Now we are over the January hump where we were scraping together pennies post-Christmas, let’s look ahead to the makeup trends for this year. There are a lot of exciting new products and techniques that will be gracing us in 2017 and I am excited to share a few that I think you will love. But never fear, I won’t be including anything too crazy like using a spoon or knife to contour your face…
Concealer wardrobing, because one is never enough.
Style Sprinter says that “concealer wardrobing comes from a idea that you need a variety of concealers in your makeup bag that will address the variety of issues that you might experience”
So essentially, you are not advised to use the same concealer for spots, to highlight and contour and for under the eye. Have a google to find more about this one.
Move over matte, say hello to gloss.
2016 was all about matte lipstick. And while it might have looked good on the ‘girls of Instagram’ I found it only emphasised my chapped, dry lips. So I’m not too sad to say that gloss is taking a front seat for 2017. Find a shade that works best for you but beware- stay out of wind tunnels!
Keep the glow.
The trend that was big in 2016 with the rise of highlighters is here to stay this year. If you are looking for tips, check out my ‘A Guide to Using Highlighter’ article on GGF. We are also seeing a rise in the ‘natural glow’ department; think HIGHLY moisturised skin.
Black liner with a twist.
Personally, I think classic black liner will never go out of fashion but you will be pleased to know those feline flicks are still top of the forecasts this year. However 2017 is reporting an update with a glossy finish, more glam than the traditional matte black line.
Ok so maybe everywhere was a slight exaggeration but glitter is going to big in 2017. Many of the recent high end fashion shows saw models with glitter laden pouts and while it might be a bit scratchy, you could try by dabbing a small amount over your lip product for a special occasion.
So, I’m not suggesting you should start applying it everywhere but this season is about being a little braver when it comes to blush. Pick a pretty pink that works for you and start on the apples of your cheeks, gradually working up.
2 tone lip.
You don’t need choose crazy colours for this to work. The idea is to get two lipsticks of a slightly different shade and blend them together. My suggestion starter would be a cherry pink with a tab of nude pink in the centre of the lips. Perfecto!