From liquid lipsticks to rainbow highlighters, 2016 has been the year of many beauty trends and makeup styles. There are some that make us cringe and others that feel like a monumental breakthrough.
Perhaps it is the nature of human beings to look “beautiful” and “gorgeous”. Although this idea is universal, every country has its own standards. For instance, in the U.S., people have been drawing fake freckles while in South Korea, people have been trying to hide them with concealers.
Many trends that the “beauty gurus” have introduced throughout 2016 is perhaps only for professionals. Trends such as highlighting and contouring are methods that enhance one’s figure when used well. However, some people have been going so overboard that their faces end up looking like a disco ball. Although we are loving these trends, we seem to find it challenging when getting that eyebrow “on-fleek” or that highlighter “on-point”.
These mistakes are not only for us, though. Many professional makeup artists who are responsible for top celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Miley Cyrus, and Demi Lovato, have generated great fails for these stars on the red carpet. Such, makeup isn’t just about creativity but also skills in choosing the right products.
To help individuals who struggle each day on their makeup vanity, Youtube is here. According to research, in 2015, there were over 45 billion makeup related videos uploaded onto Youtube. Some of the most popular beauty vloggers are Michelle Phan, Bethany Mota, and Tanya Burr. These Youtubers and many more have influenced people around the globe and they continue to do so today.
These Youtubers not only showcase the magic of makeup, but they also use their status to inspire individuals. For instance, Bethany Mota has inspired many teenagers by sharing her bullied story and how makeup and youtube have allowed her to escape her rather traumatizing experiences as a child. Her story provided the teens with hope and the realization that they should find their passion and run for it, no matter what.
As makeup is becoming increasingly popular in our modern society, many people anticipate about the new ideas that will be brought up to the table in 2017. Whether exotic or extraordinary, we’re all excited to find out.