12 Makeup Trends to Try This Year

Posted August 1, 2022 by in Beauty
woman applying neon eyeshadow

There’s no doubt that the cosmetic industry is ever-changing and constantly evolving. New trends seem to pop up every day, and it can be hard to keep up. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. Here are 12 of the top makeup trends that you should take note of right now:

makeup trends to try in 2022

1. Glass skin

The ‘glass skin’ trend originated in Korea, and it’s all about achieving a super smooth, poreless complexion. The secret to achieving this look is all in the skincare. A good glass skin routine will involve double cleansing, exfoliating, toning, essence, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer. And of course, don’t forget the SPF!

Woman in all white with glass skin makeup holding a sheet of glass

2. Dewy skin

Dewy skin is all about looking healthy and hydrated. This trend is achieved by using products that contain hyaluronic acid or glycerin to help lock in moisture. Another tip for getting dewy skin is to use a face mist throughout the day to keep your skin feeling refreshed.

If you suffer from dry skin, it may be difficult for your skin to lock in moisture for a full day. To make your dewy glow last as long as possible, experiment with setting sprays that have a luminous finish instead of a matte finish. Our budget favorite is NYX and our splurge favorite is Dewy Set by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

Woman with braids with natural dewy makeup

3. Bold brows

Bold brows are back, and they’re bigger and better than ever. This trend is all about filling in your brows to make them look fuller and more defined. The key to achieving this look is to use a brow pencil or pomade that’s one shade darker than your natural hair color.

Freckled Latina with gold hoops and red lips hiding half of face with a flower

4. Natural makeup

The ‘no-makeup’ makeup look is still going strong, and it shows no signs of slowing down. This trend is all about keeping your makeup simple and natural-looking. The focus is on enhancing your features without looking like you’re wearing a lot of makeup. To achieve this look, use minimal products and go for a more natural color palette.

Young freckled woman in a sunhat with natural makeup

5. Cut creases

A cut crease is a type of eye makeup that involves using a dark eyeshadow to create a defined line above the crease of your eye. This trend is perfect for those who want to make their eyes look bigger and more open. To achieve a cut crease, start by applying a light eyeshadow all over your lid. Then, use a dark eyeshadow to create a defined line above your crease. Finally, blend out the edges with a brush or sponge.

Pretty woman with cut crease makeup for eyeshadow

6. Neon eyeliner

Neon eyeliner is one of the hottest trends right now—you can thank Glossier for that. This fun and playful look is perfect for summertime. To achieve this look, start by applying a white or nude eyeshadow all over your lid. Then, use a brightly colored eyeliner to create a winged look. Finally, finish off with some mascara.

Curly haired woman wearing Glossier yellow eyeliner

7. Glitter lips

Glitter lips are perfect for those who want to add a little sparkle to their makeup look. This trend is achieved by using a glitter lip gloss or lipstick. For best results, apply the product to the center of your lips and then blend outwards.

glitter lip trend

8. Metallic nails

Metallic nails are a fun and trendy way to add some pizzazz to your manicure. This look is achieved by using metallic nail polish in shades like silver, gold, or rose gold. For best results, use a base coat and top coat to help the polish last longer.

close-up of a woman's hands with gold metallic nails

9. Colored mascara

Colored mascara is a great way to add a pop of color to your makeup look. This trend is achieved by using mascara in shades like blue, green, or purple. For best results, apply the mascara to your top lashes only.

close up of woman with blue eyeliner

10. Ombre lipstick

Ombre lips are achieved by applying a darker shade of lipstick to the outer corners of your lips and then blending it inward. This trend is perfect for those who want to add some dimension to their lips. To achieve this look, start by applying a light lip color all over your lips. Then, use a darker lip color on the outer corners of your lips. Finally, blend the two colors together with a brush or your finger.

Ombre red lips

11. Permanent makeup

Permanent makeup is a type of cosmetic tattooing done at Sovereign Studio (check out their website here: https://sovereignstudiosrq.com/) that involves using pigments to create designs on the face. This trend is perfect for those who want to save time on their makeup routine. Permanent makeup can be used to create a variety of looks, such as defined eyebrows, winged eyeliner, or fuller lips.

Pretty woman with permanent makeup

12. K-Beauty

K-beauty is a term used to describe the beauty standards and trends that originate in South Korea. This trend is characterized by natural-looking makeup, dewy skin, and bold brows. K-beauty products are often gentle and hypoallergenic, making them perfect for those with sensitive skin. When it comes to skincare, there are usually many layers/steps—resulting in the perfect canvas for makeup.

Woman with dewy makeup

There you have it! These are the 12 top makeup trends to take note of right now. So, what are you waiting for? Get out there and try them all!

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