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The 90s lip trends that are having a comeback

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With social media becoming more incorporated into our daily lives, we are seeing 90s fads from the past resurfacing like never before!

It has never been so easy for us to keep up with the latest looks than it is right now, with instant updates from our favourite influencers and celebrities, it’s no surprise that these beauty trends from the past are becoming such a hit!

From blue eye shadow & scrunchies through to Gwen Stefani & the spice girls, there’s many iconic moments from the 90s! Minimal and natural is out, while bold fashion and bright colours are back in, as we see many trends rocked by our favourite supermodels and it-girls of the past coming back around.

Pull out the iconic brown lipstick and your go-to gloss while you join us for some 90s nostalgia! Here are our favourite 90s inspired trends and our best advice on how to re-create the most iconic looks of all time.

Get your hands on the most iconic glossy lip looks

There was never a moment when socialites Paris Hilton or Lindsay Lohan were snapped during the 90s without a glossy lip look. In fact there's no surprise that this trend is once again popular, after all this generation loves a beauty look that radiates a healthy glow. Although being something of the past, lip gloss has been reinvented in a way that hydrates and treats the lips while giving them that plump glow.

Obsessed with Ariana Grande’s glossy lip in her iconic “Thank u, Next” video? Best recreate this look with DB Cosmetics Luminous Lip Gloss in Powder Pink! This modern take on the 90s gloss has been created using a conditioning formula with Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Vitamin C & Hyaluronic Acid, allowing you to remain on trend without sacrificing your lip health.

This generation have further put their own new spin on the 90s glossy lip trend, introducing the revolutionary glossy lipstick, combining the long-lasting colour of a lipstick with a glossy formula that allows for day-long wear. This beauty hack is perfect for the modern day girl who loves to stay on trend while maintaining a busy schedule, due to its low maintenance. DB Cosmetics recommend trying their Shine Sheer Lipstick in Sunday Brunch to give your lips a wash of colour while maintaining that sheer glow. Infused with hyaluronic acid, the lips will remain hydrated all day! Build on layers to intensify the colour, or apply a single layer for that effortless glow.

Shop the Bold Lip trend, with DB Cosmetics range of lip liners

The 90s was distinctively known for lip liner. Whether it was your favourite celeb, or your bestie, everyone was rocking this 90s beauty staple! The bold lip liner trend involves overlining the lips to create an ombre look. This look was commonly rocked by Naomi Campbell, in which it works to create an illusion of fuller, more plump lips. Nowadays, we generally see this trend recreated as a glam look, commonly accompanied by a gloss finish, creating a modern day take on the 90s trend.

To best re-create the bold lip liner trend, we recommend checking out the DB Cosmetics Pigment Pout Longwear Lip Liner in Deep Plum! This deep burgundy shade will be your new go-to when trying to achieve that iconic 90s lip. Featuring a built-in sharpener, the pencil is fully retractable, allowing for easy use while on the go.

Lip liners work to define and shape your lips, creating that perfect pout. Commonly paired with lipstick, lip liner works to intensify the colour and longevity of your lipstick, helping you to keep your 90s look in check all day long! Try the Pigment Pout Longwear Lip Liner in Natural Beige & pair it with a DB Cosmetics Lip Gloss to replicate Cindy Crawford’s effortless 90s style.

Follow the revamped brown lip look

While reflecting on your favourite 90s TV shows including Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman, and it-girl socialite, Sarah Jessica Parker, there was one thing that they all had in common… their ability to rock a brown lip look! This was a beauty trend that we predominantly saw throughout the 90s, but it wasn't until Kylie Jenner introduced her brown lip shade in the launch of her lip kits in 2015 that we saw the trend do a full circle. Today, the beauty trend is back in full swing with the brown lip becoming a common beauty staple amongst influencers and celebrities across the world!

It’s no surprise that brown lipstick is back on trend, after all it can be rocked on any skin-tone. Despite what shade of brown you go with, you’re sure to achieve a bold look that will have all heads turning… in the best way possible! When selecting the perfect shade for your individual tones, we recommend going with a colour that is sure to stand out from your skin tone. For darker skin tones, we suggest checking out the DB Cosmetics Bold Longwear Lipstick in Honeysuckle allowing you to achieve a contrast between colour tones. For light-medium skin tones, we recommend opting for a darker shade of brown with red undertones where possible, such as the DB Cosmetics Bold Longwear Lipstick in Nude Coco to ensure that you aren't washed out.

Are you trying to achieve the 90s era beauty, but are concerned about your lips drying out from the constant application of lipstick? Look no further than the DB Cosmetics Lush Moisturizing Lipstick! Infused with jojoba seed oil, this formula has been created with soft lips at top of mind. Achieve the iconic brown lip by using Lush Moisturizing Lipstick in Honey Bronze while ensuring no damage to your lip health. Containing vitamin A and E to nourish, hyaluronic acid to promote moisture retention, as well as Q10 to help firm and tone the lips, the advanced formula will have you remaining on trend while achieving a plump and hydrated pout!