One of the most common complaints you'll hear from anyone in their 30s — well, besides "Why the hell do I have both acne and wrinkles?" — is the good 'ol "Remember when MTV actually played music videos?" Parking in front of the TV after school, we'd watch to see what kind of cool clips our favorite VJs (love you, Kennedy!) would introduce, and watch in awe as artists unveiled truly groundbreaking beauty and fashion moments.
Apparently, we weren't the only ones enraptured by this after-school ritual: Makeup artist Nick Barose just shared a recent editorial he shot with Touch magazine that features makeup looks inspired by some of the most iconic music-video beauty.
"In high school, I'd watch all these great music videos by some of my favorite artists and I'd try to emulate their looks on myself and my friends — MTV was my beauty school," says Barose. "I went to an all-boys Catholic school and I'd get in trouble because I'd get a flattop like Grace Jones, or wear eyeliner like Bowie and put shoulder pads in my uniform. Those artists were so original and brave with their looks; it was authentic and not manufactured. It was dramatic, but it felt real."
Feeling nostalgic? Click through to see the amazing looks Barose created, then tell us which classic music video left the biggest impression on you.
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