Then and Now: Top Makeup Trends from the 90’s
I started my career during the heyday of '90s supermodels as an assistant to makeup artist Mary Greenwell. Backstage I was awestruck by Linda [Evangelista], Christy [Turlington], and Naomi [Campbell], these women with legs up to their armpits and gorgeous features -- like Amazons of beauty, really. Some of them did their own makeup -- Linda Evangelista always applied lipliner herself -- and I would take mental notes so I could try their tricks.
The models’ skin was flawless in photos, but the matte foundations they used looked cakey up close.
Skin today is luminous. Start with a rich cream (I like adding drops of Decleor Aromaessence Neroli Serum to it for extra glow) and a lightweight foundation. I spread it over the skin with my fingers and cover up any redness with a creamy concealer.
Matte, neutral shadow all over
Shadows with a hint of shimmer. Under your brow bones, use a color slightly lighter than the skin; dust a medium brown over your lids with a small domed brush; and add a deeper brown in the crease. Brown liner along the top and bottom lash lines and black mascara to complete the look.
Matte contouring powder in the hollows of the cheeks
Add light to the face with luminzer on your cheekbones. Tom Ford Shade and Illuminate has a pearly white highlighter and a bronze contouring cream that both blend easily and have a gorgeous sheen. Finish with a neutral pink or a honey-colored blush.
Pink-y beige liners were traced past the outer edge of the mouth
Nude lips look fresh with gloss. For fair skin, choose beige with a hint of pink. For medium skin, caramel shades are best, and for dark skin, use toffee or chocolate colors.
Arched and incredibly thin
Full brows are back, but they still need a beautiful arch. Enhance their natural shape by removing stray hairs and filling in with a pencil that's a shade lighter than your hair, or, if you're blonde, go one shade darker.