10 Makeup Trends Worth Trying for a Mid-Year Update

From glossy skin to colored mascara and more!

(SPOT.ph) If there’s such a thing as revamping your wardrobe, then there should definitely be such a thing as revamping your vanity. Now that we’re just about halfway through the year, it might be time to examine your beauty kit and check if there’s anything you might be missing. Tons of crazy new trends have hit the runways and streets for 2019, so it’s the perfect time to draw inspiration for your own makeup routine.

Here are 10 cool new makeup trends we’re loving in 2019:

Colorful Mascara

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Make your peepers pop with this bold new makeup trend. You’d be surprised how a colorful mascara can make your gaze stand out even more than the usual black or brown. Pick a color that’ll suit your eye color best or one that matches your eyeshadow for an even bolder burst of color. Try Sephora’s Volume On Mascaras (P625), which come in violet, green, turquoise, and more to achieve the look, or Colourpop’s rainbow-colored BFF Mascaras (U.S. $8; roughly P413).

Neon Eyeshadow

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The neon trend has been popping up all over the fashion scene on everything from sneakers to bags, so it’s only natural that the beauty world is following suit. Apply a bright neon color all over your lids for an effortlessly editorial look—perfect for those of you who don’t have time to be blending out two or more different shades. Plus points if it looks a little messy and worn-in. Huda Beauty’s Neon Obsessions Pressed Pigment Palettes (P1,850) are a good place to start if you want to give the look a try. The line includes colors like neon pinks, oranges, yellows, greens, and more.

Bronze Glow

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Skip the baby-pink blush and go for a dripping-in-gold bronze makeup look instead. Use a warm-toned bronzer to achieve that fresh-from-the-beach look. Try Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Bronzer (P3,150) for a tan that has a slight glow-from-within. Amp up the look with a gold-toned highlighter like Maybelline’s Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter in Molten Gold (P499) and top it off with a golden metallic eyeshadow like RMS Beauty’s cream-based Eye Polish Shadow (P1,900) in the shade Lunar—pop it on your lids and tear ducts and you’ll look iridescent, especially under the sun.

Colored Eyeliner


Channel the crazy black eyeliner from your '90s grunge phase, but this time, with bright, vibrant colors. Pop bright blues, warm greens, and other unusual shades onto your waterline to really draw attention to your pupils—Marc Jacobs’ Highliner Matte Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner (P1,464) can be your go-to. You can also opt for a bright-colored cat eye with Kat Von D’s Ink Well Long-Wear Matte Eyeliners (P1,233), which are available in fun shades like cobalt blue and even white.

Base-Free Skin


Give your skin a break by skipping the foundation and concealer—show off your natural complexion instead. You might be surprised at how much more natural your blush and bronzer look when they’re blended into your skin’s real texture. Use a brightening serum like Kiehls’ Midnight Recovery Concentrate (P2,950) before bed to wake up with brighter, healthier looking skin and then top off your usual morning routine with cream products like blush, bronzer, and highlighter. Nudestix’s Nudies All Over Face Color Glow (P1,980) are great for this—just swipe some color and shine on the high points of your face and you’re good to go. Douse some setting spray on after for a fresh, dewy finish.

Glitter Eyeshadow

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Give your MOTD an ethereal look with some glitter eyeshadow. Innisfree’s line of single eyeshadows with a glitter finish (P299) will make your peepers pop. You can intensify the look with some glitter adhesive underneath—Anastasia Beverly Hills makes a great one (P1,255)—or by using a heavy duty pigment like Make Up For Ever’s loose glitter (P1,000).

Glossy Skin

PHOTO BY Frank Body

You’ve probably been rocking lip gloss since you first started wearing makeup, but you no longer need to limit that juicy shine to just your pucker. Achieve a glossy glow-from-within with highlighters that favor a pearly finish like Frank Body’s pearlescent Illuminator (P1,055). You can pop some on your lids for a youthful gaze.

Bold Lips and Natural Skin

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We know it’s hard to resist piling on every holy-grail product in your collection once you’ve started doing your makeup, but for an effortlessly chic look, try to avoid putting color everywhere and opt for a bold lip and a minimal face. Think sheer base, natural bronzer and highlighter, and just a bold red lip. This Parisian-inspired technique will make you look elegant without even trying—not to mention, cut your prep time in half. We’re currently eyeing vampy shades like Sunnies Face’s Fluffmatte in Hot Sauce (P345) and Pat McGrath’s MatteTrance lippie in Flesh 3 (P2,100).

Monochrome Makeup

PHOTO BY Happy Skin

The runways and red carpets have been obsessed with monochrome makeup this 2019, especially all-pink looks. We love this trend in particular because of how easy it is to achieve. Grab a multi-purpose cream product like Nars’ The Multiple (P2,250) or Happy Skin’s Easy Glam Multi Use Mousse (P799) so you can swipe just one color on your lips, cheeks, and lids. The coordination will make it look like you really put thought into your look even if it barely took you five minutes.

Tinted Lip Balms


While we’ll always love liquid lippies for the high pigmentation and lasting power, juicy, lightly tinted lips are slowly making a comeback. A good tinted lip balm is the best of both worlds—it provides ample hydration and a light wash of color that looks healthy and natural. We already rounded up a few tinted lip balms that you might want to add to your collection like Glossier’s Balm Dotcom (P900) or Colourette’s Coloursnaps (P249).

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