A Look Back at the Biggest Beauty Trends of 2023

Courtesy of Darrel Hunter

Twenty-twenty-three was a big year for beauty trends. We saw all manner of aesthetics – quiet luxury, cottagecore, Barbiecore, just to name a few – and each brought a slew of curated trends across hair, makeup, and even skin. Very few stuck around for long; before we even mastered the “indie sleaze” makeup look or got an appointment at the salon to try the latest food-inspired hair color, we were on to the next one. This makes it a little hard to put a finger on just five trends that summarize the year as a whole, but we’re going to try.

This past year, more than ever before, the hottest beauty trends were formulated by social media creators on TikTok rather than celebrities. But that’s not to say celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Sofia Richie, and Rihanna didn’t have any pull. Richie’s wedding singlehandedly put the quiet-luxury look on the map, while Bieber’s major chop early on in January set the tone for super-short haircuts to reign for months to come.

Even though 2023 was ripe with new trends everywhere you looked (or every time you opened TikTok), a few had a bit more staying power than others. So, for a look back on the beauty trends that made the year, keep scrolling. You can consider this our 2023 beauty trends wrapped.

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