2020 Beauty Trends That Are Taking Over Instagram
Claire Miles - January 6, 2020


By Shel Silverstein

Lester was given a magic wish
By the goblin who lives in the banyan tree,
And with his wish he wished for two more wishes-
So now instead of just one wish, he cleverly had three.
And with each one of these
He simply wished for three more wishes,
Which gave him three old wishes, plus nine new.
And with each of these twelve
He slyly wished for three more wishes,
Which added up to forty-six -- or is it fifty-two?
Well anyway, he used each wish
To wish for wishes 'til he had
Five billion, seven million, eighteen thousand thirty-four.
And then he spread them on the ground
And clapped his hands and danced around
And skipped and sang, and then sat down
And wished for more.
And more...and more...they multiplied
While other people smiled and cried
And loved and reached and touched and felt.
Lester sat amid his wealth
Stacked mountain-high like stacks of gold,
Sat and counted -- and grew old.
And then one Thursday night they found him
Dead -- with his wishes piled around him.
And they counted the lot and found that not
A single one was missing.
All shiny and new -- here, take a few
And think of Lester as you do.
In a world of apples and kisses and shoes
He wasted his wishes on wishing.

Though we’ve just welcomed in 2020, it might feel like we’re living in 1990 all over again. Remember the good old days of pink eyeshadow, goth lips, and cat eyes? In 2020, beauty trends have departed from the days of no-makeup makeup and natural brows and welcomed in making makeup fun again.


We’re seeing more and more playful looks from sparkly, costume-y trends that popped. Celebrities, beauty bloggers, and influencers are already wearing the out-there trends set to take the main stage in 2020. We’re seeing artsy eyeliner, dramatic eyeshadow, and ’90s beauty trends. Here are the top beauty trends that will be taking over in 2020.


Floating Eyeliner


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Get ready to see a whole lot of graphic, negative-space eyeliner. Try the look with a neon liner or max-up the glamour by adding a sweep of metallic eyeshadow across your lid just like Amandla Stenberg.


Watercolor Eyeshadow


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This look is so much fun, we’re loving it! Smudge some electric tones in unexpected places on your eyelids. Don’t worry, you don’t need to follow in Halsey’s footsteps and lose your eyebrows to pull off the look