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1970’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Elga Andersen

This isn’t usually the type of look that we moderns think of when we think “70’s”. This is classic babe. Classic babe doesn’t really change. Here’s what I did to get this Elga inspired look:

FACE: Under the eyes with my fingers, I applied Covergirl Simply Ageless Concealer in Corrector. With a foundation brush, I applied Lancôme Absolue Makeup in Ecru 10. I go over that and blend/soften with a Beautyblender. With a powder brush, I applied Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Transparent to set foundation. You can contour down the nose and in the hollow of the cheeks with a darker powder if you want. I use something from a Japanese market. Bronzer should do. High on the cheekbones, I applied Covergirl Cheekers Blush in Deep Plum, a warm rose with some pearl.

EYES: Elga’s brows are dark. I’m really not a fan of this drastic with blonde hair, but whatever, I’m not blonde! I brushed brows in place and then filled them in with Benefit Instant Brow in Medium. To even out the lid, I applied Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadowin Positve, a matte beige, from lash line to brows. For the liner, I used Lancôme Artliner in Noir. I lined eyes thickly. There’s no winging or anything like that. Follow the lash line but line thickly. I curled lashes and applied Mally Volumizing Mascara, like 5 coats to top lashes and two to the bottom lashes. I then applied Ardell lashes. This look is all about thick lashes, which I do not have naturally. Even with all of that, my lashes still look nothing like Elga’s.

Elga Andersen makeup tutorial

LIPS: Lips are a pouty pink. I lined lips with Clinique Quickliner in Soft Rose, exactly what the name implies. With a lip brush, I applied Estee Lauder Pure Color Lipstick in Rubellite, a medium pink with some pearl.

Elga Andersen makeup instruction

Now for a fragrance…I want something very sultry like Natori EDP, a rich amber. I smell it and I think “classic babe”.

What are your weekend plans? It’s supposed to be a sunny weekend with temps in the 70’s here. I need this. And I’m not rubbing it in your face, really. 🙂 But, it’s been 9 months of gloom here… I’ll be happy to spend the weekend around the house working on boring house things and I’m sure my husband will be happy to grill. And this is my glamorous life.

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4 thoughts on “1970’s Fashion: Get the Makeup Look of Elga Andersen

    1. I know! How can I ever be like Cindy Sherman without wigs?! I really need a blonde one in my collection.

  1. You have to stop painting perfect eyes! As I mentioned before, I do like them more the way you do it but if you’re trying to recreate those looks you have to make them messier. 😉

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