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Time and again, we’ve seen makeup trends emerge with the dawn of each new year. So, what’s on the shimmering horizon of 2022? The answer lies somewhere within an interesting variety of subtle styles and daring looks. Truth be told, we can’t really pin down a specific theme of 2022, it’s an intriguing mix of trends from barely-there foundation that blends perfectly into skin, to glittery eyeshadow that can be seen from miles away. Whether you prefer a natural look, or one that’s brilliant and bold, the makeup trends of 2022 have something in store for every beauty enthusiast across the spectrum. These trends are also giving us permission to stick with what we know, while simultaneously encouraging us to step out of the box and indulge in unfamiliar styles.
Below you’ll find a thorough list derived from a whole lot of beauty research. After perusing through celebrity Instagram pages, taking notes from popular makeup artists, and scouring the depths of TikTok to see what styles are making waves, we’ve compiled twelve of our favorite makeup trends of the new year.

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This year, we’re obsessing over glossy textures, and not just for lips, but for your eyelids and cheeks too. A stunning shimmer across your face can instantly add a a subtle charm to any makeup look, and we’ll be using Éclat De Beauté Effet Lumière to achieve the perfect glow!
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If you thought soap brows were going away in 2022, think again. This irresistible style is here to stay, and we’re okay with it. Anastasia Beverly Hills Tinted Brow Gel provides an effortless feathered brow style that appears full and fluffy.
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When it comes to blush, you’ve got to go bold or go home. Patrick Ta’s peachy coral color is absolutely gorgeous, and will undoubtedly bring your face to life.
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In the mid 2000s, wearing heavy complexion products was all the rage. But according to the TikTok beauty world, nowadays the heavy duty makeup look is no longer en vogue. Instead, makeup artists are using less product beneath the eyes, and creating a more natural look by blending concealer with an angled makeup brush as opposed to a beauty blender.
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Lucy Hale makes green liner it looks so good, and she’s not the only celeb that’s rocking it the pastel flash of color. If you’re feeling spontaneous, and willing to try something new, Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in this daring shade of green is the perfect choice.
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What comes around goes around, right? In the 90s, we witnessed the surge of intense lip liner, and it’s coming back in full force. Here in 2022, we’re loving hues of dark brown to pair with a nude tinted lipstick or gloss, and the Dior Contour lip liner is long wear liner that will certainly do the trick.
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Pops of pink are predicted to rule 2022 all year long, and we couldn’t be more excited! Although we’ve just started the year, our minds are already set on spring and summer, when shades of rose, fuchsia, and magenta will be in full bloom. Needless to say, you’ll want to keep multiple shades of BlitzTrance Lipstick in your makeup bag.
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The combination of pastel and matte is a true classic, and this year, you’ll want to keep an eye out for eyeshadows that fall into this category. Try Glossier Skywash in shades pool, pebble, and palm!
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In 2022, we’re leaving cakey foundation behind and choosing tinted moisturizers and lightweight foundations instead. Looking for a suggestion? Fenty Beauty’s Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint is a formula that belongs on the top shelf of your vanity.
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Adding a bit of dewy highlighter to the top of your cheeks is a sure-fire way of subtly enhancing your glam. Want to achieve Shay Mitchell’s glassy-looking skin? The Baume Essentiel Multi-Use Glow Stick will help you get there.
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Many celebs are taking highlighter to an extra level by using glitter instead, but not too much! As Gigi Hadid has shown us, a subtle pop of glitter layered on top of a striking shade of eyeshadow can go a long way. Try Milk Makeup’s Glitter Stick to achieve this look, which might we add, is perfect for your next night out on the town.