We certainly had our share of the weird and wacky
last year (although we have to admit it gave us lots of laughs!). All those nails full of pom poms, furry stuff and succulents (whaa?), everyone clamouring after the 100 layers of foundation, spray tan and lipstick challenges, coloured freckles and an Instagram favourite, the penis eyeliner.
But we had some goodies as well - the death of oh-so time consuming contouring, the rise of non-touring, matte lipstick and highlighters everywhere, those coveted bushy brows, the return of blue eyeliner, co-washing and those absolutely mesmerising glitter roots and pastel hair hues.
According to Pinterest's top 100 trends for 2017
, a few of the best of 2016 have made it into the new year - big brows and charcoal masks (yay!), ash blonde and grey balayage (more subtle than ombré), chrome nails, braids all grown up into top knots - as well as glitter lips. 2017 also brings in a whole lot of newness like glitter strobing (notice a trend?), some serious draping (blush is the new contour), the welcome return of gloss (on lips, eyes, face - everywhere!) and super sexy soft blurry lips.
But first - the ta-da moment. Pantone's colour of the year for 2017 is (wait for it) - a zesty yellow toned hue called Greenery
. So, expect to see lots more green in your life this year. Although a little unexpected, it seems to make sense after the somewhat tumultuous 2016 year - with the hope to refresh, reinvent, and reinvigorate the spirit as we ring in the new year.
For those of you who are dreading the thought of having to spend even more money to look absolutely on trend, here are some quick and easy tips to get some of the latest 2017 looks using the best of last year's makeup
. For the rest, read on for some quick and easy ways to refresh your look right now.