Everyone has a favorite era when it comes to style inspiration, but there’s something about the ’90s lately that just feels so right. From American sportswear, the original supermodels, grunge, the first return of flared jeans, we could go on and on. Those of us who have already spent our teen years smearing on makeup à la Cindy, Naomi and Kate by way of Sassy how-tos are going to be wayyyy better at it the second time around. The looks we loved so much then are back and ready to wear. From Winona-inspired matte lips to French braids, it’s time to go back to our roots with these four nostalgic spring beauty trends.
BRAID BABE: This classic style was shown on the runways for designers like Celine, Suno and Public School and we were instantly hooked. From French and fishtail to the sporty boxer braid, there are a zillion ways to rock this easy do. For extra credit, sleep with your hair in braids and wake up with perfectly tousled, crimped waves.
LADY IN RED: There is no doubt that a crimson pout is a beauty classic, but this season’s vampy look has a specific matte finish. From Acne and Giles Deacon to Jason Wu and Oscar de la Renta, they were all putting their money where their mouth is with rich shades of scarlet, tomato and merlot.
SLICKED HAIR: Channel your inner Bond girl with this slicked back, fresh from the sea do. Models were rocking this “wet hair, don’t care” look all the way down the runways at Kenzo and Missoni. Creating this look is simple. All you need is a a sh*t ton of gel, a comb and you’re done.
BLUE CRUSH: Blue eye shadow is a rite of passage. Thankfully this year it’s not the frosty blue you bought with your allowance at the drugstore. This season’s look is just as electric but can be understated. Think subtle blue liner or mascara instead of lash to brow turquoise. Design houses like Chanel and Dries Van Noten all put the spotlight on this bold trend with cool hues that ranged from pale periwinkle to cobalt.
Paying homage to the perfumes we loved in the 90s (we love you CK One) we’ve rounded up fragrances with notes that channel the raw, gritty vibe of the decade – think ozonic notes, leather, bourbon, and patchouli.