Makeup Textures and Colors for the New Year       

makeup trend for 2018 includes bold lip colors

Find out what makeup colors and trends made our top 5 list. From dewy highlighters and smoky and smudged eyeliners to shiny bold lip colors, here’s the round-up of the trends you need to own now:


Blush Overload

Ready, set, blush! Apply with a heavy hand using a brush or beauty blender. Swipe from cheek to temple as many times as you want until your cheeks are glowing. Remember the key is overload, so let your blush be seen.



Probably the hottest thing on the market right now is an Illuminator or highlighter. You can find them in liquid form like a roller, or dry in a compact. Use the illuminator or highlighter across your temples, on top of your cheek bones and on the tip of your nose for a dewy, I-just-got-off-the-beach look. The fresh faced transformation is magical. Remember: there’s no such thing as too much highlighter.


Bold Lips

Red lips are classic, but this year try peach, electric orange, fuchsia, and even some darker tones. With the variety of lipstick colors and textures available this season, choose a bold lip in matte or opt for its opposite with a super glossy color that packs a punch. And don’t let a matte lip scare you; here’s how to master the matte in 3 easy steps.


Raw Glossy Skin

One hot trend for spring 2018 is the makeup look that looks like no makeup. Scared to bare it all? Choose a nude lip, light mascara and a non-mattifying foundation. Embrace your shiny skin, but if it gets too lustrous to handle use a blotting sheet to help tame the unwanted gleam.



Don’t spend too much time perfecting your eyeliner. Instead, use a small smudge brush or Q-Tip to blend your liner. For a more dramatic effect apply liner to your bottom lid. And for festive occasions switch up the color of your liner from a natural to a jewel tone.


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