A makeup enthusiast’s vanity kit is a treasure trove of the latest beauty tools and products in a myriad range of colours, from the essential earthy shades to the experimental rainbow hues, and their rich gilded versions. But what good is an on-trend collection if the look you create with that makeup is several seasons’ old or even oh-so-2018?
With a new year, enter new trends and some continuing ones that are on their way to becoming bigger and better. Here’s what makeup in 2019 is going to be all about.
Remember your grandmother told you about having that healthy glow from within? Well, it’s a trend now! Prepping the skin before applying makeup is a must for a radiant look. Also a big trend will be the no-makeup makeup look — a bit of concealer where necessary, a light dab of brown on the eyelids, a thin coat of mascara, just a swipe of an MLBB (my lips but better) shade of lipstick, and you’re good to go!
In a beauty paradox of sorts, glitter will go strong hand-in-hand with barely-there makeup. The dramatic looks one can create with glitter are endless. A stroke on the eyes, a heavy swipe on the eyelids, a sharp highlight on the cheekbones or lips dipped in metallic hues — take your pick, and make heads turn. The daring can take the plunge and play with hues beyond gold and silver.
Pantone’s lively coral to rule the beauty charts
It’s time you bid goodbye to 2018’s ultra violet, and embrace lively coral, the Pantone colour of 2019, in your makeup routine.
Expect numerous tutorials from your fave beauty vloggers, too. The shade is far more versatile and works great for the eyes, cheek and lips alike. This doesn’t mean that scarlet lips and deep reds are passé — they’re evergreen, and how!
Well-moisturised and conditioned lips, and a pink or berry-stained pout will steal the limelight from the matte lip, that had been a reigning champion for a while now.
With focus being back on a natural glow, glossy lips are a sure way towards achieving that, as they add lustre and freshness to the face. They’re also perfect for winter and conceal any dryness that a matte lipstick would have further enhanced. Feel free to extend that shine to your eyelids.
False lashes are as much for the girl-next-door
Long, dramatic falsies can add oodles of glam to any makeup look whether you have naturally voluminous lashes or not. With a big fan following, thanks to beauty vloggers, false lashes will gain even more popularity in 2019, and reach the vanity kits of the girl-next-door, proving that they’re no longer just a celeb accessory.