Nickelodeon Just Released a Cassette Tape Eyeshadow Palette and We’re Freaking Out

‘90s babies 4 lyfe!

Wallet, Font, Games, Play,
(Image credit: Courtesy of Hot Topic)

Okay, I’m normally pretty good at reserving my excitement for throwback beauty products, because, like, everything can technically be a throwback after 24 hours. But I am positively losing my adult mind right now, because my ‘90s childhood has just resurrected itself in the form of a makeup palette.


Yes, Nickelodeon, the ultimate happy maker of the ‘90s (and probably still today, but I’ve moved on to bigger and better things, like The Office reruns, so I don’t know) has released an eyeshadow palette in the shape of a VHS cassette tape, decorated with all of your favorite buds from yesteryear, including RugratsCatDogRocko’s Modern LifeRen & Stimpy, and, of course, Hey Arnold!.

Paper product, Paper, Art,

(Image credit: Courtesy of Hot Topic)

The palette is only $16.90 at Hot Topic (opens in new tab) (another throwback to your tween years, no?), and comes with 10 electric shadow shades, all aptly named with classic catchphrases, like “Football head,” “Oh fishsticks,” and “Rawr.” I know I shouldn’t be this excited over a little palette, but, damn, I really miss my childhood with all of its bright colors and weirdly placed squiggle lines and dots in design schemes.

And if you’re feeling all the feels I feel right now (…feels), then I suggest purchasing one immediately so you can live your best 1997 life today.

Chloe Metzger
Beauty Editor

Chloe Metzger is the deputy beauty director at Cosmopolitan, overseeing the editorial content and growth strategy of the hair, makeup, and skin space on digital, while also obsessively writing about the best hair products for every hair type (curly girl here; whattup), and the skincare routines that really, truly work (follow her on Instagram to see behind-the-scenes pics of that magazine life). She brings nearly a decade of writing and editing expertise, and her work has appeared in AllureHealthFitnessMarie ClaireStyleCaster, and Parents. She also has an unhealthy adoration for Tom Hanks and would like to please meet him one day, if you could arrange that. Thanks.