Today I’m doing a collaboration with Anouchka from Life of Bun. When she and I were brainstorming ideas for our collaboration, she suggested that we do a 90’s themed makeup tutorial. I was immediately excited by this idea, because there are so many fun looks from the 90’s to play with. I took a while to settle on a single look.
When I thought about my personal style icons from the 90’s, three women come to mind: Lene from Aqua, Drew Barrymore and Gwen Stefani. For me though, Gwen Stefani had the biggest influence on my style at the time. In fact, I would still consider her to be one of my style inspirations today.
I don’t remember when I first fell in love with Gwen’s style. I remember reading an interview with her in Smash Hits when I was eleven, and being completely blown away by her midriff tops and red lips. Gwen’s style in the 90’s was a perfect combination of modern rock-grunge gear, other-worldly accents and 1940’s glamour. I loved her ability to mix and meld all the different aspects of fashion that she loved and marry them into a look that was totally her own.
I have to admit that my inner 11-year-old loved putting together this look.
I know who I am but who are you? You’re not looking like you used to. You’re on the other side of the mirror, where nothing’s looking quite as clear.
Here’s the video tutorial to show you how I recreated Gwen’s 90’s look.
Don’t forget to head over to Life of Bun to check out Anouchka’s post. It’s super-cute and right up my geeky alley!