2023 Makeup Trends That You Should Keep An Eye Out For

We can’t get enough of makeup. In fact, in 2017, 41% of Americans said they wore makeup on an everyday basis. Yes, there has been a little ‘blip’ since then due to the pandemic, which saw many of us forget about the makeup tray entirely, but now that the world is returning to normal, so is our makeup usage. 

Without makeup, we tend to feel naked, exposed. Many of us don’t feel like the same person. As such, you will be glad to know that 2023 is an exciting year for makeup. There are so many bold, original looks that are tipped to set the fashion world alight this year, as well as some beautiful new takes on your favourite trends. 

For instance, as it did in 2022, blush is going to continue to provide its warming glow. Meanwhile, eyeliner looks set to make a statement this year, proving exciting and exotic.  But this is just the tip of the iceberg! Here are just a handful of the trends that you should look out for in 2023. 

Enough to make you blush!

Blush went out of fashion for a while and was replaced by bronzer and highlighter. However, with its ability to create a warming glow, it is now experiencing a resurgence. 

In the past, a lot of blush application focused on the cheeks. However, now it is more about liberal application, with cheeks, eyes and the bridge of the nose all perfectly acceptable places to blend your blush. 

Blush is a great way to invigorate your look and make you seem radiant. It adds colour, vibrancy and femininity to your look, and can go with so many other makeup styles. 

Cyber excitement

Metallic makeup that shimmers and shines is likely to be all the rage in 2023, as our interest in AI, technology and all things cyber continue to catch our imagination. 

Depending on how you wear it, your metallic makeup can look akin to an ethereal fairy or a futuristic robot. It can be subtle, beautiful and delicate –almost like a mystical angel. However, it can also be bold, eye-catching and even a little bit rooted in science fiction. Whichever option you go for, be sure to add some good contour to add to the effect.

Decide how extreme you want to play it and then go for it! 

Lips, lips, lips!

You will not be able to get away from lips this year, as they are set to get bold and beautiful in ways we haven’t seen in a long time. 

If you are going for this look, ensure focus remains primarily on your lips by keeping your skin clean and grooming your brows and lashes.  There is also a resurgence in lip liners that are darker than their accompanying lipstick. This helps to emphasise your natural pout and make your lips look fuller. 

All that glitters…

Face embellishments were popular in 2022 and they look like they’re here to stay! 

This is a time for experimental looks, and as such, we can expect to see more pearls, gems, glitter and other sparkling adornments to create unique and stunning appearances. Gems and all things shiny are likely to be found on brows, eyes, faces, and indeed, other areas of the body where they can make a statement.

Cat-eye wings

Cat-eye wings are likely to get longer and more elaborate this year, with flicks that go on and on! This look can be both alluring and enchanting. 

Whatever kind of style you’re looking to embrace this year, the basic rules are that it’s time to be a bit adventurous and bold. Dark femininity and the metallic look are both in vogue, and it’s time to embrace them!