The ever-evolving world of makeup trends never fails to surprise us, and if the past year is any indication, 2024 is going to be bigger and bolder than ever. From food-inspired beauty to aesthetic-driven looks, the beauty industry has been flooded with inspiration. As we look ahead to the coming year, experts are predicting a comeback of a beloved beauty product from the past: highlighter. In this article, we will explore the top makeup trends for 2024 and how you can incorporate them into your everyday routine. Beauty is going to change forever! Get ready!
Translucent Architecture: The Return of Highlighter
One trend that is making a strong comeback in 2024 is the use of highlighters. Celebrity makeup artist Nick Barose suggests stocking up on shimmery, powdery textures instead of creams and liquids. He emphasizes that polished skin is in, with a focus on more coverage and a matte yet velvety finish. To achieve this look, start with clean and moisturized skin, apply a hydrating primer to enhance glow, and then use a lightweight, dewy-finish foundation or tinted moisturizer. Blend the product well into the skin for a seamless finish. Add a liquid or cream highlighter to the high points of your face, such as cheekbones, brow bones, and down the nose. Set areas that aren’t illuminated with a translucent powder and finish with a light touch of blush for a healthy flush of color.
Holographic Glaze: Embracing Cyber Wet Looks
Another trend to watch out for in 2024 is the holographic glaze. Makeup artist Michael Anthony predicts that eyeshadows and highlighters with color-shifting properties will be on-trend. These cyber wet looks celebrate individuality and focus on placement rather than tips and tricks. To achieve a holographic effect, opt for eyeshadow palettes with chrome shades. Products like the Pat McGrath Mothership IX: Utopian Dream or Danessa Myricks Infinite Chrome Flakes can help you achieve the ultimate holographic look.
Retro Red Lips: A Classic Resurgence
While nude lipstick has reigned supreme in recent years, makeup artist Michael Anthony anticipates a major resurgence of classic red lips in 2024. Red lipstick is a bold and sexy statement that has stood the test of time. It can be a beautiful choice during the colder holidays or when paired with a tan. Whether you opt for a cyber-inspired It girl look or a classic Hollywood vibe, red lips are guaranteed to make a statement.
Inspired Flush: Draping Blush for a Robotic Effect
Our love affair with blush isn’t going anywhere in 2024. The trend of draping blush, which involves applying bold, temple-grazing blush, is expected to continue to gain popularity. Makeup artist Michael Anthony predicts that we will see even more of this trend, including blush applied across the bridge of the nose for a robotic e-girl effect. Don’t be afraid to experiment with bold blush placements to achieve a fresh and unique look.
Blackberry Lips: Embracing the Wednesday-Core and Goth Glam
For those who love all things dark and vampy, 2024 is your year. Makeup artist Nick Barose predicts that bold, dark, and vampy makeup will be a major trend. To achieve an extra bold and dark lip look, Barose suggests layering and lining lips with black eyeliner pencil as a base coat. This technique guarantees the darkness you desire.In addition to Lisa Eldridge Seamless Glide Eye Pencil in Black Treacle, Chanel Rouge Coco is among his favorite lip colors.
Eye See Red: Exploring the Power of Red Eye Makeup
Red eye makeup may seem intimidating, but makeup artist Nick Barose assures us that there are many ways to play with this bold shade. There are various red-toned eyeliners available that can help you achieve a unique and striking look. For example, Addiction Tokyo The Color Liquid Eyeliner in Vermillion Petal can help you create a bold and unexpected detail on your eyes. To keep the look fresh, focus on the upper lash line or add a touch of red on the wing for a fun twist. Just remember to add extra definition with black eyeliner to make the red really pop.
Undertone Eyeshadow: Earthy Jewel Tones for a Sophisticated Pop
Bright and vibrant eyeshadows have been popular in recent years, but makeup artist Nick Barose suggests exploring earthier jewel tones for a sophisticated pop of color in 2024. Dark eyeshadows with undertones like navy, deep green, and plum offer a fun and wearable alternative to your usual black or brown shadow and liner. These undertones can make your eyes pop in a unique way. So step out of your comfort zone and experiment with these rich and alluring shades.
Minimalist Glowing Skin: The Perfect Canvas for Every Look
Throughout 2024, there will be a strong emphasis on minimalist glowing skin. Makeup artist J Guerra explains that there is an effortless elegance to this look. Minimalist glowing skin provides a perfect canvas for any choice of makeup, whether it’s a bold lip or a subtle eye look. It complements every occasion and transcends trends. To achieve this look, start with a well-cleansed and moisturized face. Use a hydrating primer to enhance the glow and apply a lightweight, dewy-finish foundation or tinted moisturizer. Blend the product well into the skin for a natural and seamless finish. Add a liquid or cream highlighter to the high points of your face and set areas that aren’t illuminated with a translucent powder. Finish with a light touch of blush for a healthy and radiant complexion.
As we step into 2024, the world of makeup is poised to be bigger, bolder, and more exciting than ever before. The trends we’ve explored, such as the comeback of highlighter, holographic glaze, retro red lips, A.I.-inspired flush, blackberry lips, eye see red, and undertone eyeshadow, offer a multitude of options for you to express your unique style. Whether you prefer a subtle and minimalist approach or a bold and daring look, there’s something for everyone in the world of makeup trends. So go ahead, embrace the future of beauty and let your creativity shine through!