Get the Look: '90s Makeup & Hairstyle Tutorial | L'Oréal Paris
What's more '90s than a perfectly lined brown lip? (Spoiler alert: nothing.) From burnt red to chocolate, vampy brown lipstick paired with neutral makeup makes for a memorable beauty look. The 1990s ushered in a whole new era of makeup: burgundy lipstick, smudged black eyeliner, matte skin and thin eyebrows were just a few key trends that emerged during the decade that put grunge on the map. In terms of beauty, compared to the excess of the 1980s—which included OTT glitter, bold colour and lots of blue eyeshadow—the '90s seemed to be considerably pared back, but that doesn't mean the decade didn't have its own distinct style and makeup looks. One trend in particular really defines the makeup of the decade: brown lipstick. From actresses on the silver screen to supermodels on the runway and women experimenting with their beauty looks daily, brown lipstick quickly became the trend. From warm red to taupes to beige, all tones of brown were the shade du jour for most of the decade. Often paired with a swipe of black liner, matte skin and sleek, shiny strands, the neutral lip was the focal point of any beauty look. For a makeup tutorial on how to recreate this classic 1990s style, follow along with this step-by-step guide for all the makeup tips you need to get the look.