Beauty Junkie: A Film Homage

Earlier this week we brought you back—back to a time where grunge was the craze, flannel roamed the streets in hoards, and there was such a thing as plain fresh-faced beauty. In an homage to the ’90s, model Mila Miletic transported us to the historic decade in this week’s Beauty Junkie.

Now, to accompany the beautiful images shot by photographer Maria Karas, we bring you a short film directed by BlackBook‘s very own Walter Obal. The clip falls nothing short of portraying the romanticized youth of the ’90s and leaving you longing for those simpler days. So while you are sitting at your desk today spacing out and dreaming of warmer days ahead, let yourself be enveloped in that nostalgic feeling we all love so much. Feels like just yesterday, right?

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Beauty Junkie: Bringing Back The ’90s

Newcomer Mila Miletic spent the day portraying a few iconic looks from the ’90s. "It was a challenge," says Miletic. "As a new face, I had to be convincing at portraying such an icon." You won’t have too close to know which ’90s fashion icon the young Miletic is referring to. Check out our Beauty Junkie slideshow for these nostalgic looks and learn how to replicate them yourself. 

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’90s Grunge

FACE: Use Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream to provide 24 hours of age-defying significant moisture. Use Amore Pacific CC Cream to even out any redness in the skin.

CHEEKS: Add highlights to the cheeks with Hour Glass Luminous Ambient Lighting Powders.

LIPS: Fresh Sugar Petal Tinted Lip Treatment for added subtle color.

Fresh and Hour Glass products can be purchased at Sephora.

’90s Latina Chic

EYES: Softly dust MAC eye shadow in Yogurt on the entire lid up into the brow bone. Lightly contour crease with MAC eye shadow in Handwritten. Line the upper lash line with MAC Pencil in Black Swan.

CHEEKS: Apply MAC Bronzing Powder in Matte Bronze to the cheeks and temples.

LIPS: Line the entire lip with MAC pencil in Bittersweet. Fill in entire lip with MAC pencil in Naked Liner blending the two softly for bold precision.

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’90s Grunge Chic

EYES: Softly dust NYX Eye Shadow in ES 149 My Favorite Color on the entire lid up into the brow bone. Add some depth to the lid with NYX Eye Shadow in NMS14 Bare My Soul. Line the entire eye with Illamasqua Precision Ink in Abyss.

CHEEKS: Add subtle definition to the cheeks and temples with Vapour Organic Beauty Solar Translucent Bronzer in Mirage 221.

LIPS: Line and fill in entire lip with Make Up For Ever Aqua Lips 6C (brown) for depth.  Apply OCC Lip Tar in Black Dahlia in the center of lips and blend into line.

NAILS: Chanel nail polish in 569 Emprise.

llamasqua, Chanel, Make Up For Ever and Occ can be purchased at Sephora; NYX can be purchased here; Vapour Organic Beauty can be purchased through their website.

’90s Sensual Sophistication

EYES: Create a smokey eye with NARS Duo Eyeshadow in Pandora (white shimmer/matte black). Use white to highlight under the brow and the matte black to create a smokey lid blending into the crease and lower lash line.

CHEEKS: Use NARS Bronzing Powder on cheeks and temples to contour the face.

LIPS: Use NARS Pure Sheer SPF Lip Treatment in Aurore.

All NARS products can be purchased at Sephora.

Credits

Fragrance: Chanel 1932, See By Chloe, Daisy By Marc Jacobs, Just By Just Cavali. All fragrances can be purchased at Sephora.

Model: Mila Miletic

Photography by Maria Karas

Retouching by Louis Servedio-Morales 

Styling by Caroline Grosso

Hair by Shlomi Mor using Capelli Collection

Manicure by Kelly B @ Defacto using Kiss