It’s no news to us that certain makeup trends and looks come and go as quickly as a model walks down the runway. Yet, we seem to clutch onto some of them for dear life, as if we’ll never look the same should we get rid of that special shade of eyeshadow or trusty liner. While some makeup looks are timeless, some of your favourites may need to take a hint from *NSYNC and go Bye, Bye, Bye.
This is one look that should’ve been thrown out years ago but has managed to stick around. Thin, drawn-on brows are OUT – with women opting instead for a more natural-looking approach to beauty. New popular eyebrow styles include using all-in-one eyebrow products like Urban Decay’s Brow Box or microblading for a more permanent solution.
While we’re all for that 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 to your hair or your face, less is always more. Apply highlighter to the tops of your cheekbones and gently blend with a makeup brush until the highlighter is only visible when you turn your face towards the light. Try the NYX Professional Makeup Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator for a subtle, fresh-faced glow.
Those with pigmentation, acne or uneven skin tone immediately turn to layering on 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 using a lightweight formulation that allows for a more natural build. Maybelline’s Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation suits all kinds of skin tones and textures, and offers a natural yet buildable finish.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re massive fans of a good matte lipstick, as long as it doesn’t 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 the L’Oréal Paris Color Riche Matte Obsession Lipstick for its pure, soft-touch pigments and precious velvet cream formula for a matte yet comfortable 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 this opportunity to revolutionise your look and play around with some of your favourite makeup products? Have fun!