A new year is an exciting time because it's a clear marker of a fresh chapter. Quite often it's the beginning of new goals, lifestyle choices and wardrobes, even if only for a little while. The air is full of hope and inspiration, and this can be seen in the beauty world too, with new looks taking centre stage. If you're getting bored of your everyday getup, try one of these popular beauty trends which have been predicted to blow up in 2019. Better yet, invite your friends over and take a break from the sweltering heat with a makeover session!
Rumour has it that shimmery sheens and sparkles will never go out of style. Year after year we see glitter smeared across lids, sprinkled over wavy hair, popped on to lips, and now, it's all or nothing with glittery nails. Experiment with powder dipped nails, another trending beauty trick, or keep it healthier with a classic prep 'n paint. Whether you choose one colour or mix up different shades and shapes, remember almond shaped nails are the way to go this year. Forget sharp edged squares—if you're going to file 'em, make them oval.
Let berry tones, French reds or sorbet pinks make a strong impression this year. Keep your face clean and neutral by minimizing the use of other makeup, and let your lips do all the talking. If you're uncomfortable wearing lipstick because you're worried it'll smudge when licking away at that real fruit ice cream, try tinted lip balms like the ones in Weleda's natural range. You can also minimize the risk of smudging by exfoliating your lips, using a lip liner and concealer, blotting with tissue paper, or applying translucent powder to set it in place.
Dusty Hair Colours
Lilac and grey are the most popular hair colours at the moment. Dusty, pastel tones are great for all seasons, and there are lots of temporary hair dyes on the market so you can try it out without having to over-commit. Shampoo 'n' Things have a wide range, and the staff undergo product training, so you can rack their brains about the best products for your unique needs.
Big Brows & Long Lashes
Another beauty trend here to stay—full brows and lengthy lashes. Keep your brows shaped nicely by using tweezers to pull out stray hairs, and brush them up with your fingers or a brow comb after taking a shower.
If you don't want to waste time with mascara, which all too often can go clumpy or run, eyelash extensions or a lash lift could be the answer to the start of a carefree beauty routine for 2019. At Lash For Ever, we offer customized silk or cashmere eyelash extensions that can be as subtle or as dramatic as you like. If you're interested in finding out more, get in touch with us or book an appointment with one of our lash technicians.
Glowing, Natural Skin
Dewy skin trumps matte foundation, especially during these summer months. Take care of your skin by applying sunscreen daily, and wash your face morning and night to clear it of impurities. Drink plenty of water and try to stick to a healthy diet, as your skin is the largest organ of your body and what goes in is reflected on the surface.
Happy New Year! Here's to another year of self care and love.