The Best 2000s Beauty Buys We Wish Were Still Around

At this point, it's fair to say that our '90s obsession is slowly evolving into nostalgia for the 2000s. Kylie's matte brown pout is now veering nude and glossy; off-the-shoulder tops are inching back towards spaghetti straps. And — out of nowhere — the iridescent frosted lip is back.

Unfortunately, many of the beauty buys we played with back then are now long gone. Limited Too and its sparkle-tastic beauty section pretty much disappeared in 2008. Jessica Simpson's edible Dessert Beauty line only stuck around long enough to give us a toothache. And don't even get us started on trying to find the perfect shimmer puff for our legs, arms, and collarbones.

But good news: Many beauty brands today seem to be taking inspiration from our former Caboodles' stash. The new iterations might not be as out-there or playful as our former selves want them to be, but hey, we're adults now (kind of). Ahead, a few of the early 2000s beauty buys we wish would make a comeback — and their grown-up, modern-day replacements.
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If You Miss Victoria's Secret Lip Plumper
Before Kylie Jenner, everyone wanted Angelina Jolie's lips. This volumizer delivered 'em — with a light tingling sensation.
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Try Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
Dior's hyper-shiny formula is a gloss on steroids collagen; use it regularly, and you just might see a tiny bit more fullness and smoother lip lines over time.

Dior Addict Lip Maximizer High Volume Lip Plumper, $33, available at Sephora.
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If You Miss Eyeko's Raspberry Fat Balm
This chubby stick gave the perfect flush of red — on your lips and your cheeks. The cute packaging made it a favorite in our Juicy Couture purse.
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Try Pixi's MultiBalm in Soft Strawberry
Equally cute packaging, with a streak-free formula for a natural flush.

Pixi by Petra MultiBalm in Soft Strawberry, $12, available at Target.
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If You Miss Aziza's Duochrome Eyeshadow
As teens, we loved these drugstore shadows with soft, blendable pigments that looked strikingly different in various light settings. Unfortunately, they don't make these like they used to...
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Try Makeup Geek's Duochrome Shadows
Luckily, Makeup Geek has come to the rescue with 12 different shadows that glitter in the light. Karma, shown here, vacillates
between yellow and yellow-green.

Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadow Pan, $6, available at Makeup Geek.
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If You Miss Street Wear Nail Polish
The glitter-tastic Revlon line was sadly discontinued, but nail geeks still love hunting around for the last few bottles...
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Try Smith & Cult's Holiday Collection
We know there's nothing like finding an old Street Wear bottle on eBay, but Smith & Cult's been killing the game with equally sparkly polishes.

Smith & Cult Nail Lacquer in Shattered Souls, $18, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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If You Miss Clinique's Acne Solution Body Spray
The spray formula helped you get those hard-to-reach places (bacne, anyone?). It's still available, but only in cream form.
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Try Murad's Clarifying Body Spray
Murad is genius when it comes to zapping off pimples, and this salicylic acid-based spray is as effective as any zit cream.

Murad Clarifying Body Spray, $40, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lip Smackers.
If You Miss Smackers' Flip Gloss
You never felt cooler than when you flipped this out of your pocket and single-handedly smoothed on a shiny layer of sheer color, simultaneously eyeing the hotties waiting for the bus after school.
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Photo: Courtesy of Lancome.
Try Lancôme's Juicy Shakers
True, this requires two hands, but the cute little bottle makes this sheer lip oil equally fun to apply. Natural color, major shine, and cheeky packaging? Sounds like high school to us.

Juicy Shaker, $21. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Prismatique.
If You Miss Prismatique Collection 2000 Lip Gloss
It was the only thing you needed for those unforgettable frosty lips, after all. You can still find some questionable tubes online...but we prefer a modern upgrade.
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Photo: Courtesy of Surratt.
Try Surratt Prismatique Lips
The buildable formula provides a subtler highlight — not to mention comes in 14 more flattering tones of blue, white, soft gold, rose, etc. (Bonus: this blue shade, Cultive, makes your teeth appear whiter!)

Surratt Prismatique Lips, $36. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Victoria's Secret.
If You Miss Victoria's Secret Dream Angels Halo
Way back then, this curved bottle was the epitome of elegance — as was the floral, spicy scent.
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Photo: Courtesy of Korres.
Try Korres Bellflower Tangerine Pink Pepper Eau De Toilette
It might not be as sweet, but this under-$40 perfume has the same woody-floral notes, with an extra punch of citrus and subtle spice.

Bellflower Tangerine Pink Pepper Eau de Toilette, $38.50. Shop it here.

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Photo: Courtesy of Stardust Glitter.
If You Miss Stardust Glitter
Unfortunately, if you messed the glitter application up, it stayed on forever (and got everywhere, too).
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Photo: Courtesy of MAC.
Try MAC 3D Glitter
This intense sparkle must also be strategically placed, because it's got the same (if not stronger) staying power.

MAC 3D Glitter, $22. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Thermasilk.
If You Miss Thermasilk
As kids, we never knew what "heat activated" really meant. All we knew was that our hair was crazy soft after using this conditioner.
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Try Suave Professionals Keratin Heat Defense Leave-In Conditioner
The best part of Thermasilk might have been the idea that your hair could survive being curled with an InStyler everyday. Suave's leave-in conditioner leaves your hair just as moisturized, silky, and protected — but maybe lay off the hot tools every few days this time around, k?

Suave Professionals Keratin Heat Defense Leave In Conditioner, $2.89. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Dessert Beauty.
If You Miss Jessica Simpson's Dessert Beauty Whipped Body Cream With Candy Sprinkles
Sure, the lip glosses, body shimmers, and perfume consisted of enough sugary scents to start a bakery, but who could forget the decadent body cream, complete with edible candy sprinkles? (Ok, actually we never really needed that.) Either way, the brand closed after multiple lawsuits. Dessert Beauty, you will be missed. By someone.
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Photo: Courtesy of Edible Beauty.
Try Edible Beauty's Body Butter
Yes, "edible" body butter still very much exists — and you can get it at Anthropologie, not just a sex shop. This option is made of shea butter, pink grapefruit, and coffee. Note: It's safe to eat, but don't get too excited about the taste.

Edible Beauty
& Velvet Coffee Body Butter, $55. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Urban Decay.
If You Miss Urban Decay's Marshmallow Body Powder
This shimmer was also edible, marketing itself as "sparkling lickable body powder."
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Photo: Courtesy of Mugler.
Try Thierry Mugler Angel Perfuming Body Powder
So this might not be as affordable as the UD option used to be (and you definitely should not lick it), but the subtle shimmer and lingering scent are a pleasant upgrade.

Mugler Angel Perfuming Body Powder, $75. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline.
If You Miss Maybelline Color Delights
These cream shadows came in all sorts of colors, but our favorites were the pastel hues that made us feel like we were living inside Mandy Moore's "Candy."
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Photo: Courtesy of Revlon.
Try Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadows
These might not come in a cute little quad, but they do add subtle shimmer in an ultra-blendable formula. Makeup artists swear by them too.

Revlon Illuminance Creme Shadow, $5.99. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Instagram user @Anayalater
If You Miss Limited Too's Entire Beauty Collection (But Mostly The Glitter)
Because who could say no to the glitter roll-ons and glitter glosses?
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Photo: Courtesy of Nyx Cosmetics.
Try Nyx Cosmetics Roll-On Shimmer
An improved, highly-pigmented version of metallic shimmer for eyes, lips, AND body — also in a convenient, roll-on form.

Nyx Cosmetics Roll-On Shimmer, $4. Shop it here.
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Photo: Courtesy of Naturistics.
If You Miss Naturistics Lip Sparklers
A leftover of the '90s, these juicy glosses were the kids' version of Lancôme's Juicy Tubes. It reached peak 2000s when Alexis Bledel modeled for them, pre-Gilmore Girls. You can still find a few tubes online, but from the looks of it, they might date back a decade...
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Photo: Courtesy of Wet n Wild.
Try Wet n Wild Mega Slicks
Same juicy colors with mega-shine and kid-friendly prices, to boot.

Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss, $1.99. Shop it here.
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