The new year has already gotten us stoked about some insanely good makeup looks and trends that we just can’t get enough of. In 2017, we saw a bevy of bold lip colours, graphic liners, glitter eyelids and so much more. 2018 is taking that a notch higher with beauty trends that not only suit every face structure but also a range of skin tones. So, all you beauty enthusiasts, stay tuned and get inspired with what this year has to offer. Here are 5 fantastic makeup trends that are going to get you excited:

1. Structured Brows

Well groomed and structured eyebrows have been a constant favourite when it comes to beauty. This trend requires you to create a lot of texture and neatness by brushing the hair. Filling in and shaping your brows amplifies the “groomed” feeling.

Pro Tip:
Be patient and don’t rush through the process, you don’t want your brows to look messy. The best part is, if they are done well you don’t need to emphasise any other part of your face. It totally makes you look like you’re on your A-game!

2. Highlighting

Having one of those days when you’re just not feeling your look? Trust us when we tell you that a pop of highlighter will completely change that. Applying highlighter on your cheekbones, to the tip of your nose and even to the centre of your forehead can give you a fresh and dewy look.

Pro Tip:
Use a fan brush if you’re applying a powder highlighter. If you’re using a liquid one, a sponge is the ideal tool to blend it better. Whether your face is round, oval or square, a hint of highlighter on your cheekbones can amplify the structure of your face.

3. Ombré Eyeshadow

If this trend doesn’t give you the feels, God knows what will! Ombré eyeshadow gives you the perfect blend of colours that will make your eyes stand out. Lately, this look has been every MUA’s go-to. The best part? You have the liberty to play around with an array of colours and create unique looks.

Pro Tip:
To really define your eyes, apply the darker eyeshadow around your lash line. You can also add some glitter to the inner corners to really help the whole look standout. Using light colours at the centre of your eyelids will bring them forward and give your eyes better structure, no matter what eye shape you have. Applying eyeshadow, IMHO can literally do all the talking for you.

4. Voluminous Lashes

Voluminous lashes is something that never goes out of style. Curling your lashes gives them stunning length and really defines your eye shape. With a touch of mascara and a stroke of black eyeliner, you’ll be all set and ready to go.

Pro Tip:
If your lashes aren’t naturally very long and you desire more length, opt for faux lashes. They give you the extra oomph you need. For those who want to go sans fake lashes, use an eyelash curler, which is almost as good as anything else. Hold the curler for about 10 seconds on each lid and it’ll give your lashes a lengthy look. Psst, don’t be afraid to go all out with your mascara!

5. Glossy Lips

Ladies, it’s time to trade in your go-to lipstick for gloss! To give your whole face a dewy finish, a nude lip colour with a coat of lip gloss can make every head in the room turn towards you.

Pro Tip:

To keep your lips hydrated, apply a moisturising balm under the gloss. If you want them to look more plump, you can line them with a lip liner for a fuller look. Then, you can fill them in with gloss to add that super fresh finish.

Get ready for some ah-mazing Instagram selfies coming up with these trends!

Have you tried any of the above trends? Comment below and let us know!

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