Insta-beauty news and trends to try

Thursday, 22 June 2017

There’s been some game-changing make-up news and trends in the beauty world, and as always, we’re sharing it with you, our beauty besties. From new potentially holy grail products to skincare hacks that’ll make you cringe- and maybe even a bit tipsy…

Kim K launches her new beauty line

“Kontouring Kween”, Kim Kardashian got us excited when she announced she would be launching her very own beauty collection. Will it rival Kylie’s record-breaking sales and beauty kits? Does that mean contouring is back ‘in’ again? Where can we get our hands on it? Will we have to take out a small loan at the bank to buy it?

Fast-forward to its official release on 21 June and most of our questions are answered, it seems. The new kits are retailing at $48 (weeps) on Kim’s website and they sold out in 12 minutes! The highly popular kits are available in light, medium, dark and deep dark, making most beauties pretty happy – if the empty warehouse shelves just moments after the kits were made available are anything to go by. The mogul made a whopping $14 million in a day, and we’re guessing that’s a good indication of how popular contouring is set to be.

The beauty recently stated, “I always like to look bronzy and glowy. I hate looking pale. So, if I could choose one product to be on a deserted island with, it would definitely be contour”. So we take it contouring is officially back again and we have Kim to thank for it.

Draping Vs Contouring

After Kim Kardashian and fellow beauties opted for the more natural beauty look, we saw a decrease in the popularity of contouring and the rise of the Strobing began. Now that we’ve finally perfected the technique, enter: Draping. The new trend involves lightly (or not so lightly á la Rihanna) sculpting your face with blush.

It might be best to play it down a bit and just drape freely around the cheekbone, as doing the eye in a matching pink shade is something only Badgal Riri could do so effortlessly. Marc Jacobs and celebs are loving the Draping trend for warmer months and it certainly does make your face pop.

Draping is influenced by Way Bandy, one of the first celeb make-up artists, who believed in using the natural bone structure of the face a.k.a ‘draping’ to create an eye-catching look. The 80’s blush trend is super fun and when executed correctly will be a perfect style for summer. Creamier textures work best in creating the rosy look.

Slay all day then rosé

Red wine facials? Sign us up! We’re all about a glass a day (or something along those lines) but some grape lovers are using wine as a facial treatment – and the results seem surprisingly good! Apparently, the sparkling varieties have been known to detoxify, even out skin tone, restore radiance, target dry areas and give your skin some much-needed hydration.

If you feel slightly strange about immersing your face in the good stuff, we came across a homemade recipe, and it could be super beneficial. Grab a Merlot blend of your choice and a Greek yoghurt (packed with probiotics) and add some honey (a natural anti-inflammatory which helps reduce redness and blemishes). Simply mix it together and apply it. Et voilá! For those daring enough to test this one out, let us know how you find this unconventional mask!

Bella named new face of NARS beauty

In case you were wondering, Bella Hadid does more than just look flawless at red carpet events – she does it on TV too. The beauty who recently replaced her sister, Gigi as the face of Max Mara’s accessories line, is the new face of NARS Cosmetics’ Fall Collection. Bella will front a series of new campaigns wearing their new highlighting and bronzing range, as well as the collection of creamy matte lipsticks. Judging by the snippets of the campaign, we’re in for quite a treat.

“Wet look” hair

Queen Bey’s done it, Kylie loves it, Kendall’s donned it on the red carpet and Rihanna pretty much killed the look in her recent “Wild Thoughts” music video – need we say more? The A-list approved wet-look style makes getting ready a breeze and it’s a great way to mask second-day hair. The throwback to the 90’s trend is surprisingly sultry and effortlessly chic. What more could we ask for in a hairstyle? Let us know if you’re ready to recreate this classic, previously cringe-worthy look.

Let us know how you feel about these trends and if you’re willing to try them?

Written by

Tatum is an all-round digital being with a penchant for lipstick and a slight shopping addiction. After completing her Honours in Communications and Media she was thrust into the world of publishing and has since worked for some of the biggest magazines in South Africa. As a writer, editor and social media consultant, she’s all about spreading body positivity and a revised attitude towards beauty.

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  1. Parbie

    Draping yes!I would love to try this one out and show my Instagram followers.

    2 years ago •

  1. Saidat Rabiu

    I haven’t even perfectly learnt strobing, now draping ;). I will stick to these techniques for parties.

    2 years ago •

  1. Mialise Tolmie

    Wine facials is my soul animal lol. would be interesting to try it

    2 years ago •

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