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Ringing in the Rawring 20s with a Glam Take on Your Scene Phase

Updated: Jan 14, 2020

The year is 2020, My Chemical Romance is back, and everyone on Twitter is running in fear of the return of pencil-thin eyebrows. It's safe to say this decade won't be the iconic roaring twenties of the 1900s, but instead, the "rawring XD" 20s, if you will. Maybe you had a scene phase when MySpace was in its heyday, or maybe you were like me and were too young to appreciate the subculture in its entirety.

When I was 11, I was best friends with all the girls who watched anime and I spent every day fascinating about emo fringe and knee-high converse, so it's safe to say I've been dying for a scene come back.

With the sudden surge of e-girl fashion and makeup, taking notes from 2000s pop culture, emo dress, and South Korean fashion, it's no surprise we're hearing all this talk of the "rawring 20s" making its come back. While scene makeup was great in and of itself, I don't think we want our skin to be all one shade in 2020, nor do we want our lashes hiding in black liner. So, I put together a more dewy, modern approach of what I think a MySpace girl would look like in the new decade, complete with Gloomy Bear and Invader Zim stickers.


I may have already been a step ahead of the game by shaving my brows pencil-thin, but that's just me acting on impulse. If you already have thin brows either naturally or by choice, this look is already perfect for you! If your arches are more Delevigne-esque, and you don't want to sacrifice them, you can always follow a brow-covering tutorial if you want to commit to the look. Once you have your thin brows ready, simply follow their shape with your favorite brow product to make them more precise and outline with concealer. I used Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in "Granite."


This is gonna call for a lot of black... a lot of it. So get your black eye products ready. But first, choose your accent color, or, if you're feeling adventurous, go with the whole rainbow. I chose a hot pink for Hello Kitty backpacks and cheetah print extensions, of course. Build this color up above your crease and before your brow bone begins, creating a halo. Next, layer the black on your lid with a pencil or cream liner, and blend this up into the pink with a black eyeshadow. Do the same for the bottom lash line. Finish off with a lot of mascara, your favorite pair of dramatic lashes, and a white highlighter on the brow bone and inner corner. The products I used are Sephora Collection's Colorful Blush in "I'm quite tipsy!," Covergirl's Perfect Blend Eyeliner Pencil in "Basic Black," The Balm's Meet Matt(e) Trimony palette, and Morphe's 35K palette.


The 2000s was the era of concealer lips and baby pink shades, so I tried to mimic this in the most modern way possible with my small supply of travel makeup. If you're going for the overdrawn look, always line first! I touch my liner up with concealer and set with powder to make it as realistic as possible. You can go as pink or as natural as you want with this, but I opted for a nude-pink shade. Layer your desired lipstick with a little bit of concealer in the center to create a gradient effect. I used Milani's Color Statement Liner in "Spice," Neutrogena's MoistureSmooth Color Stick in "Pink Nude," and Maybelline's Fit Me Foundation Stick in "Classic Ivory."


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