These Are the Makeup Trends That Will Take Over 2022, According to the Pros

December 29, 2021
Jazmine A. Ortiz
By: Jazmine A. Ortiz | by L'Oréal
makeup trend predictions

It’s fun to look back on the makeup trends that went viral and blew up our social media feeds in 2021, but it’s even more exciting to look ahead to all the newness 2022 will bring. What products will fly off shelves next year? Are we over the aughts yet or just getting started? Maximalist or minimalist makeup styles — which will reign supreme? We polled two top-rated makeup artists to find out which trends they predict will be big next year. 

Barely-There Face Makeup

“I think little to no foundation is going to be making a comeback in 2022! I’m seeing a lot of my clients recently ask for a more natural glam and I’m living for it. To achieve this look I love using the L’Oréal Infallible Pro-Glow Foundation. It’s light coverage, yet buildable. I really also love CC creams and how lightweight they act as sun protection and foundation. I am obsessed with Thrive Causemetics's Buildable Blur CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 35, a skin-perfecting foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer in one.” Alexis Oakley, celebrity makeup artist 

Emo Eyes

“Cool-toned messy eyeshadow! I’m definitely seeing more early 2000’s emo trends come back lately. I love taking any neutral brown shade from the L’Oréal Color Riche La Palette Nude 1 and sweeping it across the lid and lower lash line.” — Alexis Oakley
L’Oréal Color Riche La Palette Nude 1

The Reverse Cat Eye

“I love a statement eye and I have been seeing them more and more as we head into 2022. I have especially been loving a reverse cat eye. For this I use Maybelline New York TattooStudio Sharpenable Gel Eyeliner and the new Maybelline New York Volum' Express Colossal Curl Bounce Mascara to add extra drama.” Keita Moore, Maybelline New York's U.S. brand ambassador and celebrity makeup artist

Glossy Finishes

“I feel like as we head into spring 2022, we're going to see a lot of glossy finishes on both the lips, face and eyes. It's a fun way to add texture to your makeup look. I use Maybelline New York Lip Lifter Gloss, Maybelline New York FaceStudio Master Strobing Stick, and a lot of primer!” — Keita Moore

“Lip oils! I’m seeing a lot of people take a more natural approach recently when it comes to makeup. Less over-lined and heavy lipstick and more light glossy lips. I love slightly over-lining the lips with a lip liner the same shade as my clients lips and applying a heavy coat of a tinted lip oil.” — Alexis Oakley

Maybelline New York Lip Lifter Gloss
Design: Juliana Campisi

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