The release of the much anticipated The Runaways movie is almost here (April 9th!), and has left us with the urge to play around with the amazing retro makeup looks from the film. Joan Jett’s famous smudged, smokey rocker eye is still as popular today as it was then, and Cherie Currie’s iconic use of color and glitter is the ultimate in glam rock.
The looks were created by MUFE artist Robin Mathews, and MAKE
UP FOR EVER has posted tutorials for Stewart’s and
Currie’s movie looks on their website and
on their Facebook Page, so if you’re like us, you can recreate it for yourself.
To get Stewart’s “Joan Jett” smokey eye:
MAKE UP FOR EVER Eyeshadow
127, a metallic taupe, over the entire lid.
2. Using Aqua
Eyes 04, apply a generous amount
of the liner on the top and bottom lids, close to lashline. With a smudge
brush, smoke out liner just enough to look slept in and imperfect. Then go back and reapply a heavier coat of
eyeliner along the lash line
3. Apply Eyeshadow
139, a black brown shimmer, over the black liner and blend.
4. Curl lashes and apply Smoky
Lash Mascara to top and bottom mashes, making sure to get the underside of top lashes to really blacken out the look.
How to get Fanning’s “Cherie Currie” colorful smokey eye:
Powder 922, a pale copper, all over lid stopping short of the outer corner.
2. Line upper and lower lids
Eyes 3L, an navy blue shimmer, and smudge lightly with a smudge brush.
3. Apply Eyeshadow
87, a metallic navy blue, to the outer corner of the eye with a small
flat brush, then drag the shadow into the crease slightly. Blend with the same brush, and swipe the same shadow
color onto the lower lash line, blending it out to create a smoky
4. Curl your lashes and apply Smoky
A few more awesome tips? Mathews said she had Stewart sleep
in the liner, applied the night before, to capture Jett when she was in
the depths of the “wear and tear” of hard living. She also duplicated Jett and Currie’s original blush technique: hold a piece of paper against your cheek before applying blush to get a hard line, like in the picture above. We’re totally trying
that when we’re in the mood for a funky, rocker look.