Makeup“Arrow” Star Katie Cassidy Models ’90s Beauty Trends, Spills Worst Beauty Mistakes
  • Cassidy channels the effortlessly cool beaty look of the '90s with a low ponytail, nude lip, and subtle smokey eye. Hairstylist Chris Naselli notes, "The perfect low ponytail is all about the placement. Low and loose wins!" As an added bonus, he insists this look can work with all hair textures!

    (Vivienne Westwood Lambswool Coat, $1,625, Viviennewestwood.co.uk; Free People Dress, $88, freepeople.com; Tacori City Lights Necklace, $960, Tacori.com Kurt Geiger Combat Boots, $260, us.kurtgeiger.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • The natural '90s look represented a refreshing break from the color-saturated makeup in the '80s—matte skin and nude lips took the decade by storm. The secret to the look? Skin care. Makeup artist Meredith Baraf says that "using a primer is everything." She recommends Tom Ford primer since it has a slight reflection in it, helping the skin look more alive.

    (Vivienne Westwood Red Label Jacket, $1,125, Viviennewestwood.co.uk; BCBG Bra Tube Top, $198, bcbg.com; Rebecca Minkoff 'Iris' Skirt, $398, saks.com; Body chain and rings, Katie's own)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • To get Cassidy's tousled hair at home, start with damp hair and apply Rene Furterer Vegetal Mousse from the roots to the ends, giving the hair a quick rough dry (you can let it air dry too). Using large hot rollers, spray each section with Oribe Heat Styling spray, let cool, then flip over and tousle with your fingers. For added texture, apply Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray

    (Vivienne Westwood Red Label Jacket, $1,125, Viviennewestwood.co.uk; BCBG Bra Tube Top, $198, bcbg.com; Rebecca Minkoff 'Iris' Skirt, $398, saks.com; Body chain and rings, Katie's own)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • We all love hats (and a slouchy, knit beanie is so '90s), but hat hair is no fun. For straight hair, Naselli recommends spritzing a gloss spray on a brush and then brushing from roots to ends right after you take off your hat. If you have curls, take a small amount of pomade and massage into the top of your head to reactive your curls and add some lift.

    (Citizens of Humanity Denim Overall, $297, needsupply.com; Della x Urban Outfitters Bralette, $44, urbanoutfitters.com; Uniqlo Flannel Button Up, $30, Uniqlo.com; BCBG Knit Hat, $68, bcbg.com; Jennifer Fisher Cross Cuff, $350, Jenniferfisherjewelry.com; Converse Sneakers, $55, converse.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • To update your eye look this season, try the smudged, slept-in eye that was all the rage in the '90s. It's not as bold as a statement smokey eye, but just as sexy. Baraf recommends using a pencil that is then smudged out with shadow with a blending brush to make it look diffused—instead of left over from the day before!

    (Vivienne Westwood Lambswool Coat, $1,625, Viviennewestwood.co.uk; Free People Dress, $88, freepeople.com; Tacori City Lights Necklace, $960, Tacori.com Kurt Geiger Combat Boots, $260, us.kurtgeiger.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • Most of us remember a few standout trends from the '90s: Dark brows, contoured cheeks, wine-colored lips and fabulous brown shadows. Cassidy modeled all of these for us, and looked like she was straight off the set of "My So-Called Life"!

    (Levi's Denim Vest, $68, us.levis.com; Topshop Daisy Dress, $92, us.topshop.com; Kurt Geiger Combat Boots, $260, us.kurtgeiger.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • To get Cassidy's perfectly contoured cheek, Baraf used a combination of Kevyn Aucoin's bronzer and Tom Ford blush in Wicked along the cheekbone.

    (Levi's Denim Vest, $68, us.levis.com; Topshop Daisy Dress, $92, us.topshop.com; Kurt Geiger Combat Boots, $260, us.kurtgeiger.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • We love a good side-swept hairstyle, and this perfectly tousled, side-swept style can easily revive second day hair. Naselli recommends applying Oribe Texture Spray at the roots, flipping over your hair and shaking it out. Then, create a deep side part and pull your hair across your forehead, pinning it near your temple. Run just a bit of Oribe Rough Luxury Soft Molding Paste in your fingers and through the mid-section of your hair to add texture.

    (Moschino Cheap&Chic Sweater, $352, luisaviaroma.com; Moschino Cheap&Chic Printed Pants with Suspenders, $650, moschino.com; Vintage Chanel Gun Motif Earrings, price upon request, available exclusively at depuis1924.com; Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers, $395, shopbop.com)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • When you're playing with a bold, matte lip color like the burgundy shade shown here on Cassidy (Tom Ford Black Orchid), Baraf recommends applying color to your lips as a base, then blotting the color and applying more.

    (Tommy Hilfiger Polo Dress, $699, for more info 212-223-1824; Tommy Hilfiger Coat, $1499, for more info 212-223-1824)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry
  • Naselli also notes that less really is more when it comes to a totally effortless style. Keep that in mind when both styling and adding more makeup!

    (L to R: Moschino Cheap&Chic Sweater, $352, luisaviaroma.com; Moschino Cheap&Chic Printed Pants with Suspenders, $650, moschino.com; Vintage Chanel Gun Motif Earrings, price upon request, available exclusively at depuis1924.com; Maison Martin Margiela Sneakers, $395, shopbop.com; Tommy Hilfiger Polo Dress, $699; Tommy Hilfiger Coat, $1499, for more info 212-223-1824)

    Photo: Meghan McGarry

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“Arrow” Star Katie Cassidy Models ’90s Beauty Trends, Spills Worst Beauty Mistakes




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