Even if you've already cruised through a handful of holiday shindigs, we're only getting into the thick of party season—which means you still need to get quite a bit more mileage out of your makeup bag over the coming weeks. But what is Pinterest good for if not to ensure that we never run out of inspiration? With this in mind, we turned to the team behind everyone's favourite virtual mood board and asked which makeup trends were getting the most searches on the site this season.
Some of the answers are surprising—others, not so much. But most importantly, they all guarantee that you'll finish out 2016 with your makeup game intact. Keep scrolling to see some of the most popular beauty trends on Pinterest right now.
Pulling off this festive shade isn't as tricky as you'd think, especially since there are a few ways to go about it. If you're using a bright scarlet shadow, then you might consider going for the graphic minimalism seen above. But as an alternative, you could also opt for a rusty hue which, in addition to being almost universally flattering, makes for a particularly sultry smoky eye.
It might be time to shelve your dewiest highlighter and consider an alternative. Searches for matte makeup are up 224% on Pinterest this season. To make the look feel fresh, however, skip the caked-on look in favour of something that errs more on the side of soft and natural. Opt for a foundation with a velvety finish, like Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk (£37), and start with a sheer layer so your natural complexion still shines through.
Take your token berry lip to dramatic new depths this season. Thanks to our culture's undying '90s nostalgia, searches for black and near-black lips are up more than 30% among Pinterest users. Illamasqua Lipstick in Shard (£20) is our go-to for a deeply saturated (and ultra-creamy) burgundy hue—and it looks so lovely when offset by luminous cheekbones.