9 Products You Need To Master The Artfully Messy Beauty Trend

It’s the pop-punk comeback we deserve.

Written by Deanna Pai

Brace yourselves, Millennials: The Y2K revival we’re seeing is still going strong, with skinny jeans and cybercore galore. As surprising as it is, it’s also refreshing in its own right. Take, for instance, its influence on makeup. Instead of sticking with the clean-girl aesthetic, the latest beauty movement is swinging in the opposite direction with the grunge-glam look, which nods to the pop-punk scene of the early 2000s.

With smudged eyeliner, tousled hair, and moody fragrances, this revival is all about self-expression — and a good way to get back in touch with our inner emo kid. All you need is to get your hoodie or leather jacket out of storage and you’re set. Here, exactly what you need to get the look for yourself using products from Ulta Beauty.

FENTY BEAUTY by Rihanna Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint

Think of your complexion as the canvas for your crafty side. Rather than being its own moment, it should serve as a smooth, even backdrop to the rest of your makeup, which is why a solid base is so key. This lightweight, non-comedogenic formula leaves skin with a soft-focus finish and comes in 25 flexible shades to accommodate all skin tones.

ULTA Beauty Collection Dual Ended Eyeliner

Now is not the time for super-precise winged liner. Instead, the vibe is perfectly imperfect, courtesy of a pencil liner designed to be smudged. Stick with black for a classic emo look, or experiment with other shades to make it more playful.

Makeup Revolution Romantic Illusion Shadow Palette

Grunge makeup calls for edgy smoky eyes in moody tones like charcoal, black, and deep purple. This wallet-friendly palette includes all of those options as well as a few light neutral shades to create depth — and a silver glitter shade, too, if you feel like adding a little glitz to the look.

about-face Paint-It Matte Lip Color

To balance out the smokiness of the look, shoot for a neutral lip in a mauve tone like this matte lip cream by about-face in the shade Slumber. Pro tip: Use your finger to softly blend out the edges for a super-cool blurred effect that compliments the look perfectly.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Volumizing & Lengthening Mascara

Finish off the artful eye look with a mascara that delivers intense volume and length. This award-winning formula does just that, with an hourglass-shaped brush that helps curl lashes and prevent clumps, as well as polymers to lock in their shape.

Bed Head A-Wave-We-Go Adjustable Ceramic Hair Waver

Bedhead is back — perfect for headbanging. Give your hair a tousled, textured look with this deep waver, which uses adjustable barrels that allow you to create a just-woke-up-like-this style. It also features tourmaline and ceramic technology to help control frizz and amp up shine.

Kenra Professional Platinum Texturizing Taffy 13

Give hair second-day texture and a piece-y look with this lightweight cream. Whether you use it to play up a high ponytail or give hold to waves, it leaves hair looking tousled and lived-in — basically, as far as it gets from the super-smooth, glossy look of clean-girl hair.

Dashing Diva Real Black Glaze Semi-Cured Gel Color

Sure, you might not be loitering in your local Hot Topic these days, but black nails are still a core piece of the pop-punk look. They're even better when done in a gel strip that lasts up to 14 days, since chips are especially obvious when you're working with a dark color.

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir Eau de Parfum

Juicy Couture was the brand back in the early aughts, and it's back with a goth-y makeover. The Noir edition of Viva La Juicy features amber and sandalwood to give a sultry, moody vibe to juicy berry notes — making for a scent that still feels totally new.