With Fashion Week still fresh in our minds, it's hard to forget the alluring makeup looks that graced the runway. We saw everything from neon shadows and bold cut creases to glowing faces that seemed almost bare and completely natural. Even pastels were met with metallics and bright lips. To equip ourselves for what is new in 2019, we caught up with four of Philly’s top makeup artists to hear their predictions on what trends we should expect to see throughout the year.
“It seems like makeup is going on a somewhat minimal route on the runway which influences the everyday makeup wearer. Even if there’s a bold blue eye, the face is clean, and the lips are natural, or if the eyes are natural, then there’s a bold lip. A lot of looks seem to be rather ethereal with a beautiful glow. I really feel like the focus is becoming more about skincare and having healthy, dewy, glowing skin and picking a feature to highlight than covering it up with a ton of makeup.”
“We draw inspiration from the runway, and as we have seen this season, there is a very nude, no makeup look. Retro looks are also coming back with pastel shades in pencils and shadows. Color blocked eyes with a wash of pastel, pink, green or orange eye color. Graphic shapes with eyeliners and glitter will also play a role for those who want to add a little more play in their look. Nudes, earth tones and natural lip glosses are the trend. It’s an interesting mix of natural beauty with a little edginess.”
“I believe the signature look this year will be super glowy, dewy, almost glossy skin. For most women, I am definitely leaning towards browns, nudes and beige - all can be a bit metallic to compliment the glossy skin. I think more and more women are starting to be mindful of what their makeup products are made of, so I am seeing more interest in natural lines.”
“We are definitely feeling the 70’s Disco era. Minimal foundation, bold lips and big lashes. I personally think it is time for the strong structure trend to soften. We will be seeing reddish tan lids, lips and cheeks along with monochromatic tones at the right places to give the face dimension. More fresh skin and color blocks. I think neon will be hot again in oranges, pinks along with traffic stopping reds and plum tints.”