The New Year is here and with that comes a whole new wave of beauty and fashion trends. If you’re keeping up with what’s hot in the beauty industry or just love to be on the cutting edge of cool, here are 5 of the best beauty trends to not only look for, but also try in 2015:
Bold, Pink Lips
Say bye to the purple and red lips we saw a lot of in 2014. This year it’s going to be all about pink, especially in dark and vibrant shades.
One of the best ways to wear a bold pink lip?
Combine it with fresh, clean makeup. Ensure your skin looks flawless with just a hint of blush and keep the eye makeup simple so the focus is really all about the pink.
The Long Bob
If you follow the girls of the Hills on Instagram you’ve likely seen a lot of the long bob—it’s the hair cut du jour for the likes of both Lauren Conrad and Kristen Cavallari.
If you really want to perfect the long bob look, add some tousled, beachy waves for that perfect “I woke up like this” look.
Balayage Hair Color
Say bye-bye to ombre and hello to balayage. This year’s hottest hair trend is all about hair that looks like you’ve been luxuriating in the sun.
Balayage generally includes a darker base color with beautiful lighter highlights that look like they just appeared there entirely on their own, rather than in your stylist’s seat.
Braids are back with a vengeance in 2015 and they’re shaping up to be the go-to style. It’s not just the basic French braid that’s great for this year—it’s also about experimenting with different braids like the fishtail and the waterfall.
Braids are great because they look casual and effortless yet give your look a bit of visual interest and depth. If you’re not great at braiding you may want to start watching those Pinterest videos now.
Finally, rounding out our list of the best up and coming beauty trends is eyeliner that could double as ink.
We started seeing it on the runways and this year it’ll go mainstream. There are a ton of new liner options hitting the market that make it an easy trend to follow and you can really play with the look and find ways to make it your own. A simple upward sweeping line is great for day and if you want to be more bold and daring at night, consider a full cat-eye a la Bridget Bardot.
As a side note, it’s also a great trend to combine with our beauty trend at the top of this list—the pink lip. Simply line only your upper lid, keep the rest of your makeup dewy and natural and then add a pop of color with the pink and you have a look that’s fabulous and on-point stylistically.