2018 is here and hopefully it brings us new, unique, and interesting makeup trends! Which 2017 makeup trends do you hope to see die in 2018? I mean the ones you really hated and just wish they’d disappear off the face of the planet forever?
I think you know the ones I’m going to list below but before I get my knife out and start stabbing them in the heart let’s look back and think about what sort of makeup trends we saw happening in 2017.
I wouldn’t call 2017 the year of innovation by any means nor were there any very unique or interesting trends that grabbed my attention. In someways, you could say that makeup actually seemed to take a step back with brands like Too Faced somehow re-inventing themselves into Lisa Frank. There were unicorns, cute puppies, and sweet little peaches too that Too Faced did their very best to market to the makeup world and some of us really fell in love with where as others of us shook our heads in bafflement. And let me tell you now, Too Faced is not nearly done with the “cute” as they prepare to launch their new entirely unicorn inspired makeup range for Spring 2018. You’re either overjoyed and throwing glitter in the air or you’re slumped in a corner muttering sarcastically about death to all unicorns like Daria.
In the Spring of 2015 contouring took center stage in the beauty world and here we are nearly 3 years later and brands are still promoting shaping, contouring, and chiseling you to perfection. Contouring isn’t a new trend by any means but I think it became a lot more common outside the world of magazines, models, and photo shoots. Suddenly, anyone could easily contour at home with a simple palette and a good brush.
And of course, we can’t forget the all mighty long-wearing matte liquid lipstick. Truly a longstanding trend that continues into Spring 2018 considering Covergirl has already launched an entire range of new matte lipsticks with their latest collection. Just when I thought glossy lips were making a come back!
So, which make trends do I hope to see die in 2018? You guessed right if you said unicorn makeup, contouring, highlighters, and matte liquid lipsticks.
Listen, when I was 12 unicorn anything was stupid awesome but right now, at my age, unicorn (or mermaid) anything is a little too juvenile for me. I just don’t want to be a mermaid or a unicorn anymore. I grew up. The magic is gone. Killed by adulthood. No but seriously, I just don’t get the unicorn thing at all. I’m weird though because I’ll squeal over cute Japanese makeup but throw a unicorn into the mix and I’m mentally rolling my eyes.
Let me tell you something else….I have highlighters, I have a lot of highlighters. I have pretty highlighters that are stashed in my makeup vault which I take out just to whisper to them how pretty they are. However, every single brand launching a highlighter every few weeks is OUT OF CONTROL. How many highlighters does one person need????!!!!!!! Ok, cool, glowing is nice! A nice touch of luminosity is pretty. However, it’s not New Year’s Eve ever single day and it’s unlikely I’m going to be using all these highlighters in my daily looks. It’s all too much.
And please for the love of god would someone bring back shiny lips? I’m tired of all the drying, long-wearing lipsticks.
I hope to kill off the space/galaxy makeup trend that’s going on in 2018 as well because I dunno about you but I can’t pull off that shiny iridescent I just stepped off a space ship Danger Will Robinson Danger look.
Have at it!
What’s on your makeup trend kill list?