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Instagram is just the right platform to show off your impressive makeup skills, flaunt your look and get inspired. Whether it is the glittery Euphoria look doing the rounds or pastel colours perfect for the spring, there are tons of beauty junkies—both amateurs and experts who are jumping on these looks. Here’s a round-up of the top 2022 makeup trends taking over Instagram this spring/summer.
- Bright and pastel colours
- Recreating eyeliners of Instagram filters
- Maddy from ‘Euphoria’
- Glossy lips
- Graphic eyeliner
- Bronzed goddess
- Glassy skin
Bright and pastel colours
Nothing says summer is here than bright and pastel colours taking over your vanity counter. Ditch your smoky eye and bold red lip of the wedding season and opt for a refreshing and vibrant look that will highlight your youthful charms. Don’t believe us? Instagram is now overtaken by girls in sundresses, blow-dried hair and light makeup.
There’s no denying that a single pop of colour adds that extra oomph to any look, so pair it with a nude pink lip or one-toned lavender colour eyeshadow to really nail the eyeshadow looks of 2022.
BB Picks: Get started on your pastel look with the Lakme Absolute Infinity Eye Shadow Palette - Coral Sunset as it has shades of peach, coral, orange and red. For a subtle hint of colour on your cheeks, we recommend the Lakme Absolute Face Stylist Blush Duo as it has a silky and luminous finish that blends effortlessly with your skin tone.
To complete your look, opt for the Lakme 9 to 5 Primer + Matte Lip Color - Blush Pink as the in-built primer and pigmented matte lipstick gives a flawless finish. The collection also has 35 colours to go with any outfit of your choice.
Recreating eyeliners of Instagram filters
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While yes, you may be tired of catfishing Instagram filters, there are some pros too. Many graphic designers are using their power for good and creating makeup filters to inspire you. This has led to an eye trend of makeup artists recreating eyeliner looks seen in an Instagram filter. With you knowing how it will look on your face, you don’t have to waste time in trials.
BB Picks: The Lakme Absolute Gloss Artist Eye Liner - Black is precise and easy to use, especially when you experiment with the likes of double wings or floating eyeliner. The brush has a unique tip to help with even and glossy strokes for your perfect wings. It also lasts all day so you don’t have to worry about retouching in the middle of travelling.
Maddy from ‘Euphoria’
The HBO original series, Euphoria may have ended in March, but that hasn’t stopped fans from recreating the iconic glitter looks and Maddy’s dramatic winged eyeliner from the show. As eye makeup trends go, this one is fun, creative and can be adapted based on your personality.
Maddy loves her blues and purples with a bold eyeliner paired with a subtle lip to keep the focus on her elaborate eye makeup. But if you feel like going all the way, add the signature Euphoria glitter, rhinestones and sparkles around the eyes that even Rue and Jules sported in season 1.
BB Picks: The Lakme Absolute Spotlight Stilletos Eyeshadow Palette is what you need to recreate Maddy’s look as it has just the right combination of cool tones, glitter and matte shades. This collection has a whopping 48 combos of shimmers and mattes whether you want to party or go for a more muted look in the day.
While matte and muted may be your thing in real life, try changing things up with Instagram’s current favourite look of a soft and blurry glow that’s perfect for brunch – or just to take some selfies. The last few weeks have been all about glossy and shiny lips as influencers are splurging on transparent gloss to add a shine to even their matte lipsticks.
BB Picks: Lakme Absolute Spotlight Lip Gloss is sure to give you that glossy and plump effect that everyone’s vying for nowadays. Easy to apply, it has a gel finish without the stickiness as it is infused with sodium hyaluronate and gives a gorgeous, shiny finish.
Say hello to the season’s latest eyeliner trend--graphic eyeliners. Go all out as you experiment with geometric designs and lines near your brow bone, eyelid crease and even under your eye as they are all part of the latest makeup trends. And the best part is you can never make a mistake because no one will know if that one random line was intentional or not.
BB Picks: The Lakme Eyeconic Liquid Eyeliner is the perfect choice for a graphic look as it’s known for its precision. The brush has a flexible tip that lets you create any type of look. It also happens to be smudge-free, waterproof and transfer-proof that lasts for 24 hours letting you flaunt your hard work all day long.
Bridgerton is another show that has not only made Indian fans proud but has also given ample fashion inspo. With Kate and Edwina Sharma looking like bronzed goddesses onscreen, it’s now time for you to dream up your own desi-Regency fantasy. Get your ‘bronzed to the gods’ look by adding bronzer to your temples, cheekbones and jaw after you’re done with your foundation for this trending makeup look.
BB Picks: The Lakme Absolute Bronzer shines just right, making you look like the bronzed goddess you are. Designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee who is known for his opulent desi looks, the bronzer has a shimmery finish that blends perfectly for that glowy look.
Dewy skin, sparkles, lip gloss and wet hair looks are all in trend now but at the base, it all begins with the glassy skin trend. Popularized by your favourite K-Pop idols and Korean influencers, it is now all the rage in the East and the West. Tired of not being able to get a natural glow? Well, fake it till you make it. What you need is a dewy primer, a light foundation, concealer and highlighter—and you’ll be good to go.
BB Picks: Start of your look with the Lakme Absolute Blur Perfect Primer as the lightweight formula evens your skin tone, blurs imperfections and makes your makeup last longer. To create the perfect base, opt for the Absolute White Intense Liquid Concealer as its crease-free formula provides a full coverage while also hydrating your skin.
The next stage is one of the most important, as the glassy look being all about a natural illusion, so you need a foundation that will deliver on the goods. The 9 to 5 Weightless Mousse Foundation blends easily and gives a feather-light finish that you yourself might forget you’ve applied any foundation. To complete the glassy vibe, the Absolute Liquid Highlighter blends just right and also covers fine lines. Do not worry about a wet finish as it is extremely lightweight and simply shines when the light reflects off it, just like glass!