Question of the weekWhat are popular makeup trends in your country and do you follow them?
MELISSA | Switzerland | Kiss & Make-up
To be honest, I don’t think there’s such a thing as typically Swiss make-up or typically Swiss make-up trends. But even if there was I wouldn’t blindly follow the trends. I always do my own thing when it comes to make-up. Sure, sometimes I’ll get inspired by a new trend and sometimes I’ll take bits and pieces of a popular look to create my own look, but I don’t really believe in full-on copy pasting when it comes to make-up. It’s all about being unique and being yourself in the end.
ERIN | USA | Clever Girl Reviews
Being tan and bronzed is an American standard trend that I don’t follow!
SUNNY | Belgium | Mostly Sunny Blog
This is an interesting question for me to answer. Since I am not Belgian, I actually talked to some Belgian friends just to make sure my observation is not biased.
The main makeup trend here is minimal. Makeup might be worn, but almost always in a very minimal way. Tight-lining, some mascara, and an MLBB is pretty much the most you’d see here. I also go minimal when I am feeling very lazy, but most of the time I definitely wear more makeup than an average Belgian. Life is not the same without a punchy lip color!
SHEILA | Canada | Maddy Loves
Right now the trend is contouring and strobing (which is basically just highlighting). The short answer is, I do follow the trends but I’m not crazy over it, i.e. I only have 1-2 products for each purpose. I’ve been contouring for several years now but I think it’s the first time that there are so many contouring products to choose from. I’m absolutely lovingChanel Notorious and Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze & Glow for this purpose. Filmstar Bronze & Glow is also great for highlighting as it’s a beautiful, very fine champagne shimmer that looks natural without being glittery.
JAA | Thailand | Hello Jaa
I have not been back to Thailand long enough to know for sure but from my observation, makeup styles that make you look “doll-like” seem to be preferred by Thai women. Circle lens (to make your eyes appear bigger), fluttery lashes, big brows (and tattooed brows) are pretty common. Another thing a lot of Thai women aspire to have is a pale (or white) complexion as I literally see hundreds of skin-whitening products being sold at pretty much every beauty store. I rarely wear circle lens but I do wear falsies and big brows occasionally. Skin whitening is not my priority but I do use some to lighten my acne scars and hyperpigmentation.
Interested in joining BISC Network? Send your request to jaa*at*hellojaa.com
I’ve always been worried about whitening products personally! I trust brightening products and I know Chanel and Clarins have whitening lines in Asia. I’d probably trust them as I feel they would be gentle but effective. I’m not sure I’d try other brands though!
Circle contacts look good on some but for the most part I think they look bad!
Almost every big brand here has a whitening line of some sort so you never run out of a “trusted brand” to try! (This I’m happy.) Problem is you don’t know which one works and which doesn’t! (This I’m frustrated!) LOL
I LOVE Asian beauty trends. When I was in Japan all I could do was just stare in awe at all these perfect doll-like girls, wishing I could look like that too.
Those girls have skills! Not only just their makeup but their porcelain skin, too! 8-O
I have read a lot about circle lenses lately, mostly on asian blogs and never really got the point. That trend is very alien to the German mind.
Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking
Having lived many years in America, I know where you’re coming from. Also having lived many years in Asia, I also know it’s nothing but a norm here. Circle lens are treated as another makeup piece that you wear “in” the eyes. I do think certain colors do add a nice touch to certain looks and I’m all for it. But the weird/fake-looking/funky ones, those I have a hard time dealing with! I can’t help but stare at people wearing them. LOL.
I think Thai beauty trends are so cute. I personally love the doll look, but I can’t pull it off. I wonder how long it will take for those trends to reach America? It seems America is always late to the party.
Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup
I can’t pull off the doll look, either. I mean, I could try but it would probably clash with my personality. LOL.