7 Vintage Makeup Looks That Are Making A Comeback

The last few decades served us some iconic beauty looks. As years go by, trends change, and some of them make a comeback in our routine in a modified version. This year is no different; get ready to feel the nostalgia because we have spotted some iconic vintage makeup trends making a comeback on the runway and soon, in our routines.

Vintage Makeup Looks That Are Making A Comeback

1. Intensely Blushed Cheeks


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Packing on the blush can add another element of colour to our looks and help achieve a warm, sun-kissed look. But it would quickly make you look like you’ve abandoned the circus, so this one is a tricky one. This trend from the 50s is now known as the sunburn blush.  To get this right, you have to work on the blush, and ensure it is blended. Heavy makeup with intensely pigmented rosy cheeks was worn as a sign of wealth back then but now it’s done to achieve a flushed look. Heavy blush can be paired with a nude or pink lip for a minimal day look.

2. Bejewelled Makeup

The bedazzled makeup looks were a huge hit in the 90s, especially with the likes of Gwen Stefani. If you haven’t already hopped onto this trend with Euphoria, it’s not too late. Dua Lipa recently wore them on her tour, as did Naomi Campbell for the Met Gala 2022. It seems like they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. If you have sensitive eyes, you can wear the gems around or above the brows too.

3. Blue Eyeshadow


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Blue eyeshadow is another throwback trend that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. We may cringe when we see photos of celebrities from the ‘retro’ era rocking this look, but glancing at red-carpet looks these days is enough to show that it is back and how. And TBH, it’s not as bad as it used to be because the glow-up is kind of LIT. Opt for a matte blue eyeshadow if frosted is not your thing. Using deeper shades like black or brown in the crease line to create depth will make it more wearable.

4. Visible Lip Liner


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The visible lip liner was a former staple of supermodel glam favoured by Cindy Crawford, and it underwent a major revival. It is one of the most easily achievable and versatile looks. Whether you are going for a soft-contrast option or a bolder ombre look, you can tailor it to suit your style. We have spotted the Kardashian sisters and JLo sporting the trend which is enough to convince you.

5. Thin Brows


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Seen on practically everyone who was anyone a decade ago, thin brows are coming back into style. Rita Hayworth was an icon who brought this trend to the 30s. Unfortunately for those who still love their natural Lily Collins-esque brows, the beauty trends have spoken. We seem to have neglected our tweezers for far too long. If you intend to participate in the skinny brow trend again, make sure to get it done by a professional.

6. Cat-Eyeliner


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From the early 1900s till the 1950s, makeup was focused on the face, specifically the lips, cheeks, and eyebrows. In the 60s, eye makeup took centre stage. Doja Cat gave a nod to this trend by focusing on the inner corner of the eye and extending the eyeliner under the eye. You can try a reverse cat eyeliner look if a regular wing doesn’t interest you!

7. Barely There

The ‘no makeup’ makeup look is a tricky one to pull off. Women in the 70s participated in the women’s liberation movement and rejected beauty stereotypes. To fight back against the sexism they faced, those who wore makeup abandoned it aiming to strike a natural look. Cosmetic brands labelled it a ‘barely there’ look. While this may not be the most achievable look for those who are not blessed with porcelain skin, I am sure we can include loving your skin in this edition of the trend.

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