It’s the last month of 2017′s first quarter—have you updated your makeup kit? If you’re still wondering what should be in it, take note of 2017 makeup trends: according to style magazine Elle, this year’s hot looks include “skin that breathes,” “vinyl-like liner,” glossy and gilded lips, and monochromatic makeup.
You don’t have to blow your budget for products to achieve these. You can turn to brands that are friendly on Filipinas’ pockets, like Maybelline New York, L’Oreal Makup Designer/Paris, and Avon. They have just what you need, and each of them will set you back from P199 to P400 only!
All about skin
This year is all about keeping your skin clear, well-moisturized, fair, and glowing—and letting its beauty shine through. To achieve this, you can apply Avon True Color Skin Goodness Moisturizing BB Cream (P399) that provides instant hydration while giving you a natural and flawless finish. It’s packed with Vitamins A, C, and E to help nurture skin, while moisturizing essence boosts its hydration properties to give you a dewy, healthy glow. It’s even suitable for sensitive skin.
To eliminate any skin discoloration, get a natural and flawless finish with Avon True Color Skin Goodness CC Powder (P299) instead. It provides instant color correction, and you’ll reportedly see improvements in your skin tone and overall skin brightness after eight weeks of use, thanks to ingredients like white tea extract, green tea extract, and licorice, as well as Vitamins A, C, and E.
Avon True Color Ideal Oil Control Plus Dual Powder Foundation (P289)
But for more coverage that looks natural while controlling oil, pat on Avon’s first-ever non-comedogenic dual powder foundation that’s clinically tested to target 10 skin needs: It provides oil control while covering blemishes and pores for a smooth and bright complexion that makes you look fairer. It also protects you from the sun with SPF 24/PA ++ as well as from pollution. Use it as is, without getting it wet, so it doesn’t look too thick or cakey.
Glossy, gilded lips
Color Riche Gold Obsession, P400 each
2017′s biggest lip trend that we’ve seen so far? Glittery, metallic, dimensional lips, straight from the runways of Paris Fashion Week. L’Oreal Makeup Designer/Paris lets you achieve this trend with their opulent collection of lipsticks infused with real 24-karat gold, Color Riche Gold Obsession. Put a bold twist on your nightout look with this collection of four sophisticated shades, all of which give a wearable metallic sheen and subtle dimension on lips.
The pure gold shade, Le Gold, can be worn two ways: on top of another lipstick shade as a highlighter that creates subtle dimension or all-out gold to make a statement. There’s also Rouge Gold, a classic red that complements all skin tones with its bold color with a dusting of gold. Mocha Gold, a deep brown shade with a gold sheen, is perfect for morena skin tones. My favorite is Rose Gold (pictured above), perfect for those with fair skin tones as it’s a cool pink shade with a subtle hint of gold that brightens up your complexion. It’s both fun and fierce, and when it wears off a bit after I eat or drink, a flirty pink tint with sparkling gold shimmer remains.
Another lipstick that literally glitters with 24-karat gold is Avon True Color 24K Gold Lipstick (P399). Its rich, creamy, and moisturizing formula is enriched with real gold, giving lips a luxurious, glistening color instantly. It also boasts of Avon’s True Color technology, so the color stays true from the bullet to your lips.
Meanwhile, if 2016 was all about matte lips, 2017 will be all about super shiny puckers. You can now get away with just swiping gloss again, like Avon True Color Glazewear Lip Gloss (P299). It gives high gloss shine packed with saturated color, thanks to its flexi-glide technology. A single swipe provides creamy texture and feels hydrating and weightless on the lips. It’s formulated with shea butter and artic berry oil that’s high in Vitamin E and Omega-3.
However, if you’re not a gold lippie or lip gloss kind of girl, you can pick a ‘more basic’ lipstick with a smooth satin finish, like what you get from Avon True Color Lipstick (P379). It has a nourishing formula and self-renewing pigments, making lips feel smooth, soft, and moisturized. It also stays vibrant for hours and true to swatch, thanks to its True Color technology.
If you’re deciding which lipstick shade to get, you must know that pink is the biggest color for 2017 (hence my fave Gold Obsession), and it goes beyond your lips. Give your cheeks a pop of pink with Avon True Color Luminous Blush (P379). Just a single swipe of the Rose Lustre shade (in photo) will bring your face to life with a natural, rosy glow.
And to achieve another 2017 makeup trend, which is “Totally Monochromatic” according to Elle, go for eye shadow in the same rosy shade, like those you will find in the Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quads (P399) Romantic Mauve palette (in photo). Create beautiful eye makeup looks effortlessly with these eyeshadows that provide rich color payoff and ensure all-day crease-proof wear. You can achieve that trendy sheer wash with its easy to apply formula that also allows for buildable coverage.
Shiny liquid liner
Liquid liner is still all the rage, and you can go on rocking your cat-eye, but with a subtle update: Make sure to pick an intense black eyeliner with a “vinyl-like” sheen. You can achieve this fierce trend with the easiest to use liquid liner yet from Maybelline New York, the Hyperink Liquid Liner (P199). Long-lasting and smudge-proof, this liquid eyeliner gives you an intense black line with just one stroke and stays on perfectly all day and night without fading.
I’m wearing L’Oreal Color Riche Gold Obsession in Rose Gold and Hyperink Liquid Liner, which both had intense color payoff with just one swipe.
Its uniquely structured flexi-cushion tip gives you extreme control, while its ink finishes in film-like format, so it’s bold and solid yet easy to remove. Just look at how dark it looks in my photo above, yet I can remove it quickly with oil-based makeup remover without leaving a smudge (there are just black particles that wash off in the sink).
You can grab Avon makeup must-haves from your Avon lady or visit avon.com.ph. L’Oreal Color Riche Gold Obsession lipsticks are available in L’Oreal Paris makeup counters and official online retailers. Maybelline New York‘s Hyperink Liquid Liner is available in Maybelline counters nationwide.