Latest Beauty Trends: Get All Dolled Up for 2019

Extravagant eyeshadow, metallic lips and creative nail art: what an exciting new year in beauty! We reveal our favourite new (or recycled) beauty trends and let you know just which products you'll need to achieve the look.

Latest Beauty Trends: Get All Dolled Up for 2019

Instagram hashtags, fashion shows and celebrity icons have shown which beauty trends, either brand new or tried and true, are on the rise this 2019. Learn a couple of tips to provide a serious “wow” factor to an otherwise monotonous beauty routine.

Natural Brows: Messy, but Charming

Woman with natural eyebrows

2018 was the year of daring eyebrows: all sorts of crazy designs, from wavy to feathered, were plastered across social media channels. For those of us who aren’t quite bold enough to pull off glitter or braided brows but still want to make an impression, natural bushy brows are just the thing! Plucking and trimming is no longer necessary: leave your tweezers and scissors to the side. If you absolutely need a bit of eyebrow primping in your routine, colour them in with a brow pencil and set them with some transparent gel. A little effort goes a long way in this daring natural look.

Natural Eyebrow Styler from Max Factor

Natural Eyebrow Styler from Max Factor

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To whip your messy brows into shape, this brow styler with an applicator is the perfect tool. The spiral-shaped wire brush grips even the finest hairs and the colourless gel maintains your natural look. Feel fresh and save time in the morning with this low-maintenance look.

Graphic Eyes: Spectacular Edges to Frame Your Eyes

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Tom Ford, Jill Stuart or Marc Jacobs: all these designers sent their models across the catwalk with eye-catching "graphic eyes". An absolute eye-catcher, in the truest sense of the word. The elegant edges don’t just highlight your eyes, they help them become a work of art. The application may seem complicated, but it’s not: you just need a pointed eyeliner pencil, nothing more. You can start by creating a line over the outer corner of the eye and making it thicker than usual to create a swallowtail shape. Your eyes will appear framed when the eyeliner on the upper and lower lids are longer and small strokes (upwards and downwards) are applied. If you’re feeling brave, experiment with geometric shapes: triangles over or under the eye are a great starting point.

Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner from Maybelline New York

Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner from Maybelline New York

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This liquid eyeliner turns any budding fashionista into a beauty master. It lies comfortably in the hand, is easy to guide and effortlessly creates even, solid lines. The felt tip measures only 0.4 mm, but can still make delicate lines as well as strong contours. Plus, the super intensive pigments won’t fade throughout the day. Black is beautiful!

Bright Eyes: Explore Unconventional Eyeshadow Colours

A woman with orange eyeshadow

The colour orange certainly makes a bold statement, but you can soften this tone up by choosing a peach tint and blending it beyond the edge of the eye. More courageous trendsetters will choose a brighter tint of orange, while particularly daring people might even choose a deeper blood orange. The key to using orange eyeshadow, or other unconventional colours, is finding a brand which is well processed and high-quality. Otherwise, you can risk looking sickly or tired. Here are some quick tips on proper eyeshadow application: 

  1. For a long-lasting look, first, apply primer to the eyelids.
  2. Apply eyeshadow on the lid with an appropriate brush.
  3. Accentuate the lower arch under your eyebrows with a lighter tint.
  4. Optional: leave lashes without mascara and apply a peach-tinted lip gloss. 

And no, you don't have to wait until summer to show your true colours

Grimas Professional Eyeshadow: Bright Orange

Grimas Professional Eyeshadow: Bright Orange

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This eyeshadow is a cheeky little fruit. After all, it's a pretty brightly coloured fruit. But that's what we want. Additionally, the texture of this shadow makes the application of just the right amount an easy task. Just distribute the eye shadow on the back of the hand first to see how intense it will appear on your skin. Bonus: you can use this product as a blush as well.

Healthy Glow: Let Your Beauty Shine Through

Woman with highlighter on her cheekbones

Eating and living healthy has become increasingly popular in recent decades… and eating healthily almost always leads to glowing skin. To recreate or define this radiant look on your face, a highlighter is an essential tool. For an everyday look, apply it to the inner corners of the eyes and along your eyelash line. If you're going to a party feel free to be more generous with the highlighter, adding some to the outer corners of your eyes and cheeks.

And then there's the sun-kissed combination of highlighter and bronzer. Here’s how you get the super glow: 

  • Put the bronzer on a powder brush and spread it on your hairline, under your cheekbones, on the bridge of your nose and on your chin.
  • Then dab some highlighter on the highest points of your cheekbones and forehead and look perfectly sun-kissed.

New Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops from L'Oréal Paris

New Glow Mon Amour Highlighting Drops from L'Oréal Paris

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These highlighter drops immediately give your complexion a natural shimmer and make your skin look as if it were glowing from the inside. The drops can be mixed with a BB cream or a foundation and spread over the entire face. Or you can dab them on individual areas to achieve an even more intense effect.

Metallic Lips: Shine Bright Like a Diamond

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Shimmering lips are a surefire way to turn heads. While it might not seem like the most subtle look for daytime wear, sparkling subtle tones such as rosé or nude are plenty appropriate. Shine on with metallic colours at festivals or parties. It’s easy to sparkle with glitter-infused or metallic lip glosses or lipstick. But consider this more sophisticated method: trendsetters decorate their lips with small sequins, rhinestones or mini pearls. Be sure to use eyelash glue if the jewellery is not self-adhesive.

Liquid Lipstick by SYZYGY

Liquid Lipstick by SYZYGY

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This glossy liquid lipstick glimmers and shines in a stunning peach and golden dual tone. It's long-lasting, easy to remove, and best of all: cruelty-free and vegan! 

Nail Art: DIY Manicure Flair

Manicured fingernails

Think out of the box during your DIY manicure and experiment with different motifs and symbols. Make a work of art or a statement with your nails: from zodiac signs to letters to peace symbols, the possibilities for self-expression are almost endless.

Consider picking up some nail stickers, fun gel nail colours, or even a nail art pen if you’re brave enough to freehand your design.

Nail Art Stickers from Medis Sun Glow

Nail Art Stickers from Medis Sun Glow

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Self-adhesive hearts, crowns, or blossoms, in silver or gold - these are all classy, charming options for customising your manicure. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the nail stickers from their plastic packaging and stick them onto clean, dry nails (with your coloured polish of choice already applied). Clear varnish or a sealing gel with ensure a long-lasting look.