Apart from an opportunity to bundle up in cosy sweaters, drink copious amounts of hot chocolate and bring out the cutest socks we own, there’s yet another reason we love winter – the incredible makeup trends. And thanks to the holiday season falling right in the middle of winter, it is the perfect opportunity for us to have a ‘holly jolly’ time recreating the trends of the season.

Even with this year being as different as it can be, the beauty gurus have very kindly forecasted some really amazing winter beauty trends. Right from edgy eye makeup looks to statement lips, 2020 winter makeup trends are far from disappointing. Here are seven stunning winter makeup trends that are too gorgeous to ignore and we totally can’t wait to recreate them…


1. Floating eyeliner

Floating eyeliner

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With masks covering half of your face, eye makeup looks have become really bold and experimental. One such makeup look that became super popular in 2020 and will continue well into the next year is floating eyeliner. This eye makeup trend gives your usual eyeliner a break and instead places it closer to the crease for a more creative spin.


2. Gold leaf makeup

Gold leaf makeup

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The gold leaf trend uses gold makeup foil as a part of your eye makeup. This trend makes for a super dramatic eye makeup look that is also totally unique. Perfect for the shaadi season, pair this gorgeous eye makeup with ethnic outfits for a match made in heaven.


3. Bejewelled eyes

Bejewelled eyes

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Another eye makeup trend that we are going to see everywhere is bejewelled eyes. If you are looking to do something different this NYE, then bejewelled eyes are totally perfect for you. To make this look a lot more wearable and party-appropriate, place it on your eyeliner, keeping as close to the lash line as possible. This will open up your eyes and add a bit of sparkle to your look.


4. Metallic eyeshadow

Metallic eyeshadow

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Metallic eyeshadow in jewel tones is another major winter makeup trend that we are crushing on. If you are looking for a way to add colour to your lids without the mess of glitter eyeshadow, then metallic shadows are the way to go. They are perfect for people who want to play around with colour and texture, but aren’t comfortable with wearing bright neons or glitter just yet. So sophisticated, don’t you think?


5. Glossy makeup

Glossy makeup

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Winter glowing skin (read: lots of highlighter), with a hint of rosy colour on the cheeks and plump glossy lips is going to dominate this winter season. This timeless makeup look is everyone’s favourite, and the slight warmth of colour on the cheeks makes your skin look healthy and naturally flushed, just the way it should in winter.


6. Matte bold lips

Matte bold lips

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Matte lipstick shades in bright, bold colours is another makeup trend we are looking forward to this season. After months of wearing just nude lip shades (thanks, face mask), it is time to pucker up with bold lipsticks in red, maroon, wine and berry shades. There’s just one rule this year – let the lip colour be matte to prevent smudging.


7. Defined natural lashes

Defined natural lashes

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If you are not a fan of too much eye makeup, then here’s an eye makeup trend for you as well – well-defined natural lashes. Coat your natural lashes in several coats of mascara to open up your eyes and add more definition. This is the easiest way to amp up your eyes without spending hours blending eyeshadows.

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