Dare To Be Different: The Top 5 Quirky Make-Up Trends Sure To Be Huge in 2017


From the cherished MAC nude lip-kit, to Baremineral’s minimal wear mascara, ‘barely-there’ trends certainly inspired our make-up collections last season. Yet, this year brings a bold, brash revolution – make-up that literally channels everything extra. Rainbow glam, the ‘glitter brow’, a truly cosmic pout – the 2017 catwalk proved understated is officially out. So, if you’re in need of a brand new make-up haul, why not brave something a little more daring with these top five eccentric styles trending this season:

Yelllow eye makeup

Fierce flicks

The feline flick – a classic trend channelling 60’s Paris chic. Demure, pretty and the essence of understated. But this season’s dainty ‘Cat-eyes’ have been upgraded, in favour of a bigger, bolder smoky-eye and flick combo. Extended from the lower lash line, kohl pencil is applied all around the eye, smudging at its inner corners and blended into a larger outer flick. Paired with a set of thick falsies it creates a gorgeous, dramatic evening look, replacing feminine with femme fatale.

Metal Mouth Lips

Metal mouth

Be sure to achieve statement lips this season with this beautifully brazen spring trend: the ‘platinum pout’. Moving away from last year’s minimal matte shades, nude, tan and brown are swapped for dimensional metallics. From bold bronzes to glittering golds, dazzle with textured, high-shine metal polishes – a smouldering look, only for the most daring of beauty fanatics.

Rainbow eye makeup

Real rainbows

Favoured on the Paris runway this spring, Louis Vuitton re-defined the eye-shadow game with their take on quirky colouring. Using vivid, two-tonal shading, embellished with an outer layer of sparkle, neon glam instantly frames eyes. Applied over the entire eyelids, and emboldened by darker shades to the crease, ‘rainbow eyes’ are perfect for those wanting to stand out this season.

Brave brows

From an electric eye-palette, to the truly eccentric, the ‘glitter brow’ makes its way onto the make-up main stage this season. Fashion mogul, Sabinna, stunned the London runway this year with their cosmic creation, defining brow shapes through dazzling décor. Highlighting an already shimmering eye-shadow look, soft glitter is added to the brow or directly underneath. Perfect festival chic!

Snapchat sass

Perhaps the most daring trend of this season, say hello to Snapchat-themed makeup! Channelling all things modern, quirky fashion brand, Desigual, had their models replicate a range of classic filters in this season’s New York catwalk – from the famous puppy nose to the super-cute Bambi-styled deer. Though this trend may be a little too outlandish for even the most daring of makeup enthusiasts, it’s a perfectly fun theme for this year’s fancy dress!

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