The ’90s was not the best of times for beauty enthusiasts. Most of us were in our teens, trying to cope up with girly issues. Most beauty experiments degenerated into cringe-worthy moments! Smudged kajals and bleeding lipsticks to one-sided ponytails and acrylic nail paints, we’ve been there, done that. Thankfully, we’ve moved on. Take a look at five beauty blunders from the ’90s that have made a comeback in a cooler version of their old selves.
Dollops of mascara ensured that your eyes almost resembled creepy crawly spiders. Clumpy, heavy eye makeup. Scary, right?
Sophistication is the name of the game. Apply a thin layer of L’Oreal Paris Volume Million Lashes Mascara and dust some Bharat & Dorris Loose Powder over it to set. Once done, repeat the process twice or thrice until your mascara really sets. Then use the mascara wand tip to make spidery points.
Darker lip liner
Applying a lip liner that contrasted with lipstick was considered the height of fashion! It was a vampy, over-the-top look that’s mercifully off the table.
Ditch the liner and opt for Colorbar Kiss Proof Lip Stain. If you still want to use a lip liner, choose a shade that is only SLIGHTLY darker than your lipstick. Apply it all over your lips. This will not just define your lips but prevent the lipstick from smearing. You could try Lakme 9 To 5 Lip Liner and Faces Lip Contour for this!
Eyebrows were treated a bit like Bonsais. They were simply not allowed to grow! Most people over plucked or over-tweezed their brows until they were barely discernable.
Bushy brows are over! Contoured brows are back but not in their over-thin avatar. To get this look, let your brows grow and then tweeze the extra hairs using Vega Tweezer – Square Tip. If your brows are sparse, add volume and shape with the Maybelline Fashion Brow Duo Shaper
Too much shimmer made your lips look frosty, as though you had icicles sprouting on your pout. This opaque and chalky look is now (thankfully) passé.
A little frostiness never hurt anyone as long it was skillfully done. First apply a matte lipstick like Lakme Absolute Sculpt Matte Lipstick. Then layer your frosty shade over it, making sure it’s at least one shade lighter than your base lipstick. This will give you an even application and a smoother finish. Try Lakme Absolute Illuminating Lip Shimmer – Sunkissed Salmon for frosty perfection.
Choosing the wrong foundation shade
It was quite common to choose shades lighter or darker from your skin tone. This meant a cakey, ghost like finish that almost always looked over the top!
In natural light, make a stripe of the foundation from your cheek to your jaw line, and gently blend into skin. Now do the same with another foundation that’s one shade lighter and another that’s one shade darker. The shade that blends in completely should be your pick, but double-check it against your forehead, since most women tend to be darker here. If it works in both areas, you’ve picked the right shade. Find your shade from Maybelline New York Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation or the Lakme Absolute Mattreal Skin Natural Mousse 16hr for smoother finish.
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