The year is almost over, which means we can finally wave away the beauty trends of 2017 and get ready for new exciting things to do to our face. If, like us, you aren’t a fan of surprises and would like some clue of what looks will be trendy in 2018, you’ll be happy to know that Pinterest has just shared their predictions for what’s going to be big in the world of beauty next year. Here’s what to expect. Big, bold lashes The focus has moved down from our brows to the next bit of hair on our face: lashes.
This makes sense – lash extensions, lash lifts, and magnetic lashes have all been huge this year. Clearly, we’re all getting more conscious of the length and fullness of our lashes. We blame Love Island.
Pins of oil cleansing methods have increased by 555% over the last year, along with searches for multipurpose oils for hair, moisturising, and all other manner of beauty related things. Earlier this year we tried skin gritting, which relies on a clay mask followed by a cleansing oil, and it actually worked. Give that a go if you fancy dipping your toe into the oily pool.
Foundation in all skin tones
It shouldn’t have taken this bloody long, but finally beauty brands are listening to customers and expanding their range of foundation shades, pushed into action by the massive success of Fenty Beauty. It’s no longer acceptable for beauty brands to fail to cater for all skintones. Expect bigger brands to hurriedly catch up in the next year.
Extreme lengths or extreme crops
No more of those lobs or midi lengths, people are after super long hair or pixie cuts. Pinterest saves for ‘long hair’ and ‘pixie’ increased by 130% this year. Nail art Nail art will never die. Get used to it.
We’re bored of smokey eyes and understated lids, and want bright colours, bold liner, and fun application. Try coloured eyeliner in place of your usual cat-eye for an easy way to give the trend a go.
If you didn’t know, facial massage is pretty important if you want your skin to be smooth, plump, and healthy. You can do it yourself with your finger tips and some high quality facial oil (I do this every night before bed), or ramp things up a bit with your own facial roller. Jade rollers feel cooling and soothing, while derma rollers use tiny needles to stimulate skin regeneration.
Wet and wild hair
No overstyling and excessive heat, next year will be all about undone styling. Think loose waves, messy curls, and slicked back hair – pins of ‘slicked back’ and ‘wavy’ shot up by 166% this year.