Feel Nostalgic With These Throwback-Inspired Beauty Products | Clozette
There are tons of beauty products and trends that hit the market every single day — and that's not an exaggeration! Just when you're getting used to a new holy grail find, or you've eased your way into a hip new trend, another one pops in and steals the spotlight. But just like fashion, beauty trends also come and go in an infinite loop, and throwback trends that we thought we've seen the last of make a grand resurgence when we least expect them. 

So, if just like us, you're in the mood to just pause the fast-paced shifting of trends, check out these beauty products that will make you feel like you hit the rewind button. 

Brown lipstick

The '90s grunge look wouldn't be complete without this beauty staple, and late last year, it made its comeback both in the runway and on the streets. Bringing in a bold take on a nude lip, this one definitely makes it to both our throwback and current fave lists.

Glitter nails

Matte 'tips are cool and all, but you have to admit that glitter still has that special place in your heart. It closes the gap between edgy and playful, while satisfying your minimalist aesthetic. 

Blue eyeshadow

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You either you love it or hate it —at least that's what they used to say. Blue eyeshadow can be crazy to play with, considering that it's not exactly the subtlest of shades, but you can't have a throwback list without this '90s must-have. With a variety of shades to choose from, plus this new era's love for avant-garde-meets-street-style look, we say that this product is one for the books. 

Mood lipstick

(Photo from: LipstickQueen.com)

Taking inspiration from the '70s love for mood rings, these lippies provide the ultimate throwback for those who believe in the power of expression through makeup.

Multi-sticks that resemble our childhood school supplies

(Photo from: ClarinsUSA.com)

These on-the-go beauty products may not be a thing way back when, but with the innovation of the beauty industry, they are allowed to take the form of our much beloved school supplies. With Clarins taking us back to the multi-coloured dream that is the multi-pen, instead of using it for taking notes, its four-hued interchangeable tips gives four options for lip or eye liners. 

(Photo from: Clinique.com)

But if you want to go beyond middle school and rewind all the way to kindergarten, Clinique's collab with Crayola also provides the nostalgia of childhood while becoming an addition to your arsenal of multi-sticks that could function as your lippie, eyeshadow, or blush stick in one. 

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We’re halfway through April! How crazy is that? We’re well into summer, folks. What are your plans? Heading off to an exotic location or just staying at home for a bit of staycation? Well, our minds are on both, plus the latest and most interesting stuff that’s been happening in the worlds of fashion and beauty.

Let’s all get ourselves a dose of what’s in the news this week.

Michelle is back 

After a year-long hiatus from making YouTube videos and posting on social media, Michelle Phan is back in the game. And she’s bringing her reborn makeup line with her to boot. After acquiring Em Cosmetics from L’Oreal, Phan is re-launching the brand, streamlined with liquid lipsticks and eyeliners. 

Enniful is EIC 

Former W Magazine head Edward Enniful will be at the helm of British Vogue. The announcement comes a couple of months after Alexandra Shulman exited the publication.

Fashion for change

Lebanese-born, Canada-raised Celine Semaan wants to shed a light on the plights of refugees through fashion. Check out her latest amazing collection.

Foundation for sunburn? 

While we’re more inclined to treat a sunburn first before doing anything — slather on that aloe vera gel to soothe the burn — we can’t say we’re not impressed by how well the Too Faced Born This Way foundation performed on a woman who covered her sunburnt skin with it.

Cherry Blossom Float 

McDonald’s Japan is releasing limited edition Sakura McFloat in time for cherry blossom season. Pink and yummy? Colour us piqued!


Missed last week's highlights? Read the recap here.



For women who are always on the go, choosing between sleep and getting your makeup on point in mornings is a major decision. And of course, doing your makeup while in transit isn't exactly the safest or most practical option either. But who said you have to compromise either, especially at this day and age?

As always, we've got you covered. Read on as we list down beauty products that can double up their use to cut down your prep time. 

Stick foundations as concealers

Unlike liquid foundations, stick foundations need less product and building up to provide the coverage you need. When it has the right formula, a stick foundation glides on smoothly. A tip: use paddle brushes when you blend these for faster application or use your trusty fingers.

Lip and cheek tint

Lip and cheek tints make you look put-together in a jiffy, giving that fresh blushed look and softly bitten lips without having to use too many products. 

Bronzer and blush in one

A sun-kissed, peachy look is perfect for any time of the year, especially in tropical countries. So stipple on a bit of blush on the apple of your cheeks, and if has a little bit of shimmer, then you got yourself soft highlight, too. 

Cream eyeshadow as eyeshadow primer and pigment in one

Want your eyeshadow to really pop but have no primer in hand? No problem! Cream eyeshadows work amazing as an eyeshadow base or even just on their own, so you never have to leave your lids bare if you're in a hurry. 

Eyebrow powder as contour

Often cool-toned, eyebrow powder usually has the right amount of pigment for giving a naturally contoured look. The small pan also helps control the product that comes to your brush, preventing overly harsh lines before blending.


Have a few more minutes to spare? Here's how to match your makeup to your outfit.