Contouring was all the rage in 2016. This year, it’s finally taking a backseat.
We are welcoming back the classic “no-makeup makeup look,” but with a twist. Say hello to subtle dimension. This trend still involves emphasizing all the right areas of the face, but without the harsh lines involved in contouring.
Here are some ways you can achieve the subtly-defined makeup look:
1. Blush Draping
Now, blush draping isn’t an entirely novel concept. It started as a runway trend in the 80’s and 90’s and was the go-to look of supermodels such as Kate Moss. This technique gives the face a chiseled look and relies on colors to make the facial features pop.
When blush draping, you make your cheek color the focal point of your entire face. Makeup artists often extend the blush over the eyelids and past the temples and sometimes go as far as using the blush itself as an eyeshadow. The blush color varies from one person to another, but coral tones are the best to use to achieve this image.
2. Monochrome Makeup
Things got a little crazy in the makeup department last year, with everyone aiming for perfectly contoured faces and sculpted brows. This year, however, busy girls can breathe easy as monochrome makeup has officially become a thing.
Monochrome makeup is ideal for ladies who are always on the go, as they can spend less time color-coordinating their look. Whether you wish to go for burgundy eyeshadow and wine-colored lips or light brown eyeshadow and nude lips is up to you. The idea is to look put-together by sticking to a single color scheme.
3. Naturally Dewy
We may be bidding the contouring trend ‘adios,’ but if there is a takeaway from this trend, it’s that the highlighter is your best friend. This is especially true if you want a fresh, dewy look. For your everyday appearance, skip the typical bronzer. Instead, swipe some highlighter on your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to achieve a naturally dewy look.
Of course, the secret to perfecting the natural look lies in buying the right products. It helps to know the perfect products to add to your makeup kit by visiting makeup review websites like Know Your Cosmetics. We curate in-depth reviews of the hottest makeup products and trends, as well as the latest skin care packs, so you can get the makeup that will help you achieve “the look.”