Let's be honest — by the third week in January, most of our New Year's resolutions are probably out the window (... at least mine are). But there is one thing we can commit to stick to this year: Trying out new makeup trends. After all, the whole "New Year, New You" thing can still ring true, even if you haven't kept up with going to the gym more/texting less than you promised yourself you would.
Lucky for us, there are a lot of new trends out there to try. So what should we expect to see more of in 2017? "As far as makeup trends go for 2017, I feel like it's going to be La La Land meets 1992," says celebrity makeup artist and Browgal founder Tonya Crooks. "I feel like it's gonna be a cross between old Hollywood meets the nudes. We will see a lot of texture and metallics with the emphasis on all of our favorites, especially rose gold! Season with a big play on texture from sheen to matte!" Sounds like we have a fun 12 months of stalking makeup tutorials on Instagram and Youtube ahead of us.
Here are nine trends you're going to see more and more of this year, and exactly the products you'll need to test them out for yourself. #SeeYaNever, heavy contouring.
"SKIN SKIN SKIN!" says editorial makeup artist Bethany Brill. "All the textures that skin has a la Glossier. Glossy eye lids and even lips but no visible makeup just as though you've pinched you cheeks for color on the way out of the house."
"A line of something spectacular on the eyes, whether it's glitter or bright blue, worn on the lids with no other viable makeup is so chic!" says Brill. "It's daring and but reserved at the same time."
"Aggressive contouring is on the way out and will be replaced by subtle bronzing instead," says makeup artist Jenny Patinkin. You can still add shape and definition to the face with bronzer, but in a softer, more natural way. It's being called "non-touring" and even Kim Kardashian is doing it.
"Clean beauty isn't really a trend, it's more of an industry shift," says Patinkin. "But more and more clean beauty brands are creating products that rival conventional ones in terms of formulation, packaging and performance, and they'll be more easily accessible as the year progresses."
"It's for sure not the end of nude toned eyeshadow palettes, but lots of brands are releasing palettes in bright, highly saturated pigments that totally contrast all the earth-toned, naked ones we've been seeing for years," says Patinkin. "Anastasia and ColourPop have some out now that are really vibrant."
"We're going to see a lot of makeup that's geared to streamlining the beauty routine, like Benefit's new ombre lip product that lines and fills in in one step, or ByTerry's new highlighter/blush combo that has a brush attached right to the end of the applicator," says Patinkin.
7. Glossy Lips
"We'll see a move back to shinier, glossier lips," says Patinkin. "Matte lips will still be in, but more and more brands are embracing shine and shimmer again."
"Brows will become more groomed," says makeup artist Ashleigh Cicci. "Maybe not over-plucked sperm brows but a cleaner sharper arch is coming back. Mmake it happen with Tweezerman Tweezers, safety razors for the baby hairs, and Anastasia Brow Wiz."
"I am definitely seeing setting sprays as a trend for 2017," says makeup artist Hillary Klein. "One of my personal favorites is Urban Decay’s All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. It keeps makeup in place and if you have oily skin it helps combat that as well."
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