It is exactly that time when we look back at the year that went by—memories we made, experiences we had and the lessons we learnt. Which brings me to all the valuable beauty lessons we learned this year. From investing in skincare to keeping my locks messy but makeup on-point, these beauty notes are worth taking into 2020.

So, before we get to the next year, let’s take a look at all the beauty lessons we’ve picked up in 2019 and make sure we follow these life-changing tips and self-care habits (and leave behind the bad beauty habits of course). Keep reading to know our top 10 beauty lessons from 2019. 

 

Sleeping with makeup on is a no-no

Sleeping with makeup on is a no-no

With micellar water being one of the most trending skincare products this year, we have learnt the importance of removing makeup before bed and waking up to clean skin. If you still haven’t started going to bed with a cleansed and makeup-free face, better make it your New Year’s resolution.

 

Serums are your skin’s BFF

Serums are your skin’s BFF

Skin hydration was the topmost priority this year and as it turns out, face creams aren’t enough. You need to pamper your skin with a face serum that has the necessary nutrients and active ingredients that not only moisturise your skin, but also target skin woes.

 

Rain or sun, always wear an SPF

Rain or sun, always wear an SPF

All this time you thought sunscreen was only a summer skincare staple but actually SPF is as needed in rains, cold and cloudy weather as it is in summer. UV rays can travel through clouds and damage your skin. Thus, never skip SPF.

 

Athleisure skincare is important

Athleisure skincare is important

We got another reason to binge on skincare with the rise of active skincare or athleisure skincare this year. If you work out regularly, you need products that protect you from pollution as well as cool-down wipes post your routine to keep workout breakouts and other skin issues at bay.

 

Not every beauty trend is worth it

Not every beauty trend is worth it

We are offered a bunch of makeup trends every year. Although some are really gorgeous, others are just not worth the pain, money or hype. Vampire facials, bleached brows, furry nails, lip plumping, glitter brows…um, no thanks!

 

Have that glow in and out

Have that glow in and out

If there was one makeup trend that totally stood out, it was the glow-all-over trend. Super hydrated, glass-like skin, dewy base and OTT highlighter; it was all about that lit-from-within glow this year.

 

Nail art is the real deal

Nail art is the real deal

Eccentric and edgy nail art took the beauty world by storm, literally. From celebrities to Instagrammers to our cool BFF, everyone was obsessed with nail art. Also, we saw some really cool nail art trends like nail stickers, animal prints, nail charms and milk bath nails.

 

Flyaways can be cool too

Flyaways can be cool too

There was a time when the mere sight of an unruly flyaway would make you cringe. This year, it suddenly became THE hair trend. Fuzzy flyaways replaced neat hairdos this year and became the hottest look.

 

Beach waves are timeless

Beach waves are timeless

If we learnt anything this year about hairstyles it’s that beach waves are not going anywhere anytime soon and if it’s possible, the chic hairstyle is now suitable for any and every occasion. From date night to party and even weddings, beach waves are the perfect style to rock.

 

It is okay to not be perfect

It is okay to not be perfect

With no-makeup selfies, the bed-head look and bare-face makeup doing the rounds, one thing is clear—the biggest lesson we have learnt this year is to not only accept our flaws, but also wear them with confidence.   

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