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Let’s do the time warp with a look inspired by the glossy drama of disco queens

CROCHET, CULOTTES AND quirky kimonos: it seems like the summer runways had a case of Saturday Night Fever. The ’70s are back, baby, bringing a tidal wave of trends that are more Studio 54 than 2015. While some fads are better left in the past – polyester leisure suits, anyone? – ultraglam make-up feels remarkably refreshing when filtered through a more modern lens. Here we share our favourite ways to bring the summer of ’69 to your beauty routine.
Seventies style doesn’t stand for shrinking violets. When you’re primping for a big night out, lacquer the entire eyelid in an eye-catching purple such as Chanel’s Stylo Eyeshadow in #107 Campanule or Nars’ Christopher Kane Collection Parallel Universe Duo Eyeshadow. If all-over amethyst is too ambitious, skip the shadow and stipple Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glideon Eye Pencil in Vice between lashes for a subtle pop of colour (launching late June).
When disco reigned supreme, the cat-eye was the cat’s meow. To steady shaky hands, rely on MAC is Beauty’s Penultimate Eyeliner in Rapid Black, which touts a fine-tipped pen applicator, or DiorShow Pro Liner, which features a retractable bevelled tip that glides on easily. Pro tip: place an index card at the outer corner of your eye and trace along the edge for a fiercely defined flick.
Going super glam means sporting super-thick lashes, so if you weren’t born with a full fringe, fake it with Lancôme’s Grandiôse Smudge-Proof Mascara. The swan-necked wand coats every last lash, while the ultra-black formula is infused with colour-amplifying latex polymers for a fanned-out effect.
Play spin the colour wheel by painting your pout in a high-gloss orange such as Dolce & Gabbana’s Shine Lipstick in Shine On or Shiseido’s Maquillage Essence Glamorous Rouge NEO in OR451. If orange feels too far out, slick on a lustrous beige like Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Gloss Pen in Nude Bronze.
For skin that’s lit up like a disco ball, apply Giorgio Armani Beauty’s Crema Nuda postcleansing. This tinted blur cream relies on transparent pigments to obscure imperfections while letting skin’s natural beauty shine through. For more coverage, follow up with Sulwhasoo’s Perfecting Cushion Brightening, which whitens, brightens and clarifies with a lightweight formula and leaves behind a pearly luminescence. If you plan on showing some skin, drizzle your collarbones, shoulders and décolletage with Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil, which is imbued with flecks of gold and platinum leaf.
Before the ravages of UV rays were fully understood, tanning was practically an Olympic sport. But now that we know better, opt for a faux glow with Guerlain’s Terracotta Joli Teint. Composed of two sunlit tones, this pressed powder imparts a sun-kissed lustre that’s subtler than the best-selling Terracotta Bronzing Powder.