Are you a fellow makeup addict? Feed your obsession by checking out the latest makeup trends that are going strong and show no signs of stopping!
I’m super stoked to share with y’all what’s on my mind today! After having a really hard last few days (got hit by a car, got hit by a bicyclist, got hit by a longboard, got rejected by another medical school... ), I decided to have a treat yo self day. If you don’t watch Parks and Recreation and thus don’t understand the reference, Google it! Anyway, when I treat myself, I go shopping. That’s my thing, but that doesn’t mean I have to go out and buy a bunch of things. I only bought a couple of makeup items that I wanted, but I instantly felt way better. What was amazing about this trip was that after I paid, I finally became VIB at Sephora, whoop! That means I get more freebies, occasional free shipping, discounts, a complementary makeover, and more!
Makeup is my thing. Some people paint pictures. I do makeup. Makeup is my cathartic release that allows me to be artistic and express myself and my mood. If I’m going out, I’m doing my makeup (and taking lots of pictures because was your makeup really on point if there is no photo evidence? *wink*). Because of my love for makeup, I wanted to share some of the latest makeup trends and beauty trends that you’ve probably seen and maybe even tried yourself!
I want to begin with eye makeup trends because 1) eye makeup is my forte and 2) eyes are the first thing I see when I look at a person. Take a look at this model’s eyeliner. Isn’t it just super gorgeous? Winged eyeliner is very popular right now, and when it is executed properly, you could cut someone with how sharp it is 😉 Winged eyeliner is perfect for your fall makeup, spring makeup, winter makeup - whenever! You can make it bold or simple! Be creative!
As for myself, my eyeliner is less dramatic because I have huge almond eyes that don’t need much to pop. A thin line highlights them exactly how I want, and because I like my eyeliner thin, I need a brand that has a thin felt tip. The brand of eyeliner that I use is called Tattoo Liner by Kat Von D in black. It is the thinnest, darkest, waterproof, rub-proof eyeliner I’ve ever used in my life. It stays on all night and glides right on. I’ve used it for years, it is my #1 eye staple, and I don’t think I’m going to ever buy a different brand of liquid eyeliner ever again.
Get my eyeliner here.
What is drop-dead gorgeous eyeliner without great mascara?! When I was a teenager, I was convinced that all mascara did the same thing and that there was no point in buying an expensive brand. BUT I WAS SO WRONG. Different brands/types/styles of mascara do different things; that being said, I’ve found some amazing drugstore mascaras that I always keep in my makeup bag because they are fabulous. However, my all-time favorite mascara is called They’re Real! by Benefit Cosmetics. I also use a mascara primer that a friend recommended to me years ago, and now I can’t live without it!
Mascara pulls your look together. It also looks amazing without any other makeup. If you have anything in your makeup bag, it better be mascara. Mascara is a beauty product and makeup trend that will always be in style!
Side note: if you’re really dedicated to your eyelashes, look into getting fake eyelashes (last about a day) or semi-permanent lashes (last a couple of weeks). I’ve had both and loved them!
Get They’re Real! by Benefit Cosmetics here.
Get my favorite drugstore brand mascara here.
Get the best mascara base here.
When I first started wearing makeup almost 10 years ago, I had a tiny pot of rose colored cream eyeshadow that is now discontinued. I loved it so much that I tried making it last for years, but alas, it ran out. When I went to buy new eyeshadow, it was right around the time that Urban Decay released their first Naked Eyeshadow Palette. I immediately jumped onto the bandwagon of this eyeshadow trend and have never been disappointed.
Eyeshadow palettes are super popular right now because you get so many blendable and (typically) natural colors that will make any eye type/eye color pop. I am currently using an eyeshadow palette by Too Faced called Chocolate Bon Bons Eyeshadow Collection (it smells like chocolate!), but I’ve recently tried a sample one by Urban Decay with darker tones that I will probably end up buying in the near future.
Get my eyeshadow palette here.
Perfect Eyebrows are probably the most popular makeup trend at the moment. This trend has been going strong for a couple of years now, and I don’t see it fading. While my bff LOVES this makeup trend, I am not a huge fan of it. Don’t get me wrong - I still (kind of) fill in my eyebrows, and I have mad respect for anyone who executes them properly, but I have naturally dark eyebrows as it is, and I like that they’re thin. If you take a look at the model in the image above, her eyebrow is perfectly done. The way to do this is by filling in your eyebrows in an ombre fashion, creating the desired shape, and then outlining your brow in a light color (i.e., white). If that made no sense to you, there are so many beauty videos out there! Check them out!
Can you guess what this next trend is? Contour and highlighting! For the sake of this post, however, I’m going to focus on highlighting because it makes me super happy (more on that below). As you can see by looking at this model, highlighter makes your cheeks pop! It’s amazing, I love it, and my highlighter is becoming a makeup essential that I cannot live without. If you’re into matte foundation, highlighting is a beautiful way to give your face makeup a bit of contrast and color. Let me introduce to y’all my favorite highlighter brand!
There are no words to describe how much I love this highlighter. If I could, I would put this amazing stuff all over my face every day. It’s called Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter by Becca, and I buy it in champagne. It is beyond amazing and probably one of my all-time favorite makeup buys ever. It does everything I could ask for and more. Check it out!
Kylie Jenner has sparked a crazy fashion trend with the release of her lip kits, lipsticks, lip glosses, and other beauty products via her brand Kylie Cosmetics. It is the latest lipstick trend (maybe latest makeup trend?) of the year. I want to focus on her Lip Kits because that’s where the magic all started. Having perfectly outlined and filled in lips is super popular right now. Lip liner has made its comeback, which was something I never thought could happen, but I’m happy that it did! I chose Kylie Jenner’s Lip Kits because I actually own a couple, and I really like them. They taste like a vanilla cupcake and they literally last all day, but I will admit - they can be hard to find locally.
If you’re impatient like me, head down to your local makeup store and find a different brand in your desired shade of lipstick and lip liner and you can easily get the look you like! Whether you like matte lipstick or gloss lipstick, there is a brand and style out there for you!
Makeup tip: for even cleaner lipstick/lip liner lines, use a white lip liner on your top lip after you’ve applied your face makeup and lipstick to get perfectly outlined lips!
I know there are so many more makeup trends out there right now, but I just wanted to focus on some of my favorites. I’m always looking for new ideas and ways to wear my makeup, so let me know what your favorite styles/brands/tips/tricks are! And be sure to share this fabulous post with your friends!