Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Three 90's Supermodel Cult Beauty Products to Try

Three 90's Supermodel Cult Beauty Products to Try

Cindy Crawford is my favourite beauty icon of all time - drop dead gorgeous, glamorous yet effortless - one of the original Supermodels. It was Cindy Crawford and Cindy Crawford alone, that taught me to love the mole on my cheek.

For years I have scoured over beauty articles that quote and cite Cindy Crawford's beauty routine, determined to stock up on her essentials and hopefully learn a few secrets along the way. Time and time again, I have noticed the same three staple products recommended over all else. The good news is all three items are fairly universal, easy to source and happen to be great everyday products - it turns out there is more to 90's beauty than roll on body glitter and sticky lip gloss.

1, MAC Spice Lip Liner

Thanks to a Kylie Jenner and the power of social media, lip liner is very much en vogue. Two shades that are sold out pretty much everywhere are: MAC Lip Liner in the shades Soar and Whirl, it turns out we are all on the quest for the perfect deep, slightly grunge inspired matte lip? One shade we've mostly overlooked in such hunt, is MAC Spice Lip Liner - the one shade that was on every Supermodel lips in the '90's. Okay back then it was used to line and team with a pale lipstick, a trend that has thankfully not been resurrected but as a standalone shade it is not to missed.

MAC Spice Lip Liner is a mid toned, almost orange based brown come nude, that will translate to a deep warm nude on paler complexions, and a lighter, altogether milky wash of colour on deeper skin tones. It is the ideal shade to gently over line and reshape the lips, without looking extreme. On top of that MAC Spice is muted enough for everyday wear yet offers enough punch, depth and drama for evening wear. This is one 90's shade I am glad has lasted the pace of time.

Three 90's Supermodel Cult Beauty Products to Try

2, Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I read that back in the 90's and at the height of Supermodel mania, models used this all over their face to combat dryness and dehydration during long haul flights. I can't say that I have ever tried such method but I do agree that it is a wonderful, multi-purpose product. Not only does this wonder balm help to heal cracked and broken skin - anywhere on the body for that matter (it is one of the best lip balms I have ever used) but it also doubles up as a hand and foot balm. If that is not enough, it can be used to add a light sheen on the skin, help to steam shaving cuts and of course tame the brows and flyaway, stray hairs - brow or otherwise. Long live Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream.

Three 90's Supermodel Cult Beauty Products to Try

3, L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray

If this is the secret behind Cindy Crawford's signature voluminous locks, where do I sign up for a lifetime supply? All jokes aside, I think we can all agree that L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray is one of, if not the best hairspray out there. L'Oreal Elnett Hairspray offer all the control and hold a person could wish for - all without leaving the hair sticky, rock hard or weighed down in product. Yes it does have a somewhat "learn to love" fragrance but it can be found in just about any beauty aisle nationwide, not to mention it brushes out with ease. Some products are cult for a reason.

I wonder if bloggers in 25 years time, will be harping on about the good old days of Urban Decay Naked Palettes and NARS Laguna Bronzer?

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  1. Who knows what will be in 25 years :) But I like Cindy, too, and I thank you for the tip!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. I want the MAC Spice Liner, everyone raves about it x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

  3. Spice looks like such an incredible liner!

  4. I'd be lost without my Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream, it's incredible!

    Sara - She Who Is Short

  5. I love the 90's make up especially Cindy Crawford's. I definitely need MAC Spice in my life.

    Beth x

  6. She has a Topshelf interview on Into the Gloss where she shares her current routine. It was interesting to read and learn that I had a few of the same products.

  7. I love my Spice lipliner! Although, I think Rimmel do a really good dupe of it. Ps. I am also a huge cindy crawford fangirl xx

    Karan|| studentbeautyhack

  8. I still think Elnett hairspray is a must! It doesn't surprise me it was popular back in the day too, it's just so good!

    Emma //

  9. Hmm wonder what we'll be remembering in 25 years too :) Definitely want to try MAC's Spice but I absolutely adore EA 8 hour cream! Amazing lip balm.

    Erin | Erin and Katherine Talk Beauty

  10. L'Oreal Elnett and MAC Spice Lip Pencil are two of my everyday staples :) I love the idea behind this post, it's interesting to see which products stand the test of time xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  11. The LOreal Elnett Hairspray is an absolute staple for me. Such a classic.
    Beauty Wanderer

  12. Cindy is beautiful... Thankfully I got my Spice liner so I can try and catch a little bit of that oomph. ;)
    Great idea for a post, especially for a girl who grew up admiring 90s models. They were so special and you can still name almost all of them who were at the top! Those were the days ;) :)

  13. This is such a cool post! Can't say I'm a huge fan of Cindy Crawford, but I like that you've read enough about to tell us about the 3 products she uses!


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