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Alanna Martine Kilkeary / Her Campus
This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Kent State chapter.

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect on this year’s trends. This year, beauty has taken steps away from the days of harsh “Instagram makeup.” More beauty enthusiasts are choosing natural brows over sharp pomade, glowy skin over matte powder, and unique eye looks over the uniform liner and lashes. Whether the look is natural or bold, it’s trended this year. Keep reading for the year in review: beauty edition.

Euphoria makeup

HBO’s Euphoria inspired a new wave of creative eye looks, full of bright liners, gemstones and glitter. Click here to see our favorite looks from the show. 

Natural Brows

Put the Anastasia Beverly Hills pomade away and stop waxing – natural brows are in again. Try a pencil and gel to get the look.


Take a note from Korean beauty and try lip tints, thin liner and straighter brows. 


While 2016-2018 was the height of heavy contouring, this year blush reigned supreme. Add on your cheeks and nose for a little extra color.

Glass Skin

Another Korean beauty look, glass skin took Instagram by storm this year. Try a combo of light foundation and highlight to achieve a dewy face. 

Be sure to tag @hckentstate if you try out any of our makeup recaps from the year!

Sarah is a fashion merchandising major with a minor in fashion media at Kent State University. A New Jersey native, she relocated to Ohio to study at KSU. She is also a web writer for A Magazine and The Burr Magazine, as well as a community member of CollegeFashionista. When she isn't writing or studying, you can find Sarah online shopping, chugging coffee or watching horror flicks.
Junior at Kent State, with a mojor in journalism and a minor in fashion media. I like to write about fashion, lifestyle and Harry Styles.