Calling All ’90s Kids: How Many of These Nostalgic Beauty Products Did You Use?

Clinique Happy, strawberry-flavored Lip Smackers (ooh, and Bubblegum, too), MAC Lipglass, Noxzema Cleansing Cream: All of these products played an important part in my coming of age. They were my steady companions as I moved from state to state, school to school, and stage to stage of my young adulthood.  

OK, now take a moment to think back to your own adolescence. What were your very first beauty buys? Perhaps it was a roll-on body glitter at Claire's—or a pack of colorful butterfly clips? Maybe the smell of Victoria's Secret "Love Spell" immediately transports you to the halls of your junior high.

Beauty evokes a powerful feeling of nostalgia for most of us. To that end, I called on a fellow "elder millennial" (to borrow a phrase from Iliza Shlesinger's Netflix special), friend and makeup artist Neil Scibelli, to recall and pay tribute to the products that we loved throughout the years. 

Watch now and reminisce with us. And be sure to let us know your favorite products in the comments section.

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Beauty Director

Jenny Jin is PureWow’s Beauty Director and is currently based in Los Angeles. Since beginning her journalism career at Real Simple magazine, she has become a human encyclopedia of...