Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner in the ’90s

Reese Witherspoon regrets wearing brown lip liner with a light-coloured lipstick in the 1990s.

The Legally Blonde actress, who made her debut in 1991 film The Man in the Moon, can pull off just about any fashion or beauty trend, though tends to stick with a classic look.

However, Reese experimented with the brown lipliner fad made popular by stars like Gwen Stefani and Drew Barrymore at the height of the ’90s, though she now wishes she didn’t follow the crowd.


“I think in the ’90s when we did the thing where you had brown lip liner that was darker than my lipstick – that was an odd beauty moment. For some reason, I just took that one a long way,” she told Refinery29. “We also plucked our eyebrows really severely. I really wish I hadn’t plucked my eyebrows, but thank God they grew back.”

Reese continues to have a big fan of beauty and skincare products, though is now more focused on caring for her complexion.

And while the Elizabeth Arden ambassador genuinely uses the brand’s Retinol Ceramide Capsules, she isn’t afraid to try out drugstore products too.

“(I like to use the cleanser) Cetaphil. I use the face wash, and I travel with it. I like the Revlon eyelash curler; it’s as good as any eyelash curler I’ve ever used. I love drugstore make-up, too. I remember going as a little girl to the drugstore down the street from my grandmother’s house, and I’d spend hours looking at nail polish and lipstick and blush,” the 43-year-old recalled.

Recently, Reese also shared that she looks to her 19-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe for make-up tips as the teenager has become quite the cosmetics whizz, especially when it comes to the application of eyeliner and highlighter.

“If I have to do my make-up for a dinner or something, I’ll be like, ‘Ava, can you fix my eyeshadow? I can’t remember what goes in the crease,’ because she has this intense knowledge about how to shade. It’s crazy,” she smiled.