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Top Beauty Trends to Try in 2022

The next year in beauty is going to be all about extremes. Either go big, or keep it simple. That's the overall beauty trend that will shape industry in 2022. With the precarious nature of in-person social events due to the rising pandemic numbers, some experts are betting that focusing on self-care — mental health and skincare — will be popular in 2022. But when the occasion calls for it, bold statements will rule in the beauty industry. From big eyebrows and neon eyeliner to two-toned eye shadow, and bold and lined lips, the new year will be an eye-catching, colorful one.



Focus on Skincare


One of the positive consequences of the past two years is the gift of time. With the outside world shut down, many people found time to pick up old hobbies and start new ones. Other people took the time to explore self-improvement. With the continuing pandemic, many beauty experts believe this will affect the beauty trends of 2022. For beauty fans, that means focusing on skincare. It is estimated that the skincare market will be as large as $163 billion in 2022. So there are several products and gadgets you can try to help improve the health and appearance of your skin.

If you like to try new products, you can experiment with natural plant-based ingredients or products that are sourced sustainably in an effort to reduce the impact on the environment. If you like to infuse technology with your beauty routines you can explore facial massagers or opt for more eco-friendly devices like face stones. Whether you opt for more luxury beauty trends in your skincare regiment or keep it simple, focusing on your skincare will keep you current with the 2022 beauty landscape.



Go Natural


Many experts believe that the skinimilist trend of 2021 will move into 2022 but with a focus on embracing products that support a more natural look that accepts the natural nuances of your individual physical attributes. This is not expected to be limited to makeup but extends to hair and skin products that achieve the same goal for those industries. The natural look embraces your authentic self and achieves a look that is more subtle and does not look "made up." To achieve this look experts suggest you minimize the concealer, brushing your eyebrows up, choosing a softer toned eye-liner, and experimenting with your foundation to find a softer undertone. These tips can help you achieve a more natural look when you choose to wear makeup.


Many experts believe that the skinimilist trend of 2021 will move into 2022 but with a focus on embracing products that support a more natural look that accepts the natural nuances of your individual physical attributes. This is not expected to be limited to makeup but extends to hair and skin products that achieve the same goal for those industries.


The natural look embraces your authentic self and achieves a look that is more subtle and does not look "made up." To achieve this look experts suggest you minimize the concealer, brushing your eyebrows up, choosing a softer toned eye-liner, and experimenting with your foundation to find a softer undertone. These tips can help you achieve a more natural look when you choose to wear makeup.



Go bold!


Despite the competing trend for a more natural look, color is in for 2022. Although it seems like a 180-degree difference of opinion, experts believe that the extremes win in 2022. If you aren't going natural, you are probably going bold. So while you may prefer a more subdued day-to-day look, you may opt for big eyebrows, colored lip or eyeliner, or some other eye-catching, bold twist of color in the new year.


In 2022, bold fashion looks won't only refer to makeup color choices. According to Pinterest Predicts, searches for bold hairstyles have increased. The report shows that shaved heads, mohawks, and mullets all with a significant increase in search activity. So expect to see some non-traditional, rebellious, even crazy beauty trends and hairstyles at your next event or when you finally return to the office with your co-workers.


If you have a genuine interest in beauty trends and makeup, you may want to get formally trained. Consider taking classes at Cortiva Institute. You can hone your skills and potentially turn your hobby into a new career.