I am sure you have seen the meme floating around about teenage girls of today skipping the ugly beauty phase of blue eyeshadows and foundation lines, and moving straight on to the beautiful phase. Well, it got me thinking of all the AMAZING *guwaffs* beauty products from the 90s that are no more – or at least in their 90s formula. Grab a cuppa (or a gin) and sit back whilst we take a stroll down memory lane; reminiscing about all the school discos we rocked up to looking like we had just ran in to a Superdrug makeup stand face first.
Barry M Dazzle Dusts
I can’t believe these are still around today, as I remember been nothing but peed off with them in the 90s.. The constant spilling in to your makeup bag and fall out on to your cheeks. In an array of brightly acid colours and every shade of blue you could imagine; no makeup bag was complete with a (spilled) Dazzle Dust, and no school disco could be attended without either a bright blue or emerald green dusting on your eyes.
Body Shop Bath Oil Pearls
If you never received a bundle of these for Christmas, then you were not a loved child (only joking… Kinda). Way before Lush was the luxury bath treat it was the original little blue dolphin shaped plastic-rubbery oil filled wonder that was a bath time staple.
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
Thankfully I had good skin as a teen so never wore foundation, I do however remember everyone else rocking the full face (including lips) of Dream Matte Mousse. 3 shades too dark? Check. So thick it makes your face look fatter? Check.
Argos Makeup Sets
99 eyeshadows, 2 mascaras, 5 eyeliners and 10 lip colours, 4 sponge applicators and 2 lips brushes all for £29.99?! YES PLEASE. I am pretty sure every girl had at least 2 of these in the 90s; the giant makeup container with around 4 different layered compartments packed full of every bright colour you could ever want – they were like the Nick channel on acid and E numbers.
It’s non-uniform day at school? PASS ME THE BLUE HAIR MASCARA, IMMA BE A SASSY KNOCK OFF SPICE GIRL AT ASSEMBLY. Blue, green, bright pink – hair mascara was the ideal way to show everyone you were a bad ass bitch and your parents would let you shove thick gloopy colour crap in your hair. I’ll have two thick blue gunky stripes right at the front of my hair please and thanks #MermaidHair90sStyle
The real question is, which Charlie girl were YOU? I wore the red one, ‘cos sassy gals rocked Charlie Red. It was either Charlie or Tommy Girl perfume for me – CK One if it was just after Christmas and someone had treated me.
I know what will make me look hella sexy… Cheap brightly coloured plastic butterflies in my hair – watch out boys, I’m wearing my butterflies and I mean BIZNIZ.
What are some of your *fond* product memories from the 90s?