Have you ever looked at old photos of yourself and cringed at the way you looked? I did just that recently when visiting a relative who had dozens of pics of me from the early 90s. Back then I loved me some make-up. I never went into a mall or drug store without coming out with at least a new tube of mascara. Mascara was and still is a fetish of mine.
However, it wasn’t the gobs of mascara I wore back in the 90s that left me laughing at my former self. It was the foundation, drawn on eyebrows, gold eye shadow and thick black pancake eyeliner that left me saying: I can’t believe I used to look like that.
I now blame my make-up indiscretions on youth but still can’t help but laugh at how bad I looked and that I didn’t know it. I have a friend who says she feels the same way every time she looks at pictures of herself wearing fingerwaves back in the late 80s.
So I ask you, my brown sistas- what hair, fashion or make-up trends did you follow back in the day that now make you say “I can’t believe I used to look like that.”