Opaque, mattified skin, well-dried and marble-like texture, what’s the opposite of shiny?… These thoughts have been playing on our minds as the latest beauty trends have been spreading for a few years now. Password: MATTE, no matter what, no one likes it sleek. No one but us.
As it often happens, we tend to go slightly against the tide, celebrating gloss in all its shapes, paying tribute to the wonderful 1990s with a beauty editorial that’s all focused on everything that’s light and reflection. Yes, even in the hottest summer of the decade, we want to be glossy.
We like skin when it’s natural, with the most languid eyes when we cover eyelids with a lucid veil that makes them look like water basins, and why not, we emphasize lips, turning them into a super bright and Barbieland-ishstarry sky?
But gloss doesn’t mean loss of definition, on the other hand, if we want, gloss can highlight some parts of the face, such as lips when they’re contoured with a lip pencil, eyes when framed with a 1990s style dark kajal – in this way, we pay homage to icons such as Courtney Love, Wynona Ryder, Drew Barrymore in their grunge version, in the years where goth and layering were the highest expression of fashion, but always with a touch of brightness.
Because gloss is fresh, and it’s the most interesting trend that can spread: when things get dark and misty, let it gloss, let it gloss, let it gloss.