5 Y2K Makeup Trends That Are Back In Vogue

5 Y2K Makeup Trends That Are Back In Vogue

Trends of the year 2000, popularly known as Y2K, are back in the limelight once again. The last few years have surely seen the resurgence of the early 2000s with fashion trends of the past making a comeback (every now and then) with everyone flaunting low-cut jeans, platform slippers and velour clothes. Apart from Y2K fashion trends and Y2K winter outfits, Y2K makeup looks have also come back with a bang. From beauty icons, and Gen Z to high-profile influencers, everybody has been sporting Y2k makeup trends and this is the perfect time for you to hop on to the same. Read ahead to learn more about how to jump on this bandwagon and channel your early 2000 aesthetic with Y2K makeup. 

Y2K Makeup Looks

1. Glowy skin

The trend of glowy skin is 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 is to have a no-makeup-makeup look, which highlights the strongest features of your face.  


To achieve the perfect glowy skin of your dreams, start by using a dewy primer on moisturised skin. A pro tip would be to apply some highlighter underneath your foundation to achieve a glow-from-within effect. Next, dot the liquid foundation and concealer across your face to achieve the right amount of coverage and 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 a hint of colour to your face. For the last step, re-apply metallic highlighter to amp up your glowy look. 


One thing to keep in mind while choosing your base makeup products is to use the right shade to achieve the desired result. Unsure of the concealer or foundation shade that matches your skin tone and undertone? Solve this dilemma in seconds by answering a few questions on the Maybelline Foundation Finder tool and find your ideal shade in seconds. 

2. Bright coloured eyeshadow

Remember music videos with our favourite pop stars donning bright-coloured eyeshadow? It’s time for you to relive 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, orange, purple, or blue, the world is your oyster with the Y2K makeup trend. 


Not sure which eyeshadow shade will best suit your Y2K look? Head to the Maybelline Virtual-Try-On tool that enables you to experiment with a variety of face, lip, and eye makeup products from our catalogue, from the comfort of your home. It allows you to create different looks with zero commitment and purchase the products you are sure about.  

3. Colourful eyeliner

This Y2K makeup trend is a blast from the past. The early 2000s was all about adding pops of colour to your look and using coloured eyeliner was the easiest way to do so. You can add a pop of colour to your eyes and make it a Y2K makeup-inspired look by simply using colourful eyeliner. You can match your eyeliner colour with the colour of your outfit and tie your look together with ease. 

4. Sparkly eyeshadow

Another Y2K makeup trend that will always have a soft spot in our hearts is using sparkly eyeshadow. Sweeping a sparkly shade across your eyelids is the perfect way to spruce up your look effortlessly, regardless of the occasion. For this Y2K makeup look simply apply a matte, nude eyeshadow shade as the base and top it with a shimmery eyeshadow of your choice. This allows you to sprinkle some Y2K makeup magic in your final look, and create the perfect simple, yet glam look that is sure to make you look super chic.  

5. Darker lip liner

The Y2K 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 lip crayon or a dark lipstick 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. However, make sure to hydrate your lips with a lip balm before applying any other lip makeup products. This prevents chapping and keeps your lips comfy all day. 


The Y2K makeup is surely a great way to pay homage to the early 2000s. So, what are you waiting for? Try your hands on the above-mentioned Y2K makeup looks and revisit this golden era right away!