The 10 Make-Up Trends 2018 You Need To Know As Predicted By Make-Up Artist Patrick Ta

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Makeup Trends 2018

Bleached out concealer lips, 80s perms, barbed wire eyebrows - whether new or old there's simply some make-up trends we're always happy to see the back of.

But with a new year comes a whole host of next level, possibly unnecessary, but always totally intriguing make-up trends that we're dying to apply ASAP.

Reading 2018's beauty crystal ball and predicting this year's hottest make-up trends (that don't involved bugs/wiggly lips/'crown' brows) is the man and make-up artist behind basically every epic A-list make-up look you're obsessed with on Instagram. Yup, we're talking about Patrick Ta.

The go-to make-up maestro for everyone from Em Rata and Olivia Munn, to Karlie Kloss and Allison Williams, if there's a pro make-up artist that knows what trends are going to be huge in 2018, it's Patrick Ta.

Check out his predictions for the only ten make-up trends you need to know about in 2018 below...

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1. Pantone Eyeshadow

What's Hot: 'Right now, I think that Pantone colours are definitely in. Violets, pinks, purples, burgundies - there's loads of eyeshadow palettes with these colours.'

Make It Work: 'Some colours at first glance you'd be like "When would I wear that?", but paired universal colours like light pink or light coral on your lips and cheeks they look great. Shimmer is way more wearable than matte - when you put any sort of glow onto the skin it really revitalises it and keeps it looking fresh and young.'

Get Your Hands On: Cover FX Shimmer Veil, £20.25

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2. Brands Upping Their Inclusivity Game

What's Hot: '2018 is all about empowerment and who you are as a person and what you believe in. Brands should be able to cater to every single woman's needs to make them feel the best they can.'

Make It Work: 'There are a couple of brands that have really paved the way for extended shade ranges of foundation but at the moment it's the smaller brands that are rocking the boat. Hopefully everyone can keep learning from each other so all women can feel included in the beauty conversation.'

Get Your Hands On: Any brand that's going to acknowledge all women and meets an inclusive beauty standard without boundaries.

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3. Paintbox Bright Lips

What's Hot: 'I love love love a pop lip. Lipstick can really elevate a look and it's super easy. Red, orange and fuchsia are all going to be massive this year.'

Make It Work: 'I always mix lip products. I love using liquid lipsticks because they have a really intense colour, but they can leave your lips dry and flaky, so I always put some lipstick straight from the bullet on top to add moisture and make them look more healthy and plump.'

Get Your Hands On: Fenty Beauty Mattemoiselle Plush Matte Lipstick in Saw-C, £16

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4. Coloured Eyeliner

What's Hot: 'Coloured eyeliner is definitely a big trend that people are going to be doing a lot more for awards season.'

Make It Work: 'A good way to wear coloured eyeliner is to wear it with purpose. Take hints of colour from your outfit or your jewellery and tie that shade back into your eyeliner, rather just wearing a random pop of colour.'

Get Your Hands On: NARS Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Khao San Road, £19

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5. Feathery Model Brows

What's Hot: 'Natural, bushy, feathery eyebrows are always going to be in. I love a good sharp model brow that goes up at the end - it really elongates your face and lifts it, rather than round end brows that bring your eyes down.'

Make It Work: 'If you don't have much hair to work with you can draw it on really well using  Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow. I use a super precise thin angled brush to draw on individual hairs one by one.'

Get Your Hands On: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade, £19

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6. High-Shine Highlighter

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What's Hot: 'Last year so many brands were doing powder highlighters that people's faces started to look like dry disco balls. This year it's all about the liquids and creams and products that look real and have high shine and major glow. That dewy skin look like an enhanced version of your face's natural oils is what you're aiming for.'

Make It Work: 'If you're opting for a highlighter with a pastel undertone, make sure the rest of your make-up is super minimal. '

Get Your Hands On: Cover FX Glitter Drops, £35

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