Hello Hello beautiful people~! I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far! If not, then hopefully it’ll get better before the weekend is over~! Anyway, this week I have a little Get Ready With Me look that I did for a friend’s birthday. The theme was a 90’s, masquerade chic. Unfortunately I didn’t have time to get a mask but I thought it would be fun to attempt a 90’s make-up look. Let me say that I am by no means a make-up artist and so I have a lot of practice to do. Anyway here is my amateur attempt at a 90’s inspired look. I based my look off of the beautiful ladies from F.R.I.E.N.D.S and their make-up looks from seasons 1 and 2. From what I gathered, the 90’s look is all about that matte complexion, matte eyes, matte lips and a brown toned kind of hue.
Creating a matte complexion isn’t difficult. Just be sure to use a matte finish foundation with a really good setting powder, you can skip out on the facial mist for this look. Start things off with a good skincare base. I used my Etude House Aloe Vera Soothing Lotion and mixed it in with my Nivea Mens Post Shave Balm and these two create a very soft and moisturising primer that will keep my face on all night. I used my trusty Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation with some concealer and Essence powder to set all my hard work. Make sure to use a high coverage concealer as well to achieve that flawless, baby matte skin.
I know the brows in the 90’s were quite thin but I decided to fill in my brows the same way as I usually would. For the eyes I used the matte shadows from my beloved Lorac Pro palette. For a base I started with Cream to even out the colour of my eyelids. Next I went in with the shade Taupe to deepen the eyes and develop that trademark brown-toned hue. I wanted a little more intensity so I went in with the shade Sable to darken and add some extra depth to the eyes. To finish things up I applied my mascara to the top and bottom lashes! Yes! I skipped winged eyeliner and applied mascara TO THE BOTTOM LASHES! I also decided to apply some liquid eyeliner long my top lash line but did not wing it out as I normally would. That’s like a whole new territory to me so it was rather refreshing to create a different eye look.
For the cheeks, I also went for a matte bronzer and matte blusher. Which means I skipped out on the highlighters and any products with shimmer in them. This way I’m still getting the dimension and definition I need while still maintaining that 90’s matte look. To finish things off, I applied a matte red/orange-y shade that had some subtle brown undertones which I felt would be a perfect 90’s lip colour.
And yes! I did get my hair cut and coloured recently (full blog post on the new hair next week!) and I figured I’d get it curled for “The Rachel”-eqsue hairdo. For the outfit I decided to go for a simple black jumpsuit because 1. you can’t go wrong with a black get up and 2. I wanted avoid shaving. It’s great if you don’t have a nice dress or you can’t afford to get a nice dress because it still looks pretty chic without breaking the budget.
And that’s pretty much it! This is just my take on how I would create a 90’s look on myself. I could have used a darker lip colour but I quite liked how it turned out, it’s a nice change from the glowly and strong contoured looks that we see a lot of lately. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and let me know if you have any tips on how I could improve this 90’s look, I’m always after tips and tricks on how to improve my make-up skills so please comment below if you have any advice! I’ll see you all next week! xx