Trends come and go, as they say. But it seems there are some that come, go, and then return again with a fresh, modern twist.
While we may not be interested in pencil-thin brows and butterfly clips at this moment, there are tried-and-true beauty looks that have stood the test of time—from the ’90s all the way to present-day 2016.
We have yet to get over the brown lip (some may say we have Kylie Jenner to thank for that, but we can allow accolade to many that came before her), we still relish letting our roots grow in, and even painting on punky pink highlights has come back stronger than ever.
So, without further ado, we’ve illustrated the best of each trend back to back (or, head to head in this case) to show how not outdated our everlasting love for the grunge-filled decade really is. Plus, we’ve included the products you need to re-create the look.
Get the look: Apply Maybelline’s (£4) in velvet beige along your lip line and all over your lip. Then slick on Nars (£20) in Bahama.
Get the look: Wash with a sulfate-free, colour-protecting shampoo (we love Shu Uemura’s , £20) to nourish the rest of your hair—and let those roots grow.
Dark Berry Lipstick
Get the look: Apply MAC’s (£16) in Media for a dark, moody lip and lots of ’90s vibes.
Get the look: Channel Gwen Stefani circa 1999 with Manic Panic’s (£10), and chop your hair into a pixie for a Nicole Richie–inspired twist.
The Layered Shag
Get the look: Spritz with a wax-based spray like Sachajuan (£20) for extra volume and piece-y texture.