Top 5 Makeup Trends You’ll Want To Try In 2018

Let’s wrap up this month with the most popular Makeup trends that you’ll want to try in 2018, I know I will be trying them all! I did a lot of research finding all the trends so you guys won’t have to, so here are my top 5 makeup trends that are coming in 2018.

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

These makeup trends are coming from Pinterest (what people are pinning in 2018), from celebrity makeup artists, and of course, the runway.

1. Highlighter & More Highlighter

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

Ditch the contour and welcome highlighter! Even though 2017 was a year where highlighter was king, this year is coming stronger with ultra-highlighted skin. We saw all over the runway glossy, glowy, and dewy skin.

I have 3 highlighters that I really like:

  • Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter Duo in ‘Lightning Dust/Fire Crystal’

This is such a beautiful product and if you read my post on My Most Used Makeup Products of 2017 this comes as no surprise. It retails for $34 and you can get it here.

  • Wander Beauty On-the-Glow Blush & Illuminator Duo Stick

This is a cream to powder formula that you can apply literally everywhere, see it as a multitasking beauty product that you can carry with you in your purse. It retails for $35 and you can get it here.

  • Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in ‘Precious Petals’

A more affordable option that I LOVE, it retails for $4.99 and you can get it here. This is an easy to blend product that is very intense but looks gorgeous on this skin. They have 6 different shades and work for most skin tones.


2. Glossy Lips, Eyelids, Cheeks

Following the trend of the highlighter, glossy everything is coming strong! I’m so excited about this trend because I LOVE good juicy and glossy lips. Also, the wet effect on highlighters is something I’m currently gravitating towards to.

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

My ultimate secret for glossy lips and cheeks is a hand cream. Yes, you read that right, a hand cream! I use Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Skin Protectant as a topper of my highlighter, just a little bit with my makeup sponge and it gives me the most beautiful dewy and wet effect.

I also use it as a lip gloss and on top of lipstick for the ultimate glossy effect, and on my legs too when I’m wearing skirts because it gives a very nice glossy sheen. Yes, it’s that good! It retails for $22 and you can get it here.


3. Dramatic Eyeliner

This is one of the most fun trends this year, and when I say dramatic, I mean real drama! It is everywhere right now and particularly on Marc Jacobs runway show. Also, if you watched the Grammys on Sunday, you might have noticed Lady Gaga’s stunning makeup look and it was all around her eyes.

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

For this kind of look, I love using Maybelline Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner, it retails for $9.99 and you can get it here.

4. Pantone Ultra Violet 18-3838

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

Pantone announced the colour of 2018 and is Ultra Violet. They made this public a few weeks back and each year, they actually study market trends and look at different estimates to base their annual decision.

Ultra Violet 18-3838 communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future.

For me, this can mean the comeback of the 80’s, but in a good way 💜 I think purple is a very pretty colour but very complex. There’s a very thin line on it looking amazing or having a total disaster.


Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018I’m looking forward to wearing Ultra Violet in a subtle way, with hints of colour here and there. Butter London launched a Pantone 2018 Color Of The Year Collection and looks amazing:

  • LIPPY Liquid Lipstick ($18, get it here)
  • Lip Gloss ($20, get it here)
  • Nail Lacquer ($10, get it here)
  • Glazen Lustrous Liner (imagine the dramatic eyeliner trend with this colour! $19, get it here)
  • Glazen Eye Gloss (following the trend of glossy eyelids! $24, get it here).

5. Natural Looking Makeup

This is the trend that I like the most because it reflects my personality at its best. I love a makeup look where you can see the skin, and with a healthy glow.

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

Bride with a stunning natural makeup look. Picture by Paul Koziorowski, Makeup by me.

Top 5 Makeup Trends You'll Want To Try In 2018

For a natural finish, I love using Maybelline Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation ($7.99, get it here) and Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder ($7.99, get it here). This duo will give you the most beautiful natural finish.

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There are more makeup trends than these 5, but they are the ones that did stand out for me and I’m honestly excited to try! I’m thinking that I’ll do a post about how to wear Ultra Violet and look great, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below.

That’s it for now, until next time, XOs!


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