These Are The 12 Makeup Trends You Need To Know About In 2020

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ICYDK, I looove makeup. Because of my obsession, my friends are constantly blowing up my phone asking me what makeup looks are going to be big in the upcoming months. And while I don’t have a crystal ball to help me predict the future, I do have an Instagram account, and when it comes to forecasting 2020 makeup trends? That’s honestly just as good. After months and months of stalking the feeds of beauty gurus, makeup artists, and celebrities, I’ve rounded up what I believe will be the biggest makeup trends come January 1. So pull out a pen and paper (or just screenshot the looks on your phone)—these are 12 2020 makeup trends that will be everywhere in the New Year.

  1. 2020 Makeup Trend: Brightly Colored Mascara

    It’s time to give your black mascara a break and experiment with a colored hue on your lashes in 2020. If you don’t think you can pull off a bright-pink mascara like this, layer on a deep-blue or green mascara instead. They’ll look neutral at first glance but will def make people do a double-take.

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  2. 2020 Makeup Trend: Pops of Neon

    Even as someone who loves doing the most with their makeup, the all-over neon trend you’ve been seeing on your feed is getting tiring. Thankfully, things are getting a fresh, minimalist makeover in 2020. Instead of sweeping a neon shadow over your entire lid, try tapping a neon shade into the corners of your eyes for a quick hint of color.

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  3. 2020 Makeup Trend: Candice Swanepoel’s Pink Lip

    Forget a bold red lip. In 2020, it’s all about making a statement with a bright-pink lipstick, like Candice Swanepoel does here. Not sure what shade of pink to try? Opt for a hot pink with blue undertones—it legit looks good on everyone. And if you want your pink to have serious staying power, go for a matte lipstick instead of a creamy one.

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  4. 2020 Makeup Trend: Shay Mitchell’s Floating Eyeliner

    Your eyeliner doesn’t have to stick to your lash line anymore. Grab a liner and color outside the lines by recreating this trendy floating liner look, seen here on Shay Mitchell (it’s easy to do, I swear!). You’ll give off major cool-girl vibes with barely any effort, which is always the goal, right?

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  5. 2020 Makeup Trend: Hunter Schafer’s Watercolor Eyes

    This watercolor eye on Hunter Schafer is probably the prettiest makeup look you’re going to see in 2020. It’s soft, playful, and so, so dreamy. And you also don’t have to stick to just one color either. Choose one color for your inner corner, another for the center of your lid, and one for the outer third of your lid. You’ll end up with a cool multicolor look like this.

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  6. 2020 Makeup Trend: Structured Brows

    Remember the bushy, unkempt brows of the past year? Welp, that’s over. Instead of “I woke up like this” brows, the trendiest brow for 2020 is structured, strong, and polished. Get the look and keep all your hairs in place using a clear brow gel.

  7. 2020 Makeup Trend: Pastel Eyeliner

    Neon eyeliner was all the rage in 2019, but in 2020, you’re going to see pastel eyeliner—like this light-pink color—starting to take over your Insta feed. The 2020 makeup trend is a quick and easy way to add a subtle touch of color to your eyes without going overboard.

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  8. 2020 Makeup Trend: Gold Studs

    FYI: The Euphoria makeup effect isn’t going anywhere in the New Year. So if you haven’t already, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon and try out some of the show’s makeup trends for 2020. An easy place to start? Gold studs on your lid. If you’re a little hesitant to have a thread of gold studs on your eye, start small and add just one or two gold studs near the corners of your eyes.

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  9. 2020 Makeup Trend: Subtle Lip Stain

    You don’t always have to go super bold with your lip color. Proof: this barely-there lip stain—it’s going to be a big makeup trend for 2020. Lip stains give you a wash of soft, dreamy color and are super low maintenance too (no smears, no touch-ups).

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  10. 2020 Makeup Trend: Mismatched Eyeshadow

    If you’re into taking risks with your makeup, this 2020 makeup trend is for you. Instead of sticking to just one eyeshadow color, try a different shade on each eye. You can go bold and wear two shades that are opposite each other on the color wheel (like the blue-and-orange look here) or be a little bit more subtle by choosing two similar hues (think: baby blue and lilac).

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  11. 2020 Makeup Trend: Red Smoky Eye

    If you’ve been doing the same black smoky eye since high school, it’s definitely time to switch things up. Rather than going with a dark color, like forest green or navy blue, road-test a trendy ruby-red smoky eye in 2020. Doesn’t it look unreal?

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  12. 2020 Makeup Trend: Pink Blush

    Please put your peach blush aside. In 2020, it’s all about wearing bright pink to get glowing. And don’t wear your pink blush just on the apples of your cheeks. Wear it on your cheeks, temples, and underneath your brow bones to give yourself a pretty all-over flush.

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