The beauty world is always rapidly progressing and changing, so what trends should we be looking out for in 2019?
From a focus on new tech to a renewed view of protecting our skin, beauty in 2019 just got a whole lot more interesting.
David Khoo, Principal Scientist Skincare at Olay, and Naomi McFadden, make-up artist, share their predictions for what’s going to be filling our beauty cupboards this year.
Subtle pops of colour
This year will see a focus on using soft shades of pink and blush on eyes and lips.
“Incorporate this trend by applying it as a wash of colour on the lid, finished with curled lashes and bold mascara,” Naomi suggests. “For lips, use a stain for staying power.”
Personal skin scanners
There’s been a never-before-seen push to take care and know the health of our skin.
“Australians are interested in understanding the age of their skin, and in particular, what type damage the Australian UV is causing,” David explains. “At-home skin-scanners use innovative technology to deeply investigate the skin just from a single photo.”
There’s a free scan from Olay that is easy to use and fast. You take a selfie and then the skin advisor scans your face, rates the results and gives you a skin age. It reveals what areas you need to focus on with handy hints and product suggestions.
Less is more
In both skincare and make-up, both David and Naomi say that it’s all about paring things back.
“The emphasis is primarily on your skin and the make-up comes secondary,” Naomi says. “Think super-glossy skin and sheer minimal make-up using beauty balms, tinted moisturisers and neutral tones.”
David agrees, saying that consumers are looking for multi-use products that give more results with little effort.
“What this means is that we’ll begin to see a real surge in the number of products that require less steps while still providing maximum effect,” he says. “Think eye creams that both de-puff and illuminate; and makeup wipes that remove makeup to leave anti-ageing moisture on the skin’s surface.”
Complete face glow
Highlighters and bronzers have been staples in our make-up bag for the last year, but now there’s a focus on an all-over glow.
“In 2019, we predict there will be a move towards an overall facial glow achieved with skin care bases and moisturisers,” David tells. “Facial balms and illuminating skincare products, such as eye creams and primers, will become highly popular to achieve a naturally glowy, dewy look."
Although there has been talk of the big-brow movement slowing down, Naomi says it’s here to stay for 2019.
“Brows are set to stay big, natural, brushed up and filled in,” she reveals.
And because we aren’t all blessed with brows like Brooke Shields, Naomi tells us that her favourite brow product for full and natural looking face framers is LUMA Beyond the Brow Eyebrow Gel.