70’s FASHION

I loved working with the New York Times to create this look just in time for New Years Eve.

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For New Year’s Eve inspiration this year, one might look to Amy Adams’s glamorous ’70s makeover on “American Hustle” (the beauty equivalent of the plunging sequined minidress). Herein, the film’s hair and makeup experts, along with Gina Brooke, Madonna’s makeup artist, and Michael Angelo, a favorite hairstylist of New York social swans, tell how to get the look you want to know better.

1) She prepped the skin with a lightweight hydrator such as Intraceuticals serum. Next, both face primer and eye primer by Urban Decay were smoothed on. “It keeps everything in place, especially if it’s going to be a long night,” she said. Then with a sponge, she applied Shu Uemura’s Lightbulb Foundation. “I’m obsessed with it,” Ms. Brooke said. “It doesn’t change with different lighting, so you know your party pictures will look good.”

2) To brush up brows and fill in, Ms. Brooke preferred Kevin Aucoin’s fine-tipped pencil.

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3) Line upper and lower lash lines. Ms. Brooke used Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Mirifique, a charcoal-black eye shadow with silver flecks and a texture she likened to mousse. “You can use it for a liner and for contouring into the eye crease,” she said. She drew a more elongated eye, very feline and Bianca Jagger. On the lid, she patted Mushroom eye shadow, a warm silver by Urban Decay. And because it’s New Year’s Eve and we’re talking ’70s, she added an extra dab of silver glitter to the center of the lid. The final touches: fake strip lashes trimmed to match your eye shape and a light application of Giorgio Armani fluid highlighter to the brow bone.

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4) “Much of the look was about this very aggressive blush that’s like a stripe,” Ms. Brooke said. “But too much blush can really age or date somebody.” Instead, she dusted a neutral-colored hue into the hollows for a hint of sculpturing before sweeping on L’Oréal Visible Lift blush in Rose Gold (“gorgeous on everyone,” $12.95) in an upward slant.

5) Line lips with a burgundy pencil. “There were a lot of rustic red-browns then,” she said, though “sometimes a dark hue can drag your face downwards,” in which case you can sub a peppier deep pink or crimson. For shine, she dabbed that old faithful, Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream, on top.

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Click through to see my full 5 step process and recreate the look!

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