Sandra Bullock, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears are icons who pulled off trends in the ‘90s just as well as they pull off trends today. One signature look of the ‘90s era consisted of three key factors:

blue eyeshadow

thin and filled in eyebrows

brown lipstick

This signature look of the ‘90s era is very different from the thick, bold brows and smoky eye trend of the current era, but it is a look that can be modernized.

Tutorial 1

Step 1: Foundation
Apply foundation evenly onto your face. For the modern makeup girl, simply contour to bring the look into this era.

Step 2: Eyebrows
One thing that eyebrows of the ‘90s and eyebrows of today have in common is that they were filled in. For this modernized ‘90s look, keep your bold brows and stay with the consistent trend of filling them in.

Step 3: Eyeshadow
Cover your eyelids with a blue eyeshadow. Once the eyeshadow is on, evenly blend the color into the crease of your eyelid.

Step 4: Eyeliner
Line the upper eyelid, using the eyeliner of your choice, and add a ‘wing’ to the ends.

Step 5: Lashes
Apply mascara to your eyelashes or put on false lashes as the finishing touch for your eye makeup.

Step 6: Lipstick
A modern rule of thumb is to avoid a bold eye and lip combination, apply a neutral color lipstick like a light brown or nude color. To really modernize the look, use a matte lipstick.

Tutorial 2

Step 1: Foundation
Apply foundation evenly onto your face. Like the blue- eyeshadow look, contouring modernizes this look.

Step 2: Eyebrows
The grunge look can still be obtained without thin brows. Keep your thick, bold eyebrows by filling them in.

Step 3: Eyeshadow
Apply brown eyeshadow onto your eyelid. Once applied, blend the eyeshadow into the crease of your eyelid.

Step 4: Eyeliner
Line the upper and lower lid of the eye with pencil eyeliner. Blend the eyeliner on the upper lid to give the look a smoky effect.

Step 5: Lashes
Apply mascara to your eyelashes or put on false lashes to finish your eye makeup.

Step 6: Lipstick
Apply a dark lipstick shade whether it be a dark red, brown, grey, or maroon to your lips. Using a matte lipstick modernizes this trend.

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