Much like every year, 2022 has blessed us with brand new makeup trends that will take any look to the next level. From simple and natural to bright and bold neons and statement eye makeup.
If you don’t know where to start or how to use your clear mascara or bright pink blush, here are the best makeup trends you should try right now.
The monochrome look has been one that has been simmering for a little while but has now stepped into the limelight. Matching your skin, eyes, and lips may seem boring, but when done properly, it is far more bold than you think.
While there are some colours that you should avoid, like purples and bright reds, you still have a ton of options, greens, pinks, silvers, and bronzes being some of the best.
If you want to take monochrome looks to the next level, you can colour-match your makeup to your outfit. Considering we colour match our clothing and accessories all the time, it makes sense to match your makeup and clothes.
You can be experimental, too, with some of the best looks using different shades of the same colour to add depth and dimension.
Negative Space Eyeliner
Eyeliner is a bold look, and it isn’t for everyone. However, you can get the same look while being more subtle by just applying the outline. Negative space eyeliner frames your eyes and makes them pop but keeps them looking fresh and light.
Highly Detailed Eyebrows
Your eyebrows are a part of your face you should never ignore. They are naturally one of the most attention-grabbing parts of your face, and you should treat them as such. Shaping and refining them takes time and effort but is 100% worth it.
Why stop at just applying lipstick when it comes to your lips? Contouring them will make them look fuller and give them better shape, even if you don’t have the biggest lips around. Combine the contour with a bold lipstick, and you will have some of the best lips around.
Reds have always been popular in the world of makeup, and this year is no different. Bold lipsticks, blush, and eyeshadow all add a pop of colour that is hard to match sometimes. Reds are also perfect for nighttime and formal looks, and most people, no matter their skin tone, can pull off a shade of red.
On the other end of the spectrum, if you are looking to stand out with something unusual, you should opt for bright neons. Neon greens, yellows and oranges don’t just belong at a rave and can transform a simple makeup look.
While you should keep the neons to a minimum, using them just on your eyes or lips they are an amazing way to add a new dimension to a look that would otherwise be quite simple.
The dewy look has risen in popularity of late, and it isn’t hard to see why. It is also an easy look to get; keep your makeup simple and natural, and opt for a packed powder with luminescence to give your face a glow without looking greasy.
While matte lipstick is still all the rage, the glazed lip look is starting to take hold as well. Using a glossy lipstick or lipstick, combined with a subdued makeup look for the rest of your face, will let your lips stand out in the best possible way.
You have probably seen celebrities like Kendall Jenner “without” brows of late and wondered what had happened. While shaving your eyebrows off isn’t the best idea, the nude brow look is a far less permanent but still impactful look.
Blending in your eyebrows with the rest of your face not only accentuates your eyes but your lips and cheekbones too. It might be slightly strange, but when done properly, taking them away will add to your look.
Vintage Hollywood Glam
More celebrities are recognising just how glamorous makeup looks in the 40s and 50s were. Think of Audrey Hepburn, thicker eyeliner with a short but deliberate wing. It is a subtle change from what we see today, but it is far more impactful than you may think.
Contouring your cheeks and cheekbones is still as popular as ever, but we are seeing the classic red blush return. Accentuating the cheeks and highlighting your cheekbones, red blush is regarded as a makeup staple for a reason.
One of the best ways to draw focus to your eyes is to make your entire look based on them. To pull of a statement eye look, keep the rest of your makeup subtle, and go over-the-top with your eye makeup. Whethet it be eyeliner, eye shadow, or whatever else you may like, make it all about your eyes.
The faux freckle look is another one that was on the sideliens for a very long time and didn’t really take hold. However, 2022 seems to be the year it does as we are seeing more and more people opt for the very subtle but game-changing look.
You can use henna or a brow or freckle pen to create the look, and combining it with your regular makeup with give you a very natural effect that will make you look like you were born with them.
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