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It’s officially time to retire your matte lipstick.
As we approach the new year, let’s take a moment to thank 2016 for an epic year in makeup: rainbow highlighters, “knife liner,” and, of course, more lip kits than you can shake a doe-footed wand at. We’re also happy to be packing away those memories as we ask celebrity and editorial makeup artists Daniel Martin, Nina Park, and Patrick Ta to name their top makeup trends for 2017 that are sure to make an appearance on celebrities, runways, Snaps, and Instas everywhere.
1. Lip Gloss
“Last year was all about the matte lip, but I want to bring gloss back,” Ta says. Park wholeheartedly agrees: “Liquid matte lips dominated the last few years, but lip gloss is a refreshing change giving dimension, shine, and youth.” And if Glossier’s holiday set, which included a shamelessly shiny gloss, is any sign, they are right on trend.
2. Skin That Breathes
In 2017, “we’re taking it back to the most important step: achieving healthy, radiant, conditioned skin,” Park says. “No more strobing, baking, or contour. Let your skin breathe.” Ta recommends pairing natural and bold: “Skin that’s fresh and glowy paired with bold eyes or bold lips.” What kind of bold lip this year, you ask?
3. Dimensional Lips
Seen at Mary Katrantzou, DKNY, and especially at Fendi, where pouts were covered in glitter, “bold statement lips are taken to the next level by creating new dimensions, from ombre effects to an overlay of glitter,” Martin says. For a super easy result that doesn’t look it, layer two different effects, such as a base layer of a satiny lipstick with a dab of high-glitter gloss right in the center of your lips.
4. Straight, Boyish Brows
When it comes to your brows, it’s out with the overdone. “Dramatic, squared-off Instagram arches look dated and severe,” Park says. “Naturally groomed, straight brows make you look younger and are on-trend for 2017.” Our advice: Give the tweezers, pencils, and powders a rest, and reach for a tinted gel to hold freshly brushed brows and lightly fill them as well.
5. Black Liner, Interrupted
Taking a cue from 3.1 Phillip Lim, Rag & Bone, and Chloé, Martin is keen on imperfect black liner for 2017. “Either degraded on the bottom lash line or lined only in the centers of the eyes, black liner takes on a new look being a bit unfinished,” he says. Whether grungy or architectural, your only mission is to leave the hyper-flawless look in 2016.
For the rest of the 2017 trends go to elle.com