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6 Throwback Beauty Trends That Are Now Cool Again

Look to the past to get your MOTD on point.

(Cover photo from: @diormakeup)


Beauty trends, like fashion fads, resurface after a period of time — the tiny and detailed changes in the makeup trends are what make them unique from their previous versions. Take eyeliner for instance: in the 60’s, it was all about the graphic, overly drawn feline flick; but today, it’s all about subtle cut creases and kitten flicks. It's the same trend but with two different versions.

This decade, though, the industry has seen a huge resurgence in 80’s and 90’s beauty trends. Ready to get your makeup looks on point with the hottest must-wear looks? Then keep reading as we have six throwback beauty trends that are now cool again.

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Brown Lips



When nude lips became popular again, it was only a matter of time before the brown trend came back. And it is not disappointing. Unlike the 90’s version, which focused on darker shades to complement the grunge vibe, brown lips today come in a variety of hues and tones, making it easier for women of all skin tones to find their perfect brown lipstick.

Colourful Eyeshadow


Neutrals will always be everyone’s go-to, but when you find yourself in the mood for a nice pop on your lids, you don’t have to be afraid to play with colour anymore. What separates today’s chic colourful looks from the disasters of the 80’s is that blending is a crucial step in creating the look.

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Draped Blush



Another 80’s trend that came back in a big way, draped blush is set to replace contouring. Our tip to creating the modern take on this retro blush trend: build it in layers. That way, you’ll have a soft and natural-looking finish instead of a harsh, streaky mess.

Metallic Lips


Matte lips will start to take the backseat this year as metallic lips are back and better than ever — an edgier version of yesteryears' frosty, glittery, and shimmery finishes, this high shine, opaque, and glossy lip trend is the perfect update.

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Glossy Lids



In the past, if you wanted to achieve a glossy lid, you would have to use layers upon layers of glittery eyeshadows to get that shine just right. But thanks to advancements and innovations in beauty technology, getting the look is as easy as two steps. The first is to use an eyeshadow that contains fine shimmers. The finer they are, the better. And second, layer on a light coating of gloss or balm all over for that wet-look finish. Easy, right?

Doll-Like Eyes


Lining your eyelids with a subtle flick and piling on the mascara is often used to open up the eyes. But this time, it’s all about giving them that sleepy, doll-like look, a la Twiggy circa 1965. So if you want to rock this trend, better bring out your eyeliner, mascara, and false lashes and start creating those long, luscious hairs on your lower lashes.