We have all seen some of the unique makeup trends on Instagram. As gorgeous and fascinating as they may look, some of them should stay only on Insta. Here is a round-up of the latest makeup trends that can be seen on the app!
1. Halo Eyes
Photo credit – Byrdie
We’ll start of the least wackiest of them all, Halo Eyes. Halo eyes are a simple way of putting on eyeshadow. You simply take one shade of your eyeshadow and apply it to your entire lid without going over the crease line. You then apply the same shade along your lower lash line connecting it at each corner, essentially creating a halo around your eyes.
The only issue with this makeup trend is that if not done right it makes your eyes look puffy.
2, Neon Makeup
Most people are a fan of neon nail polish and eyeshadow. But the newest neon makeup trend is drawing with neon makeup on your face. It results in some breath taking and eye-catching pictures. The look is great for photos but it is not practical for everyday use.
3. Crown Makeup
Photo credit – Millie Heyer
What is crown makeup? It is drawing crowns or tiaras on your eyes.
The crowns can be blinged out by adding glitter, sparkles, stars and rhinestones. This look definitely only looks good in pictures.
Kitchen Tools For Contouring
The past two have definitely been the years of contouring. A tribe of beauty bloggers, specifically Instagrammers have attemped to shape and sculpt using common kitchen tools – such as forks, whisks, spoons and even knives.We do not recommend this – but just goes to show impractical as it may be, you technically don’t need the priciest of makeup tools to achieve looks similar to celebrities!
What Goes On Must Come Off – The New Makeup Remover Everyone’s Talking About
What’s worse than getting home past curfew after a rad party? It’s removing heavy eye makeup and budge-proof mascara (shortest horror story) when all you’d rather do is sleep without a care in the world. Nevertheless, sleeping with makeup on is a big no-no as it can clog the pores and irritate the skin.
If you’re tired of rubbing your eyelids raw and shedding a few precious eyelashes in the process, Vaseline will be your new best friend.
Yes, you heard that right! A pot of good ol’ Vaseline is a lifesaver when you want to remove heavy makeup in a matter of minutes. Vaseline’s light, emollient texture helps heavily pigmented makeup slide right off without damaging delicate skin around the eyes. The best part yet, it comes highly recommended by Dermatologists, and they swear by its sheer efficiency.
What else can Vaseline do?
Apart from Vaseline’s tried-and-true makeup removing properties, it can also come to your rescue in the middle of a makeup mishap.
- It can tame grizzly brows and baby hair
- Replenish dehydrated skin
- It can sub in for mascara
Works as a lip balm
50 Shades of Foundation Frenzy – How to Pick One That’s Right for You
The secret to a selfie ready face? The perfect foundation! A foundation should help make your skin look like the best version of itself. The wrong tone and formula can make your skin look sallow and cakey. Here are a few tips to keep in mind for your next beauty haul.
Know your undertone
If you don’t know whether you have a cool, neutral or warm undertone, chances are you’re wearing the wrong shade of foundation. Here’s what you need to know:
- If you have a naturally rosy glow or the veins on your wrist appear blue or purple, you have a cool undertone.
- If the veins on your wrist appear greenish, you have a warm skin tone.
- You have a neutral undertone if your veins appear bluish green.
Sounds like too much work? Don’t worry! Just use the metal jewelry trick. If Gold jewelry pops more on your skin, you have a warm undertone, and if silver looks better, your undertone is cool.
Before you pick the formulation, pick the coverage type; Full, Medium, or Light. Light to Medium coverage foundations will always be more buildable and you can add layers based on the look you want to go for.
The formulation depends on your skin type. If you want an oil-free formula for acne-prone skin, try on a shade that’s LIGHTER than your original shade. Oil-free, matte formulations tend to oxidize after a few hours and turn yellow or orange. Also, steer clear from dewy foundations as they are packed with light-diffusing particles.
For those with dry skin, go for a dewy formula that will cover imperfections and keep skin moisturized throughout the day. Another wrong move that most people make when buying foundation is trying out the shade on the back of your hand. Try it on your jawline instead to check if it’s a match.
Pro tip – Not a fan of heavy formulations? Get Fair & Lovely’s BB Cream – it gives your skin just the right hint of color for a lit-from-within glow.
Two’s a charm
If your shade is not on the cards, don’t settle for any other – mix and match to create your perfect shade. You’ll need a lighter foundation and one that’s slightly darker than your original shade. The good thing about having a foundation duo at your disposal is that you can use it for contouring.
Pro Tip – Always shade test the foundation out on your jawline. This will help get you closest shade to your skin tone.
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