If you’ve been relying on the same makeup routine for years, a new decade is as good a time as any to rock a new makeup trends for 2020. Curious about which products should replace your outdated makeup?
Here’s how beauty experts say you’ll be servingmajor face in 2020. Makeup trends for 2020 bold, overly-defined Instagrambrows are going to get left behind. Certified microblading expert, Diana Melendezwho owns Accentuated threading and microblading studio, says, “I’ve had lots of clients going for more ofthe ‘undone’ look than the full on ‘Instagram Brow,’ which is showing us that the all-naturallook is making its mark.
Makeup artist Christina Flach similarly predictsa more natural-looking brow, also known as a “soft brow”, will take center stage in 2020. But, just because bold brows are out, thatdoesn’t mean these natural-looking brows are going to look sparse. “Oh my gosh, brows gone wild over here.” Flach said soft brows will still involve,quote, “enough definition to frame the eyes.” Melendez, too, says brows will be keepingtheir fullness. She added, “I personally love to keep the brows full,especially [since] we tend to lose our brows as we get older.” So…what if your natural brows are on thebushy side? According to the pros, you should flaunt ’em. “I think it’s stunning to be fair, but, Idon’t know, that’s just my thing.” Diana Melendez confirmed that “bushy brows will be top makeup trends for 2020.
And the best way to maintain your thick browsis to go easy on the D.I.Y. She says, “Only pluck away from brow lines to cleanup a bit and leave the rest to an eyebrow specialist…Shaping can be very hard if youdon’t know what [you’re] doing and one hair can change the whole brow shape…I am surewe have all done it before, the situation where you pluck one wrong hair out and thenit’s all downhill from there!” If you want to embrace the bushy or full makeuptrend but your brows aren’t currently up for the challenge, Melendez recommends applyinga brow serum, or even castor oil, which is a natural hair growth stimulant. “Oh my God, is that her? Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow.” Celebrity makeup artist Chris Lanston thinks we’re all probably getting a little tired of the full-face makeup trends on social media. He explained, “Because we are leaving the [decade], whichwas the whole Instagram, YouTube, ‘YASSS Queen’ era, I think things are going back to moreof a natural beauty. Not quite like an Amish natural, but likea classic timeless face like Audrey [Hepburn].” “I’ve gotta do something about the way I look.” Compared to the glam makeup trends of the2010s, Audrey Hepburn’s makeup would be considered minimalist makeup trends for 2020.
However, to get her iconic look, you’ve gottapay attention to the lashes. Hepburn’s makeup artist, Alberto de Rossi,used an untraditional trick to create the actress’ famous doe eyes. According to Audrey’s son’s book, Audrey Hepburn,An Elegant Spirit, it was a, quote “slow process of applying mascara and then separating eacheyelash with a safety pin.” Of course, these days, false lashes wouldalso work, and involve fewer pointy objects next to your beautiful eyeballs. “If I could find a real life place that mademe feel like Tiffany’s, then…well, I’d buy some furniture and give the cat a name.” If full-coverage foundation and contour isn’tyour thing, or if you’re looking for even more natural-looking makeup trends for 2020,you’re in luck. Celebrity makeup artist Christina Flach says, “I see a more natural, less dramatic lookcoming in 2020 and in the spring! I think the over exaggerated contouring is,thank the Lord Jesus, on its way out!” Noting the latest spring and summer 2020 runwaytrends, Harper’s Bazaar revealed that quote “‘no make-up’ make-up” was indeed “a fashionweek fixture.” Although this look requires no foundation,you’ll still want to make good use of a little concealer and well-placed highlighter, accordingto Byrdie. With that, you’ll nail that fresh-faced look,as opposed to real “I woke up like this” face. If you’re planning to rock the no-makeup makeuptrend come 2020, Christina Flach knows that perfectly dewy skin is key. Sure, you can add some more glow to your skinwith a good highlighter, but there’s really no faking healthy skin. She says, “The healthier the skin is from the inside,[the more] it will reward you on the outside!” For herself, Flach personally swears by greenjuice and celery juice. Celeb nutritionist Kimberly Snyder agreesthat some veggie-based juices are great for the body, including the skin. She told Vogue, “Celery is 95 percent water. When it comes to skin, hydration is key.” “It couldn’t be more beautifying and healthy.” The natural sodium in celery also increasesstomach acid, making it good for the gut and also useful for both lowering stress and literally brightening skin.
Even though natural looks are expected tobe popular throughout 2020, there are plenty of bolder makeup trends for those of us whoprefer to pop. Celebrity makeup artist Mary Irwin says astunning dark lip will be in, revealing, “An almost purple or black lip looks surprisinglymodern right now and looks good with all skin tones.” “Ooh. Look at that.” Christopher Macken, makeup artist and globalcreative director of Ready To Wear, agrees, saying, “Instead of that bright pink try a dark bloodred or navy lip to really set your look on the right track for the new year.” If you’re intimidated by a dark statementlip or aren’t experienced in applying dark shades, BareMinerals’ international makeupartist, SJ Froom, recommends starting with a lighter shade and working your way towarda deeper color. She told Cosmo, “I would always recommend choosing your shadeto match your skin tone but if you are a beginner, go for a softer more mauve tone as opposedto a rich deep berry tone until you have perfected your lipstick application.” In 2020, the eyes have it with bright whiteeyeliner, and it’s not just about popping the water line. “A lot of people think it’s just you put whiteeyeliner on your eye, boom your eyes look bigger. That’s actually not what it’s about.” Christopher Macken says it’s quote “fun andfestive” as an upper liner, and absolutely stunning, but he acknowledges, “You can still use this trick to brightenand pop those beautiful eyes.” It turns out, a white liner is basically magic. Makeup artist Geo Brian Hennings confirmedto Cosmo, “White eyeliner not only makes your eyes looklarger, but also makes you look more awake. Lining your waterline with white liner isprobably the easiest way to use white eyeliner. It instantly makes your eyes look brighter,like you’re ready for the day.” And if you’re going for a bolder look, Henningsadvised, “Just trace your upper lid with a white penciland flick the pencil toward the outer corner of your eye, like you’re drawing a check mark.” While Christopher Macken advises us not togo too bright when it comes to lip colors in 2020, that rule certainly does not applyto the eyes. In fact, he proclaimed, quote, “The rulesare, there are no rules!” Macken expects all sorts of contrasting eyeshadowsand liners to be trending, adding, “The trends are turning and showing us funflirty colors and daring combinations. It is like the ’80s and ’90s decided theywill pay us a visit. Bright pink on your waterline? Maroon on your upper lid?…Go for it!” “Makeup should be fun. It should be your way, your idea. It’s art. And afterall, art is subjective.” This season, purple isn’t hiding in the shadows. L’Oréal Paris confirmed purple continuesto trend, and it seems to be gaining popularity with each passing year. Celebrity makeup artist Mary Irwin says, “Purple shadow, purple lips, violet liner,this color is so versatile it can go from the club to a wedding without skipping a beat.” Ketonya Bankston, makeup artist, stylist,and founder of the fashion site Style Stalkers, has also noticed the growing interest in thisshade. She confirmed, “Variations in berry colors and purples havebeen reintroduced to the world of beauty and cosmetics.” New York City-based Chris Lanston foreseesglitter eyeshadow and glitter liners to trend big in 2020. And while some may say glitter is so over,sparkly eyes continue to trend every, single, year. Beauty influencer and makeup artist KennyScreven agrees, saying, “Glitter eyes are a trend every year and [it’s]not going anywhere anytime soon. Glitter eyes are just so much fun and fabulous.” Before you dive into the glitter trend, though,you should first know how to remove it when it inevitably comes time to take your makeupoff. According to StyleCaster, you can’t simplycleanse your face like you normally do.
Instead, the outlet recommends using scotchtape to take off the majority of the glitter. Then, using a cotton pad dipped in eithermakeup remover or skin-safe oil, press down on the glittered areas. Once you’ve loosened the glitter sufficiently,you can wash your face like you usually do. And the same goes for wherever you put thatglitter. “If you have any cellulite, put some f—in’glitter on it.” Beauty influencer, Kenny Screven, predictsthat “glossy looks” will be all the rage in 2020. He said, “You see celebrities like the Kardashiansand Beyoncé rocking the gloss look all over. Glossy lips, glossy eyelids, and dewy skin.” Thankfully, glossy doesn’t necessarily haveto mean sticky. A glossy lid look can be accomplished in justtwo steps, according to Byrdie, a fine shimmer eyeshadow, followed by a light balm. Done. While eye-popping black mascara will alwayshave a place in our beauty routines, you might want to consider an unexpected color to freshenup your look. Or, lack of color, that is. Makeup artist Chris Lanston says this seasonis all about quote, “brushed brows and [a] little clear mascara.” Although all mascaras work in much the sameway, the colorless variety is much more subtle. Celeb makeup artist Brittany Spyksma toldByrdie, “Clear mascara helps your lashes hold a curland gives them definition. It looks clean and fresh.” Daniel Martin, a celebrity makeup artist basedin New York City, also told the outlet, “I’ll use clear mascara if I’m putting myclient in a statement lip. Like a bright, bold matte red lipstick oreven a deep oxblood. The clear mascara still gives definition tothe lash without overwhelming depth because I want the lip to be the focus.” Although heavy contour isn’t expected to bepopular in 2020, contouring as a whole isn’t going away for good. Chris Lanston said, “I believe the ’90s trend of makeup is comingback. The Iconic Kevyn Aucoin looks: lined lipsand contour.” “But in the 90s, we would definitely dragthis thing all the way across.” Lanston advises thinking less “Kim Kardashian”and more “supermodel from the ’90s Calvin Klein fragrance ads.” As Byrdie highlighted, contouring in the ’90swasn’t about overly-chiseled jaws and hard lines. Instead it was quote, “all about naturallydefining the cheeks and lids.” As this look comes back into style, you’llwant to make sure to really blend in that contouring product. The outlet also recommends a nude gloss asa finishing touch. If you’re not used to wearing blush, 2020is certainly going to mix things up. Beauty influencer, Kenny Screven, predictsthat pink cheek will see a resurgence. He said, “I’ve noticed that a lot of people skip theblush step in their makeup routine, but there’s something about a pink rosy cheek that yells,’I’m a porcelain doll that was hand-crafted by the best factory.’ Blush can help intensify or calm down makeuplooks, which is why it’s going to be a hot trend in 2020.” When choosing a color for this look, you onlyhave to consider two things: your skin tone and your skin type. Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno revealedto Byrdie, “Blush is all about making the rest of theface brighter and fresher. The goal is to pick a shade that matches thecolor of your cheeks when you have a natural flush.” “I’m obsessed with blush. I even go so far as to put it up here. Alright, have I gone and turn into a clown?” Check out one of our newest videos right here! Plus, even more List videos about your favoritestyles are coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit thebell so you don’t miss a single one.top makeup trends for 2020.