No, no. I haven't filmed another video. What I have done is bought a few of the products I used to use in the 90s, particularly the late 90s when I started going to discos. When they were called discos.
Spurred on by a discussion on twitter one night about Max Factor Panstik (I had seen someone mention on a facebook page that it was actually a concealer) and this tweet from my friend Chloe:
Well, ask and ye shall receive. When I spotted Panstik in my local chemist, I picked one up for under €6. The lady at the counter told me they still fly off the shelf!! I got the shade "Noveau Beige", also known as trusty #13. Not wanting to leave my lips out, I also got ye olde Heather Shimmer lipstick from Rimmel. I'm not even sure they make frosted white or lilac eyeshadow anymore, so I went for the purples in the Smashbox Double Exposure palette. Here's what I would have used back in the day:
If you were a fellow fan of Spectacular nail polish (seriously, one of the first things I did as an adult with internet access was track down the former company owner and tell her how much I loved their polish, best moment ever when she replied) - there are some great images over on this blog. I must have gone through 5 bottles of Onyx Sparkle.
So - here it is! Get ready with me, the 90's edit.
Here's what I used:
First, use the green concealer from the palette to cover anywhere that might get red. You want to look as pale as possible so lash lots of it on your cheeks. The aim here is to look like you're about to get sick.
Next, take the panstik and apply all over your face. Don't really worry about rubbing it in, just make sure your freckles are all covered. Don't miss your eyebrows. Don't worry about your neck.
You want it to be nice and thick around your nose, like so:
Next - eyebrows. Just scrape the panstick out of them with your nail. Mam said if you use a little brush to brush them upwards they'll look nice and tidy, so do that then put a bit of vaseline on them to keep them in place. Or just lick your finger and wipe it on them. Same thing. That's the face done - don't use blusher, because you just put the green concealer on to stop being red, so why would you want to add more red? Duh!
Now, eyeshadow - get a purple one and put it all over your eyes from lid to eyebrow using your fingers. Or you can use a white pearl one but not two together. Just pick one colour and stick to it!
Now - kohl eyeliner! There was one free with Sugar or Mizz magazine ages ago so keep paring that one until it's nearly too small to see, then apply liberally around your eyes, including the corners where it will gather and turn into gunk. Don't worry if it's uneven because that adds to the coolness. Put mascara on too, I like Maybelline Great Lash because it's from America and everything from America is cool. Don't bother curling your lashes.
Now - lipliner. Did you know that you'll look like you have bigger lips if you draw outside the lines? Coooll!!! Do that with a dark browny purple lipliner. My favourite is from Spectacular.
Now, get a really nice lipstick like Heather Shimmer from Rimmel. This is my favourite because all my friends have it and it's really nice. Put loads of it on.
And you're done!! Put half of your hair up to make your face look thinner and leave the rest of it down. Spray on loads of So...? perfume or Ex-cla-ma-tion and you're good to go!
You'll definitely get in to the disco now!! Don't forget to put your can of impulse in your bag, and definitely don't forget the Panstik in case your freckles start to come through. Your friends will probably have one anyway, it's so cool that everyone is the same shade so you can all share!
Have fun xx
Do you know how many giant cotton pads it took to get the Panstik off? Five. FIVE.