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Grunge Makeup Is Making A Comeback! Try These Updated Looks Now

Grunge makeup is back! To make sure you are on trend, here are the different kinds of looks you can sport with the edgy makeup.

I am a 90s baby! It’s definitely my favorite era when it comes to music, fashion, and beauty like grunge makeup. It’s the age of Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees, and all the hottest boy bands. Then there’s Clueless, which made Alicia Silverstone an A-list Hollywood celebrity and my demi-goddess until I was in college. Her closet was once my dream! One of the biggest things that came from these years, however, is grunge. It’s an alternative rock subgenre that began in Seattle with sounds dominated by electric guitars, indie music, more emotionally charged lyrics, and freestyle fashion. From it came the grunge makeup, which I will talk about today.

Grunge Makeup Is Making A Comeback! Try These Updated Looks Now

The 90s Are Back! Here Are 7 Grunge Makeup Looks To Follow

What is the grunge makeup? It’s actually a mixture of goth and emo with certain important highlights: red (or nude) lips, heavy emphasis of makeup on the eyes, strong preference for darker shades especially black, and pale skin, which allows these colors to stand out.

As makeup evolves, many of the elements you see in other types of looks can now be adapted or incorporated with grunge makeup. Need proof? Check this out!


1. A Catty Look With Winged Eyeliner

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No, we’re not in the days of the Egyptians, and no, winged eyeliners are not limited to grunge makeup. However, it’s one of the easiest you can do to achieve the look. The reason? It highlights the eyes! The first time I saw this, I was incredibly amazed. Want to learn how to create it? Then you better see this tutorial.


2. Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

My mother used to call the grunge days the age of rebellion. You know, teens. As for me, it was a period of can-do attitude. There’s no better way to express that than to complement a fiery orange hair with a gorgeous blend of dark eyeshadow. If you can’t go for browns, make sure you can go black. Or you can combine both!


3. Platinum Blonde Goes Dark

Platinum blonde is definitely in! Interestingly, the hair that made you fall in love with Granny more can look even ravishing when worn with dark eyeshadow, cat’s eye, full red lips, and a spunky attitude. Add some indie accessories, and you a certified grunge fashionista.


4. Welcome To The Space Buns

Do you know what’s amazing about this picture? That’s grunge makeup and a space bun, which, in case you are not aware, is also a popular 90s look! Space buns can make you look edgier – one of the best pairs for the kind of makeup you want.


5. A La Kristen Stewart

If you think grunge makeup is for the emo and goth, and it has NO SPACE AT ALL in fashion, well, you haven’t seen pictures of Kristen Stewart. She’s probably my present-day demi-goddess for grunge with sophistication. Of course, it helps that she has pale skin, which allows the colors to pop. But then, let’s face it, it’s all about sex appeal too! She’s just OOOZZZING with it!


6. Grunge On Brown Eyes

While grunge makeup tends to prefer pale skin (which I have said before), that doesn’t mean medium skin can’t wear it anymore. Just look at the image above. In fact, it’s black on black, which only lets her beautiful brown eyes to shine through. If your skin tone is a bit dark, just go one shade paler, and you’re good to go!


7. Let’s Go Soft

Grunge back in the 90s was about garages, indie bars, and dark scenes. Well, guess what, you can now wear the makeup at daytime too. This look is called the soft grunge, which is composed of dark eyeshadow or liner (don’t forget, don’t go too heavy!) complemented with nude-colored lips. Pair the makeup with overhauled grunge clothing, and no one will ever know you’ve borrowed a 90s look and fashion!


Here’s another amazing grunge makeup look. Wear it with dolly eyes! Let sichenmakeupholic show you how it’s done:

I never thought I’ll get to say this but I’m super in love with grunge makeup! Are you? Oh, I know you are too! :) So why don’t you try it? Come on! Have fun and feel the 90s vibe once again.


Which of these grunge makeup looks you want to copy? Is it the soft grunge? Share your thoughts below! Enjoy this makeup this fall too!

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