With the beginning of the new year, it’s time to do your makeup. But getting rid of the old and making room for the new isn’t the only goal. As this week’s top beauty shows on Instagram show, sometimes it’s about repurposing old favorites or getting back to basics ahead of a new season of eye-catching looks.
Raisa Flowers kicked off the year using colored pencils from the artist Make Up For Ever to create a beautiful 3-layer eyeliner and glossy nude lipstick. The unexpected but welcome combination of vibrant colors and earthy tones is a refreshing change from the pastel glamor that dominated our ribbons last year.
Lady Gaga chose the makeup moment that stole the stage, winning the well-deserved Icon Award for her work at House of Gucci. In her free golden length on full screen, she looked like an animated fairytale protagonist, with her eyes highlighted by thick smoky wings and cheeks dusted with a pale pink blush.
Halle Bailey maintains simplicity with a wet, fresh face framed by chocolate locs that she rarely wears. Multiple hyphens want things to be simple and neutral, which is a timeless combination.
Nicole Ari Parker, the flamboyant Just Like That star, also posted on Instagram some fresh photos that have become a popular protection style this winter. While it is unknown if the golden honey actress’s fears are real or false, we know that she takes good care of her natural hair and looks great.
Below you can see more of the most beautiful looks that they will glam in the new year.