The three biggest beauty trends of 2019 have certainly surprised us so far. There’s a little bit of radiance on the list, a little bit of color–even a little bit of natural beauty (and that’s always pleasant to see). The three biggest trends of 2019 might not shock you, but beauty trends can change so rapidly–it’ll be interesting to see if these even hold true for the rest of the year.
What Are the Three Biggest Beauty Trends of 2019?
Every year, new beauty trends sweep across the country (probably, even, the globe). That’s because ideas associated with “beauty” change so rapidly and are so culturally dependent. And, of course, the beauty industry is also always rapidly innovating. When you put those two factors together, you get a recipe for quickly changing beauty trends.
That’s why we’re taking a look at three of the biggest beauty trends of 2019. These are trends and innovations that have captured the imagination of the public–or responded to that imagination.
This year’s beauty trends tended to focus on those techniques and products which helped you appear healthy and vibrant–and that’s definitely something that’s nice to see. The beauty industry has a pretty big role to play in setting norms, so when beauty trends emphasize health, that’s definitely something to take note of. So what three trends are the biggest of 2019? Let’s take a look.
Trend #1: Vibrant Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow has itself been a trend for some time now. It’s not uncommon to see men and women these days displaying a significant amount of eyeshadow–and to see it applied with remarkable precision. In 2019, the trend isn’t so much about eye shadow itself as it is about the colors of eyeshadow.
In 2019, it appears that what’s popular is vibrant eyeshadow colors. Now, that vibrancy can come in the form of many different colors. But the most popular colors are those close to the neon side of the spectrum.
Which is an unusual choice, of course. And an attention getting one. It seems that deploying vibrant, neon eyeshadow is a great way to get people to look at your eyes–and that’s precisely what this beauty trend of 2019 is designed to do.
Trend #2: Healthy Lips
Lips have always been at the forefront of the beauty industry–important to setting and responding to trends. Indeed, lipstick is one of the single most universal beauty products in the world. That’s why it’s interesting to see lips on the “trends of 2019” list. But it might not be for the reasons you think.
And lips have been on this list before. For years, the idea of “bigger” lips was one of the top beauty trends, usually in the form of lip augmentation of some kind. Lip injectables are still a big trend (and a relatively safe way to achieve fuller lips). Results from injectables usually wane over the span of 12 months or so.
But these days, your natural lips seem to be what’s in. Many of the colors used to enhance the lips (you know, lipstick kind of a thing) these days are looking more natural in color. So the trend for 2019 is to enhance and augment what you already have–or, at least, to appear to do just that. Lip injections are still very popular.
Trend #3: Glow
No, I’m not talking about the acclaimed women’s wrestling television show. (Though, maybe that did help this trend out a bit.) Instead, I’m referring to the trend of adding a bit of luminescence to everything: creams, moisturizers, you name it. This is one of the primary trends of 2019, and if you want to stay up to date on what’s hot (and what’s not).
So, this luminescence can sometimes augment your skin’s own radiant glow. And in other cases, it can add a new color or angle to it. It’s likely you’ve already bought into this particular trend–at least if you’ve purchased any skincare products in the last year.
The idea here is to make your skin look vital and vibrant–to make your skin look healthy. This is… actually kind of nice. It’s nice to see beauty and health go hand in hand–and it’s probably good for the skin too. Though, you’ll want to check with a dermatologist before undergoing any kind of skin treatment regimen.
What Will the Beauty Trends for 2020 Look Like?
It goes without saying that beauty trends are difficult to predict, and 2020 looks to be no exception. There’s no telling what might be coming our way in the following year–beauty innovations tend to move very quickly and make a big (and notable) splash. So the innovations we’ll see in the next year or so could be quite profound.
Either way, we’ll be ready. The three biggest beauty trends of 2019 were surprising–but that’s just kind of how it goes when it comes to beauty trends. They’re always surprising.