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    Updated on May 4, 2020. Posted on Apr 5, 2017

    21 Beauty Mistakes Every '00s Girl Has Made It Through

    Congratulations on making it through the '00s.

    1. Over-plucking your eyebrows to the thickness of one hair.

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    If your eyebrows were more than one hair wide, you were considered profoundly unfashionable.

    2. Bleaching your hair on top and dyeing it black underneath.

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    For some reason, it was all about the contrast in the '00s.

    3. Coating your eyelashes in up to six layers of mascara.

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    The more lashes you could get to clump together, the better.

    4. Applying shimmery pastel eyeshadow to your eyelids.

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    So glamorous!

    5. Covering your face and chest in sooooo much bronzer.

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    You wanted to look like you were from The O.C., but realistically, you just looked like a tangerine.

    6. Getting a feathered haircut and then flipping out the bottoms of your hair with curling tongs.

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    It was all about the ~TeXtUrE~.

    7. Using Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse.

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    It was very important that your entire face was one colour.

    8. Giving yourself chunky highlights from a Superdrug packet.

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    The bigger the difference between your two hair colours, the better.

    9. Wearing a very thick plastic headband that did not pull any of your hair back.

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    They were always either black or white.

    10. Side ponytails.

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    Wearing a side pony made you feel like a pop star.

    11. Giving your hair some volume by using a Bumpit.

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    You got one from the queueing aisle of Poundland and used it for a week until it snapped.

    12. Drawing circles on your cheeks with blusher.

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    It was chic to always look a little bit flushed back then.

    13. Lining your entire eye (i.e., not just your top lid) with Bad Gal eyeliner.

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    The goal was to look like Effy from Skins.

    14. Over-straightening your hair.

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    It probably took years of deep-conditioning treatments to get your hair back to normal.

    15. Covering your chest in a body glitter bar from Lush.

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    This was your go-to-school disco look.

    16. The pob.

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    Short hair of the same length was soooo drab in the '00s.

    17. Concealing your entire lips.

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    Having lips was something to be secretive about back then.

    18. Or just covering them in Juicy Tubes lip gloss.

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    19. Pulling two greasy strands out of your ponytail to frame your face.

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    So pretty.

    20. Lining your lips in a much darker colour than your lipstick.

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    A purple lip liner and a pink lipstick was considered a very good combination.

    21. And, of course, side fringes in general.

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    If it looked like you only had one eye, you were doing it right.

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