The makeup of the 90s is glamorous. 90s makeup is a vibe. 90s makeup is HE. If you are looking for beauty inspiration, it is best to go back to the big ones. The Naomi Campbell. Aliyah. The Janet Jackson. From catwalks to music videos, these women have used beauty to transform the realm of pop culture. “In the 90s, women used makeup to look powerful and robust – larger than life,” says Nick Barose, famous makeup artist and international artist of Armani Beauty. “For this reason, it was about sculpting your face and accentuating all your features: eyebrows, eyes, cheekbones, lips.”
Barose, who worked with Lupita Nyong’o and Tracee Ellis Ross and worked under industry icon Kevyn Aucoin, took retro inspiration to create a new, improved “1990 but do it 2020” look. “Instead of the heavy cream or two-way foundation I used in the 90s, I used a foundation that gives fresh, flawless coverage,” he says. “This simple change in foundation allows you to be very dramatic with the color, but without looking disguised or old-fashioned.”
Ahead Barose, with the help of his two model friends, has created six looks from the 90s that you’ll want to recreate ASAP.
Inspired by Naomi Campbell at the Azzedine Alaia show. The makeup highlights her warm skin with a monochromatic golden feel. Nude lips and dark brown lip liner are a classic ’90s beauty combo.
NB’s advice: “The dark lip liner and light nude lipstick are flattering when you blend the lip liner to make it softer. I love this Armani nude tone because it’s light but not mushy and has a flesh tone so you won’t look washed out. Since the lips are pale, make the eyeliner thicker and darker. In the 90s, they also bleached the eyebrows. To create a similar effect, apply clear eyebrow gel to the eyebrows, then add a golden eye shadow. ”
Unlike the super glamorous and feminine looks of the models, the ’90s were filled with androgynous and tomboy vibes. No one was cooler than the Veronica Webb. She wore her square, really thick eyebrows, which looked super cool in ’90s costumes.
NB advice: This forehead shape is thick and straight with no archways. It’s a harder look that looks very trendy today. To create this, brush the eyebrows and define them with brow pomade. Then take some eyebrow gel and comb in a box shape before drawing in the small feathery “ hair ” strokes to make it look more natural. Since the brows are so dark and strong, complement them with more feminine touches like shimmering brown eyeliner and a hint of pretty peach color on the cheeks and lips.
Music videos from the 90s were without a doubt the BETTER! AArtists like TLC, Foxy Brown, Lil ‘Kim, and Aaliyah set the trends everyone wanted to copy. The inspiration for this look was Aaliyah’s eyelids and green lips Are you that someone Musical clip.
NB advice: “It’s fun to make weird colored lips and the key is to go for it! I did a version of those 90s lips on Lupita Nyong’o and Willow Smith. It’s timeless with a definite advantage. Make a light sculpture on the face and focus on the eyes and lips. I actually used eyeliner and eye color to create this look – don’t be stifled by the prescribed uses for makeup. Have fun and use a green (or purple or blue) liner and shadow on your lips. “
To create dark, metallic green lips, Barose lined and filled Model Nenna’s lips with a dark green eyeliner (Armani Smooth Silk Eye Pencil in 6), then added a metallic green liquid eye shadow, the Armani Eye Tint in Scarab, in the center of her lips. , with a little green in the center of the eyelids to tie it all together.
No one rocked red lips and strong eyes like Sade. Just because you’re wearing lipstick doesn’t mean you have to downplay your eyes.
NB advice: “To make a lip and one eye, you can smoke it with brown, plum or pewter instead of black. In the 90s people used to wear lipstick with dark brown lip liner, but to update it I prefer to use a matching red lip liner instead of brown so it’s clear and defined but not harsh. with dark lines around the mouth. ”
One of my favorite trends from the 90s is the Femme Fatale comic strip, as we saw at Thierry Mugler. I especially like the contrast between the strong black liner and the matte white eyeshadow and the pale lips. The contrast makes it so dramatic and strong.
NB advice: Use a matte white on the eyebrows and lids and set with a translucent powder before moving on to other areas.
Sticking rhinestones or metal beads on the face was one of my favorites from the 90s. We saw it on Janet Jackson and Gwen Stefani, who went on to inspire the runways of the time like Jean Paul Gaultier. Sometimes all you need to add more fun to your smoky eyes is a few beads glued together using eyelash glue. You can do a few or a lot!
Models: Raduwah Al & Nenna
Make-up artist: Nick Barose
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