All you 30 somethings out there get ready for some serious deja vu from high school! The 90s are back in fashion this fall! Luckily designers have left ‘pencil thin’ brows and the ‘dark lip liner lighter lipstick’ firmly behind but they are embracing some old make-up trends that I can firmly get behind and excited about! This fall I’m feeling nostalgic for my first forays into the world or make-up and for my fashion role models from my teen years!
Below are my five favorite beauty trends for the fall. For fun I’ve included the 90s inspiration behind the look and a current model from the Fall 2015 runways. The more things change, the more they stay the same eh?
1) It’s all about matte – face: A poreless matte doll face is what’s in for fall. Use a pore minimizing primer, liquid foundation, concealer, and a mattifying powder to turn your face into a an even blank canvas. Check out Jennifer Aniston’s poreless perfection from the early Friends days!
2) It’s all about that matte – lips: Gothic matte lips are also in this fall to stand out against the flawless foundation. And anything red is the go-to colour. You can choose from deepest ox-blood to firery orange shades and, of course, everything in between! Get ready to do some deep moisturizing and scrubbing of your lips so they get that gorgeous brushed velvet quality coveted by Winona Ryder in her 90’s hey day!
3) Faint Flush: I groaned at this one! Apparently we should be putting away our taupey contouring sets and getting some warm peach and rose blushes. The idea is to give your matte face a hint of flush – like you just got back from a brisk walk on a chilly day. 90s inspiration would be Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy whose style was Michael Kors’ muse.
4)Big Brows: Harken back the early 90s when bushy brows were in (and forget about the late 90s which welcomed in the pencil thin brows). Grow those brows out and use powder instead of pencil to give them that ‘undone’ look.
5) Gel Time: It’s time to invest in gel again! Grunge hair is back! To make it look like you woke up after spending a night in a mosh pit apply so gel to damp hair, wake up, finger comb, and voila! If that idea scares you I recommend you got to bed with your hair loosely braided. Run an flat iron down the length of it for mega shine and then finger comb it out to get the ropey, imperfect texture that’s in right now. Check out Drew Barrymore’s crazy shiny, piece-y, textured hair do!
I hope these images have inspired you to try out the new trends!
How are you feeling about the 90s trending? Are there any trends you’re glad are not making a comback?