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History Repeated: Dark Lipstick Is Back From the '90s Vault

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Like grandpa always says, "Those who forget history are bound to repeat it." Fashion tends to think this is a positive attribute of the human race. Exhibit A: Dark, vampy, in-your-face lipstick. Relive the highs, lows, and lip color of a generation past—the nineties—and see how the look has evolved today.