Black Liner Redux
It may have taken you months to perfect, but consider leaving your black cat-eye liner behind in 2016. This year's go-to liner look is all about black pencil liner traced along your inner waterlines. Yes, it's basically the look you wore all throughout middle school—but this time you have the edge to actually pull it off.
There's more than one way to shine, and it doesn't involve highlighter or glitter. Glossy eyelids, long a staple of editorial shoots, is now wearable IRL. You can buy dedicated eye glosses from brands like M.A.C. and Kevyn Aucoin, or you just sweep some lip gloss over your favorite shadow to get a similar effect.
Frosty blue shadow, colorful blush, poofy hair—all these signifiers of '80s beauty are making a comeback.
Get your blush brushes ready—you're going to need them in a big way in 2017. Whether applied with a heavy-hand and a nod to disco (like at Kenzo's spring show) or subtly blended from cheek to temple (like on Kristen Stewart, above) blush is meant to be seen. Leave subtlety at the door.
Metallics are still trending, but for 2017 we're expecting to see them done in a much more delicate fashion. Think: swipes of silver shadow across the lids, or a touch of gold highlighter along the cheekbones. Nothing more, nothing less.
The Relaxed Red Lip
A red lip is always in style (and anyone who tells you otherwise is dead wrong). But the way to wear it in 2017 is with no-makeup makeup. Clean, fresh skin, fluffy brows, minimal eye makeup, and a striking red lip are a no-fail combination.