The new year calls for a makeup reboot. While some looks are best left behind with the year gone by, certain trends are set to make a huge comeback and some new avant-garde styles are expected to gain momentum in 2020.
We break down the biggest makeup trends to look out for this year.
Exaggerated Eye Shapes
Eyes are going to be a focal point in 2020. Futuristic and exaggerated shapes – think floating eyeliner in unexpected colours – are huge this year. To avoid making this look overpowering, make sure to use blocks of colours softly blurred and blended out in a way that doesn’t look too defined.
Unleash your creativity with gorgeous shapes using colourful eye pencils and eyeshadow palettes or multitask with your favourite lipstick for your next party.
Pops Of Blue
Remember blue eyeshadow being all the rage back in the early 2000s? If you couldn’t get enough of this trend back then, you’ll be glad for the massive resurgence it is about to make this year. Named as Pantone’s colour of the year, blue in its varied iterations – electric blue, sky blue, aqua and navy – is expected to be on everyone’s radar.
Embrace this trend with a sharp-winged cat eye in bright blue or create an ombré effect with your eyeshadow. Go the minimal route with the rest of your makeup to slay this look.
Dramatic Eyes With White Eyeliner
The classic black eyeliner has received a rather unexpected twist in 2020. This year, the non-traditional but striking white and cream eyeliner is set to become hugely popular. Introduce this trend in your makeup looks with a liquid liner for its precise application or a smooth eye pencil to complement your dark eyes.
Paired with voluminous, dramatic eyelashes, the sharp and crisp white eyeliner creates an interesting contrast. Complete the look with bold lip colour for the night or softer shade of coral or pink to rock this look in the daytime.
Vibrant Look With Colourful Eyeshadow
The makeup trend glossary is abuzz with colourful eyelids this year with shades of pastels and neons in particular. If you’re feeling adventurous, add pops of colour by combining contrasting shades like orange over the eyelids and blue under the lower lash line.
Pink and red is another great combination perfect for a date night. You could also experiment with a bright shade to line your lids for a peppy day look to sport this sassy trend. An eyeshadow palette is all you need to have fun with this trend.
Minimalistic Tones With Sheer Makeup
Faux-looking skin has made way for more natural, cleaner and realistic complexion. Bid adieu to the full coverage and ultra-matte makeup formulas popularised by social media over the last few years. Let your complexion shine through with sheer finish makeup products that enhance your natural radiance rather than camouflaging it.
This year, naturally glowing skin is manifested in two ways—a balmy kind of glow and iridescent glow. To channel this ‘less is more’ vibe, let your skin be the standout feature. Invest in a tinted moisturiser like a BBcream that is light enough for everyday wear while giving a natural sheen with its translucent coverage. Dab on some subtle highlighter on your cheekbones for a luminous night time look.
Let these trends inspire you to revamp your makeup looks in 2020.
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