90s Makeup Tutorial

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90s makeup is the easiest for me to recreate because I witnessed and wore it with so much passion. 90s girl here babe! Brown matte lips, matte face, matte smudged eyeshadow, even greasy out-of-bed-hairstyle. Of course don’t forget the fashion staples then: cool kids wear Doc Martens, pants got to be Girbaud, hipsters wear Benetton, trendsetters flash Pop Swatch, it’s Guess shirt or nothing. I was a diehard fan of Beverly Hills 90210 mainly because of Luke Perry a.k.a Dylan! And yeah, I danced to hip hop and went gaga over alternative rock. Seriously the best era.

90s makeup is a trend right now albeit with different interpretations. I’m sticking with what I know and how I wore it back in the day: everything matte. Here’s a quick tutorial down memory lane…

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1) Apply matte foundation and concealer as you normally would. I used Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Foundation and NARS creamy concealer. Estee Lauder dries to a matte finish so I didn’t set it with finishing powder. However for my under eyes, I used BECCA mineral powder to set the concealer.

2) Apply matte nude eyeshadow from lids up to brow bone. I used Stila in the Know palette

3) Apply matte brown on crease, build the color slowly and blend out (same palette)

4) Line upper and lower lash line with black eyeliner (Marc Jacobs Blacquer), then smudge with black eyeshadow. 

5) Apply a coat or two of mascara (deluxe size Dior, part of Sephora 500 points perk)

6) Apply matte bronzer. I used Guerlain Terracota Sun Celebration 

7) Line lips with brown or mauve lip liner (MAC Soar)

8) Fill in with matte brown or mauve lipstick. I used Laura Geller Creme Couture Mocha Mauve

From the archive: Moi channeling Posh Spice hairdo, circa 1995

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What are your memories from the 90s?




  1. October 14, 2014 / 12:50 pm

    I was a teen in the 90s, but I'm having a senior moment about my favorite parts. Mostly because my mother made me keep that high hair poof waaaaay too long after it was considered cool, lol!

    • October 15, 2014 / 6:44 am

      LOL! tell me you used Aqua net, gotta be the strong hold!!!!

  2. October 14, 2014 / 2:19 pm

    YAY for the 90's! I love the look you created!

  3. October 14, 2014 / 3:23 pm

    I LOVE that picture of you! Also… I kind of never stopped wearing my makeup like this!

    • October 15, 2014 / 6:45 am

      Yeah same here. I think it's in our system since we're 90s girls

  4. October 14, 2014 / 4:23 pm

    That flashback picture is so CUTE! And I love your modern day interpretation of the 90's.

  5. October 14, 2014 / 7:08 pm

    That flashback picture! LOVE IT! Posh Spice hairdo! EXTRA LOVE! I love this modernized makeup look from the 90s! Gorgeous.

  6. October 14, 2014 / 7:50 pm

    I did the raisin brown lipstick!

  7. October 14, 2014 / 8:16 pm

    rock on in the 90s! I was a teen mostly… LOVE your flashback picture πŸ™‚

  8. October 14, 2014 / 9:31 pm

    You were so cute! Your retro look is great. I can hardly remember the nineties! I was married, working my ass off and raising a young son, hardly had time to breathe. LOL

    • October 20, 2014 / 5:30 am

      Thanks Erika. I had so much memories from the 90s,maybe I'll do a separate throwback post πŸ™‚

  9. October 14, 2014 / 9:55 pm

    Very pretty, I like the subdued lippie on you.

  10. October 14, 2014 / 9:59 pm

    I must be old because I don't see any difference in the '90's to today. LOL! You are still a beautiful woman!!!

    • October 20, 2014 / 5:31 am

      LOL! Thanks Kimberley. I agree not much difference although modern-day version is a bit more polished

  11. October 14, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    I really don't remember how I wore makeup in the 90s.. I like this look, though. It doesn't feel dated to me, though I miss your bright lippie!

  12. October 15, 2014 / 12:51 am

    LOVE that photo of you! I'm glad the 90s are back in style because I was only a wee little girl in those times πŸ™‚

  13. October 15, 2014 / 4:27 am

    This makes me want to get out my senior pictures lol. You have such a modern take on the 90s makeup look!

  14. October 15, 2014 / 6:08 am

    We would have been bffs back in the day! I love the 90s and brown lipstick will always have a special place in my heart. I went gaga over the Ultima II collection curated by Kevyn Aucoin that my mom bought (and I wish she still had) back in the 90s.

    • October 20, 2014 / 5:33 am

      Yes I'm pretty sure we can be BFFs, play w/ all the makeups and laugh at our own naivetΓ©

  15. October 15, 2014 / 8:32 am

    Woohoo for the 90s. Girl… you look fabulous πŸ˜€ That lip color is BOSS

  16. October 15, 2014 / 9:10 am

    You look amazing ! I wish I could play with your collection since you have so many amazing goodies!

  17. October 15, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    You make the 90s look good!! But I was there and I know the truth. Hahaha. That decade was a disaster.

  18. October 15, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    I am dying for that lip shade right now! Gorgeous look!

  19. October 15, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Yay for the 90s! I remember my cross colors jeans, body suits and grungy hair!

  20. October 17, 2014 / 5:31 pm

    My version of 90's makeup would be black lip liner lol! Yours is so much better.

  21. October 20, 2014 / 5:09 pm

    You look so much better in these shades than I do! Love it on you!

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