Forget trends from the 80s and 90s; it's the 2000s — or "the aughts" — that are making a major comeback in both fashion and beauty. Today, we're hearkening back to the sweet, syrupy, good old days of *NSYNC, "Gilmore Girls," powder blue eye shadow, and crimped hair with a round-up of must-indulge-in beauty products. So, sit back, throw on some Britney Spears (or grungy-era Christina — or even emo-driven Death Cab, if you'd rather) and get ready for a fun walk down memory lane.
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Frosted, shimmery lips were the go-to in the 2000s and the same look is popular again today. Deck of Scarlet makes a beautiful, updated version via its Nymph Hi-Shine Lip Gloss, which imparts a multi-dimensional, sheer sheen that's flattering on every skin tone. Bonus points: it's made with super moisturizing ingredients, too.
ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in REM, $6
Speaking of frosted beauty... glitter-loaded silver, blue, and purple eye shadow are all en vogue today. ColourPop's REM Super Shock Shadow delivers on all fronts. It's a periwinkle blue shade that leans silvery once swiped onto your lids, and it's been filled with lavender and silver micro-glitter as well.
K-Beauty brand, The Creme Shop, has an entire Hello Kitty collection that makes us feel all those nostalgic vibes. We're especially fond of the Handy Dandy Apple Blossom hand cream, but we've also got our heart-eye emojis set on the Badtz Maru Pre-Wet Towelettes.
Britney did it. Christina did it. Hilary Duff did it a la Lizzie McGuire... We're talking about crimping, of course. It was a flashback to the 80s at the time, and now almost two decades later, we're doing a flashback to the 00s version. The key to pulling it off today is to incorporate subtle, strategically-placed crimped pieces.