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80s Flashback Look: Tips from Edward Bess

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I first came across Edward Bess’ line at Bergdorf Goodman a few months ago. Bess is a very young makeup expert (he’s only 23!), but he has already worked with stars like Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek, Kate Moss, Cate Blanchett, Ashley Olsen, Elizabeth Hurley, and Brooke Shields! Ever since Marc Jacobs’ last runway show I’ve had the 80s flashback look on my mind so I asked if Bess could give us some tips on how to get an updated version of the 80s look and here’s what he had to say–

“Let everyone know you’re with the band by pairing a bold red lip with super smokey eyes. I love Eternal Passion lipstick ($29) on the pout and Night ($29) to dress the eyes for the ultimate rocker-chic look.”

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When I asked him for a tip on getting the smokey eye look he said —

“Apply Night eyeshadow along your top and bottom lashes and blend outwards for a sexy smokey effect. Smudge with Luxury Eye Brush ($38) to look like a pro.” I think the tip of pairing the smokey eyes with a crimson red is spot-on. What do you think — Will you be going 80s this summer?


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