When it comes to the year ahead, every category has a prediction of which trends will dominate 2017. Food experts are betting on cactus water and moringa, wedding pros are planning for acrylic invites and dessert bars, and wellness gurus are expecting to see turmeric in everything. The beauty world is no exception, and in its first month, 2017 has already presented us with some seriously stunning looks from our favorite stars. Scroll down and discover your new favorite makeup trend that is totally red carpet-approved.
Nicole Richie: The House of Harlow designer is one of the biggest beauty risk-takers of our generation. From lavender-hued hair to bold cat-eye liner, Nicole knows how to make an impact. We love the hit of gold highlight on the inner corners in the photo above, which makes her doe eyes look even brighter and bigger. (Photo via Jason LaVeris/Getty)
Get the Look: e.l.f. Baked Highlighter in Moonlight Pearl ($4): This cooler-toned champagne highlighter will brighten the whites of your eyes and give you that bright-eyed-bushy-tailed look. (You know, the one that says “No, I didn’t stay up until 2am watching Netflix last night.”)
Minimalist Foundation Coverage
Emily Weiss: This queen of minimalist makeup is leading the “wear less foundation” revolution, and we’re here for it. Her makeup line Glossier’s manifesto is “skin first, makeup second, smile always,” so it’s no surprise that she rocks the barely there beauty look like no one else. (Photo via Presley Ann/Getty)
Get the Look: Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint ($42): Just roll and blend this magical foundation on your skin for light coverage in all the right places. Like the brand’s breakout product, Sunshine Oil, it’s infused with a blend of avocado, mandarin, grape-seed and olive oils for long-lasting hydration.
Shay Mitchell: Want a bold lip color that turns heads? Play it like this PLL-star and rock a red with orange tones. It’s flattering on a wide range of skin tones and is a nice break from the cooler reds that ruled 2016. (Photo via Steve Granitz/Getty)
Get the Look: Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Countess ($21): These cult fave lippies are popular for a reason — rich color pay-off, flexible feel and a killer shade range.
Dusty Rose Blush
Hailey Baldwin: There’s something about a mauve blush that gives us major ’90s vibes. A deeper shade doubles as a bronzer to give you those coveted chiseled cheekbones in minimal swipes. (Photo via Axell/Bauer-Griffin/Getty)
Get the Look: Benefit Dallas Box o’ Powder ($29): Big ups to this longtime favorite for never going out of style. Sweep it over cheekbones and temples for a super subtle contour.
Jasmine Tookes: We’re 100 percent pro-dewy skin. Matte may have had its moment, but now it’s all about the youthful glow of well-hydrated and well-rested skin. Jasmine gets it, obvs — just look at her — she’s radiant. (Photo via Thos Robinson/Getty)
Get the Look: Maybelline Dream Cushion Foundation ($13): For afternoons when you realize you haven’t had a sip of water all day, cushion foundations are a total lifesaver. This formula offers luminous coverage, for that fresh-faced look we’re all after RN.
Emily Ratajkowski: We love the ease of this matchy-matchy makeup look. No more wondering which hues pair best with others, because now you just have to worry about picking one super-flattering color. Look for eyeshadows and lip colors that play in the same family (cool or warm), like Emily’s terra-cotta. (Photo via Jeffrey Mayer/Getty)
Get the Look: Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pan in Sidekick ($6): This cinnamon brown with a matte finish is SO gorgeous on both lighter and darker skin tones. Go for a highly pigmented formula like this one by Makeup Geek to add a beautifully sun-kissed look to the skin.
With: Makeup Geek Iconic Lipstick in Naive ($15): This satin-finish lippie is just a touch lighter than the shadow above, but when paired together they create a matching look that SLAYS. Plus, these orange-brown shades are a nice departure from the brick reds and rose gold tones that dominated this past year.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Eyeliner
Sophia Richie: You know how editors used to say that if you have no time at all to do your makeup, slap on some red lipstick and voila, you’ve got a look. That’s how we feel about this smokey, smudgy liner. It makes Sophia’s gorgeous hazel eyes pop and adds an effortless attitude to an entire outfit. (Photo via Gregg DeGuire/Getty)
Get the Look: Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Gel Eye Liner ($5): Let’s be honest — there are two things an eyeliner should be: cheap and easy. This gel pot happens to be both. For the cost of a latte, you’ll get a gel liner with undeniable glide and serious color payoff. Use the brush to trace and smudge the outer corners of your upper and lower lash line.
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