Trend To Try: Opalescent Eyeshadow

WE remember the nineties fondly as the era of the Spice Girls, Clueless and The Rachel haircut. But we also have PTSD form the nineties. Should we remind you of butterfly clips (yes, grown females used to wear these!), plucked-to-death eyebrows and lipliner that didn’t actually need to match your lipstick choice. All these are enough to have us never want to think of that dark time in beauty history ever again…But a few of these trends are endearing, nay awesome. Here’s one of the nineties flashback trends we’d give a go again.

Ruth Negga, Gigi Hadid And Emma Stone

EVERY nineties girl’s make-up bag was equipped with an arsenal of silver and other otherworldly shadow shades. We’ve seen this come back in mermaid and unicorn make-up trends of late. Light, ethereal, and almost not there at all, is unexpected, but still extremely wearable. Sweep a shimmery nude or champagne coloured shade all over the eyelid and up to the brow bone for an ethereal wash of colour to brighten eyes. Choose another shimmery shade (lilac, perhaps?) and nestle this into the outer crease. Too much for you? A hint of white eye shadow in the inner corner of the eye will do the just as well too.

Ombre Iridescente Eye Shadow In Silver White: R355, Clarins, Travelight Story Liquid Liner In Skyline: R59.95, CATRICE, Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette: R1 100, By BECCA, Muse Beauty, Make Your Own Magic Eyeshadow Box: R89.95, Essence And Eyeshadow Quad: R149.95, Almay



I am Beauty Editor at People Magazine and a make-up artist. I have worked with many celebrities, including, Phumeza Mdaba, Boity, Zuraida Jardine and Rolene Strauss. I always knew I would work in magazines, as I grew up in publishing (my parents are publishers). When I’m not writing beauty or following my passion for make-up, I can be found reading and spending time with family and friends. I am also a tea-lover