11 Beauty Trends Every ’90s Girl Was Totally Buggin’ Over

11 90s Beauty Trends We Were Totally Buggin' Over

Beauty trends every ’90s beauty junkie had in her Caboodles.

The ’90s were a magical time filled with sparkle—literally, since we never left home without our body glitter. Here, 11 beauty trends of yesteryear that turned us into the professional makeup junkies we are today (cue Spice Girls):

1. Love’s Baby Soft Perfume

Guaranteed, there’s at least one old boyfriend who catches a whiff of Love’s Baby Soft and is sent back to the nights he spent with you… watching “Dawson’s Creek” against his will. (Pacey forever!)

2. Roll-On Body Glitter

Just before school dances especially, we’d slather on the glitter and look like more of a disco ball than the disco ball. Swoon.

3. Lip Smacker

Even though I was more of a watermelon girl (shhh!), there’s no denying Dr. Pepper-flavored Lip Smacker was one of the ultimate ’90s beauty trends.

4. Hard Candy Nail Polish

Hard Candy was one of the most badass brands around. Not only did the polishes come in oodles of incredible colors, the bottles came with irresistibly gaudy rings we’d of course swap among friends.

5. Wet N Wild Lipstick

The Wet N Wild makeup line had a big moment in the ’90s, basically because teen girls could actually afford it. (I remember buying two lipsticks and still having enough left for lunch.) There was no question about it: We just had to have every shade worn by celebs like Neve Campbell and Sarah Michelle Gellar to show off our dark and twisty side.

6. Neutrogena Facial Cleansing Bar

For many of us, this was the first grown-up soap we bought—not just because Jennifer Love Hewitt encouraged us to with her upbeat, teen dream advertisements, but because it became our partner-in-crime when the whole acne thing kicked in.

7. Herbal Essences Shampoo

The rose hips shampoo totally made up for all the fake orgasms going on in their (ridiculous) commercials.

8. Bottled Emotions Perfume

There were a ton of perfume options back in the day, and this one was my ultimate fave. Not only did they come in adorable bottles that easily fit into your mini backpack, they were the ultimate form of self-expression. Whether you felt “playful” or “romantic” or “sassy,” there was a scent that fit your mood perfectly.

9. Fetish Cologne

Fetish was one of those ’90s beauty trends where we didn’t care what it smelled like (though it did smell ah-mazing), we just wanted the uber-funky bottle it came in.

10. Noxzema

The grown-up blue jar. The tingle as you slathered it all over your face, Mrs. Doubtfire-style. Sigh. Those were the days.

11. Maybelline Kissing Koolers

Kissing Koolers were the bomb. They smelled amazing, tasted great (strawberry fizz, anyone?), and they were super easy to tuck in your pocket—so easy that many a Kissing Kooler was lost to the washing machine.

What were your fave ’90s beauty trends?

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Krissy Brady

Krissy Brady is a women’s health + lifestyle writer who’s so out of shape, it’s like she has the innards of an 80-year-old. Instead of learning how to crochet, she decided to turn her emotional baggage into a writing career (genius, no?). You can follow her shenanigans on Twitter (you know, if you want).