Get The Look: Grunge Revival

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Grunge Revival

I love a good 90’s grunge revival. I’m talking Gwen Stefani 90‘s No Doubt, meets Jane from Daria, meets Courtney Love from Hole. It’s bad ass style with attitude and I have created a makeup look using my favourite Autumn shades and shared some of my fave grunge styles below.

Hydrate the skin using Mac Prep + Prime Fix+ and then apply Smashbox Photo Finish Primer to the entire face to create a smooth base and to reduce any visible pores. Prep the lips using a lip scrub and balm to make them soft and smooth.

Dot Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Foundation to the face and blend with a damp Beauty Blender.

Conceal under the eyes and using the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer and set the eyes and face using Laura Mercier Loose Translucent Setting Powder.

Contour the face using 'Sombre' from the Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Palette and then define the contour and bake using a dry Beauty Blender and the shade 'Lyric' from the same palette

Using a fan brush lightly highlight the tops of the cheekbones, cupids bow and brow bone with 'Champagne Pop' from Becca Cosmetics. Add some colour to the cheeks using the Too Faced Pink Leopard Blushing Bronzer and blend back into your contour.

Shape and feather the brows using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in 'Medium Brown' and with an angle brush fill in using the taupe shadow form the Bobbi Brown Brow Kit. Lightly apply the Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel to hold any natural brow hairs in place.

To define the brows and brow bone take the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer on an angled concealer brush and lightly apply under the brows and blend out.

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Grunge Revival

Apply Lorac Behind The Scenes Eye Primer on the eyelids to create a smooth base and lightly dust a neutral shadow over the top (I used the light shade from the NARS 'Madrague' Eyeshadow Duo).

For my eyes I used shades from the Inglot Australia Freedom System Range (I will list the shadow numbers below) but feel free to use your favourite eyeshadows to create this look.

With a fluffy blending brush apply a mustard yellow shadow into the crease (I used '#616' by Inglot). Go back and forth in a fast, light handed motion to blend.

Once done, get a flat brush and pack a taupe shadow over the entire lid (I used '#357' by Inglot) working it up to the crease. Then pick up a cranberry coloured shadow (I used '#450' by Inglot) and apply it to the outer corner to add some depth.

Then with a clean fluffy brush lightly blend in the crease to fuse the two colours together.

Using a pencil brush, apply the same cranberry shade to the outer bottom lash line, half way along and then use the same taupe shade and work it half way along to the inner corner. Then take a clean fluffy brush and lightly blend over the top of both shades, lightly smoking it out.

For the inner corner of the eye and the brow bone apply a light gold shimmer (I used '#09' by Inglot). 

Line the top and bottom waterline with a black kohl eyeliner - I used Mac Kohl Power Eye Pencil in 'Feline'.

Line the upper lash line with the Maybelline EyeStudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner and coat the lashes with the Smashbox X-Rated Mascara before applying Ardell Natural #135 Lashes to add some lash drama! To define the lash line and hide the lash band, sweep the Sephora Liquid Liner over the top lash line.

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Grunge Revival

Line and fill the lips using the Too Faced Perfect Lips Lip Liner in 'Nude' and coat the lips with Ciate London Liquid Velvet Lipstick in 'Pin Up' for a pop of colour.

If you don’t want to commit to a completely new hair hue but you want to experiment with colour to really amp up the grunge look, I would definitely recommend ‘Dare’ temporary hair colours. They come in a variety of shades and are available from Hairhouse Warehouse for $19.95.

The styles from City Chic's latest collection ‘The Edit’ are perfect for recreating the ultimate grunge revival look!

Marisa Robinson Makeup Artist Grunge Revival

Shop The Styles

Band Shirt - My Own
Jacket - City Chic Pleather Jacket (Past Style) - Shop Similar Style
Skirt - City Chic 90's Girl Skirt - Shop Now
Boots - Wittner Boots (Past Style) - Shop Similar Style

Band Shirt - My Own
Plaid Shirt - City Chic Explorer Shirt - Shop Now
Jeans - City Chic Skylar Midrise Black Skinny Jean - Shop Now
Boots - Wittner Boots (Past Style) - Shop Similar Style

Stay tuned for my next blog post where I explore a preppy in plaid look - coming soon!


*This post has been sponsored by City Chic. All opinions expressed are honest and my own.