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Still Obsessing Over The 90s Makeup Looks? Here Is How You Can Recreate Them!

Still Obsessing Over The 90s Makeup Looks? Here Is How You Can Recreate Them!

From flared jeans and crop tops to crimped hair and frosted lips, beauty and fashion was at its peak in the 90s – and we are ecstatic with its comeback! If there is one thing we love the most about that era, it has to be the makeup. There is no denying that the 90s makeup trends were iconic. If you have been drooling over JLo’s blue eyeshadows or Jennifer Aniston’s brown lipstick, here is how you can bring back the 90s makeup looks and look back on the good ol’ days.

1. Brown lipstick

What perfect way than the classic brown lipstick to channel your inner 90s goddess. Matte brown lips have made a comeback, and if you are all set to recreate a 90s makeup look, you need to add a brown lipstick to your makeup collection. The diverse range of brown lipstick shades – from soft nude browns to dark mochas, are flattering on all different skin tones and undertones. To modernize this look and add your own personal touch to this 90s makeup trend, you can experiment with warmer tones of brown for a more youthful look. Find the right shade of brown for your 90s makeup with the Maybelline Virtual Try On tool. With the Virtual Try On tool, you can test out the different Maybelline products in real time from the comfort of your own home.

Our top picks –

Superstay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick Coffee Collection – Hazelnut Hypnotizer
Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Choco Rise
Superstay Matte Ink Crayon Lipstick – Live On The Edge

2. Grunge eyeliner

Bold, black eyeliners were all the rage in the 90s. And the best part – this 90s eyeliner style is super easy to recreate. The messy grunge makeup look does not need precision, just take out your favourite black kajal and line your top and bottom lash lines to get perfect grungy eyes. To make sure you don’t end up with raccoon eyes by the end of the day, set the lines with black eyeshadow.

Our top picks –

Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner
The Colossal Kajal Super Black

3. Opalescent eyeshadow

Love it or hate it, you know that bright, iridescent eyeshadows and 90s makeup go hand in hand. Shades of frosty pink and light blue dominated the decade. From music videos and TV shows to the red carpet, celebrities rocked this 90s eye makeup look like champs. However, if blue is not your color, here is how you can still add a touch of this era to your makeup look. Instead of coloring your entire eyelid with a bright blue hue, add the color just along your upper waterline to create a smudged liner effect. You can also use blue eyeliner on the water line to amplify the look without going over the top.

Our top picks –

The Blushed Nudes Eyeshadow Palette
Tattoo Studio Gel Eyeliner Pencil – Striking Navy

4. Lip liner and glossy lips

The combination of a dark lip liner with reflective, glossy lips was a signature look for most celebs in the 90s. Overline your lips ever so slightly with a brown lip liner and fill in your lips with a nude or brown lip gloss for the ultimate pout.  For people who are not fans of the sticky feeling of a lip gloss, here is how you can hop on this 90s makeup trend – After lining your lips, apply a light brown or nude lipstick – make sure the color is lighter than that of your lip liner. Next, use a clear lip balm and go over the lipstick for a glossy lip makeup without the goopy feeling.

Our top picks –

Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner – Rich Chocolate
Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lipstick – Clay Crush
Baby Lips Lipcare

5. Body shimmer

The 90s loved everything shiny, so why leave the body behind. An easy way to replicate this 1990’s makeup look is by mixing a few drops of liquid or cream highlighter with your body lotion. Slather this shiny lotion concoction over all exposed parts of your body. For some extra oomph, dust some powder highlighter on your decolletage and shoulders.

Our top picks –

Facestudio Master Strobing Liquid Illuminating Highlighter
Facestudio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter

6. Neutral face makeup

90s makeup looks were all about the eyes and the lips. To perfectly recreate the makeup trend, keep your face makeup simple and neutral. Use a matte liquid foundation and a brightening concealer to get a flawless, even base. To mattify the look even more and set all your makeup in place, apply some setting powder, especially to the parts that tend to get shiny and greasy. To find out the exact shade of foundation, concealer, and powder that will complement your skin tone and help you achieve a flawless base, answer a few questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool. Bring back the depth and dimension to your face with just a tiny amount of blush and contour, nothing too bold or dramatic please!

Our top picks –

Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation
Instant Age Rewind Concealer
Fit Me Compact Powder
V-Face Duo Contour Stick
Fit Me Mono Blush

One of the easiest makeup looks to recreate, the 90s makeup can be personalized to suit your current style and taste! Mix and match elements from different eras – take inspiration from retro makeup looks to create a dramatic winged eyeliner or get the bold brows of your dreams from 2010s and flaunt makeup that makes you look and feel your best!

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