The super-natural and minimal make-up look is on the out. We still have the light, fresh base, but on the rest of the face, we’re free to play more with colours and shapes. Plenty of beauty brands, such as NYX Professional Makeup @nyxcosmetics_sa, have launched neon eyeshadow palettes, punchy eyeliners, highlighters, glitters and illuminating products. We zoned in on neon orange and yellow to illustrate the trend.
Take a look around Instagram and you’ll see thick sculpted eyebrows, heavy contouring, false eyelashes and paint-job lips. Long before the Kardashians were contouring themselves silly and even triggering a bizarre lip-plumping craze, drag queens had ‘mistressed’ the art of make-up. They’ve been influencing the beauty world for decades and this trend is a clear nod to their dramatic creative approach.
LIGHT & FRESH
If you keep your foundation natural, you can go wild with colours on your eyes and lips because there’s a good balance. If everything is bold, it can be overwhelming.
It was dubbed the Fenty beauty effect, and over the past few years, many other brands have launched or expanded their foundation lines to include more shades, especially for darker skin. Now MAC Cosmetics is making a big statement of its own. The brand will be offering an additional 18 shades of its best-selling Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15 The brand is also offering more shades for the entire Studio Fix Line, as well as additional shades of its concealer and contour palettes. The new Studio Conceal and Correct Palette is a must-buy for every woman with darker skin.