15 Years of Celebrity Skincare

From stars peddling zit zappers and foundations to tanorexics and bronzer-phobes, here's how we put our best face forward.

June 16, 2009 12:00 AM
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'90s Grunge Goddesses

The arrival of androgynous Gen-X icon Kate Moss inspires ghostly faces in fashion and film. In the real world, diversity infuses beauty with color.

'94 Kate Moss's spectral phase

'90s Grunge Goddesses

'95 Winona Ryder still sporting her Beetlejuice glow

'90s Grunge Goddesses

'95 Drew Barrymore has Mad Love for matte
young skin
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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1994-1999: Forever Young

1995 Bare Minerals rocks the world with its SPF 15 foundations
T. McGinnis
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'90s Grunge Goddesses

'95 Forget the band. Was Courtney Love living in a Hole?
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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1994-1999: Forever Young

1996 Spa mania goes mainstream when Bliss opens in NYC

'90s Grunge Goddesses

'96 Gwyneth Paltrow's period-perfect pallor
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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1994-1999: Forever Young

1997 Rx miracle-worker Retin-A Micro fights acne and fine lines

'90s Grunge Goddesses

'97 Angie does her best Morticia
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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1994-1999: Forever Young

1998 Dr. Perricone's The Wrinkle Cure heralds salmon as antiaging superfood

'90s Grunge Goddesses

'99 Vampire slayer Kirsten Dunst
Ron Galella
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'90s Grunge Goddesses

'99 Chloë Sevigny sports a Kids-like cast

The New Spectrum

Mainstream beauty welcomes color.

'94 Iman launches a self-titled makeup collection for women of all skin tones

The New Spectrum

'94 RuPaul vamps it up as the original face of MAC's Viva Glam campaign

The New Spectrum

'96 Halle Berry inks a multimillion-dollar spokesmodel deal with makeup giant Revlon
Fernanda Calfat
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21st-Century Gilded Lilies

From Brazil's beaches to the coast of Cali, the rise of the bronzed bombshell sparks sales of baby oil and orange-tastic spray tans.

'00 Gisele blames it on Rio
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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2000-2004: Glow-Getters

2000 Prescriptives Magic Liquid Powder dusts up a sexy shimmer trend

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'00 Look - no tan lines! J.Lo flaunts her tawny glow
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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2000-2004: Glow-Getters

2000 Olay Total Effects brings derm-backed antiaging skincare to drugstores

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'02 Life's a beach for Paris Hilton
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2000-2004: Glow-Getters

2002 Botox's FDA approval for frown lines freezes L.A.'s smiles

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'03 Bronze biscuit Cameron Diaz

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'03 Kate Hudson goes goldie

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'03 Mimi matches her chest to her honey highlights
R. Mickshaw
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21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'04 Oompa-Loompas inspire Charlize Theron's Oscar look

2000-2004: Glow-Getters

2004 Better than a Crayola 24 box: L'Oréal True Match and CoverGirl TruBlend foundations

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'04 Catherine Zeta-Jones toasts in the Bermuda sun

21st-Century Gilded Lilies

'04 TV's golden girl Jen Aniston
Jon Furniss
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Modern-Day Fair Ladies

The secret to youth? Shun the sun. The bronze backlash leads to a proliferation of porcelain-pretty complexions.

'05 Cate Blanchett's Elizabethan complexion

Modern-Day Fair Ladies

'06 Reese Witherspoon shows off her pearly whiteness
James Devaney
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Modern-Day Fair Ladies

'06 Kate Winslet skips the eternal sunshine
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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2005-2009: Easy Does It

2007 Natural beauty: Origins Organics gets USDA approval

Modern-Day Fair Ladies

'08 Julianne says no Moore bronzer
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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2005-2009: Easy Does It

2009 Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair supercharges its ultralight serum
Kevin Mazur
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Modern-Day Fair Ladies

'09 Amy Adams: Disney-princess pale
Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
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2005-2009: Easy Does It

2008 Virtual skin: Make Up For Ever HD and Cargo Blu-Ray makeup
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