Laminated eyebrows, overdrawn lips and hair that looks like you just got out of bed are some of the hottest beauty trends for the coming year, according to experts.
Matte-finish foundation, cream blush and exaggerated lip liner are making a comeback just in time for the Australian summer, but this time you’ll need to draw the parameter of your pout a few shades lighter than your lipstick.
Less is more when it comes to hair, with tousled, ‘undone’ styles and half-up half-down looks predicted to be popular, while thick, textured braids are expected to be one of the most common requests for stylists.
Eyes are the focus of the moment, with the striking ‘cut crease’ – which involves using different shades of shadow to cut across the eyelid, creating a sharp contrast in colour – set to be the statement look of 2020.
Soft cream blush, brushed-out eyebrows and natural, dewy skin are some of the biggest beauty trends for 2020, while effortless, ‘bed-head’ tresses are dominating the hair industry
HALF-UP HALF-DOWN HAIR
Since Beyonce proclaimed to have ‘woken up like this’ in 2013, demand for ‘no makeup, makeup’ looks and effortless ‘bed head’ hairstyles has skyrocketed.
The trend is set to continue in 2020, when half-up half-down top knots and ponytails will start to emerge, according to experts at Oz Hair and Beauty.
Trend-setting Australian hair stylist Linda Ha has already shared many half-up half-down looks on her popular Instagram, so you can be sure the style will be seen from Sydney’s Bondi beach to Melbourne’s Brighton Bathing Boxes this summer.
Trend-setting Sydney hair stylist Linda Ha has already shared a string of half-up half-down looks on her much-followed Instagram account, like the one pictured
Fluffy, brushed-out eyebrows will replace the ultra-polished ‘block’ brow of 2019.
Women are achieving this highly defined look with a revolutionary treatment which involves ‘laminating’ brows for a fuller, thicker texture, by applying a solution and pushing hair upwards so all strands are facing the same way.
The practice, which is believed to have originated in Russia, is already wildly popular across Europe but only made it to Australia in October.
The process lasts less than 50 minutes and costs $140 per session on average.
Fluffy, brushed-out eyebrows will replace the ultra-polished ‘block’ brow of 2019 (pictured, Irish influencer Jenny Claffey showcases the trend)
Exaggerated, overdrawn lips are making a comeback – but this time round, you’ll need to draw the parameter of your pout with liner a few shades lighter than your lipstick.
The slightly overdrawn lip is set to be the order of the season this summer, giving the illusion of plumper, fuller lips with a softly defined cupid’s bow.
Shades like sand, caramel and nude are on trend for the coming season, which is great news for your bank balance because these versatile hues go with almost any lip colour.
Nude, sand and caramel shades of lip liner are on trend for the coming season, as seen on Australian YouTuber and makeup artist Chloe Morello
While powder-based, matte foundation is associated with a caked, heavy and lacklustre finish, a new wave of liquid matte formulas spread across the skin like butter, creating a soft, creamy complexion that mimics real skin.
Low-sheen, satin finish foundations are a great option for anyone with large pores or oily skin, thanks to their low content of oil and pore-clogging ingredients.
Hailed as the ‘quickest trick for faking dewy, youthful radiance’ by InStyle beauty journalists, cream blush is back, offering more deeply defined cheekbones and shimmering complexions than ever before.
Unlike powders and pigments, which are prone to caking, cream blush blends easily and sinks gently into the face, creating a seamless finish that looks like natural skin.
Cream blush has been hailed as the ‘quickest trick for faking dewy, youthful radiance’ (left, model Kelly Horrigan in a cream-finish makeup look by Charlotte Tilbury), while retro eyeshadow is enjoying a rebirth, with bright pops of colour and striking cut creases some of the biggest styles for 2020 (right, Sydney Instagram influencer Rowi Singh models a statement cut crease and colourful shadow)
GLITTER EYESHADOW AND CUT CREASES
Retro eyeshadow inspired by the early 1970s disco era is enjoying a rebirth, with bright pops of colour like blue and purple, smudged kohl eyeliner and all-over glitter some of the biggest styles for the coming year.
The over-the-top trend means beauty lovers can get creative with their makeup, so applying eyeshadow with your finger is also acceptable for the first time in years.
The striking ‘cut crease’, which involves using different shades of eye shadow to cut across the eyelid, creating a sharp contrast in colour, is set to be the statement look of 2020.