21 Noughties Beauty Trends We Were All Really Into

1) Poker-straight hair

You probably sustained at least three burn injuries a month, and definitely brought straighteners to school for a top-up at lunch.

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2) Wearing concealer as lipstick

The ultimate two-in-one.

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3) Over-plucked eyebrows

You’re pretty sure they’ll never fully grow back.

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4) Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse

The only foundation to be found in a noughties girl’s make-up bag.

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5) Giving yourself an orange ‘glow’

Your bedsheets were constantly covered in fake tan.

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See: 19 Things Every Noughties Schoolgirl Will Remember

6) Chunky highlights

Hair was certainly not subtle in this era.

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7) Pink lip gloss, preferably Juicy Tubes

If you couldn’t afford them, you’d probably use a Collection 2000 alternative.

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8) Or frosted lipstick

Kissable to the max.

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9) Clear mascara

Not pointless at all.


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10) Impulse body sprays

Mmmm, the sweet smell of PE changing rooms.

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11) Scraped-back ponytails

Leaving two thin tendrils around your face totally completed the look.

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12) Sun-In

Taking you from mousy brunette to blonde beach babe in a few short sprays.

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13) If you were an emo kid, A LOT of eyeliner

So rock chick.

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14) Lip Smackers

Moisturising your pout had never been so much fun.

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15) A side fringe

Ideal for hiding a spotty teenage forehead.

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16) So…? perfumes

Cheers for this one, Superdrug.

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17) Mullets

They were bad in the 80s, and even worse in the noughties.

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18) Coloured mascara

What better way to make your eyes pop?

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19) Glitter jelly

Glitter stars were even better. Under 18 club nights, here we come.

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See: 15 Beauty Trends ALL 90s Girls Will Know (And Love)…

20) Spiky ponytails

Your super-short layers made your up-do so much cooler.

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21) Charlie perfume

For the mature lady, AKA sixth formers.

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