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Wear nude lips the '09 way.
Alterna-chic Wear nude lips the '09 way.

They say what is old is new again, and this couldn't be truer for the fashion and beauty forecasts for F/W 2009. If you think they look familiar, you're probably right: many of the trends we've seen resurface on the runways are inspired by hot picks of the '90s. Neon, strong shoulders, grunge, bodycon, you name it—if you've seen it in vintage reruns of 90210 (the first one), chances are you'll find them gracing the pages of your favorite high-fashion magazine.

One of the major '90s beauty trends we've seen reduxed is the brown lip. This summer was all about the bright, bold '80s mouth, in shades of shocking pink and blood orange; now we're flipping back to the look of grunge-era greats, like Mad Love's Casey Roberts (Drew Barrymore) and Clueless' Cher Horowitz (Alicia Silverstone), and referencing their dark, caramel puckers and neutral eyeshadow to go with fashion's simultaneous nod to the age of high-waisted jeans, crochet bodysuits and Doc Martens.

A crème lipstick pulls off the fierce, minimalistic mouth the best, preferably in a shade that's not too far from your natural lip color: peach-nude complements the very fair, nudes and beiges going with medium skin tones and true browns and raisins looking great on darker complexions. Pair it with volumized, severely side-parted hair (via blowdrying with a roller brush), brown eyeliner, mushroom-colored eyeshadow and fastidiously groomed brows, and you're partying like it's 1999.

Click on to see our list of the best nude lip colors including picks from Lancôme Paris' newest nude lippie collection, and more tips on updating your F/W '09 beauty arsenal.

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—Eunice Lucero, Beauty Editor

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