How to Get a 90s Eyeshadow Look Using Lipliner and Blush
The 90s were a great time for makeup that played up natural beauty.
In the 80s, like today, it was all about contouring and transforming your face with makeup. It was also considered chic to walk around looking like you applied your makeup with a paintball gun at close range, but that’s neither here nor there.
So by the time the early 90s rolled around, people were pretty much over contour and highlighter.
All the coolest girls wore varying shades of pink and red, with little to no cheekbone sculpting. And now, after the last few years — when we’ve been on contour, shimmer, and Instagram brow overload — it looks like the romantic 90s look is coming back.
Case in point: Lily Collins’ beauty look at the 2017 Golden Globes. With the rosy eyelids and minimal skin coverage (for a red carpet, at least…), it totally reminded us of Gwyneth Paltrow in “Shakespeare in Love.”
Or Winona Ryder in basically anything.
winona ryder at the 1991 #goldenglobes is the epitome of moody grrrl 90s beauty 💄🌹 <3 pic.twitter.com/hUACTHGLKV
— Galore (@TheGaloreMag) January 9, 2017
Anyway, Lancôme makeup artist Fiona Stiles was kind enough to share some tips, tricks, and a product list in her own words so Galore readers can achieve this look on their own. And, plot twist: it involves a wash of lipliner and blush on your lids. Who knew!
1. The Face
After prepping the skin with Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum, I lightly evened out Lily’s skin with Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra Long 24H Wear Foundation in 110 Ivoire C and brightened with the Lancôme Effacernes Concealer in Ivoire.
Keeping the look light and fresh was paramount so I used Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum, a soft dusty pink, on the cheeks for that timeless, romantic feel.
2. The Eyes and Brows
Lily’s brows are so incredible, so I mostly leave them alone. I just filled in the arches ever so slightly using the Fiona Stiles Beauty Micro-Precision Brow Pencil in Neutral Brown.
On the eyes, I wanted to create shape but still maintain a light and airy look, so I actually used a Lancôme lip pencil, Le Lipstick in Natural Mauve, with the Lancôme Blush Subtil in Aplum dusted over it to create a wash of color on the eyes.
Under the brows, I used Lancôme Color Design Eyeshadow in Pink Pearls to blend the colors.
She has stunning lashes, so a coat or two of mascara does the trick. Using the jet black Lancôme Hypnôse Mascara gave the perfect flirty lash. I skipped the bottom lashes to keep the look fresh.
3. The Lips
Last but not least, I wanted the lips to be powdery matte, just an intense stamp of red, so I used the Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in Souvenir and dusted a touch of loose powder to take away any shine from the lip.
There you go!