It’s true that beauty trends are cyclical, fleeting, and in some cases, downright silly. But occasionally, one comes along that inspires a major change in our beauty aesthetic. And while we’re always down to road-test a buzzy makeup trend, there are a few iconic trends that have withstood the test of time – like who doesn’t love a subtle lip gloss or a bold red lip? Think Audrey Hepburn’s classic cat-eye flick or bitten-red lipsticks loved by the likes of Marilyn Monroe.
The key to these timeless beauty trends is all the same – classic, cool, and uber-chic. These are the ones that help us stay classically on-trend no matter what the season. That’s why we decided to take a look back at the show-stopping beauty trends that still have a special place in our hearts and Instagram feeds. We’re anticipating a true feast for the eyes and will be snapshotting each and every head-turning beauty look in real-time below.
Curious to know which trends are deemed indestructible by beauty savants? Keep scrolling to know our favourites and why they’ll always make our rotation.
Nineties beauty is having a moment and we’re officially on board. Think smoky eyes achieved using browns, burgundy, and smouldering blacks. The look is smoky, mysterious, and makes for a perfect look to pair with your festive ensembles as well. For added drama, once your eyes are done, apply a highlighter to the center of the eyes right along the lash line and to the corner of the eyes.
A bold red lip can really take your makeup look from 0 to 100 in a minute. Just grab a statement-making shade of red lipstick, some concealer, and mascara and you’re good to go. Thanks to the ultimate beauty trendsetter i.e., Marilyn Monroe for her undeniable red lip-centric influence. This is one of the lip looks that will never go out of style.
Feline flicks are gaining a lot of traction at the moment. And when it comes to creating the ultimate cat-eye flick, look no further than Hollywood legend Audrey Hepburn. It’s considered to be one of the most timeless beauty trends that’ll go the distance, spanning years, and even generations. All you need is a liquid eyeliner and your go-to mascara to nail this look.
Another classic ‘90s beauty influence that we love and predict will continue to be hot in the coming seasons is monochromatic brown beauty. Matching your brown eye shadow to your brown lip colour – it looks so chic and flattering on everyone. Be sure to add a little blush and colour to the face at the end so you don’t look washed out.
Beauty trends come and go, but some trends can stand the test of time, a pouty lip is one of them. The trend has spread like wildfire and the spotlight on fuller and glossy lips has been shining brighter than ever. As much as we loved the look back when Jennifer Lopez and the Spice Girls were wearing it, the iterations sweeping the ‘gram right now are ultra-glamorous and are a great way to elevate even the most basic makeup look. The liner adds an illusion of fullness to the lips and is an effortless way to up your glam quotient.
Blush was practically made to be the star of all our cute summer selfies. It’s one step in our makeup routine that can make a huge difference. Just a quick swipe of a powder or a few dabs of cream imparts a fresh, rosy glow. Juicy skin doubled with naturally-flushed cheeks has been a classic. No matter the time of year or season – it’s the most pared-back way of getting glowing skin.
It’s time to make a statement with these classics!
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