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Top Winter Makeup Trends For 2020: No to Doom and Gloom

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No to Doom and Gloom: The Top Makeup Trends For Winter 2020
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Vampy lips, graphic liners and glowing skin. Here are the top makeup trends for Winter 2020.

Winters are for cozy nights in, warm fires and hot chocolate, and for beauty junkies in the time of Covid-19, maybe sitting in front of the mirror and finding ways to use up all your makeup? Since the lockdown, many people have been staying indoors and when it's necessary to go out, we cover half our faces with a mask and there's no way to rock a fierce lip. TikTok has become a venue for makeup trends and experiments since makeup junkies have been deprived of opportunities to show off new looks anywhere else.

Winter is the perfect time to play since it's cool enough for makeup to stay in place without the summer heat melting it all off. Here are the hottest makeup trends for winter this year.

60s-inspired Eyeliner

Thanks to Ariana Grande's throwback makeup looks in her latest music video, Positions, bold eyeliner is back with a vengeance. Stretch your eyeliner way past your waterline and then draw a line back up your creases, too. To update this look, fill the void with bright metallic eyeshadow. To draw precise lines, Marie Clare recommends Bobbi Brown's Long-wear Gel Eyeliner.

Dewy Skin

Put those mattifying powders and sprays aside and go for some shine. Highlighters and lip gloss are your new besties. Marie Clare also loves Tatcha's Luminous Dewy Skin Mist with red algae and hyaluronic acid for all-day moisture.

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Vampy Lips

A red lip always beats a gloomy winter day. This season, the darker the shade, the better. Harper's Bazaar turns to Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu for dark berry lips. Cosmopolitan likes Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick in McMenamy. Marie Clare's pick for this trend is Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Beso.

Striking Eyeliner

For this season's eyeliner trend, the bolder the better. Bring out the glitter, neon, and white liners. Cosmo's top pick is NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Bright Eyeliner in Escape. Harper's Bazaar reaches for Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner in Buff and Marie Clare prefers the same eyeliner in Midnight Blue Shimmer.

The 90s Lip

The nude lip from the heydays of J.Lo is back. Match a neutral lip with a slightly darker lip pencil for fuller-looking lips. You can also pair this with a smokey brown eye. Harper's Bazaar goes for KKW Beauty Nude Lip Liner while Marie Clare likes Maybelline's Color Sensational Shaping Lip Liner Makeup in Almond Rose.

Spider Eyelashes

Vampire lashes are not only for Halloween, but for winter, too! Coat your eyelashes generously with multiple passes of your mascara wand. Don't forget the bottom lashes. Cosmo reaches for Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star Volumizing Mascara, while Marie Clare loves Chanel's LE VOLUME DE CHANEL Mascara.

Rosy Cheeks

No pale winter cheeks allowed here. Fake a healthy flush with a good amount of blush. Anastasia Beverly Hills Blush Trio in Berry Adore give you three different shades to play with while Nars Blush in Exhibit A will give you apple red cheeks.

Dig out those makeup kits and have a colorful winter ahead!

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