6 Throwback Beauty Trends That Are Now Cool Again | Clozette

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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.


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.


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.


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. 



Days are about to get hotter. Is your skin ready to brave the more humid weather? After fighting off dryness and flakiness during the colder months, it's time to face the onset of oil that usually happens when the air is hotter.

There's no need to be daunted by spring and summer, though. There are quite a few things you can adjust in your routine to help you get by the hotter days. Ditch the heavy foundation and stick to something that's light on the skin. A cushion foundation is just perfect for this. It lends a fresh and light coverage and doesn't leave you looking like an oil slick by the end of the day.

Our best pick? The innisfree No-Sebum Correcting Cushion Foundation. It's formulated with Volcanic Scoria powder which keeps sebum at bay and makes you look like a glowing goddess all day. It comes in three shades that target specific skin woes — green to correct redness, purple to correct yellow tones and peach to correct dull skin. You can use it on its own, with a layer of a different foundation or in conjunction with the cult-favourite No Sebum Powder for a flawless base.

And to usher in spring and summer, innisfree is releasing limited edition Pink Cushion Cases that have fresh and fun designs. That's not the best part of it, though. The crème de la crème of this is the face of the line — Korean superstar Lee Min Ho!

Let the heartthrob sweep you off your feet when you watch the EXCLUSIVE video below.

Swoon-worthy, right? But that's not it. You can also get a chance to win Pink Cushion Cases autographed by Lee Min Ho! Head over to innisfree Singapore's Facebook page to find out how.


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We've all heard it before: change is constant. Change is inevitable. And, yes, change can be good. However, we sometimes find ourselves stuck in our comfort zones and we do not dare step out to see what's waiting on the other side. But the change you can make doesn't have to be grand. Sometimes, even the smallest of things brings great results.

To help nudge you a bit into action, here are a few small changes you can make to help you be more at ease with yourself.


Pursue your passion

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It's been said many times over, but the weight of its meaning doesn't diminish. You need to do something you're passionate about. Not all of us is given the opportunity to do the things we love for a living, but hey, what's stopping you from doing it on the side? Pick up a hobby. Join a group. And as cliched as it may sound, do what keeps your soul alive!

Compliment someone

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We get so giddy when our efforts are acknowledged. But did you know that it feels just as good to give out compliments as is to receive them? Make someone feel good today. Comment on a stranger's cool hat. Tell your co-worker he's doing a good job. Being kind and appreciative will never be overrated.


Give yourself time

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Once we get responsibilities, we tend to forget to give ourselves much-needed TLC. It's okay to be selfish sometimes. Spending a few minutes in the morning by yourself while drinking coffee and reading a book can already do wonders to your mood. Try journalling if it interests you. Meditate or go for a walk.

Take a leap

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Do something you've never done before. It's always scary at first, but once you've actually done something you never thought you could, the feeling is priceless. Have you ever wondered what it's like to hike? Want to go diving but your fear is stopping you? Get on it! Experience is the best teacher, they say. So start stocking up on those experiences and learnings.


Shake up your routine

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We follow routines for a reason. But sometimes, changing our regimens can bring us good. If you've been doing the same skincare routine for a while now and have not been seeing the results you're expecting, it might be time for a change. Choose products that suit your lifestyle.

Pond's has reformulated its lines — Pond's Acne Clear, Pond's White Beauty and Pond's Age Miracle — to complement the needs of women in different stages in their lives.

Along with the change in formulation is the introduction of the brand's new ambassadors: Sofia Andres, Kathryn Bernardo, Toni Gonzaga and Joey Mead King — all of whom have experienced big changes in their lives.

Go by their example and start making that change. Your future self will thank you for it.


Learn more about why Pond's says #ChangeIsBeautiful here.