Winter means many things – another season of fabulous coats to add to your closet, cosying up in front of a fireplace, drinking your favourite warm beverages, and of course, all the parties. If you love makeup as we do, it also means a season filled with fun and daring makeup trends.
Winter makeup is full of opportunities- whether you want to try a blush-forward look for brunch, a bold lip for your company’s Christmas party, or a dazzling smoky eye for New Year’s eve. This winter is all about bringing back the ‘90s and Y2K beauty trends. A seemingly endless slew of influencers, A-listers, and miscellaneous fashion people all agree on them. They are taking it to a whole new level, and we’re pulling out all the stops. Think glitter, rosy blush, and graphic liners to make an appearance, but that’s only the beginning. Scroll ahead to meet the winter Instagram beauty trends we can’t stop seeing all over our feeds.
From toned-down everyday looks to turned-up party makeup trends, these winter trends are exploding in popularity.
If you need a makeup trend with endless possibilities. Enters: the graphic liner makeup look. It’s sleek, sexy and effortless and there are no rules with this look. The graphic liner has been reigning supreme for the last two years, and it’s not going away anytime soon.
Glitters and rich metallic washes of colour on the lids for a subtle yet playful shimmer. Beauty girls are especially into a silver wash for a cool icy effect. Here’s a beauty palette you can use to recreate the look. The trend can be done using a light-reflecting highlighter, shadow or even a glitter lip.
Summer was all about the dew but this winter, you are going to see more soft matte skin. To take the soft matte skin to the next level and lock in your makeup for long wear, we recommend spraying a setting spray on your foundation brush with foundation on it.
The undereye blush makeup trend involves applying blush on the apple of your cheeks directly under your eyes to add a pretty flush to your face. We are going to see the draped blush a lot this winter. While this technique isn’t new in the editorial world, it’s a fun one to welcome to the mainstream beauty world.
Brows are and will always be the star of the show, but this season opt for more of a natural take on your arches. We are expecting to see a lot of fluffy and full brows, not overly drawn brows. Brow pencils and brow gel will be your best friends to try the trend.
The lip flip lip liner trend is perfect for you because it will draw everyone’s attention to your lips and make you look red carpet-ready without the need for bold hues or eyeliner looks. And, you might want to stock up on gloss gain because ultra-glossy lips will be everywhere this winter.
Experimentation will be huge this season. The 2000s-inspired makeup trends are going to blow up. Expect to see some frosty blue shadows. Thanks to the pop stars aka Dua Lipa and Miley Cyrus for bringing it back. If you’re eyeing the much-anticipated icy eyeshadow moment, this palette will do the trick for you.
Winter is just around the corner, and the fashion set has already zeroed in on lip colours we’ll all be coveting this season. After a long Hot Girl Summer, we’re honestly ready for a Chill Girl Winter. That said, burgundy will be making its usual appearance this winter. There’s nothing we love more than a bold statement lip to stand out at a party!
Grunge is having a bit of resurgence right now. To include the rock-star trend in your makeup routine, we suggest pairing an angsty grunge eyeliner with barely-there skin and we bet all eyes will be on you.
Screenshot these because you’ll be calling upon them throughout the coming party season.
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