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The 90s are making their way back around with trends such as tracksuits and high-waisted mom jeans. Why not complete the style with a 90s grunge makeup look. We’ve got everything you need to get this look ASAP!


The main focal point of this 90s makeup look is the eyes. Once you have that deep, smokey look, you’re all set.

For any classic smokey eye, you typically need three shades. The transition shade (the lightest), a darker shade to add depth, and then the darkest shade for the lid. As we all know, shimmers were the rage in the 90s, so their smokey eyes had a shimmer instead of a dark shade on the lid. You can do this with any color, but for the 90s, we’d say something a bit cooler toned like greys and purples.

1. Start off with the lightest shade going in and slightly above the crease of your eyelid. You can blend this as high or far out as you’d like.

2. Take a darker shade, and focus this color directly in the crease and the outer edges of your eye.

3. Apply a dark shimmery shade on the lid.

4. Blend out the shimmer by applying some of the darker shade on the edges.

5. Smoke out your lower lash line using the three shades.

6. Finish the look with some black liner (or other dark colors you prefer) on both the top and bottom water lines. Don’t forget to add the heavy mascara!


MAC Lipstick Matte Finish


It would not be a grunge look without the bold, dark lippie. You could go for a classic, like Sin from MAC, which is a deep blue-based red with a matte finish.

ABH Liquid Lipstick


If you want something more neutral, Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in the shade ‘Malt’ is a great deep nude.

Morphe Matte Lipstick

90s grunge makeup

Purple is also a fun way to go. Dark purples are super wearable, and Morphe has the perfect shade! Their Matte Lipstick in the shade Ex is a blackberry shade that will go perfectly with your purple smokey eye.

Morphe Mega Matte Lipstick

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The last color we’d recommend if you want to go all out. That is a black lipstick. Morphe has one in the same formula as the deep purple, but in the shade Twisted. You can also find one from NYX and even Fenty Beauty!



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ABH DIPBROW Promade Waterproof Matte Brow Gel


Although we all love some of the 90s trends making a comeback, those skinny brows are something we don’t want any part in anymore. So let’s take this 90s grunge look and add a modern twist to it! A current brow trend that would look good with this is the Instagram Brows. This trend features dark and bold brows with go perfectly with the theme of this look! You can get this by using a brow pomade such as Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow.

Go for the 90s Grunge Makeup Look!

It’s grunge! Remember these keywords, bold and dark. Don’t be scared to step out of your comfort zone. Use these tips to help bring out the inner 90’s grunge in you! Make sure to check back for our future articles on the latest beauty trends!