Can you feel all the 90s nostalgia around you or is it just me who’s obsessed with the good old times? If anyone can think of what the 90s would smell like, that would certainly be cotton candy, am I right? For many people, the 90s were that transition period of having a tv and becoming obsessed with technology of the future. Sadly, those times are long gone. Children playing social games, watching all kinds of awesome shows, and, the inevitable, glamorous makeup! We might not think of the 90s makeup as glamorous nowadays, but it used to be so cool back then! Now grab some tissues and remind yourself of the makeup products you were once obsessed with.
1. Remember body glitter?
It came in tubes, in pots, and, of course, with star-shaped glitter. All that glitter is now forgotten!
Source: Cosmetics Fairy
2. Flavored roll-on lip gloss that was so universal.
Did you secretly steal this from your big sister? I know I did it so often! It felt so good on your lips. And, most importantly, this stuff got all over my hands, my hair, and my clothes.
3. Excessive amounts of blue eyeshadow.
Indigo blue eyeshadow all the way up to the brow bone was a huge trend, if you remember it. Mimi Bobeck from The Drew Carey Show was definitely a trendsetter for this look.
Source: The Gloss
It doesn’t look great nowadays, though.
4. Did you also have a Caboodle?
If you never had one, you probably imagined all the things you would do with it.
Source: Ma Nouvelle Mode
5. Metallic frosted eyeshadow.
Transition shades didn’t exist back then, and all we had was metallic shine!
Source: Total Beauty
With some mascara and some eyeliner, it’s not all bad actually.
6. Kids’ makeup compacts.
Maybe you received these as a birthday present when you were a kid. I never understood the purpose, though.
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7. These Sour Lip Smackers that made our lips more chapped.
Another product that used to bother me was this one. It was also my parents’ nightmare.
8. Sticker earrings/body jewels.
Wow! These were used for everything! You also didn’t have to worry about these falling off every three minutes, because you had so many!
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9. Do you remember these teddies?
These pastel colors are also part of the perfect ’90s color scheme, but they were probably just collecting dust most of the time at your place.
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10. Hawaiian Ginger body mist as the scent of The New Millennium.
Feeling nostalgic, anyone?
Source: Meg’s Makeup
11. Cotton candy perfume.
No, it was not a joke! This one smelled so sweet that it attracted fruit flies! Not everyone’s cup of tea…
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12. Tiny *NSYNC lip balms.
Maybe not so practical, but these were a passionate collection to have.
13. OXY cleansing pads.
Your teenage sisters had OXY pads, for sure. And you couldn’t wait to use them, too. Or maybe when you tried to use them you didn’t like them so much.
14. Anything brown-red.
This brown-red color is a timeless shade. Yet somehow not as popular these days. Maybe not so timeless after all!
15. Bonne Bell
Bonne Bell gave us glitter, gloss, and everything that seemed somehow edible. Actually, Bonne Bell is still around folks!
16. Frosted lipstick
It was true that all kind of shiny makeup was IN back then! If you really loved the whole frosted trend, you definitely paired this with the silver frosted cream eyeshadow, too.
Source: Shoes and Sunsets
17. Britney Spears’ Fantasy perfume
Was it the design, the scent, or just the love for the pop star? Probably all of these together.
Source: Perfume Malaysia
We also wanted this because the scent is like a cotton candy perfume remix.
18. Sun In Hair lightener
Whenever your parents didn’t let you permanently highlight your hair, you did it in a sneaky way. A true rebel of the ’90s/’00s.
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19. Scented sticky glitter hair spray
Those 90s times actually hooked us up with all that glitter and delicious scents.
20. Anything vanilla-scented
Sweet smell was indeed a special kind of important.
Vanilla was something we adored.
21. Funky foam toe separators
Did anyone ever actually use these or were they just some random stuff in your house? They just sat on your dresser, prettily.
22. L’Oréal Kids Tangle Tamer
I don’t think this one actually worked. But it was another sweet-scented beauty product, and we needed to add another to the collection, of course!
If you feel nostalgic about something you did back in this magical decade, here are some more examples of 90s trends.