The last few years have surely seen the resurgence of the early 2000s with fashion trends of the past making a comeback with everyone flaunting low cut jeans, platform slippers and velour clothes. Basically, trends of the year 2000, popularly known as Y2K, are back in the limelight now. Along with Y2K fashion trends, Y2K makeup looks have also comeback with a bang. From beauty icons, Gen Z to high profile influencers, everybody has been sporting Y2k makeup trends. It’s time for you to jump on this bandwagon too and channel your early 2000 aesthetic with Y2K makeup. Incorporate these trends in your next makeup look and revisit this golden era.
1. Bright coloured eyeshadow
We all remember music videos with our favourite pop stars donning bright coloured eyeshadow. It’s time for you to live your early 2000s dream as bright coloured eyeshadows are in trend again. This Y2K eye makeup trend lets you explore your creativity as you can experiment with different colours and looks. You can do an intricate look with different eyeshadow shades or opt for a pop of colour across your lid. Pink, green, yellow, purple or blue the world is your oyster with the Y2K makeup trend.
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2. Darker lip liner
The trend of using a darker lip liner is as early 2000s as it can get. A big part of the Y2k makeup aesthetic is applying a darker lip liner and using a lighter lipstick shade to fill in your lips. This enhances the shape of your lips and gives you a pouty look. If you don’t have a dark lip liner, you can use your dark lipstick shade and line your lips with the help of a fine brush. To make your lips look even poutier, you can apply a layer of lip gloss as well.
If you get confused regarding which lipstick shade best pairs with your look, the Maybelline Lipstick Finder tool is perfect for you. This tool enables you to virtually pick the perfect shade of lipstick depending on your mood and occasion.
3. Colourful eyeliner
This Y2K makeup trend is a blast from the past. The early 2000s was the all about adding pops of colour to your look and using colourful eyeliner was the easiest way to do so. You can add a pop of colour to your eyes and make it a Y2K eye makeup inspired look by simply using a colourful eyeliner. You can pair your eyeliner colour to the colour of your outfit and tie your look together.
4. Sparkly eyeshadow
While frosty eyeshadow was tremendously popular back in the day, we are glad it is not making a comeback. However, the one eye Y2K eye makeup trend that will always have a soft spot in our heart is using sparkly eyeshadow. Sweeping a sparkly shade across your eyelids is the perfect way to spruce up your look for a night out! For this Y2K makeup look simply apply a matte eyeshadow shade as the base and top it with a shimmery eyeshadow of your choice. This creates the perfect simple yet glam eye look that is sure to make you look super chic.
5. Glowy skin
The trend of glowy skin is one that is very prevalent even today. Celebrities sported a glowy and dewy face makeup back in the early 2000s and still do today. This Y2K look lets your natural skin shine through. The aim to have a very no-makeup-makeup look, which highlights the strongest features of your face.
To achieve the perfect glowy skin, start by using a dewy primer on moisturized skin. A pro tip would be to apply some stick highlighter underneath your foundation to achieve a glow from within effect. Dot foundation and concealer across your face to achieve the right amount of coverage. Make sure to not use excessive amounts of your base products as it can result in a cakey finish. Slightly contour your face and set it all in with a loose powder. Apply some blush to add colour to your face. For the last step, apply highlighter to amp up your glowy look.
While choosing products for your base makeup, it can be tricky to pick the right shade. With the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool, you can virtually pick the perfect shade of foundation, concealer and powder for your makeup.
The Y2K makeup trends are surely a great way to pay homage to the early 2000s. Next time you’re looking for some makeup inspo make sure to sprinkle some Y2K makeup magic in your final look.