90s makeup has had a bit of a resurgence recently. Grungy vibes, tightliner, brown lip liners, matte skin, blue eyeshadow, frosted lipsticks, smoky eyes, and vampy lipsticks were all the rage at this time. The 90s is famous for its legendary supermodels and effortlessly chic looks.

If you’re looking to recreate a 90s makeup look, these 3 iconic 90s-inspired lipsticks will be sure to make an impact, with a cool-toned brown, deep reddish brown, and pink berry.

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1. MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Paramount

£22 for 3g

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MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Paramount

The MAC Cosmetics Satin Lipstick in Paramount was around in the 90s and is still made today! This is the lipstick Jennifer Aniston wore as Rachel Green in Friends and continues to be popular now.

Paramount is a deep reddish-brown tone with a satin finish. It’s rich, pigmented, and gives a vampy lip. It’s long-wearing, comfortable, and flattering, as the formula is hydrating and smoothing, so it doesn’t cling to dry patches or sink into the lines on your lips.

Out of the 90s lipsticks in this post, Paramount is my fave. It’s a gorgeous, bold colour that’s perfect for autumn/winter. Paramount is one of those universal shades that suits just about every skin tone.

2. Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin 

£8.99 for 3.1g

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Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin 

Revlon’s iconic Rum Raisin shade has also been around since the 90s. However, the shade is now available in the newer Super Lustrous Glass Shine formula, which provides light but buildable coverage in a hydrating glossy finish.

The Revlon Super Lustrous Glass Shine Lipstick in Rum Raisin is described as being a brown/nude shade. However, on me, this shade leans quite pink with subtle berry undertones. This is a really pretty spring shade, as it’s quite bright and gives a fresh appearance.

The formula is fab. It’s very shiny and soft without being sticky or thick. The lipstick glides on effortlessly and makes my lips feel moisturised and comfortable. An initial swipe provides light colour payoff, but it can be built up to medium intensity with a few layers.

Of course, as the lipstick has a glossy finish, this doesn’t last for long on the lips and requires reapplying. However, as the lipstick is budget friendly, this can be forgiven!

3. Peaches & Cream 1999 Lip Gloss

£6.95 for 15ml

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Peaches & Cream 1999 Lip Gloss

The Peaches & Cream 1999 Lip Gloss is the most affordable lipstick in this post. This pretty lip gloss is a mid-toned cool brown that gives a quintessential 90s look when paired with a deep brown lip liner.

I love this lip gloss. It’s hydrating, fairly thick, and delivers strong pigmentation. Most lip glosses are quite sheer, and I frequently use them as toppers over a lipstick if I’m looking for a particular shade. However, as this lipstick delivers a saturated colour payoff, I can skip lipstick altogether in 1 convenient swipe.

It’s a tiny bit sticky, but nothing annoying or uncomfortable, and transfers fairly easily. But this lip gloss reapplies like a dream and is so convenient to use. Plus, at under £7, you really can’t complain!

The nude brown shade works with a tonne of makeup looks and is very versatile. I find myself wanting to wear this lip gloss often because the shade is stunning.

90s lipsticks swatches

Here are some side-by-side swatches of all the 90s-inspired lipsticks in this post:

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90s lipsticks swatches

Which shade is your fave? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!