Fashion & Beauty

Big Fashion and Beauty Trends For 2018

The start of a new year represents several things. Generally, we usher in the first day of the year with anticipation for the endless possibilities ahead. Optimism is in the air mixed with a little nostalgia. That’s for most part, at least.

When it comes to fashion and beauty, the start of another calendar year entails a wardrobe revamp and update of cosmetics haul. Just as the runway shows for Spring 2018 close in fashion capitals, trends that dominated hint at the shape of things to come. Similarly for beauty, there were some innovations in makeup and skincare that caught traction towards year’s end.

Make room for the new fashion trends and beauty in 2018. A wardrobe and boudoir update is due. Here’s a rundown of the looks and innovations to look out for:


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Checkered coat with bow detail at Balenciaga

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N21 Knotted Plaid Slides

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Black and white checkered dress by Victoria Beckham

Tartans or checkered prints are making a big comeback in 2018. Jackets, oversized shirts or even a pair of trousers are taking on patterns that recall the glory days of anti-fashion fashion in the 90s. At Balenciaga checkered utilitarian pieces were paired with art inspired garments. Victoria Beckham applied the classic print onto her signature tailored dress. Plaids also lent a vintage feel to a pair of N21 knotted slides.


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Luster Cream Foundation by Kanebo

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Shisedo’s Anti Ageing Miracle, Future Solution

If 2017 and 2016 was all about hoarding Korean cosmetics, the coming year will see the return of Japanese makeup and cosmetics. There is fascination in 2018 for labels like Shiseido, Kanebo and Kate Tokyo that offer a more natural-looking color palette. Clear and polished skin is the focus for beauty looks in the coming year. Trust that Japanese cosmetic companies are masters at perfecting complexion and combating age.


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Red fringe dress by Calvin Klein

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Blue tweed fringe skirt by Dior

Fringe details whether utilized as a subtle trim or tiered on a cocktail dress immediately recall the roaring 20s. Calvin Klein’s Creative Director Raf Simmons celebrates the party girl in with a crimson fringe cocktail number held together by what appears to be nets. Dior’s collection took the opposite direction, fraying a long tweed skirt to go with a tailored denim jacket and classic white shirt. Meanwhile, Olivier Rousteing’s striking denim on denim ensembles featured floral embroidery and fringed cowboy trims.


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Ultherapy Procedure only takes a few minutes with minimal downtime.

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Fillerina topical gel and nourishing creams work like fillers sans injections.

Cosmetic enhancement used to entail invasive procedures and several days for downtime. In recent years, more and more clinics have begun to introduce state-of-the-art breakthroughs that allow one to get a facelift in a matter of minutes. Not only do these procedures take up less time, they are also non-invasion.

Two of the leading non invasive procedures that help rejuvenate and restore youth to one’s appearance are Ulthera and Thermage. Ulthera utilizes ultrasound to heat the deep tissues resulting in firmer and younger-looking skin. Similary, Thermage uses radiofrequency heat to tighten the skin. Both treatments have minimal to zero downtime and may also be used for other parts of the body that need firming or lifting.

Apart from these procedures, there are also new products out in the market that serve as alternatives to Botox. Fillerina’s Gel Filler and Nourishing Film set is packaged to look like they are injectables. Clear clinical bottles and two syringes encased in a stark white box will make you think that these are fillers when in fact, they are topical formulations of six hyaluronic acids that add volume to parts of the face and reduces appearances of lines. Why the syringe? They are fun add-ons that come with blunt needles and function as precision applicators.


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Bottega Veneta Spring 2018

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Max Mara Spring 2018

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Lavender pump by Victoria Beckham

Its cliché but fashion does follow the pantone of the year. For 2018, it is a delicious shade of lavender best paired with other sorbet tones. Victoria Beckham was infused this pastel hue onto her garments and the classic VB pump for Spring 2018. At Max Mara and Bottega Veneta, pantsuits and jackets were painted in lavender.


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Chanel Spring 2018

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Assoulin Spring 2018

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Chanel Rouge Allure Limited Edition Colors

Makeup direction for 2018 is straightforward. Achieve polished skin, well-groomed brows and punctuate the look with a glossy red lip. Models that walked the runway at Chanel wore the red lip layered with gloss to emulate sophistication and youth. At Assoulin, the rouged lip was subtly smudged at the edges for a bitten-by-a-bee effect.


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Saint Laurent Spring 2018

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Alexander McQueen Spring 2018

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Gold mesh glove bracelet with fringe detail by Lanvin

Big is better as far as accessories go for 2018. Dainty jewelry is taking a back seat to layers of talisman and Victorian-inspired necklaces as seen at Alexander McQueen. It was logo mania at Saint Laurent when clip earrings took on the maison’s trademark YSL. Meanwhile, rocker chic sensibilities were infused onto the gloves-turned bracelet beauty from Lanvin.


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Marc Jacobs Spring 2018

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For 2018, it’s no longer enough that you line the upper and lower lids of the eyes. The new direction for makeup dictates the application of  graphic shapes onto the eyes, starting with the winged eye. Marc Jacobs added drama to a glossed, au naturelle makeup look through well-defined, dark eyes that swooped up at the outer corners. How to get the look: Tom Ford’s Eye Defining Pen is a heaven sent especially for the non-pros. This dual ended liner makes it easy to create the dramatic eye with a calligraphy tip on one end and a brush on the other.

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