In beauty, trends start on the runway, on the red carpet and on social media – not necessarily in that order. Word is that we should at least expect an 80s revival, something we'd already begun to see from Marc Jacobs last year (should we talk "draping," lovelies?).
With the recent selection of youtube makeup-artist stars as big brand ambassadors, I think we'll continue to see dramatic Instagram-makeup looks. Or will we? It'll be interesting to watch those evolve, actually. I think everyone's ready for that look to change.
Specifically, we should see much less obvious contouring and highlighting. How much of that prediction is real forecasting or wishful thinking, we'll see.
The opening image isn't a prediction – it's from Jason Wu's winter 2017 show – it's a classic, with a modern hit of colour. I know some of you will loathe the natural, subtly groomed brow; I still love a less sculpted look (although I can't manage it on myself) for its fresh youthfulness.
lipstick league links of the week
Clumps of Mascara: ZOYA’s nail polishes are one thing. But ZOYA’s lipsticks? Oh. My. Goodnessss…
EauMG: These days niche perfumes are more popular than ever. It seems like there is a new brand launched daily. Well, let’s take a sniff of an OG niche perfume launched in ‘97 that’s still delightfully weird and wearable.
fanserviced-b: Wondering if you should save up for the next ultra luxurious Caroline Hirons x Cult Beauty Box? I have a review of the latest one.
Gouldylox: Even if you don’t have insurance, you can still up your style game with new glasses. Guess who’s got the deets you need to game the system?
Nouveau Cheap: What to know my very favourite drugstore beauty product of 2016? Well just click right here.
Phyrra: Looking for a comfortable liquid lipstick? I’ve got the new Urban Decay Vice Liquid Lipsticks to show you! See which shades are must-haves and which to skip.
Prime Beauty: Satisfy your sweet tooth with the Deluxe Whoopie Pie Gift Set from FarmHouse Fresh!
we heart this: Gingerbread, Matcha Tea and Raw Mint…it’s as delicious as it sounds, and it’s just one of the BPAL Yule scents that is a legit must-have.
Beautygeeks has found the best sunglasses for a beach vacation, especially if you’re sick of shades that suction themselves to your cheeks – and they’re super affordable!
Beauty Junkies Unite: Amber spoke to a dozen beauty junkies, just like you — who told her all about their favourite facial mists that are great multi-taskers for hydration, reducing skin inflammation, and for prepping and setting makeup. See which ones made the cut!
Blushing Noir: Finding a decent cream highlight and contour product is a STRUGGLE. In this post I’ve picked a few favourites that are affordable and a few that are a bit more pricey.
(Wondering what the Lipstick League is? Find out here.)
Clumps of Mascara is Currently Craving: Everything Sunday Riley. I’ve been serious about my skincare game and Sunday Riley has reeled me in with almost every product.
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What do you see bubbling up as a 2017 beauty trend this year?