It’s no news to us that certain makeup looks and trends come and go as quickly as a model walks down the runway. Some, however we seem to clutch onto for dear life, as if we’ll never look the same should we get rid of that special shade of eyeshadow or trusty eyebrow liner. While some makeup looks are timeless, others need to go, which may mean pulling an *NSYNC move and singing Bye, Bye, Bye to some of your favourites.
Ready to face the hard truth? Here are a few makeup looks that need to pack their bags. The good news? We’ve got way better alternatives just for you!
This is one look that should’ve been thrown out years ago but has still managed to stick around. Thin, drawn on brows are OUT, with women opting instead for a thicker, more natural looking approach that makes use of eyebrow kits like Urban Decay’s Brow Box or microblading. Draw a line along the bottom edge of your brow, fill in the sparse spots and use a clear gel to set.
While we’re all for a natural glow, smearing your cheeks with enough highlighter to stop a plane is no longer going to fly. When it comes to adding a touch of shimmer and shine, less is always more. Apply highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones and gently blend with a makeup brush until it’s only visible when turning your face towards the light. Try NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator for a subtle, fresh-faced glow.
Those with pigmentation, acne or uneven skin tones immediately turn to layering on the foundation to cover it all up. Sure, it’s an effective method, but not if anyone is planning on getting too close. Instead of a caked-on makeup look, try instead using a lightweight formulation that allows for a more natural build. Maybelline’s FitMe Matte & Poreless Foundation fits both skin tone and texture for natural finish and poreless looking skin.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re massive fans of a good matte lipstick, as long as it’s not going to look like your lips haven’t received any form of moisture in years. When choosing a matte lipstick, it’s super important to choose one that includes a slightly creamy texture as well. We love L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Obsession Lipstick that contains pure, soft touch pigments and precious velvet cream for a rich, matte colour.
That wasn’t so bad, was it? Even if you’re guilty of one or two of the above, there are simple ways to better a look without having to say goodbye to it completely. So, why not take the opportunity to revolutionise your look and play around with some of your favourite makeup products? Have fun!