PEP YEARENDER 2018: Celebrity-approved beauty trends of 2018

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(Left) Maine Mendoza pushed the comeback of nude lipstick when she released her own version with a Canadian brand last September. (Right) Anne Curtis sported blue eye shadow done by celebrity makeup artist Robbie Pinera.


Before the year ends and to welcome 2019 with a bang, here is a look back at some of the best beauty trends that rocked 2018.

ILLUMINATORS

The highlighter trend from 2017 continued in 2018.

More celebrities sported thick layers of highlighter not just on their faces, but also on their décolletage, to give their skin an extra glow.

Sanya Lopez at Eddy's Awards on July 9. Makeup by Gery Penaso.

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Janine Gutierrez. Makeup by Anthea Bueno.

Anne Curtis. Makeup by Robbie Pinera.

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GLOSSY LIPS

High-shine lacquered lips made a comeback on the beauty scene this 2018.

Many celebrities ditched the super matte lip stick trend and went for glossy lips to compliment their glass skin makeup.

Coleen Garcia. Makeup by Gerry Penaso.

Megan Young. Makeup by Anthea Bueno.

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Mariel Padilla. Makeup by Mark Qua.

BRONZE GLOW

The bronzed, sun-kissed look was also a hit all-year round, embraced by both morena and light-skinned celebrities for a natural-looking glow.

Lovi Poe. Makeup by Robbie Pinera.

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Gabbi Garcia. Makeup by Mark Qua.

Some even added more bronzer for the extra dash of a sun-tanned look.

Pia Wurtzbach. Makeup by Gery Penaso.

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Kelsey Merritt. Makeup by Anthea Bueno.

NUDE LIPS

Nude lips never really went out of style, but it got an extra push among local kikays when Maine Mendoza released her own nude lipstick shade in a collaboration with a Canadian cosmetics brand.

Maine Mendoza. Makeup by Juan Sarte.

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Coraleen Waddell. Makeup by Alexandra Lisbona.

BLUE EYE SHADOW

Celebrities were more open to try bolder eye makeup colors this year, particularly the royal blue eye shadow.

This beauty trend started in the early 2000s and recently made a comeback when Hollywood stars Rihanna, Zoe Kravitz, and Kerry Washington were seen sporting the cool shade.

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Vice Ganda. Makeup by Mark Qua.

Georgina Wilson. Makeup by Robbie Pinera

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Heart Evangelista. Makeup by Albert Kurniawan.

SHORT HAIR

There is no better way to make a fashion statement than to cut one's hair short.

From Charlene Gonzalez to Maricar Reyes to Sue Ramirez to Julie Ann San Jose—made the big cut this year that inspired a lot of women to try out this bold look.

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Charlene Gonzalez. Hair by John Valle.

Maricar Reyes. Hair by Jing Monis.

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Sue Ramirez. Hair by Jing Monis.

Julie Ann San Jose. Hair by Rhoy Cervantes.

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SIDE SWEPT LOCKS AND SOFT WAVES

Catriona Gray sparked numerous trends this 2018, including her winning beauty look—hair swiped to the side with soft curls—at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant. The 24-year-old Bicolana beauty queen had the same hairstyle when she won at the Binibining Pilipinas pageant early this year.

Catriona Gray. Hair by Brent Sales.

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Jinkee Pacquiao. Hair by Jay Wee.

Jessy Mendiola. Hair by Antonio Papa.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Nikko Tuazon is a lifestyle writer with a strong interest in pop culture, fashion, beauty, and music. Connect with him on Instagram at @mrnikkotuazon.


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