Fashion and beauty are things you can enjoy at any age. While you might want to leave some trends firmly in the past (bright blue eyeshadow and Barbie pink lips anyone?), there are plenty of great beauty trends to embrace, no matter what your age – it’s just a number after all.
Take a look at the top beauty trends you can try at any age and enjoy playing around with some great new looks.
The trend for glowing, youthful looking skin is everywhere – which is great if you’re trying to look younger. There’s an abundance of highlighters, illuminators and other fantastic products designed to give you that incredible glow. The secret to glowing skin lies with how you take care of it. Perfecting your skin routine will help keep your skin smooth and radiant while using anti-ageing products will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Check out the best products for glowing skin that radiates with health.
Ombre hair has become one of the most popular hair trends of the decade, and it’s easy to see why. Ombre hair and balayage blend together darker and lighter shades of hair to create a more natural look. It’s a great way to experiment with lighter colors without worrying about awkward regrowth.
Red lipstick is the trend that will always be timeless. These days, it’s easy to pull off the trend thanks to a greater range of color and tones that will complement your complexion and your hair color. If you’re looking for lasting lip color and great pigmentation, try a matte shade. A glossy formula, meanwhile, has a great finish, but may not necessarily last as long. When it comes to applying red lipstick, always start with a lip liner to give your lips some definition and give the shade some extra staying power.
Is there anything better than a fresh set of painted nails? A manicure can help you to feel instantly more groomed and is the perfect pick-me-up for when you need a treat. Dark colors are particularly chic and on-trend at the moment, so ask for plum or burgundy shades. Keep your nails short and shaped to help complete the look.
In addition to red lips, nude lips have become increasingly popular in recent years. For younger women, lighter shades of nude help create a stylish look, whereas older women can benefit from choosing shades that are closer to the natural lip in tone – think more muted nudes or rose-colored lipsticks. If you want to create the illusion of fuller lips, nude lipsticks are the ones to go for – with some great tips on how you can achieve fuller lips without having to opt for fillers.
Want to accentuate your best features? Contouring could be just what you need to create a sculpted look. Contouring can sound frightening, especially when you see the extreme contouring that some women like to apply, but if you’re new to the technique, then you’ll want to go for lighter application first. Powder contour products are great if you haven’t had much experience with contouring, while creams create a deeper look.
To contour correctly, apply your primer and foundation first, setting them with powder to create the perfect base. Next, apply your contouring product to your forehead, down the sides of your nose, your cheekbones and jawline. Make sure you blend the product in well with a brush or a beauty blender to help create the perfect finish. After contouring, you can then apply your highlighter and blush products to finish off your look.
A bit of blusher does wonders for your complexion, making you look more youthful and flushed for a perfect look. While powder blusher is great for younger women, older women can create some amazing looks using cream blush, which melts into the skin to create a more natural beauty look. If you’re trying to avoid spending too much on beauty, make sure you only choose products that you’re truly happy with instead of opting for those that seem like they’re on-trend, but that you will hardly wear because you don’t know how to apply it or don’t like the color.
Eyebrows are now the feature to accentuate, and beauty trends have seen a huge shift from thin, barely-there brows to fuller, shaped eyebrows that bring depth to your facial features. One of the best things you can do to achieve fuller-looking brows is to head to your favorite beauty salon and ask them to shape and tint them for you – adding some color can help them appear more defined and will minimize the amount of work they need each day. If you’re going to apply products, make sure that you choose ones that are a match for your natural brow color and try not to overdo it. If years of over-plucking have left you with sparse brows, you can always try microblading to help you recreate your natural brow shape.
Fuller, longer lashes
When you’re in a hurry, or you only want to wear a touch of makeup, a dash of mascara is all you need. Today’s mascaras aim to do all sorts of things to lashes, with the goal of making them look fuller and longer. Try mascaras that are long lasting and deliver volume to accentuate your eyes no matter what your age. Lash extensions are great if you want to have more permanent longer-looking lashes, or you can try false lash strips for one-off looks.
One thing that women of all ages strive to achieve is thicker, more volumized hair. Adding volume to fine hair can be difficult, but thanks to the great range of volumizing products that are available at the moment, it’s easier to create thicker looking locks. Next time you go to your hairstylist, ask them to give you a cut that’s blunt at the ends to make hair appear thicker while adding some layers can help to create more movement in your hairstyle.
Beauty knows no age limit, so give some of these top beauty trends a try for timeless looks that will make you look and feel amazing, inside and out.