, something that largely inspired house music. If you needed any confirmation that the dancefloor is the centrepiece of society once again, just think about the undertones of Beyoncé’s latest album, Renaissance. Even Bey took to add disco-colour themes to her album’s release launch party, glittering it up like it’s 1975.
From Dior’s subtle disco eye make-up look to TikTok and Pinterest booming with the trending style, this is one trend that we sorely need after nearly two years of not going out.
Paired beautifully with the siren eye, disco make-up is the perfect opt to try a bolder look, or to add a subtle sparkly fire to any look. If you really want to step into your 70s groove, try adding some extra volume to your bottom lashes or shaping them apart.
3.Dewy, glowing skin
The “clean girl” aesthetic 2022 has been loving has idolised dewy, glowing skin, inviting heavier looks like contouring to step aside. However, the 70s was obsessed with radiant skin.
Glowing, radiant and healthy-looking skin was an all-important aspect of 70s beauty, much like the “clean girl” look today, only with a little more added highlighter.
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