A Look Back at Beauty Icons: Donna Summer
The beauty icon: Donna Summer
Her signature look: 1970s Disco Queen.
We’re talking false lashes, thick eyeliner, smoky eyes, contoured cheeks, and berry lips. But most importantly, we’re talking hair—big hair. It was at times straight, wavy, curly, long, short, blunt, layered, braided, and fringed…but whichever way, it was always big.
Her style legacy: When it works, it works.
From the 1970s to 2012, her makeup style was consistent. While her hair changed often, it was still the focal point.
Her it moment: The late 70s.
- Starting with the 1975 performance of Love to Love You Baby on Soul Train, where her long curly mane and flawless face were framed by a cluster of feathers.
- To the 1976 album cover of Four Seasons of Love where her hair was uncharacteristically styled up but of course, still big. (And let’s not forgot all the skin on display, glowing and luminous.)
- To the 1977 album cover of Once Upon a Time with her cascading waves and signature smoky lids.
Her beauty booty:
- To channel your inner disco diva, try Mattese Elite Lashes Natural #5220.
- To pop cheekbones as only contouring can, try MAC Sculpting Powder.
- To keep every strand in place all night long, try L’Oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray Extra Strong Hold.
Straight from her glossy lips: “I don’t care if I’m beautiful; I don’t care what I am on the outside. It isn’t about the outside.”
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