The Lipstick League Question of the Week
What do you think of the current ‘90s revival in beauty and fashion?
G's answer: I love that matte lips are back, and I REALLY love that pinky-brown lip colors are so hot right now (again). But since I was around for the original trends of the 90s, It's hard for me to revisit things like fanny packs, neon Ray-Ban Wayfarer-type sunglasses, tattoo chokers, etc. I have absolutely no problem with anyone else rocking these things, but I guess it's just that I saw those trends explode and then die a very slow, painful death back in the day, and it sort of scarred me. I remember when you could walk into any thrift store in America and be bombarded with southwest-style print clothing, bedding, table lamps, etc. There was just so much of it and, after a point, people were just getting rid of it in droves. My boyfriend and I were just talking about how we never thought that trend would ever come back, because it was so pervasive at the time (dentists offices, hotel rooms, your best friend's mom's bedroom, you name it) and it felt like the world was just "over it" after a certain point. But here we are, so I guess everything that's old is new again! Also, the grunge revival has me a bit perplexed. I guess what we're seeing is actually a reinterpretation of what grunge looked like back in the 90s, because there was a time when I was heavily into grunge (went to concerts, rocked the flannels, Doc Martens, etc.) and I never wore my makeup like some of the grunge makeup tutorials I've seen these days (some are accurate, but others are like, "Huh?"). Anyway, yeah. I'm embracing makeup colors and finishes of the 90s, but not the fashions (but again, I have no problem with anyone who IS embracing 90s fashion trends!).
The Lipstick League Links of the Week
Blushing Noir - Get the look! Brooke shows you how to wear the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise Cream Eyeshadows on their own. Who needs primers and powders? Not you ;)
Clumps of Mascara - talks about Five Drugstore Concealers That You Should Try. And the best news? All of the brands mentioned have shades for various skintones!
EauMG - tries Amayori, a natural bath and body line inspired by Japanese bathing rituals.
Gouldylox Reviews - Makeup Wars is back with everything you need to hide dark circles and look younger.
Love for Lacquer - Are you ready to go back to the 90’s? Jess has the brand NEW Fall ColourPop collection on her blog which is set to release at the end of this month! It will make you want to relive your teen years all over again!
My Beauty Bunny - It's easy to see why beauty lovers are obsessed with OCC! We've got one more reason with this Video Review of OCC Creme Colour Concentrate.
My Newest Addiction - Laura talks about how she has been finding balance and also it features a giveaway to win a $100 visa gift card!
Nouveau Cheap - Here's a quick, cute, and cheap (like, under $2) tip for securing your makeup palettes that's better than rubber bands!
Phyrra - shares her quick and easy 90s Grunge Inspired Tutorial with the Too Faced Stardust Palette!
Prime Beauty - takes the Michael Todd Soniclear Elite for a spin. See what she thinks of this new and improved skincare device.
we heart this - They've been out for a few months, but have you SEEN the swatches of the new Benefit They're Real Mascara and Push Up Liner shades? Oh that purple...
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