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'90s lipstick trends are making a comeback

From lip gloss to berry lipsticks, these lipstick trends are a blast from the past
 

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No, it’s not only fashion that’s having a nostalgic moment with the ’90s. Beauty, too, has seen the resurgence of some common trends from the era. Here, we break down the top five ’90s lipstick trends that are still super wearable today.

 

1. Glossy Lips

urban decay lip gloss

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Urban Decay Hi-Fi Shine Ultra Cushion Lipgloss, $32

Beauty's obsession with all things dewy doesn't just mean a luminous, glowing complexion. From Chanel to Fenty Puma, models were sported with heavy-glossed lips that oozed a sexy 90s appeal. Want to take your look up an extra notch? Use a metallic lip gloss instead.

 

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2. Lip Liners

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Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Waterproof Pencil, $35

Clearly, Kylie Jenner was not the first to find out about lip liners - the trend was huge in the '80s and '90s. To get a perfectly plump pout, use a lip liner that's a tad darker than your lipstick shade.

 

3. Brown Lipsticks

fenty beauty mattemoiselle plush lipstick

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Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Shawty, $28, Sephora

If nude coloured lipsticks are our go-to for lazy, casual days, then brown lipsticks were exactly that back in the 90s. Pair it with smokey eye makeup for an edgy look or tone it down by just applying mascara - it's that versatile.

 

4. Metallic Lipsticks

estee lauder pure colour envy

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Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-on Metallic Liquid Lipcolor, $50 

Surprisingly enough, this lipstick trend is actually really wearable for day to day - you just have to pick the right shade of lippie. If you don't fancy bright colours, opt for a pink or nude shade and layer on a metallic eyeshadow for added iridescence.

 

5. Berry Lips

MAC lipstick

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M.A.C Matte Lipstick in Diva, $33

We love a good red lipstick but another alternative to a classic red? Berry coloured lippies. The deep burgundy shade is sexy yet feminine and is the perfect way to jazz up your day to night look.

 

This article was originally published in Female.

 

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