Bushy Brows and Browns: ’90s Beauty

Chanel the '90s Model

{’90s Make Up Style}

This week’s Fashionmagazine.com challenge was all about ’90s make up. To me 1990s beauty is all about Sarah Michelle Gellar à la Buffy The Vampire Slayerand Cindy Crawford (who still, by the way, looks exactly the same). When I think of these women I think of the way they used natural shades to emphasize what they already have. For this look, I started my base with my newest obsession: Revlon’s Nearly Naked foundation. I love the old school powdery finish it leaves on my face even though it’s a liquid, yet it still has that modern day touch of a brightening effect for a healthy glow.

For the sculpting (and boy do I need it) part of this routine I used M.A.C blush in “Harmony.” It adds the perfect earthy tones to your face whilst still infusing a undertone of warmth. I didn’t want to ruin this brown shade by adding a pink blush and so I just added a gorgeous orange-toned blush by Nars called “Libertine.”

{The products that transform me}

I’m not one to usually wear eye makeup, but for this look I really loved the Lancôme Colour Design Quad in “Showstopper Style.” The palette has a nice choice of brown and beige shades to fit this 1990s beauty theme. I lined my upper lash line with Givenchy’s Kohl Pencil which is super creamy and easy to blend out if you need to. I shamelessly emphasized my beauty mark with the same pencil. Just a few taps will make it look natural enough but still stand out. Emphasizing a beauty mark wherever it is on your face can have so much impact—in a gorgeous way of course. For my brows, I used Benefit’s BrowZings brow kit in “Medium”—I wanted them to be defined and fuller but bushy so I brushed them around quite a bit.

{All in the Eyes}

On the lip I used a nude-caramel shade by Stila called “Olivia.” This lipstick/balm hybrid feels so luxurious and silky and infuses your lips with a peppermint sensation—it’s also paying some serious punch in the pigment department. A subtle but really pretty shade works beautifully when you’re focusing on emphasizing the eyes. To finish the look I dusted on some of Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Powder in “Dim Light.” It’s my favourite powder of the moment as it mattifys but illuminates the skin with minimal amounts of product.

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5 Comments

  1. Donna @ an occasional redhead
    Apr 21 2013 / 3:34 pm

    Could you be any prettier?

    • Apr 21 2013 / 8:38 pm

      It’s all makeup and lighting! But thank you so much Donna 😀

    • May 23 2013 / 1:22 am

      Nooooo it’s just the makeup 😉 but thank you, Donna!

  2. Nat K
    Apr 20 2013 / 11:07 pm

    The natural smoky eye is so alluring and dangerously sexy. A perfect day to night look.

  3. Sandra D
    Apr 6 2013 / 3:28 am

    I absolutely loved this look. 🙂

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