Just like clothes, shoes and accessories; makeup is subject to changing trends. Every year and every few months, new makeup trends and tricks find their way into the spotlight. This is definitely welcome as it efficiently breaks the monotony of putting on the same makeup every time you step out of the house.
Changing makeup trends can apply to a complete look or individual areas of the face like nude lips and smoky eyes. Makeup trends are definitely subject to individual preferences which mean that some people may be comfortable with stunning and dramatic makeup while others might prefer something subtle; one way or the other, makeup trends for 2017 and 2018 has enough for both.
10 Latest Makeup Trends in 2018
1. Lip Gloss
If you’ve had enough of liquid matte lips in the last few years; you would be happy to know that the easy to apply and reapply lip gloss is back in a big way. Late 2017 brought back lip gloss and we will be seeing more of it in 2018.
The color story is bound to be gelato colors which also happen to be the reigning fashion trend for 2018. Lipgloss in shades of pink and red; ranging from light to darker shades are destined to rule. img
2. Less is More
Less is definitely more according to the latest makeup trends in India and this will be a reason for relief during the warmer months. 2018 will be the year to let your natural beauty shine through and healthy radiant skin will be valued even more than top of the line baking, strobing or contouring products.
It’s important to note that this doesn’t mean a completely makeup-free look. Minimal makeup will be effectively paired up with bold eyes or scarlet lips and no one is complaining. img
3. Statement Lips
2017 and most of 2018 is the time for statement lips on both pale and darker skin tones. Evening wear will be effectively complemented by statement lips in bold colors with a dash of glitter but common sense will prevail; so you won’t be seeing much of this look during the daytime.
Statement lips will definitely be the trend to make your own for parties and festive events and the emphasis is on contrasting statement lips with understated makeup for the rest of your visage. Less is more applies here too; barring the lips. img
4. Natural Brows
Put your tweezers, powders and pencils away for a while as the latest makeup trends in India and around the world is calling for natural and straight; almost boyish brows. If you wish to celebrate after hearing this; we don’t blame you. This new trend is sure to save you a lot of time, effort and discomfort that comes with achieving dramatic arched brows that have been the trend in the last few years.
This trend is sure to work just as well in the office where you are expected to tone it down a few notches with makeup and will also have looking in keeping with the times when you are out and about having a good time. If you have great natural brows; that’s half the battle won but you can seek out external help with tinted gel to hold your brows and fill them out as well. It’s definitely not all natural but it’s almost there. img
5. Say Goodbye to Flawless Eyes
If you have had enough of looking the part of an Instagram model with flawless eye makeup; this is sure to be good news for you. 2017 was and 2018 will be the year for eye makeup with dramatic flaws. In keeping with this trend; it best to apply black liner that is interrupted or applied simply to the center of eyes. The picture above will make the trend adequately clear to you. There is an element of grunge in this trend that is sure to be welcomed by younger women.
Additionally; this trend doesn’t require an application of eyeliner which can cost a bit of time and effort. This look goes perfectly with nude makeup which gives the impression that you care enough to apply makeup but not nearly enough to get it right. img
Makeup products that are multi-use can be of great advantage to you according to the latest makeup trends. The idea here is to go for a completely monochromatic look that is stunning and dramatic. As mentioned earlier; dramatic makeup may not work for everyone so the emphasis remains on finding a shade that is best for you.
With this look you can use the same shade of makeup to highlight and contour most of your visage. You can give this look a pass if you wish; as you can go for the largely makeup-free look that is also trending at the moment. img
7. Pink and Even More Pink
Girls are taking pride in being girls and that is adequately displayed in the resurgence of pink makeup shades. The idea here is to get a flushed look with pale pink on all of the face including nude pink lips and subtle but dramatic gelato pink highlights for the eyes. The picture here could sufficiently help break down this look.
This look can be effectively contrasted with an androgynous pantsuit or it can be used to compliment an ultra-feminine pastel pink dress. img
8. Hyper Glossy Liquid Eye Liner
If you have top of the line liquid eyeliner and you have mastered the art of application; its good news that liquid eyeliner is back since 2017 and we are going to be seeing a lot of it in 2018. The emphasis is on the shiny liquid liner which is best applied with a winged effect for dramatic eyes. img
9. Metallic Shades
The latest makeup trends in India also calls for metallic shades that are sure to beautify women with darker skin tones. We are predicting a fair dose of bronze, gold and silver shade makeup with an emphasis on the lips and the eyes. This trend is sure to be seen complimenting evening wear at parties and social events. img
10. Burgundy Mascara
Look out for lots of burgundy mascara as dictated by makeup trends for this year. Burgundy mascara is bound to give your lashes a rich look and feel depending on the quality of the product and getting the trend right depends on getting the right product. Burgundy mascara is sure to be big among Indian women this year. img
In conclusion; these are some of the trends that we have seen coming to prominence in late 2017 and as we predict; will continue to hold favour in 2018. It is important to reiterate that adopting any of these trends depends on your personal comfort and individual style.
We have made a conscious effort to put together makeup trends that range from subtle to dramatic; allowing every individual to adopt a trend or trends according to their personal taste. These trends are also intentionally easy to recreate at home with an emphasis on including every girl and woman with a passion for makeup.