Out with the Old, In with the New


MONICA VERALLO

Monica Verallo is a well-loved television host of UNTV’s Good Morning Kuya. She loves travelling and exploring new places, trying out new things, and living a life beyond boundaries.

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Trends to forget in 2016 and welcome in 2017

This past year, the beauty and fashion industries were shaken by several amazing trends like emphasis on skin care, colorful hair dyes, and a shift to low key, no-makeup makeup.

But since beauty and fashion are two fast evolving trades, what might be “hot” this year could be totally “not” this coming year. So to guide you for the New Year, below are some of the hair and makeup styles to leave in 2016 and the ones replacing them in 2017:

Painted brows vs. Natural brows

Year 2016 could arguably be dubbed as the “brow year”. Dark, perfectly painted brows flood the feeds of all social media outlets with a lot of tutorials on how to do it even sprout like mushrooms on Youtube.

This 2017, however, this trend is bound to be replaced. Natural and slightly messy brows are set to dominate the beauty world. Thickness, on the other hand, will still be trending.

Contoured face vs. Even colored face

Contoured face vs. Even colored face

If there’s one trend that would give painted brows a good run for its money as the biggest beauty trend in 2016, contouring would definitely be the one. Blame it to the Kardashians, almost everybody got crazy with the art of contouring.

But good news to all those who have not yet mastered the art by now because this 2017, even colored face is destined to rule the year. Natural facial tones without any complex patterns and multiple layers of foundation are set to be all the rage.

Matte lips vs. Glossy lips

Matte lips vs. Glossy lips

Sad news for all matte lipstick fans (oh Kylie lipsticks!), this trend is fated to go downhill starting next year. Matte ones are being replaced by glossy lipsticks to give lips more volume and make them look more seductive. If you’re feeling bad about leaving your matte lippie collection, you may just get a lip gloss to do the job.

Pastel tone vs. Bright tone

Pastel tone vs. Bright tone

The “nude” make-up that got so popular this year is gradually giving way to something entirely different. Instead of all kinds of pink and peachy shades, next year it is expected to see ultra-bright mascara and eyeliner take an eminent position. Talk about a colorful year!

Big waves vs. Fine curls

Big waves vs. Fine curls

Curls have always been a staple in beauty and fashion industries, but what changes is the SIZE of the curls. Large retro-style waves were so hot this year, but come 2017, those big curls will have to step down for its smaller version. Small waves created by small-diameter curlers or irons are the next big hair thing.

Bright colors vs. Tranquil hues

Bright colors vs. Tranquil hues

The hype for blatantly bright hair that we’ve seen over the past couple of years is gradually dying down. Fuchsia, violet, and blue are being substituted by much calmer yet still beautiful shades. Don’t worry! You can still play around with colors but just a little tamer this time.

Messy bun vs. Tightly-coiled bun

Messy bun vs. Tightly-coiled bun

Swapping bright colors for calmer ones may not pose as a big problem, but by contrast, another up-and-coming trend in the world of coiffures may prove a little more difficult for many ladies to accept: the messy hair buns A LOT enjoyed wearing in 2016 won’t be big next year. The only thing that will be left is a much tighter, neater version, as well as seashell-shaped hair. Just think this way: Less mess, more room to see your beautiful face.

Happy New Year!