The new year may have just begun, but 2022 makeup trends are already in full swing. Whether they debuted at New York Fashion Week or are just popping amongst high end street fashionistas, these beauty trends of 2022 are here to make a statement.

If you like to experiment with new makeup trends, this list below goes through all the top trends we’re seeing for this year. It’s time to be a little more adventurous with your makeup looks and see which of the following trends works for you and your style!

Bright, Bold Eyes

If you watch Euphoria, you know that bright eyeliner and eyeshadow are all the rage right now. This is one eyeliner trend for 2022 that is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, since the rules for this trend are pretty lenient, we expect this trend to evolve and grow over time.

So how do you do bright, bold eyes properly? Start with choosing the right color. This is where you get to be creative. It can match perfectly with your outfit or it can be a completely contrasting color. It can be more of a pastel or it can be an in-your-face neon. Essentially, you can’t go wrong with choosing your color! Just choose one that’s bright and makes a statement.

Then, when it comes to applying your eyeliner or shadow color, don’t be afraid to overdo it. This trend is focused on a lot of color, so the amount of color you apply should be dramatic. One thing you should keep in mind is that the best way to finish off this amount of color is with clean lines. It helps to rein in the over-the-top nature of this look so that it comes off as chic instead of outrageous.

Dark Lips

While a classic red lip will never go out of style, one of the top makeup trends in 2022 is using a darker rouge on the lips. Whether you go for more of a brown undertone or perhaps a red or purple, you can find the perfect dark lipstick that works with your skintone.

When trying this trend, be sure to layer a moisturizing balm underneath. If you go for a matte look using a dark lipstick, it can show the dryness and flaking much more easily than lighter colors, so moisturizing first is key. Starting off with a good base is an important step in conquering this look.

Exaggerated Cat Eye

The exaggerated cat eye is everywhere (hey Julia Fox!), and we couldn’t be more on board. Whether you just do a thicker line, make the bottom lashline match the top, or push the line out way past your temple, there are so many ways to do this trend.

How you try this trend really depends on the time of day. If it’s a daytime look, you can maybe tone down the eyeliner slightly and just extend the wing of the cat eye. For a night out, it’s time to take it up a notch. Go for a thicker line or an extra exaggerated cat eye. When it comes down to it, there are so many options to try within this one trend, so you’ve got tons of looks you can do.

Extra Glossy Lips

Current makeup trends in 2022 tend to be things that are new and exciting, but this one is a blast from the past. Matte lips had their time in the spotlight, but lip gloss is making a big comeback. Grab that extra sparkly lip gloss and start slathering it on! 

This may feel like a 90s trend coming back to life, and in all honesty, it is! But just as we’re seeing with fashion trends, the 90s are making a big return, so it makes sense that makeup trends are following suit. 

Smudgy Eyeliner

Another top 2022 eyeliner trend is a version of a smokey eye. The key with this trend is really dramatically smudging the liner. One way to make the look a little extra smokey is by applying dark gray or black eyeshadow on top of your smudged liner. Not only does this take the look up a notch, the shadow also acts as a setting powder to some extent. 

Dewy Skin

While dewy skin has really been a trend year after year, we’re seeing this year take it to the next level. To do this trend you’ll want your skin to look extra glowy and almost glossy. Obviously, you don’t want to look like you just ran 10 miles, but you also don’t want to look matte whatsoever. 

It’s important to note that there’s a difference between dewy and shiny. Dewy is more often achieved with highlighter, and the goal is to give off a soft glow. So you can certainly use powder to get rid of the shine, but also make sure you don’t look cakey either.

Lines and Shapes

To wrap up the list of 2022 beauty trends, we’ll cover one of the most edgy makeup trends we’ll see this year. Using eyeliner or a thin eye makeup brush, draw a line design or any type of shape on your lids. You can use bright, neon colors, or you can stick with black. You can make each eyelid match, or you can draw a different design on each. Basically, there are no rules with this one! Get creative and you’ll get a bold, on-trend look.

Now that you know all the top makeup trends of 2022, you’re ready to take on this year in style! And there’s no better way to try these trends than by applying them in a high quality mirror. Check out our line of makeup mirrors to find the perfect mirror for you.