3 Easy-To-Follow Make-Up Trends That’ll Make You Stand Out

by | Mar 17, 2023 | Make-up

Itching to experiment with make-up? Picture your best make-up look. Now, imagine it with one bold element to it. Whether it’s bold lip or eyeshadow, it’s going to be a statement for sure. Here, the new make-up trends and exactly how to achieve them.

Make-up trend #1: Foil-flecked + red lips


1/ Apply your base

Smooth on a blurring primer (fact: it’s what makes skin look airbrushed). Then take a long-wear matte foundation and buff it everywhere, including your lids. It’s every pro’s trick for getting rid of discolouration and keeping excess oil in check.

Catrice The Perfector Poreless Blur Primer
L’Oreal Infallible Matte 24Hr Foundation

2/ Get foil flecked

Your primer and foundation will hold your gold into place. Use a glitter shadow with a damp brush. Or if you really want that crinkle look, try a gold leaf foil (get this from a craft shop). Wearing cotton gloves, gently pinch the sheet. Use washi tape to do the outline of your wing and lift stray flecks.

3/ Add a lotta lip

The iconic red pout is back (after years of masking the lip) and is on the trends list for 2023 – glossy and bolder!  Prep your lips by exfoliating with a sugar-based scrub or damp washcloth (flaky lips are this lewk’s forever enemy). Then swipe on your favourite red lipstick.

Catrice Art Couleurs Eyeshadow in 350 Frosted Bronze
Bobbi Brown Crushed Oil Infused Gloss

Make-Up Trend #2: Clean look + dramatic wing


1/ Get all dewy

Choose a sheer liquid foundation to show off the natural quality of the skin. Blend it evenly on your face. Then add a little warmth by dusting bronzer on your cheeks and cheekbones.

Clarins Skin Illusion foundation
Clinique True Bronze Pressed Powder Bronzer

2/ Get dramatic eyes

The good news is that the graphic eyeliner doesn’t require the precision of a surgeon. Quick prep work requires an eyeshadow primer – locks in your shadow colour to help it resist smudging. Starting at your inner eye crease, slowly (we repeat, slooowly) draw an arc that stops just past where your eyebrow ends. Then create a straight line that connects the end of the arc to the outer corner of your eye. Do this using an angled liner brush and a dark eyeshadow. Then colour with a black cream base (so the powder doesn’t shift).  Finish with a dark volumizing and lengthening mascara, et voila! Bold, dramatic eyes.

PRO TIP: Set aside a Q-tip soaked in makeup remover for fixes

3/ Get barely-there lips

A nude lip is simple but elevated and it can really pull a look together. Of course, not all nudes are created equal: there are different shades and finishes.

Wet n Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer Only A Matter Of Prime

Essence Precise Eyeliner brush
Essence The Cool Nude Edition Eyeshadow Palette 40 Stone-Cold Nudes

The Body Shop Freestyle Colour Crayon Challenge
Benefit Cosmetic They’re Real! Magnet Extreme Lengthening Mini Mascara
Revlon Super Lustrous The Luscious Mattes Lipstick Hot Chocolate

Make-up trend #3: Glossy lips + natural make-up


1/ Prep your skin

The vibe here is natural, so use a tinted moisturizer and a concealer, if you need one. (If you don’t own tinted moisturizer, just mix your foundation with moisturizer to sheer it out.)

Smudge BB cream
Catrice True Skin High Cover Concealer

2/ Make it shine

Using your fingers, apply a creamy pearl highlighter (it’ll melt into your skin better than a powder) onto the high points of your face—cheekbones, brow bones, the bridge of your nose, and above your Cupid’s bow.

3/ Give yourself a flush

Apply some subtle blush on your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose.

4/ Finish with gloss

Dab some over your lips for a super-shiny finish. For sheen up top, take a teensy bit more gloss and tap it on your eyelid creases, being careful to keep it away from your liner to avoid smearing.

Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Highlighter
Maybelline Cheek Heat Liquid Blush
Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer

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