A Look Back On The Most Memorable Beauty Looks Of The Decade



From luscious lips, and glistening skin, we look back on the memorable decade and recall the beauty looks that defined these years.

Starting from a perfectly prepped skin to applying different products, we experiment a little (or a lot) and try on a range of ever-changing skincare and makeup trends that are dominating the beauty industry every year. While your go-to would vary from a bold and sultry look to an unassuming and modest makeup look, as long as it’s worn with confidence, one can never go wrong.

We’ve seen a lot of things color, sparkle, and highlight the past 10 years in beauty, but perhaps the most standout thing was how makeup (and all things within the fold) really took on a life of its own, commanding not just our kits but of several industries as well. More than anything, the power of beauty really laid the groundwork for more control and confidence, springing the woman further into a space to really rule and run the world.

So, pucker up and dust that shimmer where you see fit, because we are reliving the decade in makeup with this round-up of stunning looks that might just make it to the next years, too.

It Starts With Skin

Going for a makeup trend that gives emphasis to your skin starts from a properly healthy and glowing base. Since exposing your skin is the integral part of these beauty trends, yes, you need to invest on a skincare routine and skin treatments that best suits your type. While we all agree that less is definitely more, this doesn’t mean less work, because maintaining supple skin is a lot of effort. More so, achieving that no-makeup and glass skin makeup look isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Photo from @antheabueno on Instagram
Photo from @blythe on Instagram

Let The Lips Do The Talking

What I love about lip trends of the decade is that they never go out of style. Whether you opt for blood red lips, nude lips, or glossy lips, everything is just inevitably timeless—plus, it does the job of elevating the whole look, no matter what occasion you’re in.

Photo from @sueannadoodles on Instagram
Photo from @lizasoberano on Instagram
Photo from @ilovegeorgina on Instagram

It’s All In The Eyes

Let the eyes do the talking using eccentric eyeshadows that instantly give statement to the eyes. And, we’re glad how this decade has welcomed eye makeup that plays with glitters, sparkles, and everything bedazzling. The precise focus on the gaze has not only allowed us to perfect time-trusted techniques, but it also allowed us to play around more, whether it be with colorful liners, a smattering of shocking hues, or an evocative classic.

Photo from @jellyeugenio on Instagram
Photo from @jellyeugenio on Instagram
Photo from @makeupartbyowen on Instagram

Highlights Are Necessary

If there’s anything that shone the brightest in the decade, it would have to be highlighters. With a renewed interest thanks to YouTube beauty gurus and Instagram, the obsession for shimmer on the high-points of the face was unmatched. With focused collections and blinding formulations, this facet really took in all the light–and we aren’t complaining.

Photo from @antheabueno on Instagram

The Peepers Frame And Flutters

Some could hardly step out of the house without any makeup on, especially the brows, and it’s totally understandable for every woman. Akin to life itself, filled-in and feathered brows define the face, giving it a distinct look that easily compels attention. For added drama, a simple fanning I’d the lashes makes all the difference. Trying on the bushy brows and lifted lashes beauty trends lets you wear tamed brows and lashes at any time of the day. Now, these are a lifesaver.

Photo from @strokesbeautyph on Instagram
Photo from @newlounge.ph on Instagram

Sassy Nails

Match the whole beauty look with complementing nails. Good thing, it’s really quite unnecessary to lengthen your nails for better styling. Simply head on to nail salons that offer flexi gel nail extensions and get your nails done. From simple to outrageous colors, and even over-the-top decorated ones, the nails have truly become a star of its own.

Photo from @extraordinail on Instagram

Additional text Angelo Ramirez de Cartagena

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