Get Hot, Be Cool, Stay Popular: Yearend Makeup Trends For 2018

Now that we’re nearing the end of summer, it’s time to check on the new makeup trends that will heat up the chilly months ahead. We started with Fall-Winter runways to get a beautiful preview of hot yearend makeup trends 2018.  We also scoped beauty influencers’ vlogs, Instagram and Pinterest to get a glimpse on what’s trending and scoop on the best products to help you get the look right.

6 Popular Yearend Makeup Trends For 2018

Bid 2018 “adieu” in style by recreating the most popular makeup looks of Fall:

  1. Winter Weather Blush. The rosy glow that you get after a cold breeze hits your face is one of the hottest makeup trends of the yearend season.

    During fall/winter a really good blush can be your best friend because the cold breeze will take away your skin’s color.

    Start searching for the shade that perfectly mimics your natural glow – gentle healthy flush, so you won’t end up looking pale or sickly.

    How To Get the Look:  Start with a lightweight foundation.  If you are using a powder blush, use a fluffy blush brush for application.

    Begin by grinning to show the apples of your cheeks.  Then apply blush on the apples; blend the blush out and upward toward your temple in a circular motion.

    If you are using a blush stick, cream blush or cheek stain, just smile, dab, blend with along the apples of your cheeks with your fingers.

    What We Recommend: Urban Decay 8hr Afterglow Powder Blush in Obsessed ($26), Smashbox O-glow Intuitive Cheek Color ($28), Too Faced Papa Don’t Peach Infused Blush ($30), Tarte Cheek Stain ($20) and NARS Multiple in Orgasm ($39)

  2. Glitter All The Way. Glitters have been around all year but it’s time to take this trend a notch higher by going full throttle.  We’re talking ultra-sparkly so this look is not for the meek and fainthearted.

    Make sure to apply it on one area of your face only – eyelids, cheeks or lips.  Otherwise you would look like a walking disco ball. If done right, glitter can add just the right touch of drama.

    How To Get The Look:  Apply a makeup base on the area you wish to illuminate to make the glitters stay long. Then dip your brush into the glitters until it’s fully coated. Spread it on your lips, cheeks or eyelids.  Dab setting product after.

    What We Recommend: Too Faced Shadow Insurance Glitter Glue ($20), e.l.f Glitter Primer ($2.00), NYX Liquid Crystal Liner ($4.49), Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot ($22) and Bleach London Gliterrati ($45.20).

  3. No-Makeup Makeup Look. Seasons have come and gone but this look remains to be one of the favorite makeup trends in 2018.

    If you are a fan of this look, there’s reason to rejoice because fall and winter won’t pass without it. The key here is to choose the right kind of makeup that will enhance your features and cover up flaws.

    Apply just the right amount that gives you a close to nothing feel and makes you look glowingly fresh during the cold days of fall.

    How To Get The Look:  Always start with a fresh canvas by prepping up your skin.

    Next apply moisturizer followed by lightweight foundation. Quick note: If you are blessed with flawless skin, you can just use a tinted moisturizer or dewy BB/CC cream to liven up your complexion. To round out, apply concealer on to problem areas.

    Apply a cream blush (more suitable for colder seasons) on the apples of your cheeks and then blend till you get that lit from within glow. You may leave out mascara and eyeliner but don’t forget to curl your lashes.

    Tame your brows with a clear/tinted brow gel.  Lastly, swipe a glossy, nude or red creamy lipstick.  Avoid using matte lipstick during yearend season because lips are prone to drying this time of the year.

    What We Recommend: Stila Stay All Day 10-in-1 Illuminating Beauty Balm ($38), Estee Lauder’s Double Wear Foundation ($28), Amazing Concealer by Amazing Cosmetics ($28), Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator ($42), Maybelline Great Lash Mascara in Clear Transparent ($5.99) and Glossier Boy Brow ($16)

  4. Glossy Skin. Instead of matte finish, look splendid in fall by donning a healthy dewy finish. Do not be afraid of the shine because a subtle gloss is totally youth-enhancing.

    This hot makeup trend has been seen on the runways since spring 2018 and if you haven’t embraced the look often seen on celebrities, it’s time to give it a try.

    How To Get The Look:  Start by prepping up your skin then massage a rich cream on your face, dab a wee bit more on your t-zone or areas you wish to illuminate more.

    If you are wary about glowing too much then dust powder foundation on your t-zone. Next, apply concealer on your problem areas before you do the rest of your makeup routine.

    The concealer and rich face cream combo will give you a beautiful balanced glossy skin because you did not blur the cream with foundation.

    Note: If you have a lot of blemishes to cover, use an illuminating primer, BB cream or tinted moisturizer instead of the rich cream.

    What We Recommend: Weleda Skin Food ($16.20), Bare Minerals Base Pro 16hr full coverage concealer ($$29.81), YSL Touche Éclat all-in-one Glow Tinted Moisturizer ($48) and Lancome La Base Pro Hydra Glow ($40).

  5. Mix Matched Color Palette. Liven up your yearend season by wearing pop combination of acidic neon shades on your lids, lips and cheekbones.

    Dare to experiment this fall and bravely mix match colors like soft fuchsia and electric violet or electric green and soft orange. Just have fun, play with colors but don’t overdo it to the point of being clownish.

    How To Get The Look:  Contrasting shades and textures on your lids and lips are your best bets.  Go for pale/dark or cold/warm combinations.

    Start by applying a neutral on your entire lids. Blend the darker shade on the crease. Next, swipe the contrasting color on the lower part of the upper lid and use it to your bottom lid.  Highlight inner corner of the eye.

    If you feel uncomfortable with mix matched pop shades, opt to use monochromatic shades so your eye color and lip color complement rather than clash. Think Gigi Hadid at the MET gala to get the right vibe.

    What We Recommend: NYX Ultimate shadow Palette ($17.99), Revlon ColorStay Shadow Palette 100 Color Collage ($14.19), Too Faced Then & Now Eyeshadow Palette ($59) and Maybelline New York Soda Pop Eyeshadow Palette ($10.99).

  6. All about Lips. We are loving these two must-try beauty trends 2018 that we spotted at the McQueen, Moschino, Miu Miu, Emilio Pucci and Oscar de la Renta catwalks.

    Sorbet Glossy lips with the “just bitten” effect are just so romantic and stunning. Keep your lips looking fresh in Fall and Winter.

    Carmine lips are making a sweet comeback this fall and we are smitten with how well it blends with minimalist makeup.  Lipstick in bright red hues is just a beautiful focal point.  Turn heads this fall and make it all about your lips.

    How To Get The Look:  Exfoliate your lips then apply a thin layer of balm.  Blot off excess with a tissue.  Apply lipstick in soft colors like pastels, peach or rose.  Then, top it off with gloss for sorbet lips.

    For clean and sharp looking Carmine lips, outline the lips with a lip liner.  Then apply the lipstick with a brush starting from the center moving outwards.

    What We Recommend: Glossier Generation G Lipstick ($18), Marcelle LUX Gloss ($13), NYX Lip Lingerie Lip gloss ($7.50), Revlon Super Lustrous Crème Lipstick in Cherry Blossom ($9.99) and Chanel Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Pirate ($37).

Seasons may change… and that is good! You have something new to look forward to every few months. Keep things exciting by trying fresh looks at the start of every season. As they say, “The end is only just the beginning”… the beginning of a new you!

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