It's hard to believe the days of double-popped polos tee, trucker hats, and chunky highlights were nearly 20 years ago. Though wacky trends that characterized the early aughts were questionable to say the least, there are a few that have made their way back into modern day Instagram feeds and magazines, and Rosie Huntington-Whitley's pink lip gloss is a prime example. Celebrity makeup artist Patrick Ta shared a snap of the model's rosy makeup look on Tues., tagging product details including a shimmery pink gloss from his namesake brand.
"OMG She Is Just Too Beautiful!" Ta raved (and rightfully so), crediting La Mer Soft Fluid Foundation, Tom Ford Colored Brow Gel, NARS blush, and the dreamy peach-colored gloss dubbed "Is She Younger Than Me?" The 31-year-old looked fresh in a dewy wash of pink that's perfect for spring.
Even though throwback beauty staples like Lip Smackers and Lancôme Juicy Tubes are kept alive only through amusing red carpet moments and that ancient MySpace album of selfies taken on your RAZR, glossy lips are enjoying a welcomed revival, shifting away from the creamy, matte look that dominated YouTube tutorials and Instagram feeds last year. Then again, RAZRs are apparently making a comeback, so maybe it's not too surprising after all.
Just like new-age flip phones will feature innovative technology lightyears beyond the hot pink version Paris Hilton so proudly touted all those years ago, lip gloss has come a long way from the goopy, flavored formula that convinced you to retire your tube for good. Top makeup artists like Pat McGrath and Patrick Ta are onboard with the shine-enhancing staple, and have created shimmery versions with subtle hues and wearable consistencies that don't feel sticky.
Whether layered on top of a matte lipstick to accentuate the color, or worn alone to add a dose of hydrated shimmer to your pout, the nostalgic product deserves a spot in your beauty bag. Go for a rosy pink hue like Huntington-Whitley, or opt for a neutral shade for a glistening nude effect, starting with The Zoe Report's roundup of top-rated options, below.