February 22, 2022News
New year. New me. If that sounds like you, then you’re probably thinking of shaking up your makeup look. February is when we start to see the trends for the year come out in full force. What we’re loving about 2022 is that there’s no fixed ‘theme’ for beauty trends this year. In past years, all eyes have been on skincare and self-care as we grappled with the pandemic.
Fast forward to 2022 and it’s a mixture of low-key ‘natural’ makeup and all-out glittery eyeshadow. Whatever your makeup aesthetic is, you’re guaranteed to find a trend that will catch your eye. The beauty industry in 2022 is all about getting out of your comfort zone, trying something new, and being your most authentic self. It’s also about sticking to makeup trends that you enjoy by putting your self-care and wellness first.
Read on to find out all about the 2022 makeup trends that everyone is talking about – including our top product recommendations.
If there’s one 2021 makeup trend that we’re taking into this year, it’s the luminous makeup look. With all the focus on a so-called “skin-first” approach, it’s no surprise that this trend is taking on a new life in 2022. This year’s makeup trends are all about adding a glossy texture to your skin – and not just your lips. It’s time to rediscover your favourite highlighter and give your skin a radiant, ‘lit from within’, look. Feel like splurging? Check out the Gucci ‘Eclat de Beaute’ gel face gloss.
Another trend we’re taking into 2021 from last year is soap brows. We’re still obsessing over this natural and effortlessly chic look that is easy to recreate at home. It’s all about focusing on a feathered look to your brows that makes them appear full and fluffy. Don’t worry. You don’t need to use an actual soap to create this look. Anastasia Beverly Hills’ ‘tinted brow gel’ is one OG eyebrow product that we’re rediscovering for 2022.
With all the focus on skincare, it’s no surprise that 2022 is another year of skipping the heavy complexion products. Beauty brands like Glossier are still dominating the industry, getting us all to fall back in love with our skin. One makeup trend for 2022 that you want to incorporate into your daily routine is taking a light-handed approach to your foundation and concealer.
Skip the four-step routine of face products and use a buildable foundation and lightweight concealer that you can use to blur instead of hiding your imperfections. It can also help to switch out your makeup brushes – such as using an angled makeup brush for your concealer instead of a beauty blender.
This makeup trend picks up from the luminous complexion that we’ve already talked about. Blush is one product that we’ve all been guilty of forgetting about – especially when contouring was all the rage. For 2022, it’s go big or go home with bush. Adding a hit of colour to your face can give you a healthy, glowing complexion. If you want to create a dewy look, shop around for a crème blush that matches the natural flush of your cheeks. Glossier’s ‘cloud paint’ blushers are easily buildable and universally flattering.
2022 trends aren’t all about sticking to natural tones. Experimental eyeliner was one of the biggest viral trends on TikTok in 2021 – and for good reason! Switching out your black eyeliner for a bolder shade can instantly transform your look by adding something unexpected. Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil is the OG choice for coloured eyeliner and comes in a myriad of shades for you to choose from.
After two years of wearing masks, it’s time to rediscover our love for lipstick. One share that everyone is talking about for 2022 is bright pink. The shade is expected to dominate makeup trends this year – stretching from light hues of rose to bold shades of fuchsia pink. Choose a pink lipstick that flatters your skin tone and matches your personality. Trust us. Once you find your perfect shade, you’ll want to buy an emergency backup.
One makeup brand that is famous for its pink lipsticks is Charlotte Tilbury. While Pillow Talk is the brand’s signature shade, you can choose from several pink shades within their collection, including the iconic ‘Miss Kensington’.
Which of these 2022 makeup trends will you be trying out? Let us know in the comments below!
Every time we click on TikTok or Instagram, there seems to be a new makeup trend that everyone is talking about. After a year in quarantine, we’re all ready to brush away the cobwebs and rediscover the content of our makeup bags. Staying on top – and predicting – the beauty trends for 2021 is a difficult task. We’ve all seen how quickly trends can be born and die under the influence of social media.
Things are starting to look extremely autumnal. As summer comes to an end, we’re more than ready to welcome fall back into our lives. As the world starts to reopen after the pandemic, fall promises to bring with it excitement and new opportunities for us to make up for lost time. It’s also an exciting time for the beauty industry. Will the laidback minimalistic aesthetics that we saw during lockdown remain as the world continues to reopen? Will so-called ‘soft glam’ rise up in its place as a more elevated alternative for wearing outside the house.
We’ve broken down the steps to create the perfect beginner-friendly soft glam routine to show you what this makeup looks involves. If you’re thinking of experimenting with the trend, make sure to bookmark this page to use as your tutorial for the next time you’re doing your makeup.
TikTok is quickly becoming our go-to destination for makeup hacks and tutorials. If you’ve always struggled with contouring, you’re in luck with the latest viral makeup trend from TikTok. The ‘face-lift’ hack is at the centre of the soft glam makeup look. The beauty of this makeup trend is that anyone can give it a go with products that they’ll already have in their makeup bag.