11 Winter Makeup Trends for 2022 and Products to DIY the Look

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It’s almost 2023, we’re officially tip-toeing into a (somewhat) post-pandemic world, and makeup trends are back and more exciting than ever—especially for winter. I’m talkin’ glazed and glossy lips, super-bold blush, blue eyeshadow, and more. And if you’re like me and don’t really buy into the “signature style” thing, you probably welcome the change in vibes and are already waiting to see what winter makeup trends are about to be everywhere in the coming months…which is where I come in.

From the runways of Fall/Winter 2022 fashion week to the viral TikTok makeup trends, I searched high and low to bring you some solid predictions of the makeup trends that will be filling up your feeds come November. And, in general, this winter will be all about taking your current favorites and classic holiday makeup go-tos and giving them a little update for winter 2022. Need some inspo? Ahead, 11 winter makeup trends you can expect to see all season long, plus the hero products you need to recreate them yourself.

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Bold Blush for Winter 2022

All my blush lovers, WYA?! High up near the temples, over the apples of the cheeks, along your cheekbones and brow bones—blush, blush, blush. Yup, heavy blush and flushed cheeks will definitely be a trend for winter 2022, so dust that blush wherever your heart desires.


How to DIY It: This Liquid Blush

Saie Dew Blush Liquid Cheek Blush in Chilly


Heavy Under-Eye Liner for Winter 2022

Grunge makeup looks are the comeback of all ’90s comebacks (probs has something to do with all those “Teenage Dirtbag” videos), but this time around, the slept-in look has a bit more glam to it. The diffused wing on top and the heavy liner underneath the bottom lashes is the perfect New Year’s Eve makeup look since there’s a solid chance you will be sleeping in it at the end of the night anyway.


How to DIY It: This Black Eyeliner

Make Up For Ever Artist Color Pencil in 100 Whatever Black


Blue Eye Makeup for Winter 2022

Blue eye makeup was huge on the fall/winter runways, which means you’ll continue to drool over looks like these through winter too. This iridescent, periwinkle wash of color is a less-intimidating way to take part in the blue eyeshadow trend (in case you’re getting horrible flashbacks of the powder blues in the ’00s).


How to DIY It: This Iridescent Eyeshadow

Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes Multichrome Gel for Eyes & Face in Strobe Light


Soft Contour for Winter 2022

Complexion vibes for winter 2022 are all about super-sharp soft contour. It’s so soft and subtle that you can’t pinpoint what it is exactly, but you know it looks good. Think: strategically placed concealer in a shade that closely matches your foundation, and the same goes for contour.


How to DIY It: This Hydrating Concealer

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Medium to Full Coverage Radiant Concealer with Hyaluronic Acid


Graphic Liner for Winter 2022

We saw lots of graphic winged eyes at the Anna Sui Fall/Winter 2022 show, but this season take it a step further and experiment with liner on your lips, too. The precise, outlined wings go perfectly with the diffused lined lips you’ve been seeing all over TikTok.


How to DIY It: This Creamy Matte Lipstick

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Kind Words Matte Lipstick in Talented


Brick Lips for Winter 2022

You knew it was comin’! What is winter makeup without the classic red lip? Still, if you want to try something different than the usual, go for a dark-brick shade, instead of a cheery cherry shade of red lipstick we’ve come to expect.


How to DIY It: This Brick Red Lipstick

UOMA Beauty BADASS ICON Matte Lipstick in Diana


Smokey Siren Eyes for Winter 2022

Part siren eyes, part smokey eyes, this winter makeup trend takes all your current favorites and melds them together to create one look you’ll want to wear all the time. Unlike the crisp lines required for a cat eye, this look features a soft, faded wing that even a beginner could attempt to DIY.


How to DIY It: This Glam Eyeshadow Palette

Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Eyeshadow Palette


Fluttery Lashes for Winter 2022

There was no shortage of lashes during shows at fashion week (peep the makeup at Brandon Maxwell Fall/Winter 2022), which could only mean one thing: They’ll be bigger than ever this season. Just like hairstyles change with the times, so do lash styles, and this winter you’ll see more of an emphasis on the outer edges for a fluttery, flared look.


How to DIY It: These False Lashes

KISS Falscara D.I.Y. Lash Extension Starter Kit


Monochromatic Moody Makeup for Winter 2022

No one ever talks about how hard it is to choose the right lip color to go with your eye makeup, or vice versa. Make it easy on yourself and keep it in the same fam. From the eyeshadow to the blush to the lipstick—everything matches perfectly, which is very Y2K but in a more modern way.


How to DIY It: This Dark Rose Lipstick

Giorgio Armani Lip Power in 202 Grazia


Glam Makeup for Winter 2022

Tell me, what says “the holidays” more than Bella Hadid’s gold glitter eyeshadow and a bright-red lip? But unlike holiday looks in years past, this look is less about blinding people with loads of sparkles and more about highlighting the shape of your eye with flecks of glitter. It’s the perfect counterpart to a satin, bright-red lipstick.


How to DIY It: This Glitter Eyeshadow Pot

Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eye Shadow in Foil


Crystal Eyes for Winter 2022

Rhinestone eyes are still going strong for winter 2022, and mark my word, everyone will be wearing some variation of these cool-toned red lips and crystal-accented eyes soon enough. …It also doesn’t hurt that T.Swift pulled the vibe off so well.


How to DIY It: This Glittery Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs Mothership X Eyeshadow Palette: Moonlit Seduction


Why Trust Cosmopolitan?

Brooke Shunatona is a contributing writer at Cosmopolitan for over three years and has 10 years of experience writing about beauty, fashion, and lifestyle across print and digital, including roundups of the best makeup gift sets and the best colored eyeliners. Her winter makeup trends and product picks were based on fashion week shows, social media trends, and personal testing.

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