Beauty trends from the 90s

Admit it, you too were part of these 9 beauty trends of the 90s and 2000s!

Generation Z children, you have to be very strong now! Before there was Kylie Jenner, who could have told us what to smear on our faces, we took inspiration elsewhere (in “Bravo”?) And tried out some trends that we can only smile about today.

Here are a few of the “best” cosmetic trends from the nineties and noughties.

Plucked eyebrows

Those thin lines over the eyes, also called “eyebrows” in technical jargon, were kind of cool back then.

Role models such as singer Christina Aguilera or Viva presenter Gülcan Kamps have shown the trend. Unfortunately you after.

Gülcan, here in the mid-2000s, still known by the surname Karahanci. Image: EPA

Fortunately, today there is something like microblading.

Blue eyeshadow

Alicia Keys 2001 an den MTV Music Awards in New York. Bild: AP

In the late nineties, you weren’t cool if you weren’t wearing blue eyeshadow. No matter which eye color was underneath. It had to be blue!

If you could top that with blue mascara, you’d be the queen.

We’ll continue with the cosmetics trends from back then, just a short advertising tip beforehand:

And now back to the past …

Matt mousse make-up over the whole (!) Face

In the early 2000s, we all needed that matte mousse make-up that you could brush all over your face. You could smear that on your lips right away, because nude lips were practical at the time too der Shit were.

Yes, it felt as dry as it looks here.

Metallic eyeshadow

Best in connection with a white water line. Visually enlarges the eye, white.


That was all the rage back then.

Cool, huh?

In retrospect, I was never able to find out how damaging the accessory was to the tooth enamel. Mommy has No said. 🙁


If the kohl alone wasn’t enough, you could still blacken it a little with smokey eyes. Like Avril Lavigne here in the early noughties. However, that assumes that you have at least one studded belt …


The fruity, glossier and stickier the better. If you had long hair and it was windy outside: Good luck!

Lumpy eyelashes

In retrospect, I’m not at all sure whether they should be that lumpy. In any case, it’s good that the mascara manufacturers have since worked on their formula a bit.

Schludrige French-Nails

However, that had less to do with untalented nail designers and more to do with the fact that we were bored at school and we were allowed to experience the magical benefits of a Tipp-Ex …

And now you! Tell us about your dark cosmetic experiences in the comments!

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