Beauty: The top new makeup trends to try now
Ranging from retro to futuristic, this year’s top makeup trends are an eclectic bunch. What they have in common? They’re fun, flattering and a cinch to master, reports Alice Ryan
Glow is back in a big way. It starts with good prep - follow your usual cleanse-and-moisturise routine with a hyper-hydrating primer - and finishes with a flourish of highlighter, hitting all the high points of the face: nose, cheek, brow, chin-tip.
Ciaté London Vitamin Boost Plumping Primer, £24,ciatelondon.com
Code8 HD Highlighter Duo in Between Two Women, £38, codeeight.com
Harking back to Hollywood’s Golden Age, the pert red pout is poised to knock natural nude lips off the top trend spot. Whether you favour a matte, satin or sheer finish, anything goes - it’s that classic red colour that’s key. Think it doesn’t suit you? Try a balm-style lippy.
Sisley Paris Le Phyto Rouge No.45 Red Milan, £45, sisley-paris.com/en-GB
Code8 5-secs Express Lip & Cheek Tint in Carmen, £29, codeeight.com
Chrome and crystal eye finishes are fast becoming a go-to. Instead of faffing about with colour-blends and cut-creases, simply apply a single swipe of light-refracting shadow with a fingertip and ta-dah! The look’s perfected. It works wonders on tired and/or hooded eyes, too.
Jones Road Just A Sec Eyeshadow in Baby Pink, £25, jonesroadbeauty.com
Makeup by Mario Master Crystal Reflector in Quartz, £27, makeupbymario.com/en-gb
Liner is loud and proud for 2024. Whichever end of the spectrum you sit - classic cat-eyes at one end, futuristic graphics at the other - take it to the extreme, fattening up lines and switching up colours.
Eyeko Fat Liquid Felt-tipped Eyeliner, £16, eyeko.co.uk
Eyeko Limitless Long-Wear Pencil Eyeliner In Manifest, £15, eyeko.co.uk
Bags of blush
The obsession with blush is still going strong. If you feel shy about draping - feathering blusher down from your temple to the top of your cheekbone - try ‘doll blush’, an AI-inspired application technique which focuses on the apples of the cheeks and sweeps the bridge of the nose.
ICONIC London Sheer Blush Liquid Blusher in Power Pink, £21, iconiclondoninc.com
Ciate London Glow-to Illuminating Blush in Doll Face, £22, ciatelondon.com
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