Which beauty icon from Sex And The City would you be? Plus the products they would use today

The ultimate Sex And The City beauty tips.

Actresses Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis of "Sex and the City" pose for a portrait
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Rewind to 2010 when we last Googled Sex And The City beauty tips and Carrie introduced kajal eyeliner to our makeup lexicon courtesy of SATC2. It was nothing short of a seminal moment for avid fans and a great way of bonding over a Cosmopolitan or three.

It's fair to say that 2020 hasn't got off to the best start. But then the entertainment gods twigged that us gals were binge watching Sex And The City re-runs in our ratty old sweatpants and a seed was planted. Yesterday, Sarah Jessica Parker confirmed that those four sassy Manhattenites are making a welcome return to our screens. 

Cue we fell down a rabbit hole, bookmarking which SATC star's beauty looks we're most likely to channel. So whether you're a Carrie, Samantha, Miranda or Charlotte, these are the products we reckon they'll climax for in #SATCNextChapter.

Carrie: fun, feminine but edgy

Carrie from Sex and the City

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Nars Orgasm Blush, $30 [£25, Cult Beauty]

Carrie's cheeks always have a coy pink flush, especially when she's around Mr Big. Nars Orgasm Blush is the perfect way to fake it until you make it.

Nars Orgasm Blush

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Victoria Beckham Satin Kajal Liner in Black, $28 [£22], Net-A-Porter

Sales of kajal eyeliner skyrocketed after we spotted Carrie buying one in a Moroccan Souk in SATC2. Ringing her eyes in black liner always brings out the icy blue shade and being a fashion maven we reckon she'd be a fan of Victoria Beckham's beauty line.

Victoria Beckham kajal liner in black

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Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $26, Ulta [£22, Cult Beauty]

No matter how thrilling her liaisons with Aidan, this mascara is always a product Carrie can rely on for getting her trademark long, full-bodied lashes.

Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

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Glossier Balm Dotcom in Birthday, $12 [£10]

Carrie loves cake -  this lip balm smells like cake and we reckon she'd be a die-hard Glossier fan. 

Glossier Balm Dotcom

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Silk Works London Large Silk Scrunchie in Pink, £12

Carrie may have mocked boyfriend Berger for mentioning a scrunchie in his novel, but the 80s hair tie is back on trend and being made of silk, this one reduces tangles, kinks and frizz.

Silkworks London pink scrunchie

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Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker EDT, $52 [£19.50, Boots]

No doubt its apple martini accord, alongside creamy orchid and sensuous woods, would be Carrie's signature scent.

Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely perfume

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Charlotte: Pure Park Avenue meets prim and proper 50s glamour

Charlotte from Sex and the City

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Benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel in 04, $24 [£18, Lookfantastic]

Charlotte's makeup is pared back but strategic. Perfectly arched, on fleek brows are a perennial favourite. 

Benefit Gimme Brow+ Gel in 04

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Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink, $32.97, Amazon [£21, Lookfantastic]

Charlotte is like the poster girl for Bobbi Brown's safe-but-pretty makeup looks. Watch closely and you'll notice she only ever draws along the upper lash line (one of the make-up maestro's mantras) to really open up the eye.

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Sepia Ink

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Essie 6 Ballet Slippers Nail Polish, $9 [£7.99, Lookfantastic]

Nothing looks more polished or elongates the nail than a nude nail color. These days think Charlotte would take her beauty inspiration from the Duchess of Cambridge who famously wore this shade on her wedding day. 

Essie Ballet Slippers Nail Color

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Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.NG Coral Kiss Lipstick, $34 [£25]

Coral is Charlotte's trademark lipstick shade and this one has the added benefit of lift-reflecting pigments to make your pout look fuller and waxes to prevent color bleeding outside your lip line.

Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.NG Coral Kiss Lipstick

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Dior Absolutely Blooming Eau de Parum, $105 [£78, Boots

A designer fragrance that smells fresh and floral is likely to appeal to Charlotte. Dior's Absolutely Blooming ticks all those boxes.

Dior Absolutely Blooming Eau de Parum

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Miranda: lawyer, mom and all-round ball-breaker, it's all about no-frills beauty 

Miranda from Sex and the City

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John Frieda Radiant Red  Boosting Shampoo, $11.99, Ulta [£6.99, Feelunique]

Miranda's signature is her fiery red hair. With nourishing pomegranate extract and vitamin E, the red pigments in this shampoo prevent colour fade.

John Frida Red Boosting Shampoo

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Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette, $54 [£43, Cult Beauty]

Miranda favours a smoky eye and this 12-shade palette houses everything she needs in one place - from warm browns to cooler tones - for makeup on the go.

Urban Decay Naked 3 Eyeshadow Palette

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Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, $45 [£36, Feelunique]

Eagle-eyed viewers will have spotted Kiehl's Algae Masque on Miranda's bathroom shelf. This product may have been discontinued but we reckon time-short Miranda  would love the Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask instead, which hydrates in 15 minutes flat. 

Kiehl's Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask

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Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Attitude, $40, Nordstrom [£31, Selfridges]
Could there be more perfect shade name for Miranda? We think not  - plus the rust colour packs a punch against her pale skin. 

Chanel Rouge Coco Flash in Attitude

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Frank Body Original Body Scrub, $16.95 [£6.95, Cult Beauty

Miranda's love of coffee is legendary. This way you can get your caffeine hit with an all-natural, vegan coffee scrub to buff away dead skin cells and ramp up the circulation. 

Frank Body original coffee scrub

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Samantha: sex kitten and not adverse to a few tweakments

Samantha from Sex and the City

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Creed Spring Flower Eau de Parfum, $230, Norsdtrom [£130, Liberty London]

This flirtatious, fruity floral scent with a heart of jasmine and rose was spotted on Samantha's vanity and it's just as addictive now as it was then. 

Creed Spring Flower Eau de Parfum

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Nars Climax Extreme Mascara, $24, Ulta [£22, Lookfantastic]

Sorry couldn't not go there. That said, Samantha's flirty flutter is courtesy of a good mascara and they don't get much better than this jet-black formula with a latex-like finish to beef up spindly lashes. Disclaimer: we also think Samantha LOVES latex.

Nars Extreme Climax mascara

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Victoria Beckham Beauty by Augustines Bader Golden Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer, $145 [£140], Net-A-Porter

Samantha's skin always has a golden sheen that borders on looking oily. We think she'd prefer this lightweight primer with naturally exfoliating papaya enzymes and pearlescent particles to ramp up her glow. 

Victoria Beckham Beauty by Augustines Bader Golden Cell Rejuvenating Priming Moisturizer

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Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel, $17 [£19, Cult Beauty]

Who can forget that episode of SATC and Samantha's infamous chemical peel experience? Nowadays her go-to would be a these cult 2-part peel pads: step one swipes on skin-buffing AHAs while the neutraliser takes down any unsociable redness.

Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Universal Daily Peel

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Fiona Embleton

Fiona Embleton is a multi-award-winning beauty editor who has tested over 10,000 products in her 10 years +  of writing and shooting beauty stories. For the past four years, she was the Senior Beauty Editor at Marie Claire, having previously worked in the role of Beauty Editor at both Stylist and Cosmopolitan. She has recently gone freelance and alongside My Imperfect Life, she has written for titles including ELLE UK, ELLE Canada, Buro 247, Harper's Bazaar Arabia, Vogue Scandinavia, and ES Magazine. Beauty journalism allowed her to marry up her first-class degree in English Literature and Language (she’s a stickler for grammar and a self-confessed ingredients geek) with a passion for make-up and skincare, photography, and catwalk trends. She loves jumping on the latest internet-breaking beauty news, dissecting the best red carpet looks, and having the crème de la crème of dermatologists, make-up artists, and hairstylists on speed dial so she can tap them for the best advice. She’s a discerning beauty shopper and knows it can be confusing trying to navigate what’s hype and what really works. So if she really likes something, you can trust that she has reached that opinion by vetting it against everything else she’s ever tried. Her career highs? Interviewing Cate Blanchett and winning a Jasmine Award for the deeply personal feature Cancer Stole My Mother’s Scent.