Makeup Trends You’ll Be Seeing Everywhere This Season

What will 2018 bring to the makeup game? Well, it would seem that we’re in for a good year, because the runways are full of interesting, varied looks that give both some very dramatic, and very natural-looking trends. Harsh contouring is still out, but we’re bringing back pops of color and breathing some fresh fun into the mix.

Are you a makeup junky? A beauty lover? In case you can’t wait to experiment with the latest trends and rock some creative looks, take a look at the makeup trends we’ll be seeing on the streets this season.

Vibrant Violets

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When it comes to makeup, purple is a bit tricky to create. It’s difficult to make an eyeshadow that’s true to its color in the pan. It’s difficult to create a purple lipstick that won’t crack and look patchy on the lips. Luckily, ultraviolet is Pantone’s color of the year and brands are now stepping up to provide us with formulas that look splendidly smooth, vibrant, and truly violet. ColourPop’s Super Shock Shadows are great (check out the shade Daddy), and maybe try the Beauty Boulevard’s Glitter Lips in Purple Rain.

A Golden Glow

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Okay, highlighters are probably never going out of fashion, they’re just too fun. This year we’re saying goodbye to champagne and we’re bringing in pure gold. After Rihanna’s incredibly successful launch of her makeup line, her Killawatt highlighter in the shade Trophy Wife overtook the internet and the craze still doesn’t seem to be going down. Suited particularly to women of color, we’re loving the gold highlighter trend because it’s so damn glamorous and sassy. Make your winter sunny with some gold!

Fresh-Faced Beauty

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Instead of matte, caked on foundation that makes our face look a little bit too flat, we’re looking for a more natural, dewy-looking skin. It’s winter, and we want to appear as fresh and healthy as we do in summer. Minimal products are required, only some good concealer to hide a flaw or two, and maybe a tinted moisturizer to even out your skin tone. A good choice would be one of the Napoleon Perdis concealer palettes, which contain three shades and can be used both to brighten the under-eye area, and to conceal blemishes (they also contain vitamin C). If your circles are really dark, we also recommend that you try a lavender shade corrector underneath your foundation to really lighten the area.

Bold Liner Looks

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From smudgy, half-baked, to bold, graphic, and deliciously dark – this year is all about dramatic eyeliner looks, and they range from grungy and edgy, to complex and sharp. Practice your cat eye because eyes will be the focus.

Clumpy Mascara

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The Twiggy trend is back in town, and we’re looking at clumpy, spidery eyelashes that are perfect for makeup-loving, trend-setting gals. The L’Oréal Lash Paradise mascara has been one of the most popular releases last year and it will give you all those dramatic, volumizing layers that will make your eyes look bigger.

Bright Colors

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While rose and bronze shades will still have its place this winter, bright pops of color on the eyes is an interesting trend that we usually reserve for spring. But hey, what better way to warm up this cold season than with some bold new looks? Try the Clinique’s Lid Pop, or maybe the Maybelline Color Tattoo 24h Eye Shadows that you can easily apply with your fingers. With only a dab of some fun shade on your lids, you’ll have a no-fuss look that still appears done up and cool.

Enjoy your makeup gals, and make sure to try out sexy new looks for a stylish, color-filled season!

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Sophia Smith is a freelance writer from Brisbane, Australia with huge interest in beauty, makeup, fashion, photography and graphic design. Sophia is also very passionate about DIY projects. She could be described as beauty addict and life lover. She writes in mostly beauty related topics, mainly through blogs and articles.

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