MANILA, Philppines – If the proliferation of slip dresses, crop tops, and low-heeled sandals on everything from the clothing racks to Instagram is any indication, ’90s style has been back for a while.
Chalk it up to nostalgia-hungry young adults who are willing to spend their hard-earned money on anything that remotely reminds them of their pre-adulting years. At any rate, the era of scrunchies, mix tapes, brown lips (with matching lip liner, obviously), and the Spice Girls has been steadily making a welcome comeback (let’s just hope that doesn’t extend to the ‘90s-era over-plucked brows).
Case in point: blk’s newest collection, which celebrates all the moody, grunge-ness of ’90s style. The collection, called “blk to the ‘90s,” came from creative director Anne Curtis’ obssession with the era, which incidentally is when she got her showbiz start.
The 14-piece collection includes 3 new products and new shades of BLK favorites.
The new products include:
2-way Powder Foundation (P399) that can be used wet or dry. It comes in 3 shades: Porcelain (light beige, works for fairer skin tones), Sand (natural beige, works for medium skin tones), and Honey (warm beige, supposedly for darker skin tones)
Volume + Lash Extension Mascara (P349), for a falsies effect, available in the shade OMG (black)
Soft Matte Mousse (P349) for the lips, which gives you that liquid lip finish but feels velvety and light. It’s available in 3 shades: Totally (nude brown), Booyah (plum), and As If! (nude pink)
Long-Lasting Gel Eyeliner (299) that delivers the intensity of gel liner, but comes in pencil form for convenience. It comes in 3 shades: Maple, Black, and Brown.
The collection also includes new shades of a BLK favorite: the All-Day Intense Matte Lipstick (P299) in Oh Snap (plum) and Peace Out (brown).
Taking the ’90s nostalgia to the next level, blk partnered with Neon Island for blk to the ‘90s merch that includes printed tees, a statement shirt, and the ultimate ‘90s fashion accessory: a printed bum bag.
The blk to the ‘90s collection is now available on Shopee, and will launch on the blk website, at blk boutique stores, and blk booths at Watsons and SM on October 13. It will be available on Lazada, BeautyMNL, Cliqqshop, and Zalora on October 19. – Rappler.com
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