Contouring is Out, So What Makeup Trends Are In?

makeup trendsKim Kardashian says contouring is out, and since what she says goes these days, it’s time to toss out your contouring kits. Thankfully, the latest makeup trends don’t require a whole new set of makeup brushes and hours of tutorials to get down.

Most are styles you’ve likely already mastered. You might even have most of the tools you need lying around, but if you don’t, it’s no problem! There isn’t a large price tag on any of these beauty products.

Modern Gothic

Modern gothic is a look that has been slowly developing this year, and has become one of the most popular looks this fall. This style brings dark lips to a whole new level, significantly adding to even the plainest wardrobe. To achieve the look you’ll need:

  • Dark lipstick closer to black than red
  • Even-toned skin with no contouring and little or no blush
  • Natural eyes, either completely bare or just with some mascara


Imagine that you’re back high school, using eyeliner for the first time. This is pretty much how blackout eyes should look. They can be as chic or dramatic as you’d like, ranging from the smudged look of ‘90s grunge to having your eyeliner extend to your cheekbones like it tends to do after a long night of drinking. Smudge proof is out! To achieve this look you’ll need:

  • Dark and greasy black eyeliner pencil, the cheap stuff works best
  • Shades of black and grey eyeshadow for a more dramatic look


Glitter is back, and it’s being used in the most abstract ways. You can use small glitter pieces to accent the eyes or larger glitter pieces to decorate your cheekbones. Women are using it to accent their eyebrows, eyes, and cheeks like its 2001 again. To achieve this look you’ll need:

  • Glitter, any kind!
  • Colored eyeliner or greasy blush to make the glitter stick

Natural Look

With contouring out, another trend is to go back to the basics and accentuate your natural beauty. Bonus: this also means that your prep time each morning will be cut in half, at the very least. Minimalism is key! If you’re having trouble getting your skin to look smooth and flawless, it might not be the makeup you’re using. There’s only so much your foundation can do, and it certainly can’t cover up facial hairs. Removing excessive facial hair is the first step to smoother skin. To achieve this look you’ll need:

  • Light blush
  • Tinted lip balm or neutral lipstick
  • Mascara
  • Highlighter to accent certain areas (optional)

Peach Eyes

You might think of peach as a spring color, but that’s all changing this fall. Peach eyeshadow can be used on its own to accent your eyes, or in combination with other popular trends. Celebrities and models use peach eyeshadow to add to their natural look, and it certainly goes well with fall colors. What you’ll need to achieve this look:

  • Peach eyeshadow
  • Peach pencil eyeliner for a more dramatic look

Red Lips

Cherry red lips are back in style! While this was out of style over the summer, it’s making a comeback. This trend is best combined with the natural look, but it can also add even more drama to blackout eyes. What you need to achieve this look:

  • Red lipstick
  • Red lip liner

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