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Biggest beauty trends of 2019 that won’t break the bank

Photo Credit: Alexa Leviten
To keep customers interested, they display a variety of lip glosses to chose from

Throughout the year 2019, a lot of different trends have come in and out of style. Here are 5 of the most popular beauty trends that were seen last year.

Glowing head-to-toe

Being accessorized with just jewelry became in the beauty community. Instead, people are sparkling from head to toe. This type of fashion has already been used by celebrities, mostly for red carpet outfits, but now average people are doing it too. One way to achieve this look is to wear a monochromatic or black outfit and accessorize it with some bold makeup and body jewelry. Ways to “accessorize” your skin could be by using some of these top 3 body glow highlighters. Make sure to prep your skin with hydration and exfoliation to keep your skin healthy. Huda beauty N.Y.M.P.H. Not Your Mama’s Panty Hose All Over Body Highlighter was a popular purchase and is $49. Another popular product was the Fenty Beauty By Rihanna‘s Body Lava Luminizer for $59. Lastly, a more affordable product was the Patrick Ta Major Glow Highlighting Mist sold for $32.  

Bright eyeshadows made a comeback

In the 90’s, colorful (mainly blue shades) and glittery eye shadows were popular. Now, bright pigments of all colors have come into trend. The secret way to achieve this look is by using monochromatic colors. Here are some popular palettes used through 2019 to create beautifully bright eyeshadow looks. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Eyeshadow Palette sells for $45 at Sephora. This palette has 14 shades, half being matte and the other being shimmery. The Violet Voss Sugar Crystals Eyeshadow Palette has a rainbow variety of mattes and shimmers, sold for $42. Lastly, if you have a budget, the BH Cosmetics Take Me Back to Brazil Palette has a wide variety of bright pigments and shades for only $20.

Natural lip look

Another popular trend in 2019 was not drastic lip colors, but natural and brown shades. If the main focus of your makeup is your eyeshadow, you wouldn’t want to overpower it with drastic lip shades as well. A well-recommended combo is to use the BareMinerals Gen Nude Buttercream($19) and Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss($34). Another good and moisturizing option is Yves Saint Laurent Volupte Tint-in-Balm. Another lipstick option would be the Bobbi Brown lipstick in brown for $29. 

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The “no makeup, makeup” look

This year especially, people are ditching all of the makeup products and instead are using skincare products. These products are not just better for your skin but are also more eco-friendly and sustainable for the planet. A lot of skin care products now a days are packing their product using recycled materials, or even no packaging at all. For example, the brand Lush has been making solid shampoos that get rid of bottled packaging altogether. Some good products for your skin is the Ultra Glow Serum: Glow & Strengthen Vitamin C Serum from the Sephora Collection($20). Another great product to use is the Ponds Dry Skin hydrating and moisturizing cream.      

Funky false lashes

Makeup artist Helen Phillip says, “if you are reluctant to try on the lash trend for yourself, fear not—there are false lashes and tools for every eye shape and preference of drama.” There are colored false lashes, more bold and long lashes and even more natural and subtle, everyday falsies.

During the Met Gala, there was a lot of creative and unique lash designs. This is another way to add some originality into your makeup. As a good starter, you could get the False Lash Tool Kit. It comes with a lash applicator, little scissors, and lash adhesive for $20 from the Sephora Collection. Another great necessity to start doing this trend is getting a good eyelash curler that works for your eyelid shape. Lastly, some eyeliner could really tie everything in together to make the falsies look more natural. 

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Alexa Leviten
Alexa Leviten, Managing Editor & Public Relations
Alexa Leviten is currently a Senior at Colonia High School. She was born on October 2, 2004. She is an active member of multiple clubs & activities such as Student Council, Interact Club, Film Club, Student Advisory, and cheerleading. In the future, she wants to attend a good university and pursue a career path that is rewarding and enjoyable. She hopes to travel the world to gain new experiences and truly live life to its fullest potential. Five words to describe her are adventurous, independent, caring, easygoing, and hardworking. Four things on her bucket list are to skydive, see the Northern Lights, ride in a hot air balloon, and experience living off the grid. Three things she would bring on a deserted island are books, a hammock, and bug spray. Two of her favorite desserts are cannoli's and tiramisu. One thing she can't live without is music.   

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    Huda Beauty PrimerSep 28, 2021 at 3:27 am

    This is certainly a well-written article and very thorough. It is really useful to have this on hand when purchasing branded make-up. Many thanks for the informative article.I look forward to your next blog post.

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