Our beauty resolution for 2019 is to perfect smudged makeup — and we're going to do it without so much as touching an eyeliner.
That's because some of the lipstick trends about to infiltrate the red carpet, Instagram, and our morning commute require a hazy, imperfect finish, according to makeup artist Robert Sesnek. He pegs the soft-focus look as the biggest burgeoning trend for 2019. "It's very unfinished in application, and almost smudged into the lip line — not ultra defined and done by using a lip pencil," Sesnek says.
An easy way to nail the look? Powder lipsticks, another trend makeup artist Carola Gonzalez eyes for 2019. These innovative new formulations, configured in both pans and bullets, feature suspended pigment, and transform from creams to matte powders upon application for serious makeup magic. Get both artists' tips for nailing blurred, messy-on-purpose lip looks, ahead — along with the lipstick colors they say are about to be trending hard in 2019.