Ah, the 1990s. Those were formative years for me — I finished high school, finished university, landed my first job, changed career paths, and by the end of that decade, I was engaged to my husband. It was also the decade when I first discovered my love of makeup. My makeup then was simple: lipstick. My go-tos included MAC’s Twig mixed with Spice liner or Chili lipstick mixed with Mahogany liner. It was also the decade of Revlon’s Toast of New York, which I wore constantly before MAC entered my universe.
So when I heard the 1990s were back as a makeup trend, I had mixed feelings. I wasn’t sure I wanted to revive the makeup I wore while hanging out with friends listening to the likes of Nirvana, Nine Inch Nails and Pearl Jam. But I got sucked in. Of course.