When it comes to style and trends, anything can happen; the rule of thumb is to always expect the unexpected. But even if that’s the case, some trends are on the brink of becoming so huge they’re infiltrating our wardrobes and vanity indefinitely. We’re no psychics, but we can still make some calculated guesses on what beauty look or fashion trend will become the most popular for 2019. Curious about the next big thing? Know what’s in store for you next year in the realm of style.
The comeback of the classic red lip
This year was all about the gloss and the glitter. Matte finishes were tossed aside in favour of more festive textures. As a result, experimental hues like oranges, purples and vibrant corals took centre stage. But based on the latest beauty launches, the crowning shade of lip colours — the classic red lip — is about to make a big comeback. From CHANEL Rouge to Lisa Eldrige’s Red Velvet lipsticks, beauty brands are shifting their gears towards red lipsticks formulated in hydrating mattes.
The rise of ‘skipcare’
Here’s a diet anyone can get on board with: skincare diet, also known as ‘skipcare’. The concept is simple: use multipurpose products to speed up your skincare routine and save a couple of bucks, like using a hydrating toner as a substitute for moisturiser. This technique became increasingly popular after a recent feminist movement took off in South Korea, which saw local ladies expressing outrage over “laborious” beauty routines. With various skincare brands introducing hybrid products lately, we can all expect ‘skipcare’ to be the norm for 2019.