Yay to another collaboration! Brittany from the Beauty Deputy organised this collaboration where we all post pictures of a makeup look inspired by a certain era. I chose the 1990’s. I was born in the early 90s, so never really paid too much attention to the makeup or hair. Looking back the fashions were also spectacular. Anyone remember adidas popper trousers? Initially the end of the rave era sprung to mind and then grunge/rock creeped in. I thought I would do a fusion look, but I didn’t like it. I really liked how my grunge-esque look turned out, so decided to post on that! Lazy gals, you will love this. I hope nobody is too judgemental of my look – I know I look very tired, work has been 13/14 hour days every day, Monday to Friday, except today where I only did 11! It has really started to take it’s toll on me.
Any true 90s kids will absolutely love the next few images 🙂 You will know what I mean! The 90s was a simple childhood – barbie dolls, sharing a gameboy with your older brother, tape players, board games, books and climbing trees. Ah the nostalgia.
Anyway, I decided to do a simple, yet quite striking modern grunge look. I was never really too rocky as a teenager, so was really keen to try something like this out. In terms of outfit, which I couldn’t photo myself I wore jeans and some military style boots, along with my kitten rock baggy tee from Henry Holland. Not too exciting or edgey.
Grunge is full of messy and dark eye makeup, with neutral lips and face. The idea is to look second day or slept in, with natural and unwashed hair. This was the bit that scared me the most! I went for a minimal base, just a dab of concealer under my eyes and a little foundation to even everything out. I used very few products and found this look really easy to create. I’ve included links to my previous reviews and where possible the price of the product and where to buy in brackets. Hope you enjoy!
Step 1 : I applied Rimmel Soft Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Stormy Grey (£2.99 from Boots) all over my lids, where I wanted my shadow to be. I blended this out using an old eyeshadow brush. Don’t worry if things look messy right now, that’s the whole point! Colour outside the lines baby!
Step 2: Using the Urban Decay Vice 2 palette, I applied a layer of poison, mixed with lovesick. Any black eyeshadow, or very dark grey would do. I used my old brush for this as it was already dirty from the grey.
Step 3: Again using the Vice 2 palette, I applied derailed to the crease and blended up to my brows with the gorgeous matte habit.
Step 5: Using a very dark black eyeliner, I lined my waterline and the top lashline. Using a line diffusing brush from Bare Minerals, I smudged this out. I used the perversion eyeliner from the Urban Decay Anarchy Face Case.
Step 6: Clean up any fallout from underneath the eyes using a cotton wool pad and makeup remover.
Step 7: Apply some under eye concealer in the form of Benefit FakeUp (£18.50 from Debenhams) and blend using fingertips. Set in place using Bare Minerals Original Foundation (£25 from Debenhams). Buff in using a fluffy brush.
Step 8: Apply a layer of mascara quite messily. I opted for soap and Glory thick n fast (£10 from Boots), not pictured. Dab some around your eyes and smudge for more drama.
Step 9: Add a slick of a neutral lip shade, such as Mac Shy Girl (£15 from Debenhams).
In terms of hair, I didn’t wash it after working all day and cycling home, I just roughed it up a little to make it look like I just got out of bed! For eyebrows, I didn’t pluck them for a week to look nice and messy and combed them upwards to add a little bit of rough.
Sorry about the bad photos, I really don’t do selfies and I hate taking them! What does everyone think?
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