Recreate the biggest beauty trends of the decade with these cult products


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As we move toward the end of the decade, it’s hard not to reminisce on the biggest beauty trends of the 2010s. From full brows to an overload of Unicorn makeup, this decade was anything but uninteresting.

From early on, we saw a lot of volumized hair everywhere. Top knots to poufs, the bigger the better definitely applied to how we styled our hair.

During the mid-decade, there was a lot of experimentation with contouring and Instagram makeup. We can definitely say that we’ve been through multiple palettes and highlighter brushes. Oh, and let us never forget the magical mermaid and mythical creature look.

Toward the tail end of the 2010s, we moved into more skincare, no-makeup makeup, and a 90s comeback. Glossier, we’re looking at you.

While 2020 is right around the corner, it’s still fun to take a look back at some of these trends that were definitely ones to remember. If you’re feeling really nostalgic, you can recreate them with these cult products below.


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SHOP: Bumpits Hair Volumizing Inserts, $4.04

Although Bumpits may not make a comeback in the near future, they still make a great and quick go-to for hair volume. Instead of using it for middle school cheer or to emulate Snooki from "Jersey Shore" this time, you can easily place it in the back of your 2019 lob for a little pouf.


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SHOP: Donut Hair Bun Maker, $7.99

Like we mentioned, high buns were everywhere in the past. However, they still can be super cute and efficient in this day and age, especially when you need a post-workout look for the evening. These donut hair buns can help you accomplish that.


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SHOP: Kosas Darkroom Lipstick, $28

Yes, the goth/vampire look had a quick spotlight in 2012. It was also all the rage at that year’s Met Gala Ball. But hey, a dark lipstick adds a great pop of color for any time and for any year. This Kosas Darkroom lipstick is an amazing option for this kind of look.

2013: NAIL ART

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SHOP: Proteove Nail Art Set, $15.49

Glitter, rhinestones and sparkles? Yes, 2013 was all about having those fancy nails. If you’re still up for it, this nail art kit has a near perfect rating on Amazon.


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SHOP: Anastasia Beverly Hills Best Brows Ever Kit, $30

From Cara Delevingne to Lily Collins, it felt like everyone wanted to grow full, bushy brows overnight. This brow kit from Anastasia has 30 thousand loves on Sephora, so we think it’s totally possible to still accomplish this look with this kit.


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SHOP: Sephora Collection Liner, $12

Cat eyes and winged eyeliner definitely had their wins in 2015. Whether it was a classy Hollywood starlet vibe or a sleek tip, this trend made a serious comeback. This liquid eyeliner from Sephora is great to use whenever you feel like making a winged eye statement again.


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SHOP: tarteist contour palette version III, $30

Whether it was contouring your face or even other parts of your body, this trend made a wave through influencers and celebrities, particularly the Kardashians. While contouring may not be as popular as it used to be, this tarteist contour palette is a staple for any makeup enthusiast.


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SHOP: Lime Crime Unicorn Hi-Lite Palette, $19

Let’s just say we had our fun decorating ourselves with glitter and pretending we were all unicorns in 2016. For some, maybe it was becoming real life mermaids. If this is still your thing (we don’t blame you), this Unicorn Hi-Lite Palette from Lime Crime is an essential.


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SHOP: The Skincare Edit, $50

No-makeup makeup and focusing on skincare were big game changers in 2018. Glossier definitely made its way into the makeup bags and social media posts of many. Because this trend is still going strong, you might want to grab this Glossier set that has the musts for creating a dewy skin look.


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SHOP: Rhinestone Flip Clip Set, $14

The last year of the decade was pretty nostalgic in itself with the 90s making a serious comeback. From mini skirts to scrunchies, hair clips were also a big trend this year. These Urban Outfitters clips make a great addition to any hairstyle whether old or new.