Shaking up your makeup rut can be an empowering, yet simple, way to refresh your look and step outside your comfort zone. Whether you simply want to ring the changes with a subtle shift, or are ready to be an all-out trendsetter, we’ve got the info you need. These 5 hottest makeup trends of 2019 are waiting for you to embrace them- it’s time to get a little wild!
1. Rocking Red Lips
While contouring is hardly dead, we’re already seeing a drift away from the bold, super-heavy makeup trends of the last few years. Fortunately for us, that doesn’t mean all bold trends are out. We’ve been living in the era of the ‘statement lip’ for a while now, and 2019’s top makeup trends are seeing the ever-fashionable red on the rise once again.
Of course, the ever-fresh classic shade is a deep, vampish red, but 2019 isn’t about being completely confined by trends. Feel free to go as dark (or as bright) as you dare. The only key to wearing a red lip with ease is to match the undertones of the lipstick to your own skin with care. Past that, anything goes! So be daring and embrace the red trend to its fullest this year.
2. Golden Eyes…
Metallics are also in, in a big way. There’s no two ways about it! And glittering golden eye shadow is the king of the hill. Pairing up beautifully with the rose-gold balayage hair trend of the moment, this is one of the hottest makeup looks for 2019, for sure.
Whether you opt for a bold, all-out gold, or simply add a subtle metallic shimmer to your highlights, don’t get left behind. This trend is versatile and easy to master, and there’s a little of something for everyone, too.
3.….Or Take Brights to the Max
‘Geometric eyes’ have become an insanely trendy look of late. From bright blocks of color to unusual eyeliners, makeup hasn’t been this gaudy (on trend) since the Sixties, and it’s definitely one of the defining makeup looks of 2019.
If you love to experiment with color and shape, this is set to be your year. Go crazy! Even if you favor a more subtle look, don’t be afraid to break out of your comfort zone and get a little brighter. Bright colors, jewel tones and even popping neons are all in. If you don’t have the time (or the skills) to create a full-out geometric eye, then a simple color wash on the lid will still allow you to pay homage to this trend.
4. Shine and Shimmer Makeup Trends
Glitter fanatics, it’s your time to shine (no pun intended). 2019’s boldest makeup trends have embraced glitter with a bang. With glitter products erupting in every line, there’s a little of something for everyone, too. If the outright chunky glitter look isn’t rocking your world, you can still stay on-trend with a vast range of subtler looks. From a pearly glimmer to the subtle metallics we mentioned above, you’re sure to find the right level of sheen for your tastes.
Layer it on thick over your favorite bold eyeshadow, add a dab to bring out the color of your irises, add a thin layer over your liner, or use a subtle, glinting highlighter. Whatever you do, just make sure you embrace a little sparkle in your life.
5. The Brows you Were Born With
Trendy women across the globe, heave a sigh of relief with us. The day of the heavily structured brow is done. 2019’s hottest makeup trends are, blissfully, embracing the look of the natural browline instead, bush and all. There’s no denying that a fuller brow makes a face look youthful and perky. Team it up with less time spent in front of the mirror trying for that perfect line and it’s a win-win for everyone.
That’s not to say that scruffy is in. Feel free to tidy up your general brow line, and even do a little light shaping. But the over-plucked look is out, and we’re quickly seeing a drift away from the heavily made-up, picture-perfect look of the last few years.
Ditch the heavy penciling and meticulous powder fillers, and opt for a softer, feathered line that still fills in gaps without looking too artificial. Or invest in some microblading to boost the look of what you’ve got subtly. If you want to embrace this trend all-in, feel free to amp up your natural bushiness with extra volume. Finish the deal with a simple clear brow gel, and you’re free to hit the streets looking super stylish with half the effort.
Makeup is the perfect way to experiment with personality, as well as boost your inner confidence. Why not embrace a few of these trendiest makeup looks of 2019, and let your inner diva out to play?