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    21 Makeup ~Lewks~ From Teen TV And Movies That Were So 2000s It Hurts

    So much blue eyeshadow.

    We've talked about 2000s teen show and movie fashion. We've talked about the bad hair. But...what about makeup?

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    We all remember 2000s makeup: icy blue or pink eyeshadow, black eyeliner, glitter, and way too much lip gloss.

    In the interest of ~nostalgia~, it's time to take a look back at the makeup looks from teen shows and films we were absolutely obsessed with growing up.

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    1. Kirsten's eyeshadow in Never Been Kissed

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    Queen of ice blue eyeshadow. This movie is technically from 1999, but I'm including it because it is just so 2000s.

    2. Jenelope's blue eyeshadow and red lipstick in Bring It On

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    The only thing that could make blue eyeshadow more 2000s was to pair it with red lipstick.

    3. Effy's smoky eye on Skins

    Effy with black liner blended into black shadow in her crease

    If you were ~edgy~ in the 2000s/early 2010s, you absolutely WORSHIPPED Effy Stonem and her smudged black makeup shadow and mascara.

    4. Jenna's blush and lipstick at the bar in 13 Going on 30

    Jenna with bright pink lipstick and the same color blush
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    I'm 90% sure she just rubbed her lipstick on her cheeks, which, fair.

    5. Brooke's eyeshadow during the Boy Toy Auction on One Tree Hill

    Brooke with green eyeshadow on her lid and purple eyeshadow on her brow bone and crease, and pinkish red lip gloss
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    I loved how we mixed different pastel shades that 100% did not pair well together!

    6. When Regina put rhinestones next to the ends of her eyes in Mean Girls

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    Before Euphoria, we had Regina George sticking some body jewels from Claire's on her eyes. Iconic.

    7. Jamie's minimalistic look in A Walk to Remember...

    lots of clear lip gloss and wavy hair on Jamie
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    We really loved putting on absolutely zero makeup except some blush and a THICK slather of clear gloss.

    8. ...and the exact opposite on Jenny's face in Gossip Girl

    black eyeshadow and liner all over Jenny's eyes
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    AKA, what usually happened when you tried to do the Effy Stonem look. There were many days I resembled a raccoon.

    9. Lizzie's glittery eyes in The Lizzie McGuire Movie

    glitter liner and a lot of mascara and shiny lip gloss on Lizzie
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    They matched her dress!! Color coordinating your eyeshadow with your outfit was ESSENTIAL.

    10. Summer's green and blue eyeshadow in The O.C. pilot

    Summer with bright blue and green eyeshadow that goes all the way up to her brows

    The higher to your brows you can blend your eyeshadow, the closer to God.

    11. And this girl's metallic eyeshadow in the same episode


    Is this Jamie Lynn Spears??

    12. Yancy's bottle tan in Sleepover

    Yancy with orange skin
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    So bad. :( I remember using self-tan lotion to get ready for the first day of school and I showed up with streaks all over my legs.

    13. Brooke's blueish-purple eyeshadow in One Tree Hill

    Brooke with light blue/purple eyeshadow and glitter liner and very little mascara
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    Brooke really had a lot to choose from for this list. I loved how her eyeshadow matched her dress, and then the glitter liner really just brought it all together. Iconic.

    14. Shelby's glitter makeup in A Cinderella Story

    Shelby with pink glittery eyeshadow and blown out hair in an angel costume
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    It's easy to get distracted by Shelby's hair here, but I'd like to focus on the way her glitter makeup kind of falls all down onto her cheek (it's more obvious in the actual movie). Nowadays, we might want to clean that up, but here it just adds to the aesthetic!

    15. Katie's eyebrows on Skins

    Katie with fake lashes and dark eyeshadow and very thin brows

    Katie had pretty solid makeup (those lashes!!), but LOOK AT HER EYEBROWS!!! They are nonexistent. To be fair, my eyebrows did not exist from 2008–2013.

    16. And Natalie's super thin and far apart eyebrows in Charlie's Angels

    Natalie with minimal makeup except red lip gloss and thin eyebrows
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    Cameron Diaz just did not have eyebrows in any of her early films. I also can't figure out if it's the lighting or she has a really bad tan here.

    17. Regina's frosty pink eyeshadow in Mean Girls...

    Regina with light pink shadow and blush
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    This is actually kind of cute, but I just don't get how we didn't know how to use liquid eyeliner or mascara in the 2000s. It was all about liquid eyeshadow from a tube.

    18. ...and Cady's pink eyeshadow in Mean Girls

    Cady with light pink eyeshadow and lipstick
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    Man, she really did start to turn into Regina.

    19. Lucas's eyeliner in One Tree Hill

    Lucas with bleached hair and eyeliner
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    To this day, I do not know whether the bleached gelled hair and eyeliner was Chad Michael Murray's choice or the makeup team's. Either way, I am so glad we got 2000s Boy Band Lucas™.

    20. Here we have the final Goth makeup example, as seen on Eden from The Hot Chick

    Eden with dark red lip liner, red lipstick, lip gloss, black eyeliner, and reddish eyeshadow
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    To be a true goth, it was VERY important to have dark red lip liner and a lighter red lipstick.

    21. And finally, Heather's bright gold shadow from John Tucker Must Die

    Ashanti with gold eyeshadow
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    This is actually my favorite look on this list. She's wearing top liner AND she has a different color for her crease!! It's a miracle!

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