Decode The Trend: We Got An Expert To Tell You How To Do Gloss Right!

Decode The Trend: We Got An Expert To Tell You How To Do Gloss Right!

This season is about new make-up trends and honestly, we couldn’t be happier. So put your bronzer sticks and matte lipsticks to rest ‘coz gloss is here to stay. From lips to eyes and skin, the gloss trend is everywhere. We got celebrity make-up artist, Anu Kaushik to tell us how to ace the gloss trend!


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The 90s trend of lipgloss is back

I think the last time I used a lipgloss was when I was college. I don’t know if it was the Kylie lip kit or the liquid lip colour trend, but lipglosses are huge right now. Be it Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty's new range or Huda’s Lip Tints, more and more brands are steering towards lipglosses that are high on sheen and on pigment. “Most lipglosses are 3D; so once you put them on, they lend both, dimension and sheen to your lips,” says Kaushik. Plus, the formulas are so much better now that it doesn’t feather out of your pout either. The best part? The application is easy for us lazy girls!

Get The Look: The best part about using lipglosses is that most of them come with a wand, making the application precise and easy. Opt for sheer tints as well as shades of berries, brights and earthy neutrals. "Glossy lips are the talk of the season: feel free to experiment with shades of purple, blues, reds and more," suggests Kaushik.

POPxo Recommends: MAC Lipglass, Lust (Rs 1,196), NYX Professional Makeup Butter Gloss, Cupcake, (Rs 550), Fenty Beauty Glass Bomb Universal Lip Luminiser (Rs 2,025)


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There’s more than just smokey eyes

Hot off the ramp, glossy eyes are a refreshing trend that steers away from smokey eyes. Instead of the usual blacks and browns, "shades of orange, pink, taupe and blue can elevate your look," says Kaushik.


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Get The Look: This look is all about using the right products. Instead of using your usual powder palettes, "opt for waterproof formulas, preferably eye crayons for glossy eyes," tells Kaushik. After using this, dab a little bit of lip balm on your eyelids using your ring finger. Another way to do this look is to first use an eyeliner and then smudge out a tinted lipgloss for that extra sheen. Avoid using a mascara since it has chances of smearing!

POPxo Recommends: Clinique Chubby Stick Intense Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm, Curviest Caramel (Rs 1,500), Bobbi Brown Follow The Sun Eye Gloss, Bare Beach (Rs 2,150), NYX Professional Makeup Full Throttle Shadow Stick,  Find Your Fire (Rs 700)

Glossy Skin is In

Clear skin is always in. And that’s a must-have when it comes to trying out the glossy skin trend. Preparation is key "make sure you exfoliate your face and moisturise it well before you do your base," advises Kaushik. Look for a primer that is both hydrating and helps prep your skin. Adding a face oil or a serum to your skincare regime will add a natural sheen to your face.

Get The Look: Start by correcting your skintone and then do your base. "Make sure you don’t overdo the foundation on your cheekbones," warns Kaushik. Now use a liquid illuminator on the apples of your cheeks, jawline, the tip of the nose and cupid’s bow. "To add more drama, you can top the liquid illuminator with a powder too," says Kaushik.

POPxo Recommends: NARS Copacabana (Rs 4,616), Bobbi Brown Extra Illuminating Moisture Balm (Rs 6,800), Inglot AMC Face and Body Illuminator (Rs 1,500)