The ‘90s have certainly made a comeback in recent years and are inspiring fashion and beauty trends alike, and the decade continuously prevails as certain trends make their way into the new year. While trends like Courtney Love’s smeared red lipstick and frilly baby doll dresses and Baby Spice’s pigtails and platforms will forever hold their own relevance, 2016 is all about mixing ’90s trends into a modern yet workable way that shows our appreciation for the decade rather than showing that you are still stuck in it.
Incorporating elements from the (arguably) best decade ever, this Fashionista played with neutral, matte colors to create her eye shadow look, and she paid homage to the lustrous brown lipstick trend from the 1990s with a mauve lip. Amongst other trends, in the last year, brown lipstick has made its way out of a time capsule and thrust itself back into modern beauty and runways around the world. When determining which shade of lipstick works best with your skin tone, choose any shade of lipstick from mauve to a deep chocolate.
To bring a modern take to your ’90s makeup look, freshen up your face by using contour and highlighter. Contouring and highlighting have been two of the most popular trends in the beauty world in the last couple years, and demonstrating these techniques will prove that you are also on trend with current beauty trends.
What’s on the BEAUTY BAR: To recreate this Fashionista’s look for yourself, prep and finish your makeup routine using MAC Prep + Prime Fix+, followed by NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer, and a good concealer to fix any imperfections. For the eyes, blend shadows from a neutral color scheme, topped with CoverGirl Lash Blast to create the illusion of full lashes without having to compromise for clumped lashes. Use the LORAC Pro Contour Palette to bring definition to your face. In order to achieve the look of glowing skin, highlight using MAC Mineralize Skin Finish, this particular shade being “Soft and Gentle.” To top off your look, use Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain in Marvelous Mauve for a pretty pout.