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Monday, January 1, 2018

BIGGEST BEAUTY TRENDS OF 2018! #Beauty #Trends #2018 #IAmTHEMakeupJunkie


Well, we made it through 2017, and we came through unscathed. Pretty much unscathed. In 2017 the biggest beauty trend was the Hanacure mask, the mask that made you look really ugly while it was working but in the end made your face look so beautiful and glowing that it is constantly sold out and hard to get. I still haven't tried it and I usually get to try everything. Other trends were rose gold lipstick, mulled wine hair and snail mucus skincare. One of the other biggest beauty trends was the beginning of the Holographic Beauty/Ethereal Beauty Trend that has popped up again. Now in the most beautiful of forms. With the advances in pure pigments and excellent technology, having Holographic and Ethereal looking makeup is a snap. The makeup that is coming out from companies is amazing. It used to be that what you would get was not as pretty as what is coming out today, the pigments were chalky or they would not actually show up on the face. Now not only are they showing up, they look spectacular and sometimes you can have way too much on the face.

For the year 2018 there are several new beauty trends that I would like to discuss. The Holographic/Ethereal makeup trend is still going strong and shows no signs of slowing down right now. For winter HUDA BEAUTY had two great products that fit this trend perfectly: the Winter Solstice Highlighter Palette ($45.00) and the Winter Solstice Mini Lip Strobe Collection ($33.00). Both available at www.hudabeauty.com and www.sephora.com.

L'Oréal also has a new collection, called the Infallible Galaxy Lumière Holographic Collection (new for 2018). This collection has three eyeshadows, four lip glosses and three highlighter sticks. It is only available through www.ulta.com and ULTA Beauty stores. This collection shows that iridescent, holographic makeup is truly big for 2018. It is 'cosmic' inspired. In this collection, the Infallible Galaxy Lumière Holographic Eyeshadows are $12.99. The Infallible Galaxy Lumière Holographic Lip Gloss is $9.99. And the Infallible Galaxy Lumière Holographic Highlighter Stick is also $9.99. This collection is currently available and is starting to sell out, so I would buy it now if you want these items. 

Crescent Moon Eyeshadow

Full Moon Eyeshadow

Moon Kissed Eyeshadow

Ethereal Gold Lip Gloss

Opal Light Lip Gloss

Polaris Pink Lip Gloss

Sapphire Star Lip Gloss
Astro Blue Highlighter

Cosmic Pink Highlighter

Galaxy Gold Highlighter
Other beauty trends for 2018 were released by Pinterest and they sound very interesting. Get ready to start 'pinning' your pics of how you rock these trends. Everyone loves to pin pics from other folders. 

Trend #1: Next Level Lashes

'Tis the season to be lashy, 2018 will be all about amping up eyes with eyelashes that make a statement. Are you lacking in the lash department? I know I am! Not to worry: there are plenty of options to boost your lashes. Everyone loves lash-boosting mascaras such as, By Terry Mascara Terrybly ($48; nordstrom.com), which contains ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to aid in future growth. Another option: L'Oréal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara ($6; www.amazon.com or any mass market retailer) has tiny brush-on fibers to add length and thickness in seconds.

Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Mascara

Trend #2: Beauty Oils

The days of oil-phobia are long gone. I don't necessarily agree that this is a new trend. Beauty oils have been around for a while. I have been using them for a few years now. Beauty oils are essential for good skin. Hair oils have become a go-to for adding smoothness and shine to unruly strands, such as the Verb Ghost Oil ($16; sephora.com) and multipurpose oils like Ouai Rose Hair & Body Oil ($32; sephora.com). Hesitant about adding oils into your routine? Using a cleansing oil is a great place to start. They are great for any skin type and do not leave any greasy feeling on the skin. BareMinerals Oil Obsessed Total Cleansing Oil ($30; sephora.com) dissolves makeup and dirt with ease and works well for all skin types, yes, even oily skin!

bareMinerals OIL OBSESSED Total Cleansing Oil

Trend #3: 50 Shades of You

The internet went crazy for Rihanna’s debut makeup line Fenty Beauty, especially the impressive 40-shade range of her Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation ($34; sephora.com). Not only was the formula fantastic, but virtually all of Rihanna’s fans were able to find a suitable shade for their exact skin tone. As a result, expect to see more and more beauty brands adding a wider range of shades in upcoming launches. Here’s hoping for more fabulous launches with complexion-matching color ranges in 2018.

I have the FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in 100, the lightest shade they make. It is one of the best, if not the best foundations I have ever used. It matches my complexion PERFECTLY, which is so rare and it wears extremely well... Also, it goes on smoothly and and does not oxidize throughout the day. I love how this foundation is just about the most perfect foundation I have ever used. I love it and hope that it is never discontinued. 

FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

Trend #4: What About The Bob?

If you opted for a bob or lob this year, 2018 is the year you might consider either growing it out or cutting it even shorter. Extreme styles (think long, shiny hair or pixie cuts) are poised to take over in the upcoming year, according to Pinterest. Need a little help growing out your shorter cut? Pinterest recently asked real women with super-long, gorgeous hair exactly what they do to keep their locks strong and stunning.

Trend #5: Graphic Nail Designs

If you’re not a fan of neon brights but still love a fun mani, this nail trend for 2018 is right up your alley. Negative space, geometric prints, and minimalist accent nails will be more popular than ever. And while the patterns might seem daunting, the less-is-more approach really works for this trend.

There is no need to stock up on tons of polish, a go-to black like Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear Nail Color in Blackout ($3; amazon.com) and a great nude like Deborah Lippmann Undressed Nude Nail Polish Set ($34sephora.com) can help you master the look. When it’s time to get designing, a liquid latex barrier painted around the nails makes cleanup a breeze; simply apply around the nail, polish to your heart’s content, and peel off the dried latex to reveal a clean fingertip framing your design. Magique Second Skin ($11; amazon.com) is a perfect option for beginner nail artists.
Graphic Nail Designs

Trend #6: Bright Eyes

Bright eyeshadow and vibrant liner are going to be all the rage, and you’re in luck: there are tons of tutorials to help you get the look. Bold bluesunny yellowfiery orange, even full rainbow lids are totally acceptable for a night out. Snag the Sephora Collection Sephora PRO Editorial Palette ($68; sephora.com) and never be without a specific color in your collection.
SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Pro Editorial Palette

Trend #7: This is How We Roll

Ever tried a facial roller? They started to gain traction among beauty insiders this past year, but will become more mainstream in 2018. To de-puff and tighten pores, many are turning to ice rollers like Esarora Ice Roller for Fae & Eye ($12; amazon.com), which can be kept in the freezer and gently rolled on the face to soothe and prep tired skin. We also love Good Vibez Jade Roller ($25; amazon.com) and Rolling Beauty Rose Quartz Roller ($24; amazon.com).

Rose Quartz Face Rollers

Trend #8: All-In-One Kits

Not a fan of guesswork when it comes to your beauty routine? Curated makeup kits that include "starter" products to help you test a brand's bestsellers are making things a little easier. Charlotte Tilbury Look in a Palette ($75; nordstrom.com) has three eye shadows, two blushers, a bronzer, and a highlighter all in one sleek palette; Glossier Phase 2 Set ($40; glossier.com) contains three of their bestselling products, Boy Brow eyebrow gel, Stretch Concealer, and Generation G matte lip in the color of your choice. Another favorite: Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collectors Set ($59; sephora.com), which features 24 eye shadows, two blushers, two bronzers, one highlighter, an eyeliner, a mascara, and a lip paint—talk about bang for your buck! I have the Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collectors Set and it is adorable. I love the myriad colors of eyeshadow it has as well as the accouterments it comes with. 

Glossier Phase 2 Set

Trend #9: Lip Tints

Get ready to say goodbye to matte lipsticks and hello to lip stains. Unlike gloss or lipstick, stains literally leave pigment on your lips for long-lasting color that fades naturally over time. Their favorite tints are: Milk Makeup Oil Lip Stain ($18; sephora.com) which promises a high-shine finish, while Benefit Posie Cheek and Lip Stain ($30; sephora.com) works both as a long-lasting blush and a lip color. For a drugstore alternative with a natural finish, Revlon ColorBurst Balm Stain ($10; target.com) comes in nine kissable shades.
MILK MAKEUP Oil Lipstain in Hot Pink

Trend #10: Wet And Wild Hair

The latest hair trends are inspired by all things rocker chic, from messy, bedhead waves to super-slick styles. For the latter, grab a styling product like Got2b Ultra Glued Styling Gel ($9; amazon.com) and comb hair back for a celeb-approved wet look. For perfectly imperfect waves, Pinterest recommends stocking up on a good curling wand to create a look with a little more precision.

Well, there you go. These are the forecasted beauty trends of 2018. I am sure some of the trends from 2017 will hand around too for a while. They usually do. 

I also want to include the PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR in this trend forecast, as that is very important in beauty trends. This year PANTONE has selected Ultra-Violet 18-3838 as the COLOR OF THE YEAR. I think this will be a very popular color, as purple tends to be more popular with people than other colors. I know purple is my favorite color and I am ecstatic that they chose this color as their COLOR OF THE YEAR! This color will be used in fashion, interior design and beauty. So prepare to see more ultra-violet colors, variations of this color and colors that coordinate with this color in those three areas of commerce. 

There you have it. I hope you have enjoyed this peek into what beauty trends will be going on in the coming year. And of course I wish you happiness, health, success and definitely fantastic beauty during this year. Please send me your thoughts and comments.

Happy New Year!

Marie Papachatzis
I Am THE Makeup Junkie

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