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Makeup

Every Time Cher’s Makeup Inspired Us To Go Bold With Beauty

by Dale Arden Chong

• By Dale Arden Chong

There’s nothing quite like the ‘70s and ‘80s disco scene, and that’s especially true of the hair and makeup. The iconic culture practically defines the idea of a good time, and it continues to inspire beauty looks today. But if you were to pack in the era’s glittering mirror balls and hazy nights at Studio 54 into a single person, you’d have the icon who needs no last name: Cher. And if anything, you’re sure to remember Cher’s makeup.

Any look served by the “Goddess of Pop” is bound to send a rush through a beauty lover’s heart. From the long, raven locks she first sported on The Sonny & Cher Show to her glittering eyeshadow moments, there’s no doubt that the star knew how to get the most out of her makeup. Of course, her bold beauty evolution only gets better as the years go on. Ahead, check out 7 of Cher’s best beauty looks and find out how you can try them out yourself. 

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Mod Liner

If you’re just getting started with bold eye makeup, try out this cool, mod look. Use liquid eyeliner to go totally graphic like Cher, or bring the wings out for a classic cat-eye. 

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Shimmering Gold

Take a cue from the “Believe” singer and dust shimmering, gold-toned eyeshadow across your lids like she did at the 1973 Academy Awards. This bold neutral shadow will definitely add some oomph to your look.

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Long & Luscious Locks

We know it’s not makeup, but we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the hair! Are you thinking about growing your hair out? Cher’s iconic straight waist-grazing strands is the motivation you need. Part your hair in the middle and let your hair loosely fall from there for a classic 70’s look.

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Understated Elegance

While Cher has earned her icon status for bold, glittering looks, the star had her fair share of natural makeup, too. In this case, soft neutrals on her eyes, lips, and cheeks bring out her enduring beauty.

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Glitter, Glitter, & More Glitter

If there’s one takeaway from Cher’s most iconic beauty looks, it’s to never shy away from glitter. Embrace your inner disco diva and add sparkle to your makeup look whenever you need a playful pick me up. While it may or may not get everywhere, take it from someone who’s had an ample amount of the shining flecks in her beauty kit: it is so worth it.

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Larger-Than-Life Volume

Cher was known for her sleek and straight strands during the earlier days in her career. But the Oscar-winning star has also rocked ultra-tight, voluminous curls. Whether she sported them for a glamorous award show or let them float around her shoulders for off-duty moments, these ringlets instantly dressed up her looks.

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Rainbow Eyes

Want to take a creative approach to your next statement-making beauty look? Take inspiration from Cher’s eye makeup from the 1983 Academy Awards, where she donned a color-blocked eyeshadow look featuring blue, pink, and purple.