Whether your nostalgic muse was Cameron Diaz, Aaliyah, or Victoria Beckham, the resurfacing makeup trend is instantly recognizable. Yes, the 90s are back in beauty, seamlessly echoing the throwback fashion wave we’ve embraced. A nod to the era, this beauty revival showcases frosted eyeshadow, defined lip liners, and those iconic messy updos. When combined, it effortlessly channels the spirit of the 90’s bombshell. The best part? Recreating this look is simpler than you might think.
After completing your everyday skincare and base makeup routine, you are ready to make your 90’s dream look come to life. Starting with the eyes, evenly apply a frosted eyeshadow shade of your choice. For that signature icy blue-gray, we adore using a matte liquid powder eyeshadow such as Glossier’s Cornflower Pastelor Ila’s Dove Gray. Using black eyeliner, line your upper lids, extending to create a slight cat eye. Then, use a clean finger or a Q-tip to smudge the liner for a softer finish. To complete the eyes,curl your lashes and top them off with lengthening mascara.
No 90’s makeup look is complete without overlined lips. A dark brown shadewas one of the signature touches of nostalgic beauty. This next step is optional – but you can use the same pencil to create a few faux freckles on your nose and cheeks. Lastly, tack on a slick lip gloss for a multidimensional effect. And to put the cherry on top, use a large claw clipto pin your hair up, leaving out some strands to frame your face.