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.
2) Wearing concealer as lipstick
The ultimate two-in-one.
3) Over-plucked eyebrows
You’re pretty sure they’ll never fully grow back.
4) Maybelline’s Dream Matte Mousse
The only foundation to be found in a noughties girl’s make-up bag.
5) Giving yourself an orange ‘glow’
Your bedsheets were constantly covered in fake tan.
6) Chunky highlights
Hair was certainly not subtle in this era.
7) Pink lip gloss, preferably Juicy Tubes
If you couldn’t afford them, you’d probably use a Collection 2000 alternative.
8) Or frosted lipstick
Kissable to the max.
9) Clear mascara
Not pointless at all.
10) Impulse body sprays
Mmmm, the sweet smell of PE changing rooms.
11) Scraped-back ponytails
Leaving two thin tendrils around your face totally completed the look.
Taking you from mousy brunette to blonde beach babe in a few short sprays.
13) If you were an emo kid, A LOT of eyeliner
So rock chick.
14) Lip Smackers
Moisturising your pout had never been so much fun.
15) A side fringe
Ideal for hiding a spotty teenage forehead.
16) So…? perfumes
Cheers for this one, Superdrug.
They were bad in the 80s, and even worse in the noughties.
18) Coloured mascara
What better way to make your eyes pop?
19) Glitter jelly
Glitter stars were even better. Under 18 club nights, here we come.
20) Spiky ponytails
Your super-short layers made your up-do so much cooler.
21) Charlie perfume
For the mature lady, AKA sixth formers.