Beauty trends keep evolving. Some are evergreen while others evaporate in a blink of an eye. This last year captured some intense beauty moments delivering a wide range of beauty inspiration. So, whether you consider yourself a classicist (polished red pouts and French-tipped nails) or a rebel (with peroxide blonde hair or smoky red eyes), here are the trends that made 2016 so memorable. Love them or hate them, check out the beauty trends that defined the last 365 days.
Flower Jelly Lipsticks
Created by a Chinese beauty brand Kailijumei, this clear, nourishing and moisturizing lipsticks are infused with jelly, gold specks, and a tiny flower placed right in the centre. The fun part: the colors change you're your body temperature. These novelty lippies contain plant extracts such as lemon, grape, peach, beeswax and avocado essence. Perfect for gifting, these flower bombs were all over Instagram for weeks.
We tried to hate this but ended up falling in love. Olivia Palermo was spotted wearing this hue at the Dior Fashion Week and she looked stunning. Can't lie! This shade was also raging on the international runway. Perfect for a vampy look. However, keep the eye makeup mellow to balance the look. L.A. Girl Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick - Blue Valentine
It's official that everything glitter was trending. Especially, glitter lips! We've seen it on the runway and beauty maven Pat Mcgrath created a media frenzy by launching a glitter lip kit. So, if you can't get your hands on the Pat Mcgrath glitter lip kit, use the Colorbar Glitter Me All Twinkle Lip Gloss to get the look.
Can't miss Gigi's $2000 nails that she wore at the MET Gala 2016. We can't deny how much we love this manicure. It looks gorgeous, chic and classy and look good with all outfits. But guess what, you don't have to spend $2000 to get these nails. Simply, apply Nykaa Mirror Chrome Nail Lacquer and you're set for the day.
Cut Crease Eye Shadow
Remember we were always told to blend the shadow to avoid harsh line. Looks like that is going to change. The Cut-Crease eyeshadow went viral on the runways when beauty gurus like Nikkie and Huda recreated this look. The idea is to emphasis the crease with a darker hue and if this isn't enough, you can also outline the crease with a glitter liner. Shop for your favorite eyeshadow right Huda Beauty Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette
Red Eye Shadow
When Channel launched its entire red collection for Fall, we weren't entirely sure if we loved the red eyeshadow. But then Kristen's look proved us wrong. Soon after the trend was hit the runways. You too can create a smokey eye look using red eyeshadow combined with a taupe hue to tone it down. Suddenly the entire look makes sense. We recommend NYX Professional Makeup Hot Singles Eye Shadow- Bad Seed
We have contoured almost every part of our body, from cheeks and jawline to collar bone and legs. So, why leave out nails? Nail contouring is the fastest way to fake longer nails. You can do it either use a single color or two colors. Make sure the base color is lighter than the contour shade, then sweep a deeper color down the middle. Try your own version of nail contouring with Nykaa The 80's Back Nail Enamel Combo.
Blue is the new black. The blue brigade made a splash at the NYFW Spring 2016 shows and since then it's been killing the internet. There are so many gorgeous looks that can be created using this hue. You can go with thin lines or super bold strokes. Also, the blue can vary from a bright turquoise blue to a deep navy. We're currently crushing over L'Oreal Paris Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner - True Teal.
Taylor Swift shocked all her fans with her hair transformation. Not only Taylor but a lot of other celebrities like Kylie, Kendal, Joe Jonas and Zayn Malik were seen sporting beach blonde looks. You can also experiment and mix it up with colors for streaky fun. Don't want to go blonde right away? Start with BLUNT One Night Stand Temporary Hair Colour, Bronze for one night and take it from there!
Charcoal was a super ingredient in the skin care industry in 2016. From skin cleansers to masks, charcoal ruled the roost as the numero uno blackhead remover and pore cleanser. Charcoal also made it as a food ingredient in teas, juices and water. But let's stick to charcoal's beauty benefits. Check out Aloe Veda Activated Charcoal Deep Pore Detox Face Wash. We love it.
2015 was all about getting your eyebrows on fleek, but 2016 was a new story altogether. This was the year for extensions, the temporary lengthening of lashes that lasts for about a month or two and helps accentuate eyebrows. Plus, they look more natural than falsies. Get your hands on the NYX Professional Makeup Wicked Lashes - Malevolent.
The 100-Layer Challenge
2016 was also the year of 100-Layer Challenge. Makeup gurus had no boundaries in accepting this challenge. They did everything from applying 100 layers of foundation, nail polish, mascara, liquid lipstick and even hair extensions! Try it at your own risk with Maybelline New York Color Show Nail Lacquer.