Taking a Look at Beauty Trends on the Rise for 2022!
By Lydia Hurley
December 18, 2021
Image Credit: Courtesy of Jakob Owens for Unsplash
Many different factors influence beauty trends nowadays: the runway, celebrities, influencers, Pinterest and even TikTok. As looks are constantly going in and out of style, we talked to a beauty expert as well as University of Maryland students to see how they view these trends.
TREND EXPERTS TALK Yelp creates an annual report that examines beauty trends based on popular searches from its users, according to beauty columnist Conchita Widjojo of Women’s Wear Daily.
Among the most popular beauty searches are the lip flip, which is the enhancement of only the top lip either with Botox or makeup, lip blushing, which is a semi-permanent lip dye treatment, and colored eyeliner, said Widjojo.
For hair, the ‘70s mullet and ‘80s curtain bangs have already been making a comeback. Experts predict that a shorter shag-style mullet will become more popular as we head into the new year, according to the report.
In terms of skincare, Widjojo said that glow facial mask treatments and platelet injections are becoming more popular as well, with multi-step skincare routines still remaining a staple. The facial masks contain ingredients to enhance skin radiance and platelet treatments improve skin circulation. BOLD EYELINER LOOKS
Although she usually prefers minimal face makeup, sophomore journalism major Samantha Carey says she recognizes bold eyeliner as an up-and-coming trend.
“From what I’ve seen when it comes to makeup, I think a lot of eyeliner is coming back, and colored mascara. I’ve seen many friends now using blue mascara which is super cool. It’s just so different and stylish,” Carey said.
Bold, colorful eyeliner is also a big hit, especially on TikTok, Carey said. “On TikTok, I’ve seen a lot of videos of makeup artists doing cool designs with eyeliner. They use neon colors and draw above the eye, on the eyelid, on their waterline, etc,” Carey added.
Sophomore government and politics major Grayson McCord also enjoys watching video tutorials that feature bold eyeliner looks and seeing how these eye looks come together.
“I’m OBSESSED with neon and geometric eye makeup looks. I think they can really break up a makeup look and add something fun and colorful to your day. Fun makeup is also a great conversation starter,” said McCord.
DEWEY BUT DEFINED FACE MAKEUP
McCord mentioned that she has seen minimalist, dewey makeup looks trending on social media lately. Many people pair these looks with spooled, fluffy eyebrows, she added.
“I would love to try these, especially more exploration into contouring and really getting good at shaping my face,” McCord said.
Adapting to mask mandates have shifted the focus of the makeup world to bold eye makeup looks, said sophomore community health major Zayna McDuffie.
“I think that glowy skin and bold eyeliner are gonna be the main trends of the new year. In a year in which makeup has adapted due to COVID regulations it was interesting seeing makeup, especially base makeup, adapt and change from heavier and matte to more glowy and natural,” said McDuffie.
For McDuffie, makeup can be a form of self-expression and art.
“It’s always amazing looking at how people use their own faces as a canvas, and seeing makeup be implemented in that format. Mei Pang is an amazing makeup artist, whose looks I feel perfectly embody this trend,” McDuffie added.
GLITTER SHADOWS & Y2K LOOKS
Glimmery eye looks and defined lip liner are two Y2K trends that are coming back, according to Women’s Wear Daily.
“I definitely believe ‘90s and Y2K trends will come back. I’ve seen it already! Glitter, lip liners, highlight, bold colors, you name it. I’ve seen makeup artists on social media use them, and people in my life use them,” Carey said.
McCord said glittery eyeshadow looks paired with a bold eyeliner look is a great combination to make her brown eyes pop.
“Lip liner is an unexpected trend that’s coming back, '' McDuffie said. “I’m excited for the return of ‘90s and Y2K makeup, especially the brown lining with the lips and the pops of glitter on the lid. Those are always fun elements to add when trying to spice up a makeup look,” McDuffie said.