90's makeup

The grunge look is the epitome of 90s makeup. With strong eyes and lips, it was a bold statement that is now back and hotter than ever. Get the best sort of attention wherever you go by replicating this grunge-yet-glam look.

What will I Need to Achieve the Grunge 90s Makeup Look?

  • Smokey Eyeshadow palette
  • Eyeliner
  • Lipstick
  • Foundation
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Step 1: Apply Foundation

90's makeup

Apply foundation with a brush. For this look, you can be bold and go for a tone a few shades later to really enhance the 90s grunge look

Step 2: Eyeshadow

90's makeup

Prime your eyes lids to ensure your grunge look lasts all day. After, take a dark bronze eyeshadow and apply all over your eyelid. Thoroughly blend, evenly spreading around your eyelid.

Step 3: Under the Eye

90's makeup

Using the same eyeshadow tone, apply under your eye to your waterline to really frame the eye.

Step 4: Smokey Eyes

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Add a slightly lighter brown tone to the mix and apply above the eyelid, blending outwards. This will create a smokey look.

Step 5: Pencil your Eyes

90's makeup

Using a black/dark kohl pencil, apply the liner to your top and bottom waterlines.

Step 6: Bold the Look

90's makeup

With the same pencil, boldly line the top and bottom lashes. Remember you can be messier with this look so generously.

Step 7: Mascara

90's makeup

Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes. You can do 2 or 3 layers of mascara to achieve the 90’s makeup grunge look.

Step 8: Eyebrows

90's makeup

Keep the eyebrows natural so that the grunge eyes are the main focus. Brush through your eyebrows and then subtly fill out with an eyebrow pencil.

Step 9: Concealer

90's makeu

Use your concealer to blend under the eyes, neatening up any smudges and blending the look together.

Step 10: Contour

90's makeu

Next, lightly contour the face using a soft “3” motion. A typically desirable grunge look is pale, so contour sparingly.

Step 11: Lips

90's makeup

Choose a punchy colour to make your lips stand out. Line your lips for precision, before covering fully.   

Final Look

90's makeup