Elegant Yet Flirty, We Have Got You Covered With Trends Which You Can Mimic This New Year With Subtle Glam Look On Your Peepers. Let The Beauty Talk Begin!
What’s on the menu for best makeup, you ask? This year is all about the ism; minimalism and maximalism. There is no in between! You are either simplifying and going for the effortlessly gorgeous aesthetic or leaning into bright colors, metallic shifting pigments and glitter in unexpected ways for an instant dopamine hit. We are definitely seeing makeup trends circling back around from the ‘90s and early 2000s. Thus, the vibe is definitely much more natural, dewy, and fresh.
For all the inspiration, we have discussed what’s been all over runways and TikTok. So, to get the look, keep reading for all the tips!
1. COOL SHIMMER
Embracing the ’90s vibe, the trend of light grunge makeup has made a return in a bigger way this year. Utilizing cooler tones for both the eyes and lips, it truly captures the essence of the era. By applying colourless shimmer to the eyelids, and lending a glossy touch is all you need. What we love about this trend is you can wear it in so many different ways. That is, this trend also offers the flexibility of keeping the look understated or experimenting to have a bit more fun by a soft wash of sparkle across your eyelid.
2. BALLETCORE DOE-EYES
Breaking news! Balletcore aesthetics have blown up everywhere and made it here too! A hyper-feminine take on makeup, this particular trend focuses on silky smooth skin, nudish glossy lips and of course doll-like doe eyes. And, who can be better than Sydney Sweeney to guide us in acing the eye look?
Elegant yet flirty, you can mimic this subtle glam look on your peepers if you aren’t one to find favour with bright eye makeup trends. Grab your kohl to flick out a soft liner on your eyes. Since the focus on the doe-eyed look is on fluttery lashes, make sure you make ‘em stand out with falsies or mascara could be just IT.
3. METALLIC WASHES
What would the holidays—and hello, New Year’s Eve—be without something shiny? You can’t go wrong whether you go for a glimmering eye or extra-glowy highlighter. Fetch all of your glitter eyeshadows, frosted lipsticks, and metallic liquid eyeshadows, because we’re entering renaissance. These metallic washes—are shockingly simple to achieve, even though they look intricate. Just smear a metallic liquid eyeshadow all over your lids with your fingertips for a super-shiny look. And if you also desire a frosty lip, try a shimmery, metallic lip gloss.
4. COOL-TONED EYES
If you’re over all the warm oranges and honey tones of summer and fall, might we recommend going in the opposite direction? You can try it with a wash of a grey eyeshadow on your lids, The options are legit endless.
We never thought if cool-toned eyeshadows will become the go-to in 2023, like dusty mauves, blush pinks, and smokey greys. But this softer, hazy washes of colour that wrap around the eye looks nothing short of lively. It possesses that much of an ~enchanting~ look, especially when you pair it with a winged-out pencil eyeliner for a smudge-y effect. To join the trend, try dusting a few shades from your eyeshadow palette across your lids, and you’re good to go.
5. MID-TONE BLUSHING & DOUBLE LINER
Blush has been clearly a huge focus in 2023, and the flushed, airbrushed look has been really in. In fact, one of the biggest trends we’re seeing right now is what TikTok is calling “mid-tone blushing”—i.e., a technique for blurring together your blush and under-eye makeup for a seamless finish.
Here’s how to do it: As the final step of your makeup routine, lightly bake your under-eyes with a fluffy blending brush and a sheer setting powder. Then dust a second blush which is one shade lighter than the one you first used over the edges. It’s done to diffuse the translucent powder into your blush.
Well, that’s not all we also have black eyeliner that never fails, so why not double it up? Draw a parallel curve on the top lid, and that’s all.
6. COLOURFUL MASCARA
Not a swipe of black mascara could be seen on models’ lashes on the 2023 runway. Instead, faux lashes in shades of pastel pink, powder blue, and mint green putting the emphasis on the eyes — and this sets the tone for the season. As this year, it’s all about putting away your black mascara and having fun with colourful mascaras.
Intrigued and ready to try a wink of colour? It’s all about making a bigger statement by layering on the mascara, that adds a glint of sparkle. Allow these spidery and shimmery lashes to be a glimmering point of reference.