Instagram Trend Alert: All Glossy Everything And Then Some

Written by Khubi Amin AhmedSep 16, 2023
Instagram trend alert: All glossy everything and then some
The beauty world on Instagram is like a virtual fashion week in your phone where fresh beauty servings are made every other hour! Gorgeous models and stunning makeup trends from around the globe have all given IG beauty trends a value of their own. And the newest IG trend this season is all about sheen, shine and gloss.   

Here is how you can add gloss and some drama to your makeup.

Wet and wild glossy Lids

Chrome covered

Glossy eyes are back this season and the fact that they are all over Instagram is proof!

Get the look:

To recreate glossy lids, you need metallic or shimmery eyeshadows because glittery shadows just don’t work well with gloss. The finer the shimmer, the better your glossy lids will turnout. We suggest you opt for the pink hue from the Lakmé Absolute Illuminating Eye Shadow Palette in Royal Persia or the nude hues from the Lakmé 9to5 Eye Quartet – Silk Route palette and then gloss them up!

To add a glossy finish to your plain eyeshadow, stick your ring finger into your highlighter and swipe it evenly over your lids. Then, use your finger to take a thin layer of the Vaseline Petroleum Jelly and apply it on top starting from the lash line to the eyebrow. You can also use the Lakmé Lip Love Lip Care, lip balm in Apricot in place of the Petroleum Jelly.


Glossy, glowy cheekbones

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The newest cheek makeup trend in town is all about departure from matte and entry into gloss! The key to achieve that glossy, glamourous glow on your cheeks is by using your highlighter to its optimum.

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To ace model-like cheekbones that shine bright and light up your skin, we suggest you start with a hydrating moisturiser that will lend your skin a glossy, moisturised finish. Our favourite is the Lakmé Absolute Skin Gloss Gel Crème which comes with a mineral-laden glacial formula that works as a perfect base for your makeup.

Next up, opt for a serum foundation as opposed to a cakey one, to ensure a luminous glow. The Lakmé Argan Oil Serum Foundation will give you a lush glow and crease-free coverage.

Then comes the star product of this look—the highlighter. Apply the Lakmé Absolute Moon-Lit Highlighter before the blush to make sure it blends well and gives you that perfect shine. Use a fan-brush to apply the highlighter just above your cheekbones and take it all the way up to your temples and uter corners of your eyes.

Follow this up with a blush in a colour of your choice, to get those flawless glossy cheeks. Apply a clean sweep of the Lakmé Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duo in Peach, Rose or Pink Blush at the apples of your cheeks and blend it upwards.


Chrome covered

Chrome covered

They are everywhere—chrome nails are the newest nail trend on the block and we are loving these high-shine glossy nails in all their different versions! Be it the mirror-effect nails polish, rose-gold sheen, the multidimensional metallic or the holographic chrome, these high-on-shine, blingy nails are for everyone! 

Get the look:

There are a number of ways to ace chrome nails; you can try the chrome powder if you have the patience or you can go for nail stickers for a quick fix. If you are a nail polish loyalist, then you can even try and get the holographic effect for your nails with a nail polish!

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Khubi Amin Ahmed

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