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The return of colorfoul eyeshadows like blu, green, violet etc… I’m growing tired of all those naked/nude etc.. styles while I have collected many of warm toned palette that has been the trend the last couple of years… So welcome back colors!

It’s odd that so many brands are releasing more colorful eyeshadows, but most day-to-day tutorials I see these days are with many browns and neutrals… or I’m not following the right people. 🙂 Editorial looks tutorials are fine, but I wish to see people integrate more color into daily looks.

Agreed, Christine!
While I love the long wear of a liquid lip, the glossy lip looks fresh and plump. For me, while I’m working, I can’t use the glossy and leave lip prints on stemware; that’s a no-no. I use them frequently on weekends, if I’m just out shopping or on casual days.
I’m also seeing, maybe because summer is coming, a lighter hand, a more natural glow-y skin look.
I’ve been using my Kosas Tinted Face Oil Foundation with more liquid/cream highlighters and contour: Marc Jacobs Coconut Gel Highlighter, Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter + Tilbury Hollywood Contour Wand, Urban Decay Naked Skin Shapeshifter (for example).

I’m back on the glitter wagon, thanks to Hourglass and Marc Jacobs’ holiday 2018 launches! I’ve been collecting those potted glitter shadows, as well as loose pigments and pressed glitter. I’m also loving the sheer, glittery lip glosses over nude lipsticks again!

TBH, I’m a lot more into matte than glossy (which is to say that I’m not into glossy AT ALL), but even *I* am a bit relieved to not have to look at as many wrinkly, parched, cracked, desert-dry liquid lipstick lip images. [shudder] I’m fine with the trend to glosses, but I’d prefer they be pigmented rather than sheer, as I’ve had quite a bit of success with blotting down glosses to take away the shine but keep the color and moisturizing affect, which obviously doesn’t work when they’re sheer (then you’re basically putting on gloss and taking it off again in the blotting, with nothing left behind except the equivalent of lip balm and maybe some sparklies).

You said it! I’m also totally on board with glossy lips instead of that parched as Death Valley liquid matte lip look. I love it so much that I usually add gloss over most of my standard tube matte lipsticks, as well. Welcome back, glossy!


Not quite glossy, not quite shimmery, step sister to luminous but skin, eyes, lips and cheeks all seem to have a little glow going on. And I like it.

It is interesting that most of the comments support the glossy lip trend. So many were into the liquid lip trend and were very gung-ho about it. I was never really into it as I have dry lips to begin with so while I have a few liquid lips I never used them as recommended. I always put a gloss/balm over or under. So, I am happy to see more glosses, better glosses and more pigmented glosses. I also agree with Sandra, I love the return to shimmery/glitter eyes, lips, cheeks! I love me a good shimmer shadow and although I have very hooded eyes, I still feel that using shimmer on the lid helps my mobile lid to look bigger.

I love all the blues, greens, and purples we’re starting to see in eyeshadow palettes. Also, the pigmented, but sheer, brights for lips. I’m into it.

I don’t know how current this is, but I’ve liked the pinker eyeshadows of recent months. Turns out to be a nice look on me. And yes on the shinier lips; the matte lip was not for me.

Totally agree! I’m still keen on red, copper and pink eyeshadow trend. I’d have never guess that red could look sooo good on real people (not models etc.)! That’s why I’m not so into this new green eyeshadow trend :/ I have too many pink eyeshadows and palettes to think about buying green ones

I’m not a follower of trends, in general. I’m more into what suits me and my needs. There are matte and semi-matte lipsticks which I love and which are a staple in my routine. I have always had dry lips and dehydrated skin, so using a lip balm during nighttime and prior to applying a lipstick is a must for me, no matter the season. I need to apply one even prior to a lip gloss, because with the exception of the Bite Beauty liquid lip products, no other lip products/lip gloss moisturizes my lips for real (they add a glossy look but they do not hydrate the lips as they are full of silicones on top of their ingredient list).
We have harsh winters here in Montreal and I must say that the two Guerlain KissKiss Matte Lipsticks that I have (Flaming Rose and Crazy Nude), have an outstanding formula. They are semi-matte but they did not dry my lips a bit during temperatures of -30C. Same for the Dior Tattoo formula that I use during summer. We have some hot and humid summers and most of the glosses and creamy lipsticks would melt in seconds when outside. So, it depends. There are formulas that are very drying for my lips, like KVD and ABH liquid lipsticks, so they are a big no for me.

One trend, or rather a recent personal preference, is using lid lacquers instead of shimmery eyeshadows. I’m eyeing two of the Surratt Beauty lid lacquers. I would love to try Jillian Dempsey’s lid tints but they are not available in Canada. I might try the ones from Rituel de fille available at the Detox Market. I’m looking for that wet look on the lids and not for metallic or shimmery creams.

Blush draping… I think it looks amazing either done subtle (Wayne Goss gives this tip often for a natural `bronzed` look), noticeable (I have seen some YouTubers rocking it, some make-up counter in Sephora and MAC, even a hairdresser) or bold (like in editorials). I just wish it would become a more mainstream look.

Blush draping is IMO very pretty, and a real ’70s look that I always loved. Ready to say goodbye to dark contour shades and visible-from-space highlighters that look like people are trying too hard to look like someone other than themselves.

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