Whether it was a new way to wear our favorite lipstick or an unexpected hair color, there was no shortage of trends that had us scrambling to the nearest Sephora. Here, a look back at the 10 beauty trends that defined 2023—and how to recreate them at home.
1. Metallic Lipstick
This year was all about taking risks with our lipstick, and one of the most popular trends was definitely metallic lips. We saw celebrities and everyday people alike rocking this fun and unique look, and we have to say, we’re pretty obsessed. If you’re feeling bold enough to try it yourself, we recommend using a liquid lipstick for a long-lasting effect. Just make sure to line your lips first for a clean finish.
2. Oversized Sunglasses
We’ve always been fans of a good pair of sunglasses, but this year oversized sunnies were everywhere. Celebrities like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid made the trend even more popular by constantly being spotted sporting the latest style. If you’re looking for a pair of your own, make sure to go for something that compliments your face shape. Trust us, it makes all the difference.
2023 was definitely the year of contouring. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to your favorite YouTube beauty guru couldn’t stop talking about how to get those perfect cheekbones and jawline.
4 . Braids
Braids were big this year—literally. We saw everything from fishtail braids to box braids making their way down red carpets and runways alike. If you’re looking for an easy way to recreate this trend at home, we recommend starting with a simple three-strand braid and working your way up from there. Trust us, once you get the hang of it you won’t be able to stop!
Eyebrows are always important when it comes to beauty, but this year they were more important than ever before. Statement eyebrows were everywhere, with everyone from Cara Delevingne to Lily Collins rocking bold and beautiful brows on the red carpet. If you’re not quite ready for such a drastic change, start by filling in your brows with a pencil or powder that’s slightly darker than your natural color .