Makeup is a fast moving market. It seems like whenever I get the hang on what’s in style, the world has already moved on to something completely different.
Social media is a massive influence on makeup and fashion trends in general, which it always has been.
I first got into makeup thanks to social media, although back then it certainly wasn’t as complex or wide spread as it is now.
MY MAKEUP JOURNEY
I’m still very much into makeup and it’s something that has caused me to spend a lot of money on the latest products and gadgets over time (see my No Buy update here for more info).
However, no matter how much money I spend or what the influencers say, there are some makeup trends that I just can’t get enough of.
This is in no way a post telling you how to do your makeup, as I’m not qualified to do that and you won’t want my advice. Instead it’s a chance for me to share some of my favourite things to do with it, with my very limited skills.
You may love these or hate these, but that’s what is so fun about it!
We all have our own preferences and styles which we can use makeup to express and these are some of mine.
TRENDS I STILL LOVE
- All the highlighter
I know that some people are over the whole ‘glowy and glittery’ face trend that boomed a couple of years ago, but not me.
Putting highlighter on is so fun and it makes me feel so good about myself so I don’t think I’m going to stop doing it anytime soon. I still love putting highlighter on my nose which I know a lot of people see as a big ‘no no’ but I think it looks cute.
- Arched, square brows
It took me a long time to learn how to both pluck and draw my eyebrows on, so I’m not going to be changing my ways anytime soon!
Eyebrows are such a big deal for people who are into makeup, but as someone with very blonde hair, I’m just happy if you can see mine. I’ve just recently learnt how to draw them on and when I did I followed the classic arched style that has a square front.
This is something that I see a lot of people disliking at the moment, as soft and fluffy brows are fashionable, but I really like it on myself.
As it’s a skill that took it’s time to develop, I’m too proud to change it now.
- Matte lipsticks
God, makeup from a couple of years ago was so much fun! You can tell I really started to get into makeup at a certain time, as all of these trends are long gone now but were all the rage when I was around 21.
Matte liquid lipsticks were the biggest thing in makeup at the time.
It all started one day, when Kylie Jenner woke up and showed the world her magically fuller lips. She later claimed came from lipstick, which she then began to sell.
I bought so many matte lipsticks around this time (although not really because of Kylie Jenner) and I still own and wear them to this day. I loved the fact that they stayed in place and remained colourful on my translucent skin hence the obsession.
Sure, they’re not the most comfortable things to wear anymore but I still remain loyal to the matte lipstick.
Are you into makeup? What trends do you still love?
Talking about fashion and makeup is such a fun thing for me. I love to find out what people are into and see how they represent their personalities through the things they wear.
Although it’s fun to join in with trends and keep up with what’s in fashion, I hope you know that there’s also nothing wrong with sticking to what you like.
Sure, you mightn’t see these things on Instagram as often but I promise you that finding what you like and sticking to it is worth more than a million trends done right.
Stay true to you, friends – you look amazing when you do that.
Come see what makeup I’ve been loving lately over on Instagram.