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The Makeup Trend Forecast For 2019

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At the outset let me just say this more an educated guess than cast-in-stone predictions. But based on hours spent poring over countless fashion shows heralding the year to come, we have a pretty good idea of all the beauty products (and trends) likely to make a splash this coming year.

From highlighters to lip plumping glosses, here are the latest makeup trends to watch out for:

  • Blurring Primers

    This will be the year of Clean Skin. Forget the cakey, full cover finished looks of years gone by. Just a touch of concealer or blurring primer on areas that cry out to be concealed. The look to yearn for is a Snapchat lens version of yourself. Enter Blurring Primers, smoothing and blurring potions that minimize the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles while prolonging makeup hold and mattifying your complexion for perfect skin all day. Use by itself or mix with a dab of foundation for pore-less, blemish-free perfection.

    Get your hands on NYX Professional Makeup Nofilter Blurring Primer or Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Makeup Primer.

  • Plumping Lip Gloss

    Hope you’re done with those puffer fish lips made famous by Kylie J no less, because we are; 2019’s new makeup trend will be about less invasive (and definitely less painful) lip plumping gloss. The gloss and glitter trend will continue to reign and matte will quietly make way for glossy finishes infused with the hydrating and volumizing powerhouse hyaluronic acid, minus the stickiness (Thank God!).

    Get your hands on Lakme Absolute Plump And Shine Lip Gloss or Huda Beauty Contour & Strobe Lip Set - Muse/Angelic.

  • Skincare-Highlighter Hybrids

    The lines between makeup and skincare are blurring and as we said before glow is going nowhere. Say hello to highlighters that fuse the benefits of Hyaluronic Acid and Clay to smooth, refine, and enhance skin, all the while diffusing light and blurring imperfections. These shimmery powdery marvels can be dusted on everywhere, from cheekbone and forehead to collarbone and bare arms. Think cream and stick highlighters with added skin loving ingredients like SPF, Vitamin C, and sodium hyaluronate. The fastest way to better, lit skin.

    Get your hands on Glamglow Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer or NYX Professional Makeup Born To Glow Liquid Illuminator..

  • Clear Brow Gel

    Thankfully the fierce brow trend is ebbing, making way for down-to-earth, feminine arches once again. This 2019 makeup trend means goodbye to the heavily sculpted brow and hello to fluffy, brushed-up, feathered brows that don’t look like two wriggly, hair snakes atop your forehead.  Enter fuss-free, low maintenance clear gel to keep your brows in place.

    Get your hands on PAC Transparent Two Way Gel or Palladio Brow Gel For Eyebrows – Clear.

  • Jelly Makeup

    Yup, that’s a thing now. Think squidgy, jiggly textured makeup in everything from eye shadows and lip balms to highlighters and primers. The trend first started—where else—in Korea and spilled into the rest of the world.  These gel-like textures offer a dewy finish and less creasing without compromising on staying power or pigment. So, what’s not to love?

    Get your hands on L.A. Girl Glowin' Up Highlighting Jelly or Naturma Juicy Jelly Strawberry Lip Balm..

  • Lip + Cheek + Eye Stains

    Clean, green and multitasking beauty is what 2019 will be all about. So multi-purpose, plant-based, non-toxic, easy-to-apply makeup will be all the rage. Tap on fingertips and color up your face in a trice for subtle, monochromatic magic. A natural pop of buildable color that works as a lip stain for a show stopping pout, on lids and cheeks for a rosy glow. We like this latest makeup trend.

    Get your hands on Palladio I'M Blushing 2-In-1 Cheek & Lip Tint or Lakme 9 to 5 Weightless Matte Mousse Lip & Cheek Color. .

  • The Sun Kissed Goddess

    Bronzers are back baby! After a long hiatus, the return to ‘90s’s nostalgia and wanderlust has inspired makeup artists to pull the bronzer out from the back of their vanities to create this current makeup trend. Think of that sun kissed glow your skin gets after a day trampling through a new city or lounging on the beach sipping a pina-colada.  Combine with a peachy eyeshadow and a hint of highlighter for the ultimate golden girl look. You could also go all out and subtly bronze shoulders, upper arms and cheek bones for a more sophisticated take on the sun kissed look.

    Get your hands on Milani Baked Bronzer or L.A. Girl Velvet Contour Bronzer Stick..

  • Multitasking Foundation

    Not exactly a new trend but as women get more savvy about ingredients, plain vanilla foundations just won’t cut it. This will be the year of foundations packed with skin loving goodness in the form of vitamins, hyaluronic acid, moisturizers, peptides, SPF and antioxidants, that target every skin concern from dryness and lines to patchiness and even acne.

    Get your hands on Nykaa SKINgenius Sculpting & Hydrating Foundation or The Face Shop CC Long-Lasting Cushion SPF 50+ PA+++ - V203. .

  • Eye Glosses and Toppers

    Glimmer and gloss all the way so why should your lids be left behind? Glossy finish eye shadows will have a major moment in 2019 with glassy lids de rigeur. The wet eyes look 2019 makeup trend is wonderfully simple and doable and if the fashion runways are any indication the days of matte eyeshadow are numbered. That doesn’t mean you have to throw out your stash of powder shadows just yet. Pat on as usual and then apply a clear balm or oil on top for the glossy finish. Make sure you’re not using a super runny formula or it will get in your eyes.  

    Get your hands on LOOkX Loose Eyeshadow or Inglot Jennifer Lopez Pure Pigment Eye Shadow.

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