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By Audrey at Cremes Come True
I’m weighing in on the Makeup Trends for Spring 2018. Here are the winners, and losers, from my own over-40 perspective.
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Let’s start with the trends I’ll be working into my looks…
I’m thrilled to see golden, shimmery highlighters on the Spring trend list.
It’s a color I can actually wear, as opposed to all the iridescent, rainbow, unicorn-like highlighters that have been dominating the beauty scene.
I’m betting this trend will stick around for summer. This one from Rihanna’s makeup line is flying off the shelves.
I’ve heard this trend called “Twiggy Lashes” or “Clumpy Lashes.” Whatever you call it, thick, dramatic lashes are in. If you haven’t tried this miracle drugstore mascara, you need to. I’m not into clumps, but big volume for a little cash is a trend I can get behind.
Glitter is now having MORE than a moment. It’s the trend that keeps going and going…and it’s going into 2018. I walk a fine line with this trend, as I don’t want an over-the-top look.
I look for glittery products that don’t make me look 10 years older, OR like I’m trying to look 20 years younger.
An EASY way to wear this trend is a little glitter on the eyelids. I love this from Butter London. Apply just a little to lids and blend out with your finger tip or a fluffy shadow brush. It’s subtle glitter, and it’s GORGEOUS. It’s a gel that dries down, so there’s less glitter fall out. And you don’t have creased up lids!
Heavy Black Eye Liner
This promises to be a strong trend for 2018, as it was on almost every list I found. Heavy black liner on top, on bottom, on top AND bottom, with a sharp cat-eye flick, with a round flick – you name it, I saw it. It looks great on the models, but it’s not a trend I’ll be wearing.
Harsh black lines around my eyes just make me look older. And my eye skin is not so tight, so actually achieving the look is next to impossible. I’ll be sticking to softer looks with my eyeliner, and softer colors, too.
Big glitter is decorating yourself by gluing sequins or rhinestones to your face. While it’s pretty, and looks fun to wear, I won’t be rocking this trend in 2018. It might be a fun look for a night out, or a concert, but not something I’d wear every day. It’s also time consuming. I know this from trying it on Halloween, when I was a fortune teller. Those are big pieces of iridescent-white glitter forming those stars…
So what do you think? Which trends will you be trying in 2018?