Beauty Trends 2020

Posted by in Hands & Feet, Makeup

2020 is looking to be a great year beauty-wise. Away with identikit Stepford Wife Influencers and goodbye to the henceforth-cancelled Victoria’s Secret show. The future is bold, creative, playful and diverse, and we can’t wait to see how it turns out. Here are some of the beauty trends to keep an eye out for:

1) Metallic pigments

Whether you’re looking for something stylish and unique for your eyelids, cheeks or lips, you can’t go wrong with a bit of metal. Whether shimmering like a silver berry or the emerald green of a denizen of the city of Oz, you’ll feel like you’ve either stepped right out of the pages of a storybook, or ready to hit the streets of Lisbon (Lisbon is the new Berlin after all) ready to be invited to all the coolest parties. You can go bold with stripes and edgy eyeliner, or you can be subtle and enjoy the double takes you get while out clubbing.

2) Boys in nail polish

It crept up so slowly that it actually seemed sudden. Why are all the trendy men now wearing nail polish? We don’t purely mean the neat and clear manicure that any metrosexual worth his salt has been rocking for years - though I’m sure there’s been a general increase there too. We also mean the legions of young men wearing all the colours of the rainbow on their nails. And this trend is only looking to become more and more common, worn on the index of the left hand, or generally. Personally, we can’t get enough of it! More androgyny, less heteronormativity. You do you.

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3) Multi-faceted/hybrid products

Hybrid products that offer easy, on-the-go make-up.You want good quality makeup that does more than one job. Lipstick that serves as blush. Lip liner doubling up as eyeliner and a moisturiser that both moistens and provides a slick, smooth base of colour. Sure, they’ve all been around for a while, but right now, they’re really taking the world by storm. More practical. A good example is Chanel’s Rouge Coco Lip Blush - a subtle tint for use on the cheeks and eyes as well as lips.

4) Eyeshadow with matching lipstick

Black eyeliner and pink lips? Passé! If you’re going to keep that classic black cat’s eye, keep the rest of your makeup very neutral and make your lips black too. If you can’t step away from those soft baby pink lips, make sure you - but stay away from the waterline unless you want to look like you’ve got a mild case of pink eye. If you really want to go all out with this trend, we suggest trying bold blues and radiant reds. Add a bit of glitter and you’ll be Queen of the ball.

5) Dual colour, bold and graphic eyeliner

Colour blocking is not just for your clothes, and this is the perfect way to try out brighter colours, neons etc. that you’re otherwise afraid might give others the impression that you have an eye infection. Try a slick of black with a bolder colour if you want to start small, and once you’ve got the hang of it go wild. Royal blue and vibrant citrus orange? Yes, go for it. Dusky pink and lime green? Perfect for spring. Goldenrod yellow and Crimson red? We’ll try it if you try it.