6 Makeup Must-Haves For Tapping Into The 90s Trend

6 Makeup Must-Haves For Tapping Into The 90s Trend
From the catwalks and street style to our TikTok and Instagram feeds, it’s clear that there’s a strong appreciation for 90s makeup and fashion. What were the key 90s makeup trends? Think bare complexion and defined eyes and lips. We’re picturing signature 90s supermodel makeup looks seen on icons like Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss.

Don’t worry, new makeup trends like the no-makeup look and strong blush are still making a lot of noise, but more than a handful of makeup artists are throwing it back 30 years. It might be time to dig out, or invest in a electric blue eyeliner or matte, brown lipstick though as 90s makeup trends are coming back and the party season is almost here. If you’re keen to throw it back, we’ve put together a list of the best products to achieve an iconic 90s makeup look.

Our Favourite Makeup Products for a Signature 90s Makeup Look


Charlotte Tilbury

Beautiful Skin Foundation, € 50,00

The Perfect Base
Forget about contouring and don’t even consider a heavy base, it’s all about pared back, natural looking skin with the 90s makeup look. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Foundation offers a buildable medium coverage to conceal any uneven tones and blemishes. The finish is neither matte nor radiant, it’s natural AKA perfect for tapping into the 90s. If you’re concerned about an oily T-zone, follow up with the Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder.



Precision Colour Pencil, € 22,00

The Signature 90s Eye
Creating the smudged, grungy smoky eye look couldn’t be easier with this pencil from 19/99. From rich burgundy and electric blue to a chic navy hue, this smooth pencil comes in a range of shades to suit all skin tones and eye colours. For those who love a multitasker, this pencil works for your eyes, cheeks and lips.



Brow Pencil, € 27,00

The Defined Brows
While full, bushy eyebrows have been trending for years, it might be time to take your cue from 90s supermodels like Kate Moss and tap into a thinner, more defined brow look. Sweed’s Brow Pencil gives you the control to fill in sparse patches and create a more sculpted look.


Rare Beauty

Kind Words Lipstick, € 23,00

The 90s Matte Lip
A 90s makeup look is not complete without a matte lipstick. We’re thinking Gwyneth Paltrow on the red carpet circa ‘95 with a matte brown lip. To recreate the look, we recommend investing in Rare Beauty Kind Words Lipstick in Talented (or Gifted if you want a stronger look). The hydrating yet matte formulas are comfortable to wear and won’t dry out your lips.



Spill the Juice! Lip Gloss, € 5,70

The Glossy Lip Look
If you’re not into a matte lip look, why not recreate the icy pink tones that were equally as popular in the 90s? Of course, NikkieTutorials has formulated the perfect lip gloss to achieve the look in seconds. Choose from Don’t Tell Anyone and She Said What and apply at least two layers. You’ll have the perfect 90s glossy lip look without any of the stickiness formulas had back then.



Eye Wand, € 26,00

The Pastel Eye Look
Pastel pinks might have been favoured by the likes of Drew Barrymore, but for a modern twist we’ve been trying out creamy neutral hues courtesy of Vieve – our go-to is Camel.


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Posted: Tuesday, 25 October 2022

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