Recreate your fave 2000s makeup looks with these local products | Lifestyle.INQ

OCTOBER 27, 2022

The 2000s called—these makeup brands answered

The 2000s called—these makeup brands answered

We’ve been seeing the Y2K trend enjoy a resurgence over the past few years (we wrote about it as early as 2019!) and if you haven’t felt it yet through the recent fashion trends and OOTDs of your favorite artists, you’ve definitely seen it on your FYP.

You know what I mean. The iconic 2003 Lee Hyori bop “10 Minutes” is now the soundtrack of a viral TikTok trend, where women of 2024 recreate the most glam makeup looks of the 2000s. Think bright and shimmery eyeshadow and glossy lips—with the hair, tank top, hoop earrings, and wind effect to match. 

If you’re looking to stock your makeup arsenal with these Y2K goodies, look no further than our very own selection of local beauty brands. What’s great about them is they’re incredibly versatile and can be used for various creative makeup looks well beyond the 2000s, too.

Here’s what to check out for specific points of the 2000s makeup look:

For brightly colored, shimmery eyeshadow

Chromasalt Cosmetics’ Shadowarc Cream

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This is a no-fuss eyeshadow cream that delivers on its promise of both color and shimmer. Just swipe on the product over your eyelids, blend with your finger or a brush, and you’re done! They come in several shades, but for the most 2000s of them all, go for the bright blue Mariana or the purple Peri Wink. If you want something a little more subdued in hue but still shimmery, the shade Frostbyte can do wonders.

Careline’s Shadow Palette

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While the Shadow Palette is no longer a new product, we can’t deny how attractive the entire palette is, especially if you want to achieve that bold Y2K look. The palette in Color Paradise is a literal rainbow of solid pigments and their sparkly equivalents, so if you’re thinking of going the extra mile by matching your makeup with your outfit, this palette is the way to go.

For colored eyeliner

Issy and Co’s Gel Pencil Extreme

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The latest drop from Issy is this set of gel pencil eyeliners. While the shades are relatively darker than the pops of color we remember of the early aughts, they do carry some bold options (and may lend well to the smudged liner look of the era, too.) The shades Superstar (sienna), Midnight (navy), Somersault (green), and Scarlet make for some of the more striking color options. Plus, the darker shades make it a great way to add some color to your everyday looks, even if you’re not attempting the 2000s vibe.

Ready Set Glow’s Badass Liquid Liner

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If you’re like me and you’re more of a liquid pen eyeliner type of girlie, Ready Set Glow has several colorful options for you. They have two types of blues—a royal blue-like shade called OMG, and the more electric sky blue shade called Stellar. They also have eyeliners in hot pink (Snatched), yellow (Lit), green (Slay), and purple (Perf).

For glossy lips

Get Ready With Me Cosmetics’ lip oil and lip glaze

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To match the shimmer of your eyes, you have to make the lips pop with lots of shine, too. Get Ready With Me has a good range of shades for their tinted lip glaze line, ranging from pinks and peaches to browns. These are more pigmented and are perfect if you really want that color to stand out. The High Beam high shine lip oils meanwhile are more moisturizing, with a more sheer tint. (And when they say “high shine,” they mean it.)

Issy and Co’s Hydragloss

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Another double-action product that hydrates the lips while giving it a good wash of color too is Issy’s Hydragloss. It’s also a touch shimmery, making it perfect for the Y2K trend. But more than just being trendy, the formula is also moisturizing and plumping on the lips. 

For blush

Chuchu Beauty’s Heart Blush Duo

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Chuchu Beauty has been producing a lot of products that are perfect for achieving K-beauty looks. Their latest offering is a super cute dual-shade blush. You can use either one of the shades on its own, or mix them together to make a new, unique shade. They also come in adorable heart-shaped pans that can definitely fit in with the Y2K aesthetic.

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