Bushy Brows and Browns: ’90s Beauty

{’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.



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

    Could you be any prettier?

    • April 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
    April 20, 2013 / 11:07 pm

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

  3. Sandra D
    April 6, 2013 / 3:28 am

    I absolutely loved this look. 🙂

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