THROUGHOUT 2017, we saw both wonderful and weird make-up trends that practically took over our Instagram feed.
Luckily, you won’t have to wait until the new year to see what new beauty styles lie ahead for 2018: we’ve predicted them for you already.
1. Holographic lips
Instagram / @nah__melo This new lip trend has plenty of detail and shine
We’ve had metallic lips, ombre lips, glitter lips, marble lips and even lip contouring.
Now, prepare yourself for the glossiest lip finish of them all with a futuristic twist.
It may not be the easiest lip look to try out, but there’s still a couple of hours before 2018 to get practising.
2. Half-and-half hair dye
YouTube When you can’t decide which colour you want – go for both!
It may look slightly bizarre, and not something we entirely recommend doing DIY style, but it definitely qualifies for an Instagram worthy snap.
The trend of daring to go for a bright hair colour isn’t anything new – but going for TWO?
This could be something we see a lot more of.
3. Stripped back nails
Alamy 2018 could prove that a statement nail design doesn’t have to be complicated
We saw some intense nail art this year – from eye popping 3D unicorn designs to fruity inspired glosses.
However, 2018 could be the year that we see it all go back to bare (for a little while, anyway).
A plain, nude look seems to be the most likely choice for next spring.
4. Slime highlighter
YouTube / NikkieTutorials Could the slime highlighter be next year’s stocking filler? Nikki Tutorials has already tested it out on her YouTube channel
Highlighters have become a new must have beauty product (not the type of bright yellow one you use on paper – these are much better).
Most mainstream highlighters are usually made from a powder or cream – now, slime is taking centre stage.
The slime highlighter could prove to be a fun, new way of experimenting with your glow, but it doesn’t exactly sound glamorous.
5. Fidget spinner everything
YouTube/Summer Grace No need to worry if your beauty blender goes missing – a fidget spinner could be a replacement
The “stress relieving” toy of the year has inevitably made it’s way into the last place it can possibly go – into our make-up bags.
The toy itself is slowly becoming a thing of the past, but apparently there’s still room for it in the world of contouring.