#TBT: 8 90s Makeup Trends That Are Making a Comeback
The 90s dream is alive again! We didn’t think we’d be able to turn back the clocks and experience the 90s again so soon, but we’re glad it’s here.
Since the premier of Kylie Jenner’s dusty taupe lips on Instagram, tattoo chokers and brown lipstick have been showing up on every trendy girl’s vanity once more. Although we’re more than comfortable leaving frosted pink lipsticks in the past, some trends are coming back stronger than ever.
Don’t want to be left behind? Here are 8 trends to look out for during the 90s revival.
1. Highly structured brows
2. Pastel colors
Pastel colors are infiltrating hair, nails, and makeup. If you can’t see yourself diving headfirst into pastel-colored hair, try adding a wash of color to your lids with some lilac eyeshadow for a fresh, springtime look.
Glitter was everywhere in the 90s. We found it in our nail polish, body creams, shower gels, and most of all, in our makeup. While this look (somewhat) worked in the 90s, in 2016, glitter-bombed lips are best left for the catwalk. Pair a warm-toned, glittery lid with an understated face for a night out on the town.
4. Smoky eyeliner
While we love a sleek cat eye, 90s eyeliner technique was much more subtle. Adding dimension by smudging soft brown pencil liner on your eyes is one of the hallmarks of 90s makeup.
5. Blue eye shadow
Packing on the sky-blue shadow until it reaches your brows is still a no-go in our book.
But there are plenty of other ways to spice up your look with some blue. If you’re not bold enough to do a deep blue, shimmering eye, line your eyes with some royal blue liner for a fun pop of color.
6. Matte makeup:
Matte complexions were universal in the 90s. Although we prefer the dewy look nowadays, matte makeup will always have a place in our hearts. For a more modern take, try one of the matte liquid lipsticks that major brands like Anastasia Beverly Hills are coming out with.
7. Dark lip colors
8. Lip Liner
While Pamela Anderson’s darkly-lined lips look didn’t last too long, lip liners have never left department store shelves. For a modern spin, line and fill your lips with your favorite liner… before blending in a slightly lighter lipstick shade in the center to achieve that perfect ombré pout.
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