7 Stunning Makeup Ideas for 2020
Say goodbye to the classic trends of the past year and hello to the fun, flirty looks of 2020. Here are seven stunning makeup ideas that will definitely bring the drama...
1) Sunset Lids
Nothing quite compares to the romantic hues of a sunset and these warm colors work
these warm colors working well on every skin tone. Look for palletes that feature rich reds, oranges and yellows in varying shades, as this will give you more choice when it comes to creating different sunset-inspired gradients.
Blending is key when it comes to a look like this. Begin with the lightest color and work your way up, blending as you go to ensure that there are no harsh lines in between. Ideally, you want each shade to naturally flow into the next, while still retaining its distinct individual hue.
Don’t forget to round off your look with a setting spray to guarantee a smudge-proof finish.
2) White Wings
Winged eyeliner is considered classic for a reason. While most people turn to black to create their wings, 2020 is all about mixing things up and trying something a little more unique. So, instead of reaching for your trusty black liner, invest in a white shade instead.
You may already use a white eyeliner for your waterline - after all, this tried-and-tested trick is one of the best ways to brighten up and widen the eyes. However, you may find that a pencil doesn’t provide quite enough pigment to really make a statement on your lids, especially if you have a darker skin tone. If this is the case for you, a liquid liner may be a better option.
Wear the white wings on their own for a clean and minimal look, or try combining them with colored eyeshadows to see how they pop when contrasting against white instead of black.
3) Glitter Wings
If white wings aren't your style, try glitter ones instead! This look can be surprisingly wearable during the day, so long as you keep the wing fairly narrow and small. Of course, there’s nothing stopping you from going all out with this look either, so feel free to create a thick and dramatic wing, too.
If you want this look to have staying power, make sure that you prep and prime your lids first. You should then use a brown or black eyeliner to create the wing, or even just the outline of the wing, before applying your glitter over the top.
When it comes to color, feel free to get creative! Glitter makeup goes with just about every shade out there, so begin with your favorites before trying something new.
4) A Black Cherry Pout
Red lips are a classic trend that never go out of style. Each year the red lip evolves in some way, and 2020 is all about the deepest and darkest shade of red you can find.
Of course, you don’t want any smudging, smearing or fading with a shade this bold, so make sure that you begin by priming and lining your lips. Then, fill in with your lipstick, before layering a glistening gloss over the top. Glossy lips are going to be super popular as well, so it's worth investing in one you love now.
Keep the rest of your face relatively minimal, adding in a few swipes of a dark mascara to open up your eyes.
5) Going for Gold
Metallics have been a big trend for a couple of years now, due to the fact that many of these shimmering shades beautifully complement all skin tones. Gold tends to be a color that many save for the festive season, but this is a shade that you can wear for many months after that too.
Since gold is such a vibrant color, it’s best to make sure that you apply your makeup with a skilled hand, especially around your eyes. Layer on a gold eyeshadow, until you have reached your desired intensity. Keep the rest of your makeup minimal, but don’t be afraid to add in a few subtle gold or bronze highlights to accentuate your face shape.
6) A Splash of Blue
Striking colors are a great way to brighten up your face, with the must-have shade for 2020 being cobalt blue. This is a blue that truly looks gorgeous on everybody.
Now, the secret to turning this into a statement-making look is to use a blue eyeliner, rather than a blue shadow. By all means, add in a shadow too, but let your liner do the talking. Try lining both your upper and lower lids for a more defined finish - you can always lightly smudge the edges of your eyeliner if you think that your makeup looks too harsh.
For an even more colorful look, combine the blue with other vivacious shades, from pinks to purples to emeralds. The Diamond Dazzlers from BH Cosmetics are perfect for this, as they will add a pearlescent glimmer to your eyes, giving your look an ethereal, celestial feel.
7) Grungy and Smoky
If you really want to make an impact with your makeup, going for a dark, smoky, grungy look will never disappoint. Don’t be shy when it comes to creating this look - you need multiple lashings of a black shadow and liner in order to properly pull this style off, and fake eyelashes help too.
Since the eyes should be the main focus of this look, keep the rest of your makeup to a minimum. A fresh face and a nude lip perfectly complement and enhance grungy eyes, while also preventing the darkness of your makeup from looking too over-the-top.
2020 is set to be a year jam-packed with exciting and innovative makeup trends. Whether you want to keep things subtle and sweet, or would prefer a show-stopping finish, these seven ideas will have you covered.