2024 has officially entered the chat, and it’s important that this year we’re leveling up on every aspect of ourselves, including our makeup routine. From Tonal Glam to intergalactic looks trending this year, the time has come to switch up your beauty ritual.
Last year, we saw trends like Latte Makeup, soft glam, and graphic eyeliner become the wave for the beauty community, but this year, we’re getting back to basics. For many OG makeup lovers, the process of makeup for beginners has changed and, dare we say, has taken it up so many notches that it’s hard to keep up.
Now, we’re not saying step back into the days of 2016 cut creases and glittery eyeshadow, but it’s time to enter a new era of glam for this disruptive year. With New Year’s sales happening, we’ve gathered up a few must-have products to snag to start the month off right for the glam lovers.
The Real Techniques concealer brush brings us back to the days of knowing the importance of blending. With this brush your concealer has the ability to look airbrushed right from the tips of your fingers. This tool is here for the girls looking to find a new skillset in makeup, and this brush will add a master blender to your glam resume.
Liquid blush has grown thanks to some of our favorite influencers on TikTok, Instagram and YouTube. Still, this year, try something new, like applying liquid blush under your eyes to add more dimension to your face and look elevated for the new year.
Your skin and makeup deserve an ultra-smooth base, including sunscreen to your daily regimen. Black Girl Sunscreen was made for us, by us. To be summer skin ready, we need to take the colder months as an opportunity to prep the skin for a smooth and supple base.
2024 is the era of disruption, and we’re ditching the predictable brown and black liner. Now, we’re being bold and brave with bright liners to add a fun pop to our eyes. Get ready for the flood of compliments you must look forward to with your new look.
Just like our eyeliner, we’re no longer afraid of bold colors, including lipsticks. Many Zillennials are celebrating entering a new year, and now is the time to experiment with a new color palette and what better way to start than on the lips?
Put down the harsh contour palette and step into the world of bronzing. With a nice warm bronzer, you can achieve the glowy sunkissed look without the extra work of finding the right contour shade. Instead, you’re rocking your natural tones and shades, giving yourself an effortless look for your makeup routine.
About the Author: Kenyatta Victoria is the lead writer for Essence GU, working on all things pop culture, politics, entertainment, and business. Throughout her time at GU, she’s garnered devoted readers and specializes in the Zillennial point of view.