10 Oct 2014

90s Makeup: Matte & Brown Tones Revisited

Remember the 90s? Supermodels, iconic Covergirl and Revlon makeup ads, baggy pants, vests, pendant necklaces and some pretty questionable music styles (aside from grunge, which was awesome, RIP Kurt Cobain).

90s makeup, on the other hand, has a pretty terrible reputation nowadays. Drab everything-brown tones, brown lipstick, noticeable lipliner with light lipstick. But there were also some pretty iconic looks, be it from supermodels like Cindy Crawford, or from TV shows like Beverly Hills 90201, Star Trek The Next Generation, etc.

I wanted to revisit the 90s with this look, but also make it slightly updated and wearable for present day. Here's what I came up with!

Watch my video tutorial to recreate the look for yourself!

Here's everything I used!


Nars Sheer Glow foundation, Maybelline Age Rewind concealer, Sleek Makeup Suede blush Nr. 921, Hourglass Ambient Lighting powder in Dim Light


MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, Catrice Velvet Matte in Vanillaty Fair, Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach, Anastasia Beverly Hills Caramel, Makeup Geek Mocha, Makeup Factory Nr. 03, Quo eyeliner in Brown, UNE Eyes Only Volume mascara


KIKO lipliner Nr. 303, KIKO lipliner Nr. 712, Bourjois lipliner Chocolate Chip Nr. 12, KIKO Pencil Lipgloss Nr. 11

I hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane! Is this a look you would wear? What kind of makeup did you wear in the 90s (if you were even old enough back then)?


  1. So warm! Hehe, I remember as we didn't know of any other lipstick color other than brown. For us, it was the most logical color to get :D

  2. I actually absolutely love it! Must say tho yours is a way better version of how I remember 90s makeup haha!
    P.S. Isn't the Maybelline concealer the best drug store one you have ever tried? I absolutely love it!!!

  3. Anonymous7:23 pm

    Love it! Also love your nails, what color is that?

  4. Dieser Look steht dir so unglaublich gut... Wahnsinn :) Ich liebe es :) <3

  5. Anonymous4:28 pm

    I loved the red brown lipsticks of the 90's! I was in high school and college back then and red brown lips was totally my thing! And yes, slightly matte...no gloss. Thanks for this blast from the past!