For the new year — and a whole new decade, at that — we're
all in need of a little makeup reboot. In terms of trends for 2020, expect everything to soften: flushed, balmy lips will take the place of the matte and over-lined; brows will be fluffy and eyelids twinkling subtly. According to celebrity makeup artist Nikki DeRoest, whose clients include Hailey Bieber and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, we're looking toward a pared-down, almost delicate vibe for 2020. From the new "It" lip color to the L.A. highlighting hack that will give you the most natural glow, DeRoest is laying down a full trend prediction of exactly where makeup is heading in the new year. Ahead, the inspirational mood board to get you hyped for what's to come, along with a foolproof guide to the most worth-it makeup to buy with what's left of the holiday cash burning a hole in your wallet. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. Bobbi Brown Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa
This liquid lip color in Haute Cocoa is ideal in shade
finish. "It's a nude-y brown with subtle pink undertones that looks so pretty on a wide range of skin tones," says DeRoest. "It's not too glossy, but more of that dewy pigment, like a tinted balm — but better."
Crushed Liquid Lip in Haute Cocoa, $, available at
Bobbi Brown More Armani Beauty Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick
DeRoest also keeps Armani Beauty's liquid lipstick — specifically in this flushed rose tone — on rotation when she's looking for a velvety cream lip color with rich pigmentation and a dewy (not sticky) finish.
Lip Maestro Liquid Lipstick, $, available at
Sephora More Chantecaille Liquid Lumière Highlighting Fluid
Once you've finished your skin-care routine, press a liquid highlight — DeRoest uses this sheer illuminator by Chantecaille — into the high points of your face. "The great part about the pre-highlight is then you can go a lighter with foundation and concealer," she explains. "With the glow peering through, you don't want to fully mask it."
Liquid Lumière Highlighting Fluid, $, available at
Nordstrom More By Terry Cellularose Brightening CC Serum
If she's not using Chantecaille's illuminator, DeRoest reaches for this serum-based liquid, which evens out the skin's tone while washing it in a warm, pearly glaze.
Cellularose® Brightening CC Lumi-Serum, $, available at
Net-A-Porter More Chanel Le Beige Fresh-Water Tint
DeRoest's favorite water-tint foundation of the moment is from Chanel's Le Beige collection. "Rosie [Huntington-Whiteley] and I have been using the Chanel Les Beige Water Tint for photoshoots and the finish is stunning," she says. "It gives the skin a healthy glow, like a bare-skin effect."
LES BEIGES Water-Fresh Tint, $, available at
Chanel More Surratt Dew Drop Foundation
In the short time since its launch, this lightweight liquid has been
a beauty editor favorite
for its fresh, dewy finish that provides the most "natural" veil of coverage.
Dew Drop Foundation, $, available at
Barneys New York More Glossier Lidstar in Lily
Of course, the buzziest beauty brand of this decade has already created the ideal versatile pastel-purple eyeshadow. This is a cream formula, which means you can build it up for more pigment or wear it as a sheer wash of lilac.
Lidstar in Lily, $, available at
Glossier More Armani Beauty Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow
This liquid eyeshadow comes with a handy doe-foot applicator and a soft iridescent purple finish that you can build up for more intensity.
Eye Tint Liquid Eyeshadow, $, available at
Sephora More Roen Beauty Vow Brow Eyebrow Pencil
With a sought-after brow technique her celebrity clients swear by, DeRoest created her own tool: a dual-sided ultra-fine pencil and spoolie brush. Not only does every L.A. A-lister have one, but it's also an
R29 editor favorite
, and the key to perfectly arched brows through 2020.
Vow Brow Eyebrow Pencil, $, available at
Sephora More Thrive Causemetics Instant Brow Fix Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Gel
2019 Beauty Innovator Award
-winning brow gel is the perfect follow-up to any pencil fill-in. Use it to gently brush up your hairs for a feathery finish that stays in place all day.
Instant Brow Fix Semi-Permanent Eyebrow Gel, $, available at
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