Ask any fashion guru and you will learn that trends in the industry simply come and go. What’s trendy a few decades can easily go back in fashion – whether it’s a particular style in clothes or techniques in applying makeup. If you’re a 1990s baby, you will be glad to know that there are many beauty trends from this wackily stylish decade which are ‘in’ again today.
1990s Beauty Trends which are Making a Comeback
Drew Barrymore, Kate Moss, the gang from Dawson’s Creek, Gwen Stefani during her No Doubt days – these are some of the most fashionable personalities in entertainment during the 1990s. Jennifer Aniston popularized “The Rachel” haircut, while the show Felicity made it okay for girls to be proud of their big, curly hair. Now, which among the beauty trends from the 1990s are making a comeback? Here’s a quick peek:
- Berry, Nude or Frosted Lips
Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson was a fan of frosted lipstick back in the 1990s, while supermodel Kate Moss was frequently photographed with nude lips. Today, these lip shades are making a comeback, along with berry hues. To rock the nude lipstick look, go for sheer or semi-glossy versions with just a right hint of red to prettify your pout. If you’re going for a grunge look, pair a berry lip shade with smokey gray eye makeup; and check out the shades worn by country star Taylor Swift if you want to rock the frosted lipstick look.
Teenagers loved chokers way back in the 1990s, and they are making a comeback now, although with a look that’s a tad different. For a modern touch, look for black chokers with a sider strip and elegant embellishments.
- Floral Hair Accessories
Drew Barrymore always looked ultra-feminine when she walked the red carpet in the 1990s with flowers in her hair. This trend is making a comeback now, not just in music festivals like Coachella, but in everyday street wear as well. A floral headband or a cute floral embellishment on the side of your messy bun hairstyle will make this look work, especially when paired with simple makeup.
- Feathered Hairstyle
Aside from “The Rachel” haircut, Meg Ryan’s feathered hairstyle was one women imitated in the 1990s. Today, you can still go for the feathered hairstyle look as long as it’s worn as a more modern cut. Think along the lines of a shoulder-length layered bob. Highlights that complement your complexion should complete the look.
- French Manicure
French manicures were all the rage back in the 1990s. Instead of just the basic white tip, you can go more creative today by having a French manicure with a bright-colored tip. Go for nail art from a professional salon, or you can go DIY.
- Metallic or Blue Eyeshadow
Lupita Nyongo walked the red carpet in blue eyeshadow which perfectly complemented her skin tone, which means that this shade is in again. Another eyeshadow color from the 90s that’s making a comeback is metallic shades. For a more modern touch, skip the eyeliner and go for metallic eyeshadow with rose gold tones.
- Pink Hair and Visible Roots
Gwen Stefani rocked pink hair back in the 1990s, while Courtney Love did not mind showing her roots. Today, you can definitely go with the neon colored hair trend, but make sure that the color is not something permanent. To make visible roots more elegant, make sure that your locks are properly styled and blow-dried.
Rock these 90s-inspired beauty trends and feel as if you’ve been thrown back to this oh-so-fun decade!