Break out your plastic chokers and find the brown lipstick in the bottom of your Caboodle because the 90s are back! And they’re back just in time. Summer is over, tans are fading, leaves are changing color, and it’s time for makeup to change, too. Fall colors + 90’s makeup revival = match made in beauty heaven.
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Typical fall colors tend to be on the warm side – burgundy, orange, and every shade of bronze and brown imaginable. Brown seemed to have been THE color when it came to 90’s makeup, from lips to eyes. Popular eye looks in the 90’s used matte shadows but I need a little shine in my life, so naturally I’ve fallen in love with Makeup Geek’s Roulette:
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This shimmery, copper shadow is gorgeous on the lid and blends easy with matte colors in the crease. And thanks to colors and science and light and all that good stuff, the orange tones in the shadow make blue and green eyes pop something fierce. TL;DR – Roulette is October in eyeshadow form. And it’s only $6.
I know, I know. Dark lip colors in the fall is the makeup equivalent of “Florals for spring? Groundbreaking.” For my 90’s inspired fall makeup, I’m veering away from the traditional wine and berry autumn lip colors. I’m all about matte and brown. In the picture above I’m wearing my new lipstick of life: Urban Decay’s 1993.
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1993 has just enough red tones to not be completely brown, thankfully, because no one wants to look like a corpse unless it’s actually Halloween. 1993 has a matte formula, always applies smoothly and doesn’t dry out my lips. Pair this with the 1993 lip liner and you’ll feel like you’re an extra on My So-Called Life (I mean that in a good way).
Keep the monochromatic 90’s trend going with some matte bronzer and warm toned blush, and you’re all set. Happy Fall!
It’s the end of a long week and you know what that means: it’s Treat Yo Self Time. Everyone needs a pamper day or night and being the Queen of Relaxing that I am, I thought I’d share my tips on what you need to have the best Treat Yo Self experience ever:
Treat. Yo. Self.
- Candle or incense
Scent is essential in setting the mood for a relaxing pampering session. Before you do anything else, light a candle or some incense. I’m a fan of incense because 1. I’m a huge hippie deep down inside and 2. No open flame to worry about potentially burning your apartment/house down. Light a stick of lavender or rose incense or, if you’re a candle person, light whatever smells closest to a cupcake.
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Music is definitely a matter of personal preference so I won’t tell you what to listen to, just put on whatever relaxes you and makes you feel luxurious as hell. Spotify has a million great “chill out” playlists (or you can listen to my Mellow Music playlist).
- Bath Time
There is a law on the books somewhere that states one must take a bath (or at least a very long shower) during a Treat Yo Self session. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Body Scrub – Yes, it is pretty gross to think about shedding your dead skin cells but try to put that out of your mind and just focus on how smooth and soft you’ll feel post-soak. I’m a huge fan of the Body Shop’s Shea Sugar Scrub.
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- Sheet Face Mask – If you’re going to scrub your dead skin off, why not wear a terrifying-looking mask at the same time? Throw on a sheet mask while you soak and your face will be hydrated, brighter and plumped up by the time you step out of the tub.
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- Hair Mask – We’re sticking with the mask theme and moving on to hair. Treating Yo Self is all about taking an absurdly long time to focus on you, and hair masks are meant to be worn for a good amount of time, so it’s a win-win. My favorite is the One N’ Only Argan Oil Hydrating Mask.
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Other essential items you’ll need:
- Wine. Duh.
- Robe. Fluffier the better.
- Chocolate/ice cream/cake/chocolate ice cream cake.
- IDGAF attitude.
go out there stay inside and Treat Yo Self!