Now that summer is almost here, we’re ready to jump into the season's beauty trends, cannonball-style. With the help of makeup artist Katey Denno (aka the talented hands behind some of Mindy Kaling's best looks), we're sharing our predictions for the top trends that will be making a splash in the months ahead.
8 Summer Beauty Trends That Will Be Everywhere in 2022
1. 'euphoria' Lite
"We're not saying goodbye to the Euphoria inspired looks just yet. The fun wings and lines and bright washes of color on the lids will continue to abound, but they’re softening a bit," says Denno.
2. Strawberry Strands
3. Fresh Glow
Picture that soft glow you get when you're basking in the sun during golden hour. "This type of glow comes more from good skincare, rather than layers of highlighter," explains Denno. "For this, I recommend regular, gentle exfoliation and keeping your foundation and concealer to a minimum, with juicy pops of color focused more on the lips or cheeks."
Get the look: AmorePacific Treatment Enzyme Peel Cleansing Powder ($68); Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush ($24); Ilia Balmy Gloss ($26)
4. Face Bedazzling
Another way to brighten up your look this summer? Artfully placed face gems, which can be as scattered or as precise as you want them to be, as seen on Dua Lipa here. Tip: Always apply gems as the last step of your makeup routine, and prep the area with a matte setting powder first for better adhesion.
5. Spiky Buns
No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. That is, indeed, a spiky bun you're seeing on Gen Z TikTok queen, Dixie D’Amelio...in 2022. 20 years later, the look is back (signature two strands in front of the face and everything).
6. All Pink Everything
Call it the Rihanna effect. Ever since the singer (and beauty mogul) announced her pregnancy earlier this year in an all pink look that extended to her cheeks, lips, and lids, we've been seeing more of the exuberant hue everywhere.
Get the look: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Cheeks Out Freestyle Cream Blush ($22); Dior Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss ($35); Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Eyeshadow Trio ($26)
7. Blinged Out Nails
In case you haven't picked up on this already, maximalism is very much having a moment right now. And it makes sense, given the deluge of doom and gloom we've collectively experienced over the past couple of years. Not too keen on bedazzling your face? You could try blinging out your nails instead.
Get the look: Huetfat Nail Art Rhinestones Kit ($7)