The ‘90s called — they’re jealous that we’ve been stealing from their makeup repertoire. And we’re here to say that we’re guilty as charged. There’s definitely something about ‘90s makeup and style that feels very fall — especially when it includes a sultry smoky crease and bold lip.
“This look is about recreating that classic ‘90s smoky eye,” says L’Oréal makeup expert and educator Gabriel Almodovar. “I wanted to utilize all three of the IT Cosmetics Naturally Pretty Trio in Pearl Luxe, so I used the lightest shade as the eyeshadow base — and then I used the matte brown on the actual eyelid, and a mix of the brown and the beige shimmer to soften that edge and create more of a smokey finish.” Almodovar then smudged brown liner into the upper and lower lash liner to complete the look, and filled in the brows with the Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Pro Palette.
For the bold lip, Almodovar used Urban Decay Comfort Matte in Lovedrunk for a crisp red lip. His trick to keep the lipstick from fading during the day? Liner overtop. “This is something I learned many years ago when I started in cosmetics — it’s easier and looks better!”
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How to Achieve the Perfect ‘90s Smoky Eye and Bold Lip:
Step 1: Start with foundation. We like Maybelline FIT Me Matte and Poreless Foundation.
Step 2: Add a smoky eye by applying the lightest shade of the IT Cosmetics Pearl Luxe Trio from your lash line up to your brow. This will serve as your base and transition shade.
Step 3: Next, tap the matte brown shade on top of the lid, and blend it softly with the lightest shimmery beige color once again.
Step 4: Smudge out a chocolate brown liner on your upper and lower lash line – we love the Lancôme Drama-Liqui Pencil Extreme Longwear Eyeliner in Chocolate for this step.
Step 5: Fill in your brows with a Maybelline Eyestudio Brow Drama Pro Palette.
Step 6: Finish the look off with the Urban Decay Comfort Matte in Lovedrunk, and line overtop your lips with the Maybelline Color Sensational Lip Liner.