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How To Wear Your Favorite '90s Beauty Trends Today

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1. The look: Fountain hair

Every child, teen, and tween of the ‘90s rocked the fountain hairdo at least once in her life. Your hair pegs included Topanga, Jolina Magdangal, and Lizzie Mcguire.

Today: The Hun

You can still do the half up-half down hairstyle, but instead of positioning your hair directly on top of your head and letting the pieces fall on the side of your face, do the hun. For a more modern look, work in some texture by curling sections to achieve sexy beach waves. 

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2. The look: Mismatched lip liner

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Why this was ever a thing still bothers us. In the ‘90s, outlining your lips with a dark colored lip liner and filling them in with a significantly lighter color was huge. Makes our skin crawl just thinking about it, honestly.

Today: Fake fuller lips

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Take a lip liner that is just one or two shades darker than your choice of lipstick. Use the darker color to line and fill in your lips. Then use a lip brush loaded with your lighter lip color and fill in your lips again. For added fullness, pat some gloss on the center of your bottom lip. 

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Try: Revlon ColorStay Lip liner

3. The look: Blue eyeshadow


Peepers dusted with shimmery blue shadow were all the rage, even though it wasn’t really flattering for everyone.

Today: Blue eyeliner

Add a punch of color to your makeup to accentuate your eyes using blue eyeliner instead! We made a video tutorial on that, ICYMI!

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Try: Make Up For Ever Iridescent Electric Blue Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow 

4. The look: Goth lips

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Dark gothic lips in the ‘90s were purely matte, leaving the lips looking dry and parched.

Today: Creamy velvet brown lips

Instead of opting for super matte lipsticks, try liquid lipsticks that have a velvet finish. They’re far more comfortable and hydrating on the lips than matte lippies. And because they have a smoother finish, they’re more forgiving for women who have dry lips. Here’s a tutorial on how you can use liquid lipsticks.

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Try: Maybelline Velvet Matte

5. The look: Frosted lipstick & lip gloss

Glitter! Shimmer! More glitter! On the lips, that is.

Today: Modern glossy lips

Pair your bold eyes with lip glosses that will add dimension to puckers. Glosses today are formulated to be lightweight unlike the old ones that left your lips feeling sticky and slimy. Only apply a touch of gloss onto the center of your lips to draw light to the area, giving the illusion of fuller puckers.

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Try: Laura Mercier Lip Glacé Pink Pop, P995, Rustan's The Beauty Source

Bonus: Thin AF brows

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Just kidding. Never go back to this, okay? NEVER.

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