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
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; ), 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. 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
|FENTY BEAUTY Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation
|Graphic Nail Designs
|SEPHORA COLLECTION Sephora Pro Editorial Palette
|Rose Quartz Face Rollers
|Glossier Phase 2 Set
|MILK MAKEUP Oil Lipstain in Hot Pink
Happy New Year!
I Am THE Makeup Junkie