There is nothing more exciting than the start of a new year and all the fresh trends it brings with it. And, for 2022 the beauty world is really upping its game with some serious switch up trends to give your look a new year makeover. From the introduction of some statement colour, the rise of green and the welcoming nod to peachy hues – for those with olive skin you are in for treat.
Maximum colour. Minimal skin
Yep, this is the year that pops of colour will be making a comeback. From neon eyeliner to block colour washes, statement blush to colour pop pouts anything goes – just as long as you keep the skin minimal and flawless.
Heavy contouring, excess powder and baking all need to take a backseat and instead skin mimicking foundations and light concealing is key to give this trend a 2022 update. And we are here for it. If you’re lucky enough to have olive skin then we say let it glow baby and show it off!
Now, the only question is, do you go for a neon eyeliner flick? Or a bright eyeshadow? Decisions, decisions.
We heart the NYX Professional Makeup Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette in Brights, £16, for when you fancy trying out a range of colours. Use dry for a wash of colour or dampen an angled precision brush to use as a liner.
It’s time to go green
For those with olive skin, green has always been one of those tricky colours that most shy away from wearing, but we are here to tell you not anymore! This hue can work well teamed you’re your own green undertones just as long as you get the colour correct. The key to remember is the brighter the better – and always avoid khaki and mint.
So, when you’re shopping look for emerald jewel tones, neon or deep green and you will be on the right track.
Our favourite green make-up products for olive skin are –
Clarins Ombre Satin Eyeshadow in Green, £20
Dolce & Gabbana Intenseyes Creamy Eyeshadow Stick in Green, £29
Diorshow on Stage Liner in matte pop green, £28
Let us introduce you to your new glow-getting skin saviour. Enter, peach. This coral shade works for all skin tones to give a natural, healthy, sun-kissed finish – but it really comes into its own on olive skin. The warm orange undertones work well with the green and yellow undertones of olive skin to add a subtle, sun-kissed warmth that complements your skin and mimics the sun on your skin. And, let’s face it with most of us unable to travel abroad for the last 22 months – we could all do with a bit of faux-warmth.
For 2022, the focus on blush is here to stay, but this hue isn’t just reserved for the cheeks. It can be worn on the eyes and lips too meaning your products can become multi-purpose. This trend, otherwise known as monochromatic, it another winner for those with olive skin. Just ask Jennifer Lopez. Yep, J Lo is a big fan of this look for her make-up as its youthful and fresh without every looking overdone.
Our favourite blushes that can double down and be worn as eyeshadow are –
Best for… Deep olive skin tones
Delilah Colour Blush in Clementine, £26
Best for… Medium olive skin tones
EX1 Cosmetics Blush in Pretty in Peach, £9.50
Best for… Pale olive skin tones
Benefit Georgian Peach Blush, £27.50
Shiny, glassy lips
Ok, so it looks like we might be spending a few more months with our mouths firmly behind masks, but that doesn’t stop us longing to wear the classic ‘90’s glass lips. Yep, this is gloss but amped up to give your pout the full-on shiny finish.
Although it looks incredible in a bright colour, it becomes incredibly high maintenance so it’s best to stick to neutral or clear products to really pull this off with ease.
These are our olive skin go-to glass lip products -
Victoria Beckham Beauty Posh Gloss, £26
Mac Cosmetics Lip Glass in Love Nectar, £16.50
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