Top 7 Biggest Makeup Trends 2018

With London Fashion Week in full swing, we’ve curated the top 7 makeup looks that make up 2018's biggest trends. From unapologetically bright eyes to next-level lashes and violet hues, be prepared to take centre stage in this season’s most daring, yet totally wearable beauty trends

 

 #1 Blush Draping

blush draping makeup trend 2018
@voiletz_mua

 

Trend: Contour queen, step aside. Blush is back! 2018 is all about the blusher; think magenta, corals and rich reds! The ‘drape’ method was born in the 80’s and if you know anything about 80’s makeup it was definitely not for wallflowers

How: Using the C2 - Sculpt & Glow Brush take your blusher and sweep gently from the high of the cheekbones to the temples and slightly around the eyes finishing across the bridge of your nose. It’s all about highlighting and sculpting your face but using blusher

 

#2 Ultra Violet Beams 

ultra violet makeup trend pantone's colour of the year
@lipstickncurls

 

Trend: It’s Pantone’s official colour of the year, which means if it’s anything like millennial pink, it’s going to be pretty big news! Here a some tips for the bold and not-so-bold takes on packing in that purple punch

How: Firstly, only apply purple to one feature of your face. Let’s say eyes, as it goes with every eye colour. Take your favourite pigment and pop it in the inner circles of your eyes for instant brightening. If you fancy something more daring, take the Smashbox Always On Matte Liquid Lipstick and plaster on that purple

 

#3 Next-Level Lashes 

next level lashes makeup trend 2018
@clarisse_morieux

 

Trend: This season it’s all about next-level lashes; think bigger, thicker eyelashes with colossal amounts of volume and extra-flutter! Whether you want to accentuate what you already have with a top-performing mascara or give them a growing hand with a lash serum, there are countless ways to achieve those perfect lash goals

How: Firstly, curl your lashes to give them the ultimate boost using the Lily England Rose Gold Eyelash Curler. Next, it’s kinda up to you. Amp up your lash game with a pair of falsies or lash extensions for instant flutter. Alternatively try lash lifts, tints or serums, which can help enhance your existing lashes

 

#4 Golden Glows 

Gold highlighter Fenty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Trophy Wife @bernicia.boateng

 

Trend: We all know that when Riri does something, the whole world follows. So if she says wear gold highlighter, we wear gold highlighter. It’s all about saturating the skin in golden light reflecting products. Think high-voltage shine with maximum goddess vibes.

How: Taking Rihanna’s Killawatt Highlighter in Trophy Wife sweep it across your cheekbones, use it as eyeshadow, dust it over your decolletage and over the cupids bow. If you have fair skin opt for a champagne hue such as the return of the cult favourite, MAC Whisper Of Gilt

 

#5 Bright Eyed Girl  

bright eye shadow makeup trend 2018
@solatice_

 

Trend: Bright, standout shades are in the spotlight this season from vibrant greens to citrus tangerine and candyfloss pink - it’s all about the pop! It doesn't have to be OTT though; a subtle splash of your favourite colour can go a long way

How: Take a neon or bold colour and inject a dash of colour right underneath the lash line or in the inner corner for look-at-me eyes. Top tip: take a pop of colour from what you are wearing, to avoid colour clashing. We love the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow palette in Electric, there’s a colour in it for every skin tone

 

#6 Brow Down 

Big bushy brows makeup trend @makeupbyliz

 

Trend: Think 80’s style brows, tamed. Think Cara Delevingne-esque. Bigger, bushier and fluffier brows are big, quite literally, and we want ‘em! From the more extreme microblading to do-it-yourself gel tints we wouldn’t leave the house without them

How: You want your brows to look as natural, yet as fluffy and fuller as possible; it’s all about accentuating what you already have. Tip: either do your brows first, or wipe off any foundation you’ve got on them to give them the strongest colour. Then taking the Glossier Boy Brow brush upwards and outwards in short little strokes and fill in any gaps with a pencil for that ultimate wow brow

 

#7 Lips Love Tints 

Lip tint Glossier @emilydoes_makeup

 

Trend: We’re pretty big on hydration at the moment and the shift from dewy skin to lips is in full transition mode. Say goodbye to drying matte lipsticks and hello to hydrating lip tints and balms that will stain your lips beautifully without overdoing it

How: Play down your favourtie shade using a sheer or matte tint and glide over lips for a baby soft, kissable texture. A lip tint with added SPF is perfect for all year round and gives you that added layer of protection in one sweep. Hello kissable lips!




Kayleigh G
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