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11 Ways Makeup Has Changed Tremendously Since The '00s

Trading "pout plump" lipgloss for the Kylie Jenner Lip Challenge.

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1. Perfecting your eyelash game in the '00s:

The "clumpy mascara" look was basically a massive competition to see whose spider lashes could look the most dead.
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The "clumpy mascara" look was basically a massive competition to see whose spider lashes could look the most dead.

Perfecting your eyelash game now:

False lashes are a bitch.
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False lashes are a bitch.

2. Finding the best lip plumper for bigger lips in the '00s:

It basically made your lips super sticky and slightly uncomfortable.
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It basically made your lips super sticky and slightly uncomfortable.

Using a "lip plumper" for bigger lips now:

The #KylieJennerChallenge went way, way too far.
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The #KylieJennerChallenge went way, way too far.

3. Wearing lipliner way darker than your lipstick in the '00s:

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Using lipliner now:

Just put that lipliner alllll over your lips and keep going. No one will know the difference.
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Just put that lipliner alllll over your lips and keep going. No one will know the difference.

4. Styling your eyebrows in the '00s:

The thinner the better. It's best they have some sort of nonsensical curve to make it obvious you've put some effort in.
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The thinner the better. It's best they have some sort of nonsensical curve to make it obvious you've put some effort in.

Styling your eyebrows now:

CONCEALER. CONCEALER. CONCEALER.
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CONCEALER. CONCEALER. CONCEALER.

5. Attempting to highlight your best facial features in the '00s:

The only way most people knew how – with bright pink blusher.

Attempting to "highlight" now:

6. Wearing the wrong foundation for your skin tone in the '00s:

It was a learning process.
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It was a learning process.

Wearing the wrong foundation for your skin tone now:

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7. Doing "pretty eye makeup" in the '00s:

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Nothing says "pretty eyelids" like shimmery eyeshadow.

Doing "pretty eye makeup" now:

The smokey eye has ruined many of us and will ruin more of us in years to come.
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The smokey eye has ruined many of us and will ruin more of us in years to come.

8. Buying way too many lip products in the '00s:

Even though they all looked exactly the same when they were on.
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Even though they all looked exactly the same when they were on.

Buying way too many lip products now:

MAC lipsticks have invaded every makeup bag at one point or another.
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MAC lipsticks have invaded every makeup bag at one point or another.

9. Doing your nails in the '00s:

It was customary to covet the square French manicure press on nails.
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It was customary to covet the square French manicure press on nails.

Doing your nails now:

Either pray for a miracle with a nail art tutorial or get beautiful almond-shaped nails that may or may not betray you.

10. Finding a suitable makeup brush to do your eyeshadow in the '00s:

You either used one of these or your finger.
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You either used one of these or your finger.

Finding a makeup brush now:

THERE ARE SO MANY. (NB: Not an accurate depiction of what these brushes actually do)
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THERE ARE SO MANY. (NB: Not an accurate depiction of what these brushes actually do)

11. Trying to do your eyeliner in the '00s:

You probably wore way too much and spent a good proportion of your morning applying it before school.
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You probably wore way too much and spent a good proportion of your morning applying it before school.

Trying to do your eyeliner now:

when you forget you have makeup and then rub your eye 😭

Still terrible.