The 90’s Makeup Trends We’re Bringing Back This SeasonNovember 20, 2018
The 90’s brought us lots of things — like an absurd amount of plaid, red-brown lipstick and pencil-thin brows. Luckily, we’ve (mostly) recovered. However, nostalgia is at an all time high, and we’re seeing the trends of our favorite 90’s sitcoms coming back in a big way. At least now the products have better formulas, more flattering colors and lots of variety. With that in mind we’ve rounded up the 90’s makeup trends that feel so 2018 — and how to get the look.
There was a time where almost every girl had a respectable amount of shimmery Bath and Body Works body sprays in her stash. And while Warm Vanilla Sugar will always have a special place in our hearts, we have our eyes on updated formulas like Sol De Janeiro Glow Oils that offer hydration and a subtle glow.
The 90’s are responsible for the brick reds and browns we know and love today, which is why NYX Professional Cosmetics Suede Matte Lipstick in Cold Brew is the perfect addition to your lippie collection. The true brown hue is pigmented, soft and has great staying power so you won’t have to constantly reapply throughout the day.
While we don’t miss the ultra-dark lip liner look, a deep lip liner paired with a flattering nude lip color is a great way to accentuate and define your lips. Deep lip liners also pair well with clear glosses and creates that “your lips but better” effect. One of our favorite lip liners is NYX Suede Matte Lip Liner in Leon, a honey brown shade that we’re reaching for everyday.
There was a moment during the aughts when we thought frosted lipstick might’ve been gone for good, but it’s been popping up more and more on the pouts of our favorite beauty gurus. It’s the wearable sister of holographic lippies and a little more fun than metallics, making it a great option for anyone who wants to experiment without taking it too over the top. To try this trend we recommending picking a shade like Maybelline Color Sensational in Pink Satin, a frosty pink hue.
Ultra-glossy lips were a 90’s and early 2000’s staple before being usurped by the ever-popular matte and its successor, the liquid lipstick. Gloss is back, however, now offering non-sticky formulas, reflective shine and an endless range of finishes and feels. One of our favorite formulas is the Lime Crime Wet Cherry Lip Gloss in Extra Poppin’, a non-sticky clear gloss that wears well throughout the day.