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2009 Beauty Trends That You’ll Cringe at Seeing

It’s hard to believe that it’s been a full 10 years since we were living in 2009. Needless to say, a lot has changed, and that’s no more apparent than in the beauty world. Makeup and hair trends have practically done a 180 since ten years ago and, we have to say, we might be better off for it.

Gone are the days of dumpy side-bangs and bright-white under-eye concealer. In 2019, a premium is placed on looking as natural as possible–that includes dewy skin, feathered brows, and foundation light enough for freckles to peak through. But in 2009, things were a bit different.

Scroll down to see the beauty trends that were all the rage ten years ago! You might just get nostalgic.

1. Matte Skin

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When we think of great skin in 2019, we immediately think of words like “dewy” and “glowy”. But, in 2009, flawless skin was marked by a distinct lack of shine. You wouldn’t be caught dead leaving your house without some pressed powder to touch up with later!

2. Extremely Thick Liquid Liner

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Sure, the cat-eye has never (and will never) go out of style, but everything else about eyeliner changes along with the tide. Back in ’09, ultra-thick liquid eyeliner was all the rage, as is evidenced by Selena Gomez’s notable look above. In 2019, most women now opt for a thinner, more subtle line.

3. High-Rise Eyeshadow

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Circa 2009, you could stumble across a makeup tutorial in which the artist instructed you to “blend up to the brow bone”. That look just doesn’t fly anymore. These days, makeup artists prefer to clean up eye shadow with a little concealer under the brows.

4. Half-Shaved Head

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Cassie Ventura shocked the world when she shaved half of her head in 2009. But soon after, cool girls across the country were following suit. We all knew that super edgy girl in high school that rocked this look like it was made for her.

5. Square French Manicures

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Sure, some people say the square-tipped french manicure is making a comeback, but its current popularity is nothing compared to its dominance in the late 90s and 2000s. We all had a tía who was religious about getting her pink-and-whites touched up every week.

6. Pastel Eye Shadow

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Not only would ’09 eye shadow be blended right under the brow, but pastel eye shadow had a moment, too. A quick Google images search will turn up countless looks of celebs in 2009 who made light eye shadow their go-to looks.

7. Bright White Under-Eyes

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This is one trend we’re happy went out of style. Since the advent of highlighting and contouring was still in it’s infancy phase, many makeup enthusiasts struggled to get the “highlighting” phase of the skill set perfected. This resulted in a lot of Latinas walking around with reverse-raccoon eyes. Eva Longoria was the worst celebrity offender in this area!

8. Over-Tweezed Brows

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While the 2009 eyebrow trend didn’t veer into the stick-thin arches of the 90s, the look still hadn’t reached 2019’s bushy, full-figured heights yet. We’re assuming that 2009 was the transition year–the rocky period when women were growing back their eyebrows from the early 2000s and they hadn’t come into their full glory yet.

9. Smokey Eyes

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2009 was a time for aggressive, pitch-black smokey eyes that puts 2019’s soft eye looks to shame. In 2009, if you’re eyes weren’t positively rimmed with kohl eyeliner you didn’t know anything about beauty or fashion.

10. Giant Hair Poofs

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We blame Latina reality star Snooki for the poof-craze of 2009. Teen girls were devoted to this cute and easy hairstyle.

11. Aggressive Side-Bangs

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If you didn’t have side-bangs in 2009, you were in danger of being labeled a nerd. Plain and simple.

12. Asymmetric Haircuts

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Although we were never brave enough to cut our hair into a trendy, asymmetric bob (our madres would of killed us!), we admired the celebs like Rihanna and Victoria Beckham who committed to the big chop.

13. Very Pale Lips

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2009 took the timeless nude lip trend and ran with it. Fashionistas like JLo, and especially Rihanna, made pale nude lips their go-to red carpet look, usually paired with black eyeliner or a smokey eye.

14. Violet Eyeshadow

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Believe it or not, violet was the it eye shadow color for fashion-forward ladies in 2009.

15. Long, Stringy Extensions

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Extension and weave technology were not at their peak in 2009. We all have memories of flipping through Us Weekly at photos of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan running around LA with their tracks showing. Thankfully, hairstylists have gotten better at installing weaves and women have gotten better at upkeep.

16. Gauges

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Although 2009 was at the tail-end of the Emo Era, gauges were still all the rage, especially among the angsty high school set. And Adam Lambert.

17. Peter Pan Cuts

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Every year has a defining short hairstyle and 2009 was no exception. The Peter Pan haircut worn by celebs like Carey Mulligan inspired a subset of girls to cut off all their hair and commit to the pixie look.

Adam Ray Okay Is Launching A New Clothing Line

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Adam Ray Okay Is Launching A New Clothing Line

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The time is finally here chicas.

Adam Ray Okay, the voice and face behind the iconic Instagram character named Rosa, has officially announced that they’re launching a clothing and merch line! That’s right, and you better believe the upcoming line will come with a whole lot of sass that will make the butterflies in your stomach go awfff.

In a post to fans on Instagram, Okay shared the big news.

“I’M SO EXCITED TO FINALLY SHARE THIS WITH YOU ALL. My new collection is dropping 05/21/2020 at adamrayokay.co!!! I’m so happy I was able to include 2 of my best friends that helped create the Rosa Cinematic Universe (RCU) in this with me. I want ALL of you to experience a little bit of Rosa when wearing these pieces head to my IG stories to find out how you can win a full set of merch when we launch! a portion of the proceeds will be going to those currently being affected by COVID-19,” the TikTok and Instagram star wrote in an Instagram post.

Okay announced that their new line is part of their new “Rosa Cinematic Universe (RCU)” which looks to be aiming to sell a full set of merch. What’s more, for every item sold a percentage of the proceeds will go to those currently being affected by COVID-19.

As of now, it looks like the site that will sell Okay’s items is not quite yet up and running.

The site Adamrayokay.co currently says that the site is “opening soon” but you CAN sign up with your email to find out when it will launch. The Instagram and TikTok user AdamRayOkay shot to fame late last year when the character they created named “Rosa” captivated viewers with her playful laugh and chismosa ways.

So far, Okay (as Rosa) has wrangled about 1.6 million followers on Instagram and nailed some amazing publicity.

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“I’m just trying to stay positive [and] I want to make other people feel positive,” 20-year-old Adam Ray Okay told Paper. “So I’m just trying to put as much content on there as possible, on the internet. Just because right now both the internet and the actual real world are in a really dark place. So yeah, I’m just trying to stay positive.

On what inspired them to create Rosa, Okay explained she was easy to come up with because everyone can relate to her.

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In late March, Okay was featured in a magazine spread published by Paper Magazine. Just weeks before, Okay made her debut on Fenty Beauty.

“I had downloaded the TikTok app and I was just scrolling, doing my thing. I wasn’t really thinking of making my own content. And then I just got inspired by myself, my childhood growing up and, like you said, everybody knows this Rosa character and I felt that she had been forgotten about… So once I brought her back, everybody was just so familiar with her and that’s why I felt she did really well,” Okay told Paper in the interview with Paper magazine. “She’s everywhere. So, even if you didn’t grow up with somebody like her, you know how she is. She’s predictable in an unpredictable way. She’s just so familiar… she is part of everybody.”

Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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Cardi B Waxed Her Bikini Line With Veet And Shared It On Instagram

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It’s tough times everywhere. And by everywhere I mean everywhere.

On top of everything, the current pandemic has kept so many of us away from our regular beauty treatments which has meant that for months so many of us have had to do without the very personal waxes and hair removal prosses that we all invest in so religiously. Cardi B knows this truth and opted to embark into the world of DIY hair removal. And fortunately for us, she documented the whole process.

Recently the rapper shared a clip of herself doing a WFH AKA a wax from home and things got wild.

“Guys, wish me fuckin’ luck,” Cardi asked users in the post as she showed off a bottle of Veet 3 in 1 Gel Cream. “I hope I don’t burn my pussy off.”

Anyone whose done a wax from home knows that the experience is never very pretty and for Cardi, it wasn’t much different. The rapper documented the process for her Instagram stories and revealed that she didn’t get very far in the process.

To follow up, she tried Veet, a hair removal cream that is supposed to painlessly dissolve the hair shaft, as opposed to yanking it out.

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And it looks like things got along pretty smoothly. Cardi B called the experience “a positive thing” that she discovered thanks to quarantine. In fact, she went as far as to describe the process as “a positive thing” she discovered in quarantine.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with growing out your hair and letting it be free, no matter where your sprouts are located. BUT if you’re like me, you might not feel quite so comfortable and are likely desperately wishing you hadn’t taken your easy access to wax salons for granted. So, how to deal?

We scoured Instagram and Youtube for the best at-home wax kits and tips for Brazilians. Check them out below!

Get a good exfoliator.

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According to P&G’s site Reward me, exfoliating helps soften body hair and opens up hair follicles. Doing this before a wax will make the process easier and less painful.

Plan for the pain.

People don’t cringe at the sight of Steve Carrel getting a wax in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” for nothing. Waxing HURTS. But the process can be made a bit more pleasant if you take a painkiller like Alieve half an hour before waxing and if you apply a numbing cream to the area you want to wax. And don’t be silly by trying to wax during or a few days before your period!

Don’t let yourself sweat.

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Make sure you keep the area dry and clean during removal. Do so by avoiding creams and moisturizers and instead apply baby powder. The powder will make the removal process all the easier once your done and have strings of wax left over.

Sweetly Bare Sugaring Hair Removal Kit

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One of the top reviewed sugaring kits on Etsy.

“At home sugaring success! I would have never done this at home if it wasn’t for COVID. Now, I don’t think I’ll ever need to pay a salon again! This is a quality product!” – Etsy review.

BrownSugarShop Body Sugaring Paste

This news my first time sugaring ever (I’ve brevet waxes either) all things considered I think it went well. I definitely think next time I’m going to leave the sugar I’m not using in the fridge to help it stay stiffer longer when I use a new piece.” – Etsy reviewer.

And there you have it. Now, let’s not fool ourselves, waxing on your own will likely be way less pleasant and much more difficult than it is at a salon, but it is possible! Hang in there, Sis.