1. Don’t gloss it over
Everyone loves the sensuality of a bee stung lip. Maybe your lips are naturally full, or perhaps you pump up your pout with fillers, plumping glosses, or a clever use of lip liner. Either way, the matte lip trend is just the thing for a full, kissable mouth. Matte lipstick shades accentuate your pout without overpowering the rest of your face. And the anti-gloss trend doesn’t stop there! Women are trading in-your-face shiny nails for sleek matte polishes. No matter where you use them, matte hues give off a vibe of sophistication and low key luxury.
2. 1, 2, 3…Glow
In the beauty world, a natural, dewy glow can be more enviable than a face full of makeup. And it’s super simple to get the look! Beauty mavens achieve an ethereal shimmer with facial mists and moisturizing sprays. (But be careful not to overdo it, or you’ll look sweaty!) “Strobing” is one of the hottest buzzwords in beauty today, and it refers to another illuminating makeup technique. Apply highlighter to your cheekbones, forehead, brow bones, and chin—anywhere the light would naturally touch. Strobing is an easy way to make your face look fresh and luminous.
3. Not afraid to braid
What’s not to love about braids? They can be woven into elaborate wedding-ready updos. They can be tight and athletic. They can be stylishly messy and beachy. There are endless braiding techniques that lead to an array of interesting styles. French braids and fishtail braids in particular are dominating Instagram and Pinterest. Especially if you have a lot of hair, braids can be functional as well as gorgeous.