10 hottest beauty trends that’ll be big in 2022

Posted: 13 January 2022 3:33 pm

From clean beauty to bedazzled everything, these are the makeup looks that are predicted to take over 2022.

Just like fashion, a new year brings a new suite of beauty trends for us to play with. We've scoured TikTok, Pinterest and the most well-versed beauty corners of the Internet to bring you a list of the beauty trends that are about to take over in 2022. Including show-stopping looks worthy of an episode of Euphoria to embracing everything au naturel, there's truly something for everyone.

Because we know you beauty buffs will want to try 'em out for yourselves, we've also rounded up the beauty bag essentials you'll need to nail each look.

1. Crystal eye makeup

This trend featured in the "Pinterest Predicts 2022" report and with the return of Euphoria season two, we have no doubt that bedazzled eye looks will make a valiant comeback.

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2. Glossy lips

The styles that shaped the 2000s are so hot right now and this includes glossy lips. Pull off the look with a lip gloss, shimmery stain or cream lipstick.

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3. Clean beauty

We're all about dewy skin, hydration and barely-there makeup looks in 2022. The clean beauty look picked up some traction on TikTok last year and it looks like it's here to stay. Embrace your natural features with low coverage skin tints, cream blushes and fluffy brows.

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4. Neon liner

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Neon liner automatically adds an element of glam rock drama to any look and we are HERE for it. Keep it simple with a sharp cat eye or experiment with a graphic design.

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5. Dark lip liner

We apparently can't get enough of nostalgic looks this year. Throw back to classic 90s glam and give your pout a pop by pairing a glossy nude lip with a dark lip liner.

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6. 1960s-inspired eye makeup

Downturned wings, dark lashes and graphic black liner made popular by the likes of 1960s It Girls Edie Sedgwick and Twiggy have started popping up online and we couldn't be happier. Let your eyes do the talking and finish the look with a nude lip.

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7. Beauty spots

Faux freckles were the go-to last year, but 2022 is about embracing (or faking) beauty spots. Use a smudge-resistant dark brown eye liner to accentuate your existing beauty marks. Don't have any? Add your own above your lip, on your cheek, chin or wherever you fancy.

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8. Smoky eyes and a statement lip

Pour one out for Jenny Humphrey because the unbeatable combo of pairing a smoky eye with a statement lip is back, baby. The secret to the perfect smoky eye is keeping the darkest point at the lash line and then blend, blend, blend.

Top off the look with a ruby red lipstick or go full dark lady with a deep purple or dark brown.

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9. Orange blush

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From subtle peach to deep terracotta, we're loving warm orange blushes in 2022. You can go all out with a peachy toned eye, lip and cheek blush or pair it with a blue eye shadow for a complimentary but bold look.

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10. Razor sharp liner

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Much to the dismay of my shaky hands, razor sharp eyeliner that could kill is back in vogue in 2022. To nail this look you'll need a black felt liner with a super fine tip and the patience of a saint.

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