9 Beauty Trends That Will Be Huge in 2018
Though we still have a few weeks left in the year, we’re already excited for what lies ahead. From the haircut you’ll see everywhere to the colors on everyone’s lips, these are the nine beauty trends we can’t wait to try in 2018.
Crystal-Infused Skin Care
Amethyst, rose quartz, citrine and jade: You’ll be seeing a whole lot of healing crystals in your products this year. Think of it as a side of self-care with your skin-care. And if that’s all a little too "woo woo" for you, just know that the high-quality ingredients, therapeutic scents and pretty packaging are worth buying into as well.
Try: Herbivore Botanicals Lapis Facial Oil ($72)
So long, contouring palette. And farewell to you, overly complicated YouTube tutorials. This year is all about clean, natural-looking skin. So swap the heavy foundation for a sheer-tinted moisturizer (or a few dabs of concealer) instead. The goal is to even things out—not cover them up.
Try: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer ($44)
Hot Pink Lips
Fuchsias and magentas are making their mark in ’18. Balance the bold shade with the aforementioned fresh face and some fluttery lashes.
Try: Lancome Color Design Lipstick in Spring Kiss ($23)
Blue Eye Makeup
Continuing with the ’80s vibes, let us take a moment to reconsider blue eye makeup. Darker shades (like cobalt or navy) look especially piercing when used to line your eyes, whereas softer hues (like cornflower or powder blue) feel romantic when sheered across the entire lid.
Bring on the barrettes and bows, ladies. Better yet, put a pin in it. A simple accessory is the fastest—and most fashionable—way to dress up a basic bun or even a ponytail. (Brides-to-be: Look up “pearl pin hairstyles” and get ready to swoon.)
Try: Kristin Ess French hair pin ($14 for gift set where included)
If the last few years were all about the lob, 2018 is quickly poised to become the year of the straight-up bob. Clearing the shoulders with a soft A-line shape (like Aimee here) or styled with shaggy fringe, it truly is the (ahem) short cut to looking stylish this year.
Try: Aveda Brilliant Anti-Humectant Pomade ($25)
It’s official: Lip gloss is making a comeback, y’all. Only this time it’s not nearly as drying—or as sticky—as our ’90s go-tos. Whether you stay clear or choose a subtle rosy tint, as long as it’s high shine, you’re nailing the look.
Not into a bold lip? Make a statement with your blush. Choose a juicy peach or classic pink shade and sweep it high up on your cheeks—almost connecting it to your eye shadow. When paired with an otherwise clean complexion, the effect is more sun-kissed than overly flushed.
Lips that shimmer. Lids that gleam. Thanks to Pat McGrath, we’re seeing a huge surge in sparkly makeup. Nervous about looking like a disco ball? Dab just a hint of shimmer in the center of your eyelid so it catches light whenever you blink.