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The Mean Girls Beauty Secrets You Need To Know About This October 3rd!

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On October 3rd, one Glossy asked me what day it was. “It’s October 3rd!”.

Mean Girls is an iconic film – end of. Full of all the high school drama you could ever imagine, we know it’s a Glossy favourite. And, can you believe we’ve had 18 ‘October 3rd’s’ – the almost official Mean Girls’ Day – since the release of this cult classic? 

So, on this momentous day, we’re celebrating the ultimate girl gang… We’ll be digging into the beauty bags of Cady, Karen, Gretchen and, of course, Regina to find out what must-have products we need to channel our inner ‘Plastics’!

It’s going to be “so fetch!”

Cady Heron

How many eyeshadow palettes can one girl own? “The limit does not exist”. Cady’s glow up in Mean Girls was iconic, and her eye looks were poppin’!

Want peepers as eye-catching as Cady’s? The L’Oreal Paris Emotions of Nu Eyes Lips and Cheeks Mega Palette is what you need! These 16 pink, peach and nude shades are not only for your eyelids though… Glossies, you can apply them onto your cheeks, cupid’s bow and brow bone as highlighter too – you know how much we love a versatile palette! The bright pink shades are perfect for recreating Cady’s everyday makeup look, and the peachy shades are “grool” to match Cady’s cheeks!

“I meant to say ‘cool’, then I started to say ‘great”.

We’re also sure Cady would be loving the NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss in the shade Merengue – a super cute bubble-gum pink to match Cady’s glossy sweet lips! This high-shine, buttery smooth gloss from NYX is a dream. On application, this gloss melts onto your lips with no sticky feel. Your pout will boast a pop of colour too, all thanks to its sheer to medium coverage.

“Get in Glossies, we’re going shopping.” 

Karen Smith

Karen is, for sure, one of Amanda Seyfried’s most iconic characters. And, in my opinion, has some of the best lines in the entire movie – I know you think the same. What I’m sure you’ll also agree with is that Karen’s hair throughout Mean Girls was flawlessly straight!

To get this look for under £6, try using the L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Heat Protect Spray – Straight. Not only a heat defence spray for up to 230 degrees, this miracle working product also locks down straight hair for up to three days! Controlling flyaways and protecting hair from humidity, your locks will be smooth, sleek and shiny, no matter what!

“I saw Karen wearing black eyeliner, so I brought black eyeliner!” And for only £3, Glossies – it’s an absolute bargain! The Barry M Cosmetics Kohl Pencil can definitely ‘sit with us’. Long lasting and highly pigmented, this eyeliner glides easily across your eyes for an intense, smoky look! Perfect for a night out or a Halloween party dressed as a mouse!

Gretchen Wieners

Gretchen – the original Gossip Girl and the brunette bombshell of this movie!

To recreate Gretchen’s famous peachy glow, you need L’Oréal Paris Blush Powder – Lifes a Peach. My favourite blush of all time, this makeup bag essential not only gives you the most stunning, peachy, radiant glow, it’s peach scented too! Ultra-blendable, highly-pigmented and suitable for all skin tones, I’ve got a feeling you’re going to give this natural-looking blush a go… “It’s like I have ESPN or something”.

When it comes to hair, Gretchen is your girl too. The curls, the bounce, the volume; you can easily get the ‘Gretchen look’ by using the  Shea Moisture Coconut & Hibiscus Curl Enhancing Smoothie.

“That’s why her hair is so big. It’s full of product!”

This cream is perfect to use as a styling cream for curls, braids and twist outs. But, what makes it truly fabulous is how luxuriously rich it is. Infused with natural and certified organic ingredients and blended with silk protein to condition and nourish your hair, there’ll be no more frizz or breakage, just smooth hair and perfect curls!

Regina George

“Regina George… How do I begin to explain Regina George?”. Well she’s probably THE most iconic character of the 2000s!

I’m sure by now we’ve all attempted to recreate the Mean Girls Jingle Bell Rock dance routine, but have we tried to recreate Regina’s eyebrows? Those brows were flawless! To give it a go, opt for the Too Faced Superfine Brow Detailer Ultra Slim Brow Pencil. It’s the pink packaged treat you need!

This waterproof pencil has been designed to create precise hair-like strokes for a defined finish. On application, this long-lasting formula feels creamy and rich, and as it’s buildable too, you decide just how bold you want your brows to be!

If you’re anything like Regina and “want to lose 3lbs”, then we suggest you spend it on buying the Joico Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo. For blonde Glossies, this shampoo is perfect. Created to maintain the brightness of your blonde locks, it cleanses while freeing your hair of build ups, dirt and excess oils. All by gently erasing particles, but without stripping your scalp of essential goodness. Once applied the shampoo detangles too, reducing breakage from brushing.

Your blonde mane will be silky and soft as well, all due to this shampoo’s combination of arginine (known for strength and resilience), monoi oil (ideal for controlling frizz) and tamanu oil (which shields from UV rays and environmental aggressors).

On Wednesdays We Use Pink Skincare

The Plastics would be envious of our GLOSSYBOX Skincare Bestsellers Kit for sure! Including our popular 3-in-1 Moisturiser, Exfoliating Clay Scrub and Night Serum, this set is worth £47…  But it’s yours for only £27 if you’re a subscriber. That’s a huge skincare saving of £20!

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3-in-1 Moisturiser

One of our best selling products, this lightweight yet intense moisturiser is ideal for oily or combination skin and perfectly primes, plumps and protects. Thanks to hyaluronic acid, your complexion is hydrated, while tsubaki oil works to moisturise your skin and red seaweed keeps that moisture locked in. The result? You’re left with perfectly prepped skin for makeup application.

Exfoliating Clay Scrub

Our rice exfoliator is a Glossy fave! Want super soft, radiant skin? This exfoliating Glossy pink Cornish clay scrub deeply cleanses pores and buffs away dead skin cells. Suitable for all skin types, lactic and glycolic acids restore radiance and energise your complexion. And what’s even better, this multi-use product can be used as an exfoliator and as a face mask! Double the uses, double the results!

Night Serum

Want to enhance your beauty sleep? Then get your hands on our Night Serum, which deeply nourishes and brightens skin overnight. Persian silk tree extract helps to reduce visible signs of fatigue while blueberry oil leaves your skin feeling super hydrated. Third key ingredient glycolic acid wipes away dead skin cells and illuminates your complexion, resulting in instant brightness!

Subscribe to GLOSSYBOX

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Sophie Page

Sophie Page

Beauty & Lifestyle Writer

You know how people say putting on your favourite clothes can instantly boost or change your mood? Well that's how I feel when I put on my favourite makeup. Makeup isn't to cover up, it's to show off our personality - and I love how everyone does their makeup in their own unique way! I never leave the house without a tinted lip balm in hand, and just like everyone right now, I love a good dupe!


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