The 1990s were an era that brought forth a plethora of iconic beauty trends, from grunge-inspired looks to minimalistic chic styles. One standout trend that continues to captivate beauty enthusiasts is the “Latte Makeup” look. This trend combines warm, earthy tones reminiscent of a creamy latte, with a nod to the voluminous hair that was all the rage during that era. In this guide, we’ll take you through the steps to achieve this effortlessly stylish makeup look, all while paying homage to the 90s hair that compliments it perfectly, with the help of the Sarah Jossel’s Edit, expertly curated from her column in The Sunday Times Style. 

Step 1: Flawless Canvas

To begin, prep your skin with the MZ Skin Hydrate & Nourish Hyaluronic & Retinol Day Moisturiser SPF 30 that will ensure a smooth canvas for makeup application. To double up on the radiant finish, apply the Supergoop! Glowscreen SPF 30 to give your skin a subtle glow and provide sun protection, and follow up with the Collection Cosmetics Gorgeous Glow Filter Finish in Fair/Medium for the ultimate glow. For a final touch, add the Trinny London Sheer Shimmer in Katie to your key features for a delicate shimmer.

To make sure your skin always stays radiant, use the Paula’s Choice 10% Azelaic Acid Booster at night and seal in the moisture with the Elizabeth Arden Retinol Ceramide Capsules Line Erasing Night Serum.

Step 2: Subtle Contouring

Channel the 90s by embracing subtle contouring. To add dimension to your contours, employ the Spectrum Collections B06 Tall Tapered Blender Brush to blend a matte bronzer into your cheekbones, jawline, and forehead.

Step 3: Warm and Earthy Eyes

For the eyes, opt for the SURRATT BEAUTY Smoky Eye Baton to achieve warm, earthy tones that emulate the hues of a latte. Apply the shades using the same product, sweeping medium-toned hues across the lid and deepening the crease for a seamless transition. To add a touch of 90s shimmer, consider using the shimmer end of the Smoky Eye Baton.

Step 4: Defined Brows

Bold brows are synonymous with the 90s look. Define and fill in your brows using your preferred brow product.

Step 5: Luscious Lashes

Enhance your lashes with a few coats of your favorite mascara. To achieve that wide-eyed 90s effect, apply individual false lashes if desired.

Step 6: Latte Cheeks, Latte Lips

Embrace warm, muted brown tones or terracotta shades for your lips and cheeks. Achieve the perfect lip line using a lip liner and then fill in with a lipstick. For the perfect flush go for the Saie Beauty Dew Blush.

Step 7: Nailing the 90s Hair

To capture the essence of 90s voluminous hair, start by using Garnier Ultimate Blends Smoothing Hair Food Coconut & Macadamia 3-in-1 Hair Mask to nourish your locks. Before styling, apply the Bumble and bumble Heat Shield Thermal Protection Mist to shield your hair from heat damage. Achieve loose waves using a large-barreled curling iron for that quintessential 90s volume.

In conclusion, the Latte Makeup look merges the beauty trends of the 90s with a contemporary twist. With the help of the Sarah Jossel Edit, you’ll have the ultimate tools to recreate this nostalgic yet on-trend look. So go ahead and indulge in the nostalgia while staying effortlessly chic!