In 2017, we’ve witnessed all kinds of crazy and over the top beauty trends rise to fame, like: feather eyebrows, metallic lips and pink eyes shadow. Now that we’ve made it to 2018, new trends have already been invented and we can’t wait to share them with you cause some of those sound like pure brilliance and others like total BS:
1. Spider Lashes
Spider lashes are basically lashes that are clumped up together, sorta like spider legs; hence the name. Instagram beauty gurus are combining spider lashes with fresh, natural looking face makeup. And although I’m not a huge fan of twiggy lashes but I respect the trend, only because it’s simple and not incredibly psychotic. Origin of the trend: Dior’s spring 2018 show.
2. Corset Braids
We all know that corsets were made for holding together those extra pounds of weight away from the crowd by squeezing in your tummy, mainly. But now that corset braids have made their debut, the word ‘corset’ is being thrown around and used so loosely. Personally, I am not the biggest fan of this trend because I think that it’s a waste of time and fabric but, nonetheless, I’ve seen some really pretty corset braids. So, if you’re into that kinda thing, you should deff go for it!
3. Golden Glow
Now, this one’s all on Rihanna. Ever since she created her Fenty highlighter in the shade of ‘Trophy Wife’, people have been going nuts for it. Everybody’s forgotten about subtle highlighting with champagne and white shades, and now the entire planet’s into Rihanna’s flashy gold highlighter. I mean, I would go for this only for the hell of it, once. But this is definitely, positively, unquestionably not an everyday makeup look, ya’ll. You know what I’m saying?
4. Slime Highlighter
Now, this is a trend that I can get on board with, maaan. This is woke AF! I love slime and I sure as hell love to highlight the hell out of my face and now Givenchy has graced us with its SLIME HIGHLIGHTER. First off, the highlighter’s 72% water, which is pretty cool. Second, I can’t handle how dope it looks, to be honest. Third, on their website, Givenchy states that the product is “Packed with pink-hued micro pearls” so, I’m pretty sold. Fourth, I have seen a good amount of online video reviews on this one and my $45 are ready #NoTheyAint
5. Freckle Tattoos
People are getting freckle tattoos on their faces and I think it’s INSANE. What the hell is going on, world? How is this the latest microblading trend? I honestly don’t get this and I 100% don’t believe its worth neither the money nor the fuss. The tattoos are semi permanent and they last for 3 years. Damn it, I’m angry!
6. LED Lashes
Shut up and take my money, dude! Imagine having those on at a rave, I would totally try these because they look so fun! According to Cool Wearables, “f.lashes (that’s what they’re called) consist of a motion sensor and individually controlled LEDs connected with almost invisible wires. You get different effects and color options to choose from. These lashes are weatherproof, don’t get warm, and last over 4 hours on battery.”. I like you, f.lashes <3
7. Glitter Masks
Aight so, first off, NO! Second, HELL to the NO. No, ma’am. I knew it was a matter of time until glitter spread to our toothpastes and face masks, I KNEW IT! But, this just looks unhealthy and disgusting. Glitter isn’t even approved by the FDA to be added to beauty products. And by the way, it costs $59 to get all those glittery stars stuck on your face for a few minutes before washing them off.
8. Glass Lips
Nope, it’s not 2006, clear lip gloss is IN AGAIN, baby! Everyone’s digging the dewy, water-shine makeup look now. It started with highlighting your face and now it has made it to the lips! Rihanna herself gave her blessings to the look when she had her makeup artists apply various layers of clear lipgloss to her models’ lips at her Spring 2018 show for Fenty x Puma
9. Inner Circle Highlight
Apparently, celebrities are now ditching traditional highlighter colors for highlighting the corners of the eyes and trading them in for more vibrant colors like pink, blue, orange and even violet, like Shay Mitchell in the photo above. I have to admit, it looks pretty cool, I might even have a go at it.
Pantone has announced that Ultra Violet is the official color of the year 2018 and we all have to bow down cause Pantone is everything. I am totally into this, I approve! I already bought my metallic ultraviolet lip shine and nail polish and I diiiig. “Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own.” that’s what it says on Pantone’s website and I was very easily bought.
Fashion Futures: The Kingdom’s First Dedicated Event to Fashion
Yesterday witnessed the inauguration of the Kingdom’s very first even that is dedicated excursively for fashion, entitled Fashion Futures, the three-day event will include talks, workshops, panels and discussions.
International fashion designers, editors, models, entrepreneurs including Halima Aden, Giles Deacon and Iris Van Herpen have all made it yesterday to Riyadh in order to attend this high profile fashion event. Big names are expected to lead the workshops and panels in order to develop the fashion sector, which is rapidly evolving in the Kingdom.
The international fashion event is part of the cultural vision that falls under the 2030 vision of the Kingdom, and it serves as a platform for young Saudis talents to interact with international fashion giants by opening up topics that affect the industry on both the global and local scale.
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“By bringing together a diverse group of fashion experts from both the Kingdom and around the world we are facilitating international cultural exchange; providing Saudi fashion professionals with the opportunity to learn from some of the best in their respective fields, while offering a platform to showcase their talent to a global audience,” said Abdulkarim Alhumaid, Official Spokesperson of the Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia.
“Fashion Futures is the first important step on a journey to transform the Saudi fashion industry from a nascent under-developed sector to a flourishing hub of creativity and innovation.” He added.
The following is the list of guest participants who’re taking part of the event:
- Halima Aden, International Model and Activist
- Hatem Al Akeel, Saudi Designer
- Hayat Osamah, Saudi Photographer
- Giles Deacon, British Designer
- Iris Van Herpen, Dutch Couturier
- Wil Beedle, Creative Director at All Saints,
- Arby Li, Editor-In-Chief of HYPEBEAST
- Ravi Thakran, Group Chairman, LVMH South Asia and Southeast Asia, Australia and Middle East
- Honayda Serafi, Saudi Designer
The event is taking place until November 6th and if you’re fashion maniac, register now through this link.
Giorgio Armani Chooses Dubai To Stage His Iconic Cruise 2021 Show
Fashion icon Giorgio Armani has confirmed that he will be heading to Dubai for the Cruise 2021 fashion show, the designer who first made his foray to the city ten years ago with the launch of his Armani hotel in Burj Khalifa is set to wow the city once again.
The Italian house will reveal their upcoming collection next April, but according to reports from the WWD, a final date for the show hasn’t been finalized yet.
One thing we do know is that the April show will coincide with the reopening of the brand’s boutique at the Dubai Mall.
Speaking to WWD, Armani praised the city’s hosting of Expo 2020, which is scheduled for October. “I’m very happy to be back in Dubai after 10 years, especially on the occasion of the Expo 2020 which will place a great emphasis on the city,” he said.
“Dubai is a luxurious and fascinating place with a soul focused on the future, always in pursuit of the imagination.” He added.
Also worth mentioning is that the iconic Giorgio Armani will be awarded with the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award‘ at the British Fashion Awards later this year.
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi Carries On With the Legacy of Her Late Brother Khalid Al Qasimi
Sheikha Hoor Al Qasimi has been named the creative director of London menswear label Qasimi and by that, continuing the reign of her late twin brother Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi who passed away on July 1.
Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi was the label’s fashion designer and the son of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah.
Now according to a statement that was released by the brand, Sheikha Hoor is taking over and will be in charge of all business responsibilities and creative of the brand, with of course the help and support of the design team and head of design Adam Rice.
“While bringing her artistic sensibility to Qasimi, Hoor will seek to maintain Khalid’s aesthetic, which was centered around the idea of an urban nomad and built upon the pillars of architecture, color, military details and social-political messaging. She will strive to stay true to this messaging.
“Above all, Hoor will endeavor to preserve – and further – Khalid’s legacy and make sure that his memory is kept alive. She will present autumn/winter 2020 during London Fashion Week Men’s in January 2020, as Khalid’s last show, before presenting her own inaugural collection, spring/summer 2021 in June 2020.” The statement added.