The Markle effect is most definitely in full swing
When it comes to beauty, the last few years have been dominated by overlined lips, cut-crease eyeshadow and razor-sharp contours made big by Instagram MUAs and the Kardashian-Jenners.
But it looks like 2018 will be different – and it’s all thanks to one very famous royal-to-be.
The experts at Glo Skin Beauty have predicted that Prince Harry’s fiancée Meghan Markle will cause a shift in trends, after becoming the second-most Googled person of the year within weeks of announcing her engagement in November.
Meghan, 36, is known for her dewy skin and subtle make-up, and this is how we’ll be following suit…
Goodbye overlined lips
Overlined lips have taken the make-up industry by storm. However, consumers are swapping their liners for soft nude lipsticks and natural pinks.
To align with Meghan’s evening looks, berry tones are under the spotlight and provide a focal point to a simple outfit and a juxtaposition to a natural daytime look.
It’s all about smoky eyes
2017 was all about the ‘cut crease’. However, 2018 will see the return of the smoky eye. Matching Meghan’s look, make-up addicts will adopt a smoky eye in both the day and evening.
You make me blush
Blushers with pink undertones applied to the apples of the cheeks in order to give the skin a natural glow will be a staple to every look in 2018. From crème blushers to liquid blush paints, this year will see a rise in a dewy cheek finish, as oppose to matte.
It’s so high brow
Polished, outlined brows are a thing of the past. First inspired by the late Audrey Hepburn, who was famous for her unpolished, slightly unruly brows, Meghan now paves the way for a much more undone and natural looking brow in 2018.
Try a brow gel over a pencil, for a longer lasting and more natural finish.
Invest in the skin you’re in
The term ‘skin first, make-up second’ will be etched on everyone’s lips in 2018. Those who covet a more ‘done up’ matte look may want to down tools and instead reach for the tinted moisturiser.
The dewy skin-first approach will be everywhere this year, especially on the red carpet with A-list celebrities.
So fresh and so clean
Forget contouring, 2018 is all about going natural. A neutral palette of barely there make-up works well with delicately stained lips for sultry smackers.
Pinky-peaches are paired with translucent powders, resulting in a heavenly healthy all-over glow.