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Think more is more when it comes to your makeup look in 2019. The bolder and brighter the better this year, especially when it comes to the eyes. That is something that celebrity makeup artists and influencers both seem to agree on. Here are the makeup trends to get excited about this year and the products that will help you nail them:
Get a palette that will allow you to experiment with multiple colors.
From a subtle all over wash of a hot pink to a solid application of blue on the lid to an Instagram-worthy multi-colored cut crease, there are so many ways to nail this trend. Go for a palette that will put the rainbow at your fingertips like the NYX Professional Makeup Off Tropic Shadow Palette ($20, Ulta), which will let you try the trend. It has a wide range of colors in matte, satin, and metallic finishes that are easy to blend.
You can also make an impact with a bright-colored eyeliner.
Take a page from the beauty looks seen on the runways of The Blonds and Christian Siriano with your look. Just a strong line with an eye pencil in your favorite bright color will do. The Ulta Gel Eyeliner Pencil ($8, Ulta) comes in a variety of fun options like this blue Starry Night shade, which applies smoothly and has a great color payoff.
Classic black liner is having a moment.
Think outside of the box and go for stronger, graphic lines. Make your traditional cat eyeliner thicker or consider drawing a line through the crease for a fashion-forward moment.
Liquid liner is the best way to get the clean finish that you need for this trend.
The felt tip of the Benefit Cosmetics Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner ($22, Ulta) has enough firmness to allow you to draw on different parts of the eye and create sharp wings. It’s perfect for dramatic looks.
Go all out with gloss.
We’re not just talking on your lips. Expect to continue to see the texture being used to add shine on the cheekbones and on eyelids. It’s the next frontier for highlighter lovers.
Use a multi-purpose product to get the look.
The Fleshpot Eye & Cheek Gloss by Flesh ($20, Ulta) is such a cool option thanks to its subtle flecks of pink shimmer. If you layer it over eye shadow expect it to crease, but don’t let that scare you away. You’ll get a grungy effect, which looks so cool.
Pack on the glitter.
Recent fashion shows for Kate Spade and Tadashi Shoji went all in the glitter department with applications all over the lid. Whether it’s an intense application or a thin line through the crease like blogger Irishcel Puello did in her look above, there is a glittery look for every comfort level.
Grab a loose glitter for more versatility.
Go for a cosmetic glitter like the Anastasia Beverly Hills Loose Glitter ($15, Ulta), which comes in two colors. The Pink Sapphire shade has iridescent particles which make it even more fun.
Velvet lips are taking over.
Eyes may be the center of attention this year, but that doesn’t mean bold lips are out. Take your favorite matte bright color for a spin by hopping on the Korean beauty-inspired velvet lip trend. Give your lip line a soft finish blurring the outer edges with a brush for a result like makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes achieved in this picture.
Use a synthetic brush to get the look.
The material works well with creams and is more stain-resistant than natural hair brushes. The IT Brushes for Ulta Love Beauty Fully Small Shadow Brush #220 ($18, Ulta) is fluffy enough to get the feathery finish you’re looking for. It is also compact enough to keep your lipstick from spreading all over the place.
Bring on the blush.
The rise of contouring put blush on the back-burner, but it’s making a major comeback. Expect to see your favorite beauty influencers adding more pops of pink or coral to the area this year.
Grab a palette that will have you covered no matter what you’re wearing.
The Morphe 8W Warm Master Blush Palette ($22, Ulta) has a beautiful range of pinks, peaches, and orange hues that will give your complexion extra life. It has a variety of finishes that will allow you to add a glow or keep the area looking matte.