If you think about the 90s and remember it being a time when dark lipsticks, bright eyeshadows and pale foundations were all the rage, then you’re going to want to keep reading! While some looks are best left in the past, others are making their way back onto the runway with a fresh take on what we fell in love with back in the day. Here are a few iconic 90s looks and the products you’ll need to achieve them.
While we agree that the 90s took foundation application to the extreme, there’s no reason why you can’t make the pale vampy look your own. Instead of layering on the foundation though, focus instead on embracing your natural skin colour with a lightweight formula that won’t cake or crease.
Product Pick: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup
Back in the 90s, the darker the pout, the better! We’re talking rich, bold colours that made a statement and fortunately, the same applies today. Opt for a creamy lipstick with a long-lasting formula that glides on easily.
Product Pick: Maybelline Color Sensational® Loaded Bolds Lipstick in Midnight Merlot
Probably one of the most iconic looks of the 90s is that of blue eyeshadow, which all of our favourite popstars boasted at one point or another! Nowadays, denim blue eyeshadow is where it’s at, with women everywhere opting for smooth and creamy products that have a shimmer to them.
Product Pick: L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Les Ombres Palette in Eternal Blue
When 90s ladies weren’t sporting dark lipstick shades, it was because they had chosen metallic lip gloss instead. Just as effective and just as readily available nowadays, we can’t help but love the new variations of lip glosses that deliver awesome shine, a hint of colour and an intense 3D finish.
Product Pick: NYX Professional Makeup Duo Chromatic Lip Gloss in Fairplay
So, all that’s left for you to do is answer one easy question: Are you ready to take a trip back in time to when brighter, bolder makeup was in, and subtle and conservative were out? We’re right behind you!