Coquette makeup is the next beauty trend that’s about hyper-femininity

Coquette Makeup

Ultra-feminine (Picture: Getty/Dior/Cult Beauty)

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One beauty trend that’s predicted to be big for next year is coquette makeup, a style that’s said to be flattering on everyone.

In Beauty Pie’s latest beauty trend report, they concluded that ‘nostalgia is playing a big part in many of the top 10 makeup trends that are set to take over in 2023.’

They add: ‘From coquette makeup (all about embracing hyper-feminity – think Lana Del Rey eyeliner, soft pink blushed cheeks and delicate pastels) to Avril Lavigne makeup, glam grunge makeup, and stick-on gems, as well as doe eye makeup, popsicle lips and Barbie makeup. The ’00s are back.’

Searches for coquette makeup have jumped by over 1,500%, showing interest is already on the rise.

Makeup artist Sarah Rose Davies, of S Blend Makeup, says: ‘Coquette makeup is a trend focused around ultra-feminine styles and colours.

Nicola Coughlan

Nicola Coughlan embracing the look (Picture: Getty)

‘It really embraces rosy hues and petal-soft colours as well as big lashes to give the pretty-in-pink look a more mature edge.

‘It’s obvious why so many people are recreating to this on TikTok as it is extremely pretty.’

She believes the main reason it’s having a moment now is that celebrity style icons have been ‘channelling their own coquette looks online’.

Sydney Sweeney, Olivia Rodrigo, Ariana Grande, just to name a few, have all recently sported heavily pink-blushed cheeks and pearlescent nose and cheekbones.

Sydney Sweeney

Sydney Sweeney going pink (Picture: Getty)

‘It is very similar to the makeup looks seen on big shows like Bridgerton, where the female leads are made to look extremely feminine and all have a lit-from-within glow,’ Sarah says.

‘Coquette makeup is all about light dewy skin, with soft natural pinks and blush, so the best way to achieve this is by remembering that less is more.

‘It’s definitely here to stay because it really can be worn by anyone.’

lana del rey

Lana Del Rey is a big source of inspo with her pink blush, shiny lips and lined eyes (Picture: Getty)

A step-by-step guide to coquette makeup

  • A sheer foundation that allows for a soft glow coming through paired with a posey blush
  • Shimmer pink and berry toned eyeshadow for the eyes with a thin eyeliner to create a gentle flick
  • Lip oil – a must for creating this look
  • Liquid highlighter wand or drops

Sarah Rose Davies

Sarah’s finished look (Picture: Sarah Rose Davies)

Looking to try the trend? These are the products to shop.

Beauty Pie Luminising Wand

Beauty Pie Luminising Wand

Add onto the high points of the face for the finishing touches.

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Dior Backstage Rosy Glow

Dior Backstage Rosy Glow

This blush has gone viral due to its brightening and flattering tone. It doesn’t get more hyper-femme than this.

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Vieve Power Ink Liner

Vieve Power Ink Liner

A black liner with a touch of softness (rather than being jet black), making it perfect for this look.

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Beauty Pie Supercheek Cream Blush

Beauty Pie Supercheek Cream Blush

Dab onto the apples of the cheeks – and don’t be shy.

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Deck of Scarlet Threeway Solid Lip Oil

Deck of Scarlet Threeway Solid Lip Oil

The most underrated lip oil that is deserving of way more attention – there’s colour, hydration and glossy shine. It’s the most comfortable of formulas.

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