The Best Makeup Trends of 2022 to Try – Harper's BAZAAR

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From the bold to the barely there.
One thing has become clear in 2022: We’re ready to wear makeup again. Many of the biggest makeup trends of the year that are all about being your most extra, colorful, and glittery self. That said, some of the trending looks also appeal to our more minimalist sides, from complexion-enhancing foundation to eco-minded packaging. Read on for the makeup looks of 2022 (so far), and shop the products to help you achieve them.
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Resist the urge to try the ’90s skinny brow (trust us on this one), and instead try a laminated look like Bridgerton star Simone Ashley’s.
If you don’t want to get a brow lamination treatment, you can use a clear gel like this one from Kosas to keep brow hairs in formation.
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For the record: We’re very pro-SPF around here. But there’s no denying that a sunkissed glow can be pretty gorg. Fake it ’til you make it using a more pink or red blush than you think you should, and tracing the color across the bridge of your nose and up to your temples.
This pretty cream blush from Cali brand Tower 28 is called “Golden Hour,” so it was practically made for this trend.
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Strategically placed lip stain gives this bright, unserious vibe (that happens to go perfectly with bold blush—just saying).
Not only is Fenty Beauty’s new lip stain gorgeous, it’s also one of the most hydrating we’ve ever tried.
The #cleangirlaesthetic is taking over TikTok, with videos containing the hashtag #cleangirlmakeup amassing over 144 million views. Anne Hathaway’s head-turning look at Cannes epitomizes the look—and proves that it’s just as popular off social media.
Clean-girl makeup is all about highlighting the skin and nothing but the skin, so a good foundation is key. A hydrating formula with buildable—not full—coverage will give you what you want here.
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Sparkle is always in, but it’s taking on new forms like this pink smoky eye seen on Gigi Hadid. Think of it as the latest version of the Euphoria eye.
This intense glitter gel packs a punch, and lasts all night long without leaving a trail of sparkles everywhere.
Foundation and serum are becoming one in the same. The newest formulas let skin shine through, and provide skincare benefits like hydration and anti-aging ingredients.
This super-sheer formula blends in to match all skin tones and has a full 1 percent hyaluronic acid to plump the look of skin when applied.
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For a while there, visible lip liner was a no-no. Not anymore. Celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Megan Thee Stallion, and Addison Rae are embracing the ‘90s-inspired trend, and adding volume to their lips along the way.
Uoma’s long-wearing liners are cleverly named to pair back to the brand’s lipsticks (i.e. pair the “Eartha” lipstick with the “Kitt” liner).
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A steady hand (or a trusty stencil) may come in handy for this update on winged eyeliner, seen here on Dixie D’amelio.
Be sure to use a waterproof, smudge-proof, everything-proof eyeliner for this look to keep the lines crisp and clean.
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We’re all here for a natural flush, but there’s an argument that cheekbones have played second fiddle for too long. The trend is taking over TikTok too, with users trying out shades not unlike this dramatic look on Jodie Turner-Smith.
Violet blush is a statement, but in a cream formula it’s buildable to your makeup comfort level.
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As the sustainability conversation continues in beauty, expect to see more makeup sold alongside refills, like Rose Inc’s highlighter, seen here.
Best of all, refillable products aren’t just being offered by traditionally “clean” brands—for instance, Hermès Beauty’s entire lip color collection is refillable. Once you finish this gorgeous shade, you can refill the chic tube with the same shade or any other from the label’s collection.


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