Face of the Day

fotd: 90’s inspired

December 5, 2016

This is my entry for day 2 of the Advent Makeup Challenge. I have a lot of product reviews to get through this month so some of the challenge looks will just have to do double duty, but today’s theme was so nostalgic that I wanted to just enjoy the process.

The brown lipstick that defined 90’s beauty trends was the first real lip colour I ever wore. I was too young then to be allowed much else, but I remember having these and loving them. What I wouldn’t do to get my hands on a tube or two today!

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Anyway, the rest of this look required a bit of research since I had no personal experience with makeup back then. I did a lot of googling, and the one thing that really struck me was how over-polished the current takes on 90’s beauty are vs how women – even models – actually looked back then. So this is sort of a nod to that age of comparatively innocent glamour, before we had youtube gurus and seven year olds who contour and apps to help us pick lipstick.

And of course it’s a nod to Cindy Crawford as well, because who didn’t want her mole in the 90’s? Fun fact: I actually DO have a mole right there, it’s just been darkened with an eyeliner here for dramatic effect.

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And as a bonus here’s a couple of bonus shots of how I used to wear my hair in the 90’s: pinned up messily with chopsticks (though these are makeup brushes!) and blown out into a sleek-as-my-wavy-hair-would-allow side part with flippy ends.

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This look brought so many memories back, and even though I was initially dreading doing a 90’s look I had so much fun with it. If you were a child of the 90’s too, I’d love to know what your first makeup products were, or what looks are seared into your memory as being the height of cool back then!

Face: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Stick Foundation in Y225, Cle de Peau Beaut̩ Concealer in Ivory, Koh Gen Do Loose Powder // Cheeks: Cle de Peau Beaut̩ Cheek Colour Duo in #105 // Eyes: Becca Powder Shimmering Skin Perfector in Pearl, Leftmost column РMake Up For Ever Artist Palette Volume 4, Tarte Tartist Clay Paint Liner, Make Up For Ever Excesive Lash Mascara // Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Dark Brown // Lips: Dior Diorific Lipstick in 029 Sipping Cognac

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    December 6, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    This is top to bottom gorgeous, from the perfect smokey eye to the fluffed-out hair to the Cindy mole. And that lipstick! You are never allowed to wear another color.

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