As this year comes to a close, it’s only fitting to reflect on the dynamic trends in the beauty landscape. This year’s trends have been nothing short of a captivating visual journey, celebrating authenticity, self-expression, and inclusivity. Take a stroll down memory lane, and revisit the makeup, skincare, and hair trends that have served as a testament to the ever-expanding definition of beauty in the modern world.

Cloud Skin Makeup

The cloud skin look is an ode to the good, old-fashioned, matte makeup look. You’d just switch out your cream blush and glossy lips for a mattifying blurring powder and a striking matte lipstick. To make sure you go all the way out with the look, prep the skin with a primer to eliminate excess shine.

Cherry Cola Lips


My take on cherry cola lips🍒 @Primark black liner @Anastasia Beverly Hills lip liner “chai” @Juvia’s Place velvety matte listick “afrik” and the coffee shop lipgloss “chocolate drip” @Barry M fruity extreme lip plumper “watermelon” #cherrycolalips #blackgirlmakeup #makeuptherapy #lipcombo

♬ Drip – Isadora

The dark lip-liner, ’90s-themed, cherry cola lip look resurfaced in 2023. To achieve the look, make sure to grab a brown or deep-nude liner to outline your lips. From there, add a cranberry or deep-red gloss to the center.

Latte Makeup

The latte makeup trend is full of neutral, sun-kissed tones to create a warm and bronzed look. The trend focuses on creating a clean bronze look. It’s a look that Black women can achieve almost naturally. Make sure to prep the skin with a skin tint, then go in with bronze eye shadow shades and lip colors along with a golden highlight.


The ’90s-inspired supermodel blowout was a top hair trends in 2023. The blowout gives your hair a voluminous look with low effort. A blowout is achieved with rollers and hot brushes to create a round and bouncy effect with your tresses.

Dry Brushing

Dry brushing has surged in popularity in 2023 for its diverse benefits. This technique, rooted in Ayurvedic tradition, goes beyond skincare, offering holistic wellness improvements. This technique involves using a natural bristle brush to gently massage the skin in upward strokes, typically before a shower. It is believed to exfoliate dead skin cells, stimulate circulation, and promote lymphatic drainage.