Beauty Trends

Reinvent your beauty look with 5 easy New Year’s Eve updates

Need NYE inspo? Look totally on-trend (and attract the best kind of attention) with five stunning (and simple) make up updates…

Work Your Curls

Big, bouncy curls are having an over-due moment. The collective obsession with the ’70s (and aforementioned disco divas), means that bouncy, head-turning ringlets are the perfect way to truly let your hair down. Equip yourself with T3’s {Whirl Trio} and boost your roots with OUAI Haircare’s {Soft Mousse} to maximise body, then go forth and prepare to dominate the nearest dancefloor…

Go For Gloss

Ditch your tried-and-tested satin finish and dress lips with a high-impact (disco-ready) vinyl lacquer. Unequivocally sexy, gloss is firmly BACK on beauty’s radar – it’s the make up incarnation of stilettos and sequins, so pair it with your favourite party dress or ‘Le Smoking’ for effortless, ‘Studio 54’ sophistication. The latest formulations are smooth, plumping and non-sticky, so you can channel Donna Summer (without the risk of getting glued to your wine glass).

Glitter Strobing

As we’ve mentioned {recently}, glitter is a ‘thing’. Whether you’re happy to douse yourself in it, or prefer a more subtle approach, there’s no denying glitter has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi?’. So, want to steal the limelight come December 31st? A dusting of glitter applied in a ‘C’ shape from brow bones to cheekbones and ‘out’ from the temples (in the same way you would usually apply highlighter), makes for a cool, party-ready make up-upgrade.

Clumpy Lashes

Forget separation. The hottest ‘new’ way to wield your lash-enhancing wand is with a dose of nonchalance. Layer several coats of mascara and embrace any ‘clumps’ – you’re channelling that sexy, cool girl smoulder (like you’ve slept in your make up and then put more on). Spidery and effortlessly edgy, this trend is going nowhere so be an early adopter.

Lavender Luminescence

Ethereal, lavender tones are taking over from the golden hues of 2016. Turn the temperature down and unleash your inner ‘ice queen’ with a holographic highlight – choose pale, frosted finishes and opalescent shades. Choose white, silver and lilac tones – à la Rituel de Fille’s {Rare Light Luminizer} in ‘Ghost Light’ (a cool-toned pale pink with a hint of violet) – to grant skin a stunning, mermaid-worthy gleam. Then enhance eyes with silver-y shades of shadow: we love Beauty Bakerie’s {EyesCream} in ‘Lick the Spoon’, or Charlotte Tilbury‘s {The Luxury Palette} in ‘The Rock Chick’.



Verity Douglas

Verity Douglas

Content Editor

Verity is our Content Editor and a Cult Beauty veteran. Currently on maternity leave, raising Cult Beauty’s honorary ‘word nerd’, Tabitha, she speaks fluent ‘beauty’ and loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm (and cleanser and candles… ad infinitum). Nothing can stop her from quoting Nancy Mitford, treating herself to yet another Bella Freud candle for her desk or buying that pilgrim-esque collared or heavily fringed outfit she’s been eyeing. You can trust her to debunk widespread beauty myths and dispense invaluable advice with ease…