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The Biggest Makeup Trends of 2022

The Biggest Makeup Trends of 2022

Makeup trends are something that is popular at a given point in time. It is always evolving, resulting in an endless stream of new and innovative cosmetics developments. Many cosmetics businesses have manufactured organic and hypoallergenic kinds of makeup in order to suit the needs of their customers, who use makeup to boost their self-esteem and confidence. Some of the biggest makeup trends of 2022 are Blush Draping, Contoured Lips, Negative Space Eyeliner, Detailed Brows, Seeing Red, Diffused Lips, Fluffy Laminated Brows, Glazed Lips, Soft Skin, Double Wing Eyeliner, Sun-Kissed Skin and Freckles, Glitter and Gloss, Monochromatic Moods, and Contour and Lift With Blush. 

One of the best ways to keep up with makeup trends is to keep up with what's going on in the world. It is essential to be aware of changes or updates because doing so can help individuals stay ahead of the curve. Keeping up with the latest makeup trends allows people to gain experience, uncover possibilities for growth, and get a competitive advantage. Makeup trends have shaped the world of beauty for many years. According to the hypothesis, because social media and the beauty market itself have become so saturated with new brands, products, influencers, and looks, trends have gotten more narrow and diverse, allowing customers to choose something that speaks to them particularly. People are more competent than ever to articulate themselves and their distinct tastes, allowing them to pick ‌whatever trends connect with them.

1. Blush Draping

Blush draping is a face contouring method that involves the use of blush. Instead of using a dark contour product to emphasise the angles of the face, draping includes doing the same with a blush from the temples to the apple of the cheeks. This provides the face with a lifted appearance, creating the illusion of higher and sharper cheekbones. It features an angular structure that can be used to define the cheeks or lengthen the face. The required tools and products to use for blush draping are blush palettes and a stiffer angled brush or contour brush. To achieve a blush draping look, begin by applying blush to the cheeks using a contour brush. To add definition, use the brush to mix the product upwards toward the temple. To avoid over-application of blush, dip the brush in some loose setting powder and softly blend it over the blush. Blush draping is an old-school technique established by Cher's makeup artist Way Bandy in the 1970s, but it gained popularity in favour following the revival of fashion and cosmetic styles fueled by GLOW. Celebrity such as Rihanna have incorporated blush draping into their beauty routines. 

Blush Draping

2. Contoured Lips

Lip contouring provided the appearance of bigger, more defined, and shapely lips. Just like contouring the cheekbones, it gives the lips depth and volume. Lip contouring can also be used to improve the form of the lips and make them appear more balanced and symmetrical. It features balanced and appears to have larger, fuller, and poutier lips. The required tools and products to use for contouring lips are concealer, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, and highlighter. To achieve contouring lips, start by tracing the lips with a lip liner; this will add depth to the lips and also help the lipstick remain longer. The second step is to use lipstick to fill it in. Choose a lipstick colour that is closest to the lip liner and apply an even application to the lips. Following the application of the first shade, apply a lighter shade of creamy lipstick. Apply this light shade to the centre of the lips and use the fingertips to blend it in evenly. The lighter tint will enhance volume and make the lips appear larger. The following step is to polish it. Apply a clear lip gloss to the lips to make them appear juicier. This step can be omitted for those who prefer a matte lip look. The final phase is sculpting and highlighting. Use a concealer that matches the skin colour to define the curve of the lips. Draw softly around the lips with a small brush and blend. A concealer will enhance the shape and vibrancy of the lips. Highlight the cupid's bow area with a highlighter. This will draw attention to the contour of the cupid's bow and give the lips a bigger appearance. The Kardashians popularised contoured lips at the start of the decade, and their popularity has continued to this day. Hollywood celebrities such as Kylie and Kendall Jenner have been indulging contoured lips in their makeup routine.

Contoured Lips

3. Negative Space Eyeliner

Negative space eyeliner focuses on leaving a blank space between the lashes and the outside edge of the flick. It is a cat-eye that hasn't been filled in. This design uses negative space, or gaps displaying bare skin, to provide a graphic alternative to a standard liner effect. It features a bold, unabashed statement. The required tools and products for negative space eyeliner are the eyeshadow primer, foundation, gel or liquid eyeliner, and setting powder. To achieve a negative space eyeliner look, start with priming the eyelids with an eyeshadow primer. This will not only make the makeup last longer, but it will also make the eyeshadow stand out. The second step is to select and apply a base colour that is near the natural colour of the eyelids. This will serve as a foundation and make the negative space appear seamless. The last step is to draw the first wing line. Simply take up the line at the outside corner of the winged line and go back towards the inner edge of the lid, leaving a space between the two lines, for a more subdued form of negative space eyeliner. For a more dramatic version of the look, start at the end of the wing tip and draw a line up, and then trace the crease of the eyelid. Negative space eyeliner is one of the most popular makeup styles in 2022. Hollywood celebrity such as Dua Lipa is an enthusiasts of Negative Space Eyeliner.

Negative Space Eyeliner

4. Detailed Brows

The detailed brows makeup look is a defined brow that is perfectly groomed and shaped eyebrows to make the eyes look bigger and lifted. It features a minimal arch and a straight tail. The required tools and products to use for detailed brows are brow pencil, spoil brush, angled brush, brow soap, brow gel, brow pencil, and concealer. To achieve a detailed brow look, start by brushing the hair up using a bit of brow gel or brow soap. Use small upwards strokes with the angled brow brush to give the brows a lift and make them look more natural. Then, use brow soap or gel to keep everything in place. The detailed brow is a classic makeup style that was loved by Audrey Hepburn and is still hitting popularity in 2022. Hollywood celebrity such as Demi Lovato were inspired by the detailed brows look.

Detailed Brows

5. Seeing Red

Seeing Red is a makeup look that focuses solely on the colour red. Everything from backstage beauty at fashion events to celebrity red carpet looks is being influenced by seeing red. It features a subtle or dramatic look. The required tools and products to use for seeing red makeup look are an eyeshadow palette and a flat shader brush. To achieve the seeing red makeup look, start by applying concealer upwards from the bottom lash line and around the dark shadow in the inner corner of the eyes to get the seeing red makeup look. Lastly, apply the red eyeshadow all over the eyelid and blend it with a more neutral hue, such as brown in the crease to define the lid. The style was inspired by Lady Gaga's outfit in commemoration of David Bowie. Soon after, makeup artists are employing red shadow at spring/summer fashion presentations. Red eyeshadow makeup has been applied by celebrity such as Lady Gaga.

Seeing Red

6. Diffused Lips

Diffused Lips are a reverse ombre lipstick look. This style appears more youthful and innocent. It features delicate stains that concentrate colour in the centre of the lip and fade outward. This creates a natural, stained effect that appears to be effortless. The required tools and products to use for diffused lips makeup look are concealer, lip gloss, and lip stains. To achieve diffused lips, apply the lipstick using a fluffy brush and splash the colour into the lips, using softer pressure along the lip line. The fluffy nature of the brush offers the lip colour application a diffused appearance. Diffused lips have been popular in Korea for many years, but they have only recently gained momentum as a Western style. The diffused lips makeup look is one of the most popular social media networks. This makeup look trend has inspired Korean celebrity such as Lee Sung-kyung. 

Diffused Lips

7. Fluffy Laminated Brows

Fluffy Laminated Brows is the process of reconstructing brow hairs to keep them in the appropriate shape, resulting in the appearance of well-groomed and full brows. It features brow perming for a fuller and more even appearance. The required tools and products for fluffy laminated brows are soap brows, a clean spoolie brush, and a brow pencil. To achieve the fluffy laminated brows look, start by spraying the spoolie brush with 1 to 2 sprays of setting mist to produce the fluffy laminated brows appearance. Make a thick paste with the spoolie brush and brow soap. Brush the brows with the spoolie brush, making sure that every brow hair is well coated with brow soap. Wipe any remaining soap from the spoolie before brushing the brow hair upward, outwards, and into the desired shape. Smooth the finger over the brow hairs to secure them in place. Then, using cotton buds and makeup remover, remove any excess soap from the surrounding area. Lastly, use a brow pencil to fill in any brow gaps. With over 2.1 million hashtagged posts on social media platforms, fluffy laminated brows have continued to rise in popularity. Celebrity such as Hailey Bieber have been spotted with the fluffy laminated brows makeup style.

Fluffy Laminated Brows

8. Glazed Lips

Glazed Lips is a makeup look that uses a clear or very light in coloured substance to make the lips look shiny, and it is based in the 90s. It features plump and healthy lips because of its light effect. The required tools and products to use for glazed lips are lip scrub, lip balm, lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, and lip brush. To achieve the glazed lips look, start by prepping the lips by adding lip scrub on the lips for about 2 to 3 minutes, and then rinse it off. The next step is to get rid of dryness in the lips by using a lip balm or lip conditioner to make the lips soft and supple. Let the lip balm rest on the lips for about one to two minutes. Once it's done, take a tissue to blot the excess. This prevents the lipstick from bleeding, and it makes it easier to apply the other products. Using a lip pencil in the preferred colour, start the application by lining the centre of the upper lip and following the natural lip line down until it reaches the corners of the lip. The same thing should be done to the lower lip.  Apply the lipstick with a lip brush in short and even strokes to fill the entire lips. Use a brush while applying lipstick for more precision. Lastly, start applying the preferred lip gloss from the centre of the lips, and by using a sponge, drag it along the length of the lips. The lip gloss should not be put on top of the natural lip line. Blot the excess lip gloss using tissue paper as this will prevent the colour from bleeding. Glazed lips are back on the style and beauty radar. It is based on the 90s look and is now one of the hottest makeup looks in 2022. Hollywood celebrity such as Beyoncé have been spotted with glazed lips makeup look. 

Glazed Lips

9. Soft Skin

The Soft Skin makeup style is a 'no-makeup' makeup style. Beauty products are effectively blended in, and the appearance is created without the presence of contoured lines, heavy lips or eyeliner, or harsh lines.  It features a radiant and perfect skin effect. The required tools and products to achieve the soft skin makeup look are the foundation, concealer, translucent powder, bronzer, blusher, eyebrow pencil, lift, and natural eye shadow, mascara, nude lipstick, beauty blender, and eyelash curler. To achieve a soft skin makeup look, start by priming the base to achieve a delicate skin makeup effect. Using a primer, creating a base that holds the makeup in place all day, rather than slipping around the face. For this look, avoid using heavy, full-coverage foundations. Tinted moisturisers, BB and CC creams, and skin tints hydrate the skin while allowing some freckles, redness, and flaws to show through. For blemishes, use a light concealer. Blend a cream bronzer with a moist sponge after applying foundation and concealer. Adding a little dewiness to the tops of the cheekbones will help the face look natural yet glowy. Next is to apply a small amount of cream blush to the apples of the cheeks, up onto the temples, and right on the bridge of the nose. Enhance the attractiveness of the natural brows by brushing them up and into place using a brow gel with fibres. Curl the lashes and apply brown mascara to the top and bottom lashes, or go for a more natural appearance by skipping mascara entirely. Lastly, apply light lipstick and dab excess with a tissue. The soft skin makeup style has been popular for a long time and has become a social media trend. Hollywood celebrity such as Lili Reinhart are seen with this makeup look.

Soft Skin

10. Double Wing Eyeliner

Double Wing Eyeliner is similar to wing eyeliner, but much edgier. The double wing eyeliner technique entails applying the winged eyeliner twice, once on the top eyelid and once on the lower eyelid. It features two types of eyeliner, one on the top lash line and one on the lower lash line. To achieve a double wing eyeliner, start by drawing a thin line across the upper lid and ending with a wing. The following step is to apply a comparable eyeliner to the lash line. Extend this eyeliner from the outside corner and create a tiny wing parallel to the upper lid wing. Smudge out the lower eyeliner with a little blending brush. This will assist to minimize the severity of the lower lash line and make the eyeliner more wearable during the day. The double winged liner style has grown in popularity as the eyes have become more prominent in recent years. Hollywood celebrity like Camila Mendes have incorporated double wing eyeliner into their makeup styles.

Double Wing Eyeliner

11. Sun-Kissed Skin and Freckles

The sun-kissed skin and freckles makeup look is a fresh, dewy makeup look to wear daily. It features a warm glow, soft, and naturally sculpts the face. The required products to use for sun-kissed skin and freckles are bronze, blush, liquid or felt-tip brow pencil, makeup brush, and cream highlighter. To achieve a sun-kissed and freckles makeup look, start by prepping the skin properly. Makeup application is easier when the skin is clean, exfoliated, moisturized, and helps to create a prefects canvas for makeup. The next step is to keep the base luminous. Choose a sheer foundation and apply with a mist to avoid a matte finish. Apply the bronze product where the sun would normally hit the face. Do not overload the brush with bronze and apply it to the temples, cheekbones, jawlines, ears, and set the look with translucent powder. Next is to dust a warm peach blush on the cheekbones and dab on the nose for a sun-burned effect. Apply a cream highlighter to the cheekbones and other high points of the face for glowing and skin dewy effects. Lastly, add some freckles using a liquid or felt-tip brow pencil by lightly pressing down on the face to blend them in.  The sun-kissed and freckled makeup trend is seen on the catwalks, at fashion events, and among beauty experts on Instagram. Hollywood celebrity such as Tamara Williams have been spotted in the sun-kissed and freckles makeup look. 

Sun-Kissed Skin and Freckles

12. Glitter and Gloss

The glitter and gloss makeup look is all about balancing glitter and gloss on the eye and the lip. It features a shimmering statement to give the face a subtle sparkle. The required tools and products for a glitter and gloss makeup look are a sparkly eyeshadow palette, lip gloss, and flat shader brush. To achieve this look, start with sweeping a light-colored shadow into the crease of the eye, then dust another colour all over the eyelid with a flat brush. To soften the effect, choose a darker colour for the outer corner of the eye and blend it into the lid color. Add glitter after softening and blending the base. Prep the lid with glitter primer or dab a concealer above the base to keep it in place. Highlight the brow bone with a light color. Lastly, apply lip gloss on the lips after applying lipstick. Glitter and gloss makeup look is one of the most popular makeup trends in 2022. Glitter and Gloss makeup look has been seen on celebrity such as Winnie Harlow.

Glitter and Gloss

13. Monochromatic Moods 

A monochromatic makeup look is basically using the same colour to match the lip, cheek, and eyes look. This makeup trend look can be sweet, bold, or dark depending on the choice of colour. It features a balanced fall flat and is effortless. The required tools for monochromatic moods are lipstick, an eyeshadow palette, blush, and a brush. To achieve a monochromatic mood makeup look, choose a foundation colour that matches the skin stone and apply makeup in varied tones. Apply the same colour to the cheeks and lips to achieve a monochromatic mood makeup look. Another way to achieve a monochromatic look is by using lighter to darker shades of the same colour. Apply eyes, cheeks, and lips makeup in varied shades of the same colour. Monochromatic mood makeup look can also be adjusted with shade-adjusting drops, brightening bases, and primers. The monochromatic mood makeup look is essentially the hottest and biggest trend right now and has been all over the red carpet for years. Hollywood celebrity such as Vanessa Hudgens have been seen with monochromatic mood makeup looks on every red carpet fashion show. 

Monochromatic Moods

14. Contour and Lift With Blush 

Contour and Lift with Blush gives the illusion of cheekbones. Using blush to contour and lift is comparable. It features an elongated effect and makes the face appear lifted and thinner. It can be subtle as contouring or bold as part of a dramatic look. The required tools and products for contour and lift with blush are blush palettes and a stiffer angled blush brush or contour brush. Using blush to contour is all about product placement. To achieve contour and lift with blush, start with applying the cream, liquid, or powder blush along the cheekbones. Blend upwards toward the temple with an angled brush to buff out the colour. Apply a light application and build up the desired intensity. Contour and Lift with Blush creates the illusion of higher cheekbones. The contour and lift with blush, which is not exactly new and is used by makeup enthusiasts for a long time, has now gone viral all over social media with the release of Madison Beer's video. Hollywood celebrity such as Emma Roberts use to contour and lift with blush as part of their daily makeup routine. 

Contour and Lift With Blush

What is the Importance of Following Makeup Trends?

It is important to keep up with the latest makeup trends because this will allow individuals to maintain their skills in the ever-changing world of beauty. If makeup enthusiasts stay up with the latest makeups, they will be continually learning; there will be no shortage of new tools to learn from, new events to attend, and new ways to be more efficient. This will give individuals a wider variety of things to work with and the ability to explore more things and use them to create new ideas, This ensures makeup enthusiasts and cosmetics company to produce more current and up-to-date products and trends. 

What are the Requirements to Apply Trended Makeups?

When it comes to the makeup industry, theories aren't everything; practicality is a must. One of the requirements for applying makeup trend is skills. Enthusiasts will go further in their careers if they have the appropriate skill set. Along with skills, knowledge is also part of the important requirement to apply in trended makeups. Individuals' ability to succeed is determined by their level of knowledge. It provides an opportunity to learn about the most recent makeup trends and techniques that should be used in applying trended makeup. 

What Makeup Products do You Need to Apply to Trended Makeups? 

Listed below are the most trended makeup products in 2022.

  • Very Valentino Foundation: Very Valentino Foundation is one of the best makeup products that works as a soothing tool to cover skin texture, blemishes, and redness. A lot of people love this foundation because of its beautiful and buildable texture that feels weightless on the skin. This foundation works well on a variety of skin types and skin tones.
  • Shape tape Ultra Creamy Concealer: This concealer is creamy, ideal for those with dry skin or those who do not want their concealer to settle into fine lines and wrinkles.  The colour selection is extensive, and testers praised the product's ability to blend flawlessly into their skin. 
  • Lash-Amplifying Mascara: This mascara is an instant volume, that separates the lashes with a single sweep, and the tapered brush coats each lash evenly from root to tip. It is enriched with jojoba oil and shea butter, which helps to condition the lashes with each application. 
  • Soft Pop Blush Stick: This elegant blush by makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic is a creamy blush packed with a unique brush to easily blend the colour into cheeks and across the bridge of the nose. 
  • Lip Power Lipstick: Armani Beauty's Lip Power is a high-pigment, satin-finish lipstick that doesn't provide superpowers to the lips. In a single swipe, the user will get a rich colour payoff as well as a smooth satin finish, rather than a glossy sheen. In addition, the elegant packaging and teardrop-shaped bullet make it simple to swipe across the entire lip or use the tapered end to trace precise lines on your lips.
  • ColorStay Satin Ink: Revlon's ColorStay Satin Ink takes first place in this area because of its satiny texture, comfortability while wearing, and a large range of bright, eye-catching hues.
  • Gloss Bomb Cream Colour Drip Lip Cream: This well-loved lip gloss is formulated with shea butter for a moisturizing and nourishing feel that doesn't sacrifice pigment intensity.
  • Precision Lip Definer: Like contour for the lips, this fade-proof lip liner skates right on to leave lips looking larger and more defined while also forming an invisible wax barrier to prevent lipstick from migrating during application.
  • Cosmic Pearl Dewy Eyeshadows: This eyeshadow is silky and creamy, and it has an enticing shimmer to it.
  • Stylo Contour des Yeux: Gucci's velvety pencil is as much of a magic wand as it is anything else in the world. The easy-glide gel pencil is ideal for smearing and creating a smouldering effect.
  • Brow 1980 Volumizing Eyebrow Pomade Gel: A tiny conical spoolie grabs and coats each and every hair in a lightweight, volumizing pigment that has been intended to last for the entire day. It has a natural appearance and will help to define brows.
  • Set The Tone Finishing Powder: This finishing powder has a genuine skin finish, and it melted easily into the skin without leaving a residue or feeling heavy on the skin.
  • Balm Contour: The Balm Contour is a creamy formulation type of contour that is infused with just enough gray to provide natural-looking shadows to the jawline. It is extremely blendable and buildable due to its creamy formulation.
  • Sun Melt: A natural-looking and long-lasting product, the Sun Melt adds a wonderful finishing touch to the skin and provides a natural glow.
  • Hue Glow: The Hue Glow is designed with just the finest-milled shimmer for a truly lit-from-within glow that can be used on more than just the cheekbones and brow bones.
  • Play Bento: An endless number of looks can be created with this set including bronzer, blush, and highlighter, which are all packaged in convenient slide-out rings.
  • Acne-Fighting Putty Primer: The salicylic acid in this red-balancing primer inhibits current and future breakouts while also preparing and smoothing the skin for seamless makeup application.
  • Firming Facial Mist: The mist from Luzen does a lot more than just keep the makeup in place. Use this mist to prep the skin and make it look dewy and lustrous. It can also be used throughout the day to keep the face looking fresh and radiant.