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Trend Spotting: Innovations and ingredients you missed at IBE NY 2016

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As more and more indie beauty brands come to market every day, it’s hard to be an original. The products and companies featured here have each found a promising niche.

More with less

Indie beauty brands are resourceful. And, many make an effort to be socially and environmentally responsible too. In combination, this means some brands are doing more with less.

The waterless product brand Pinch of Colour, which launched just in time for last week’s expo, is intently focused on building water pipelines for third-world countries and formulating lip color without water.

 For now the company makes 10 matte shades and will ly expand its product portfolio.

The waterless products are made in Korea, since that country simply has “better technology”​ when it comes to beauty, according to the brand.

Feather & Bone makes Face Gems a cleansing product formualted with only three ingredients: sandalwood, fullers earth, and starch. The ingredients are pressed into a tablet that becomes a single-portion of face wash with just a bit of water.   

Consumers respond to the convenience and simplicity of Face Gems, Shubhangini Prakash, the company’s CEO and founder tells Cosmetics Design. She also notes that consumers appreciate how easy the product is to understand.

Other brands doing more with less have built intentionally small product collections and empathize the simplicity of a beauty routine with just a few ingredients or advance the idea of truly universal skin care.

Science sells naturals

Most of the brands exhibiting at IBE last week met clean and/or green beauty standards established by the event organizers. And while those credentials help some consumers trust indie brands implicitly (especially regarding safety and efficacy), another set of consumers is looking for something else.

Dermatologists, aestheticians, and scientists of every manner are founding beauty brands. And, the clinical, in-office experience these experts bring to the product story is helping sell indie more widely.

Fran. E Cook-Bolden is one of the experts behind the anti-aging skin care line TruFora. A dermatologist who works in clinical research and oversees product testing for multinational beauty and pharmaceutical companies, Cook-Bolden partnered with brand founder Sara Sweeney to develop what she calls “botanical equivalents to cosmeceuticals.”​

Visha Skincare is just one example an indie brand led by a doctor. Purvisha Patel is a dermatologist who developed a collection of skin care for every woman. She built her own professional experience as well as the lived experience of 4,000 of her patients into the collection.

And MD Solar Sciences has a team of 12 doctors—including a dermatologist, an ophthalmologist, and an allergist—sign off on each formula in the company’s sun care and sun repair product portfolio, according to Kathleen Moor, that company’s social media and marketing manager.

Elevated edibles

Food trends and ingredients that are good enough to eat have long been in demand in the natural indie beauty space. Now, smart brands are refining that trend and setting themselves apart from the crowd.

Each product from the color cosmetics brand Evelyn Iona is formulated with the same ingredients you’d find in your breakfast, Brandi Leifso, CEO tells Cosmetics Design. It's a fun and distinctive way to understand a morning makeup routine.

Other brands Province Apothecary gather ingredients in a rather old fashioned way, by wildcrafting. It may sound formulating done doors, but, according to the Canadian beauty company founded by aromatherapist Julie Clark, the term actually refers to a sustainable ingredient foraging practice.

And, beauty from within keeps reinventing itself. Brands are selling teas to accompany skin care, supplements for a spectrum of skin and beauty benefits, and collagen powders for the modern age. 


What does fashion’s top trend-spotter think we’ll be wearing in the 2020s?

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When Lidewij – or Li – Edelkoort started her career as a trend forecaster 45 years ago, people thought her job was “witchcraft”, she says. “Men would be giggling at the end of the room. But I have gained respect,” she says, “because I have been right so many times.”

The Dutch 69-year-old is fashion’s best-known soothsayer, a woman who has spent more than four decades helping brands, including Prada, Zara and Coca-Cola, to anticipate customer desire.

She is also the dean of hybrid design studies for the prestigious New York fashion college Parsons School of Design, a curator (one recent exhibition was an installation in Tokyo in which Google devices were placed among artisanal homeware), and a regular on “most influential people” lists in fashion and design.

A prophet for our times … Lidewij Edelkoort. Photograph: Ivy Yin

When we meet, she is swathed in loose, dark layers of Eskandar and Issey Miyake, and has just delivered a lecture to a rapt audience of 100 fashion and retail buyers in London.

With striking hair (a dark bob with Lily Munster streaks) and thick black spectacles, she speaks slowly, in very long sentences: interviewing her can feel consulting a very niche psychic.

She is given to issuing prophecies such as: “I think we will get very inspired by blouses.”

But while it is fun to imagine her as the Nostradamus of fast-moving consumer goods, her methods are relatively down to earth. Through research, interviews and travel, she picks up ideas that are “circling around”, then uses her “intuition” (“data is no use; it’s too late,” she says wearily) to predict which of them will take off.

“I can work 25 years ahead,” she says. In 2000, she tells me, she predicted that by 2025 there would be a “fusion of everything contrasting”. “Work and leisure, man and woman, very intense sport, but also laziness and meditation. I can therefore see that it is becoming [true] 100%.”

She has never made a bad call, she says, not least because her predictions “are not my invention”. “I’m just picking it up and broadcasting it. It is not a creative profession. It is more analytic.

” What she will admit to is occasionally miscalculating the “volume” of a trend. After seeing leggings on New York City messengers at the end of the 80s, for example, “I thought, that’s cool – it will be a trend.

Little did I know it would become a billion-dollar business.”

For at least 10 years, she says, trends have slowed down, becoming “vast currents which are mobilised over time”. This makes me feel a bit basic, when I then ask for assurances about whether the midi skirt I’m wearing will still be fashionable in 2025. “That idea left us somewhere in the 80s,” she says drily. “Everyone can have the length they desire.”

When I made the manifesto I could have lost all my clients. But the timing was right. People sent me messages saying: ‘This is what we all think’

Edelkoort has, in fact, gone further than this. In 2015, she predicted the death of the fashion industry as we know it, slamming it as “a ridiculous and pathetic parody” in a treatise titled the Anti_Fashion Manifesto.

Last year, she wrote a similarly damning appraisal of the Met Gala, calling the red carpet a “mesmerising and sickening” display, which came on “the same day the UN published a scientific survey that certified that because of human greed, excess, waste and abuse of our habitat we will lose one million species”.

She was so angry when she wrote that, she said, that “I didn’t even recognise myself,” yet these moments of truth-telling made her more popular. “When I made the manifesto, I could have lost all my clients – I took a risk. But the timing was right.

People sent me messages saying: ‘This is what we all think!’” Anyway, Edelkoort says, you only have to look at the closures of blue-chip brands such as Barneys to see that people are sick of fashion as usual. “It is no longer attractive for people to encounter the same old thing on every street corner.

The consumer doesn’t see the point any more,” she says. “Wake up, people!”

After our interview, she presents a second lecture, the latest of her big predictions, titled The Future of Luxury.

She argues that in the next decade – as people tire of overconsumption – our lives will shift radically.

She urges the assembled fashion professionals to “make much less, make it better and make it more expensive”. She says that success will not be expressed in dollars but “in degrees of happiness”.

“People are an endangered species and if you’re not part of the big change you’re not relevant,” she tells me afterwards. Many brands, she argues, will close if they don’t change. “It’s very hard to turn these big boats around,” she says. “It’s much easier to start a new company now than scale down.”

Despite Boris Johnson’s recent election – and regardless of the presence of a climate-change denier in the Oval Office – she believes young people will continue to fight for a better future, and will get one.

“Crazily enough, elections everywhere in the world go against it,” she says, but she believes the hunger for a greener, fairer, less consumerist society is growing and that eventually there will be a tipping point.

“In Germany and parts of China, there is an increasing understanding that ecology equals economy. The day we are able to prove this, I think we will create change.” Witchcraft or otherwise, here’s hoping she is right.

Life in the 2020s according to Lidewij Edelkoort

Libraries will “start lending clothes, offering lectures and writing courses, hosting exhibitions and concerts”, says Edelkoort.

She believes they will become “the epicentres of small towns and villages”, partly run by community volunteers in return for access. In Tokyo, she says, there are already “beautiful” libraries where people work and dine together.

She believes this will be one of many “societal initiatives bringing us back together”, in response to today’s “dangerous” state of disconnection.

Muted colours

A silk tank top, by Anthemia, dyed with onion skins and eucalyptus leaves.

Our eye for colour will change as natural dyes – such as those made from onions and avocados – become mainstream. Their colours are less saturated, “more subdued and melancholic”. Similarly, more sustainable fabrics, such as those made from nettle and algae, will become popular.

‘Non-fashion’ fashion
Edelkoort believes “proven, functional” workwear shapes will be popular in the 2020s. “We will retreat, after all this newness, possibly into something more sensible and pragmatic,” she says.

Romantic dresses

High-waisted romance … a model at the Simone Rocha ready-to-wear spring/summer 2020 at 2019’s London fashion week. Photograph: Victor Virgile/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images

There will still be “a need for romantic dresses – slightly high-waisted; a need for volume.” Edelkoort cites the Irish designer Simone Rocha as someone who is “now getting major acclaim”. That silhouette is, she says, “beguiling” and encourages “a more dancing step”.

Flight shaming
In the next decade, we will fly a tenth as much as we do today, says Edelkoort. In Scandinavian countries, she says, wealthy people are already selling their houses abroad rather than face their friends’ disapproval at their regular flying. Recently, KLM advised customers to fly less.

Train travel, she believes, will take off instead. She argues that this will happen because “the big innovative companies, Google, Tesla and Apple” will invest in green technology, while some companies will rethink their business plans in a radical way.

KLM and British Airways, for example, “would be smart” to invest in the rail sector to make up for the shortfall in domestic flights.

An age of collaboration
In fashion and design, “there will be co-creation. One of my visions of the future is that it will be the age of the amateur; people will be empowered to be more creative.”

The end of ‘stuffocation’

Down with stuff … Tidying Up With Marie Kondo. Photograph: Netflix

Edelkoort cites the popularity of shows on Netflix about decluttering as a sign that citizens will soon buy into the “revelation” that having less stuff will make us happier.

She believes that people will grow to cherish their selected possessions so deeply that we will eventually see the rise of animism, where objects are respected, treated “ pets”.

“This is a bit further in time,” she says, “but it will definitely happen.”

• This article was corrected on 8 January 2020. Simone Rocha is Irish, not British, as we originally stated.

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10 items you are wearing to work that are making you look older than you are

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Putting your best foot forward when it comes to what you wear to work can have a huge impact on your career. A 2018 research study by staffing firm OfficeTeam found that 80% of managers said that they believe that what you wear to work can impact your chances of getting a promotion.

Another study in the Journal of Human Performance found that people who are more physically attractive are treated better at work. Looking older than you are (and possibly less attractive because of it) can distract potential employers and superiors from seeing the youthful exuberance behind your work ethic.

Fashion trends may come and go, but the clothes you wear to work shouldn’t make you look older than you are. You can dress fashionably at work and avoid dating yourself by passing on the 10 items below.

1. Completely black attire

Black may feel a safe color to wear to work, but when you dress in the dark hue head-to-toe, Marie Claire reported the color can make you look “ill, washed out and considerably older” especially when worn near the face.

You can still wear black, but opt for pops of color to balance out its aging abilities. Wearing shades of red-violet can provide a youthful appearance — especially for women over 40. If the trends of 2020 fashion week are any indicator, you will see successful people in the office wearing pops of red, green, and saffron yellow in order to emote confidence, growth, and

2. Oversized blazers

Trendy blazers can be a fashionable way to flaunt fashion in the office, but an ill-fitting blazer can date your style and make you look older. Even though oversized power suits can be fashion-forward, if it’s too baggy, it can add unwarranted years to your age.

New York Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2020 provided several updated blazers to freshen up your work wardrobe with less dated looks, including professional designs from PH5. Founder Wei Lin told Vogue.

com the brand wanted to create women’s workwear pieces that “didn’t feel old.”

The oversized blazer trend may not be as popular with men, but wearing a baggy blazer can leave a man looking disheveled and older than they actually are. To create a more polished look, men can opt for tailored jackets that accentuate their frame.

3. Un-tailored suits

Speaking of tailored jackets, a well-fitted suit can do wonders for any person’s work attire. Regardless of how much your suit costs, to begin with, going the extra mile and having the suit tailored to fit your exact frame can shave years off of your look.

According to Real Men Real Style, “extreme tightness or looseness shouldn’t be felt since these bring down your confidence.” In addition to not looking older than you are, confidence is an absolute necessity in the workplace.

4. Skirts too long

The skirt is a mainstay of business attire for women, but if your skirt is too long, it can make you look even older than you actually are. Inside Out Style reported that while a midi-length skirt can look lady when worn with heels, it can age older women unnecessarily. Going longer than a midi skirt? That’s a definite don’t for business attire.

If you still want to wear a skirt, aim for a knee-length pencil style. There are also ways to rock a miniskirt in your office over the summer if you find the right skirt and pair it with a tailored blazer or collared shirt tucked in.

5. Baggy jeans

Wearing jeans is a reality for many professionals today. A One Poll survey pointed out that only one in five office environments actually still upholds a formal dress code. For one-third of workers in a Ranstad USA survey, they would rather have a casual dress code ( one that allows jeans) than an extra $5000 per year.)

If your office allows a more laid back look — or even if they just have casual Fridays— jeans may be your go-to pant. However, if your jeans hang off of your figure, leaving them too loose, it can make you look older than you are. Not to mention, you will appear less professional overall.

6. Jersey fabrics

Jersey material clings to the body and accentuates areas that you might not want to be highlighted in an unflattering way, making you appear older. Instead, opt for stiffer fabrics that hold their shape instead of conforming to yours.

If you just can’t live without the breathability and flexibility of jersey fabric, recommended the denser double-knit jersey in a tailored, structured shape a sheath dress for the most flattering look.

7. Retro pieces without a modern twist

Wearing a vintage scarf around your neck may feel a throwback to your favorite point in fashion history — and it can look great at work when done correctly. However, when retro styles are worn without contemporary pieces to round out the look, StyleCaster warned that you can appear dated.

Head-to-toe vintage is also an office don’t. You want to flaunt your ability to mix current and classic styles by pairing the old with the new, lest you lead co-workers to believe you’re stuck in the past, or 10 years older than you actually are.

8. Wire-rimmed eyeglasses

The importance of eye contact in the workplace cannot be overstated. It can help establish rapport with others and make you appear more likable, according to a Harvard psychiatrist. In general, store-bought readers with thin, metal frames ( you typically see resting on the end of a person’s nose) can date your look.

Instead, choose eyeglass frames that are bold and modern in shape and material. Verywell

Health reported that berry and jewel tones are flattering eyeglass frame choices for women, while men should opt for blues, burgundies, and greens.

9. Outdated shoes

Round-toed heels can look “frumpy” and age women in the workplace, according to Who What Wear. The site also noted that the time to wear peep-toe heels on the job has passed and to avoid this look in order to avoid a dated look.

Men should also be careful to avoid shoes that make them look older. Square-toed shoes are back in style for men — well, almost. Pair them carefully with a straight-leg trouser or jeans to avoid looking too dated.

10. Sweater sets

Wearing a sweater set can significantly age a woman over 20, according to Harper’s Bazaar. They might seem sensible, but in reality, the combo of a cardigan over a matching shell just screams little old lady, even when you don’t mean for it to. Find your youthfulness again by opting instead for a longer, trendy cardigan belted at the waist.

When done well, cardigans can be an office do for men, too. For men, you’ll want to stick with a fitted, button-up cardigan paired with slacks and a button-down shirt with dress shoes in a neutral color palette per The Trend Spotter to look smart, yet avoid looking dated.


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Motion graphics trends are created and impacted by the pop culture zeitgeist and the latest technological innovations.

While it is not recommended to blindly jump on the bandwagon of any and all trends, it is a vital practice for all of you motion design ninjas to be well informed of what is hip and on the cutting-edge in the motion graphics industry as a source of creative inspiration and also to be able to best cater to the needs of your clientele. Nobody wants a project with an out-of-date look!

So what are the major trends and design patterns of motion design that have emerged in the design scene and will continue to grow throughout 2018?

Let’s explore it all in this trend-spotting post where we have identified the top 20 motion graphic trends of 2018 and will present all the trend insight you need to add some contemporary flair to your motion design projects.

The glitch distortion effect — think pixelated off-register images or the visual crackle of a video stream evoking the scratchy static of an old TV — has been used by a number of big brands recently.

No other trend has garnered quite as much ubiquitous traction as the glitch effect.

Adweek & Shutterstock report that glitch design has permeated almost every aspect of culture, from fashion to marketing, branding, packaging, to TV, film and motion design.

As a trend that manages the paradoxical feat of having a vibe that is both futuristic and retro — glitch is inspired by an overall move in design towards celebrating the eerie beauty of controlled imperfection.

If you’d to explore this fun and interesting major trend, you can now create your own glitch distortion in After Effects with our Glitch Toolkit.

Glitch Alphabet

Glitch Builder by Motion Factory

Glitch Builder by Motion Factory

The trend of morphing shape layers — morphing between shapes, objects, or icons — is one that has been around for a good few years but we continue to see a lot of this morphing trend in contemporary motion graphics and it is by now an established trend that continues to gain momentum and popularity. The morphing trend is particularly prevalent in logo animations.

Numeral Morph by Sara Farnsworth

Super Bowl Sunday by R A D I O

The capabilities of 3D allow creative opportunities that otherwise would be almost impossible to reach. It is very safe to say that we will continue to see more 3D throughout 2018 in not just the motion design sector but all industries and sectors for everything from small to big-budget productions and commercials, product shots, marketing campaigns and game design.

A hot emerging trend in the motion design industry is that designers are exploring new ways to mix 2D with 3D animation and graphics to achieve a more graphic, stylized look and create complex visuals. This leads to a variety of new and interesting experiences to offer the viewer. Experts predict that the trend of mixing 3D and 2D in motion design will solidly continue to gain in popularity.

The Sphere by Aslan A.

Liquid motion — animations in which organic shapes transform in a liquid way — is a trend that (just the morphing trend) has stuck around for awhile but continues to enjoy enduring popularity. After Effects allowed smooth fluid transitions between scenes or images which catapulted liquid motion as a trend to a whole new level and has secured its popularity in the advertising world.

Liquid shape by Grégory Villien

OK by Eduard Mykhailov

Bright, bold, brave colors and hues are surging in popularity this year and making a prominent impact in the digital design world. Utilized and praised for their visual prowess, the trend is to use colors to “Make it pop!” Given the growing demand for designs that stand out, the trend of bright bold colors will continue their trend in 2018.

Isaac Claramunt

Digital media designers have witnessed vibrant violets become a popular color choice in recent years, especially in web and mobile app design. Pantone affirmed this trend by naming ‘Ultraviolet’ as Pantone Color of the Year 2018. With its official “Color of the Year” status, we can expect this trend to gain steam in 2018.

Pantone Color of the Year! The bright bold ultra violet.

The soft & lulling candy colors of a pastel palette remind most of us our childhood. Driven perhaps by the wave of nostalgic vintage vibe that is on the rise right now, the retro pastel palette as interpreted with a modern eye that punches up the saturation of the sweet candy colors and infuses them with an undeniable kick is now very much on trend.

Gradients — or ‘Gradient 2.0’ or “color transitions” as they are increasingly called nowadays — reigned supreme in the design world until they were dethroned by flat design but now are making their modern-day comeback as a semi-flat design enhancement.

The reappearance of gradients in iOS and adoption by industry leaders Stripe, Spotify and Instagram have solidified their popularity.

Considered as one of the biggest graphic design trends of the year, right now, the world is obsessed by the transition of one hue to another, and the gradient trend is ly to be fueled by the onset of Virtual & Augmented reality as websites and designers try to incorporate more realism, immersion & 3-dimensional elements in the design and we will be seeing more of them not just in the foreground but in the form of vibrant UI, branding, backgrounds, illustrations and overlays and eventually a natural element of design, bringing more depth and dimension to compositions.

Gradient Posters by Studio–JQ

Gradient Posters by Studio–JQ

Gradient Posters by Studio–JQ


The use of typography in motion design is a classic trend.

We think that David Fincher’s Se7en directed all the way back in the dark ages of 1995, is a film that has withstood the time not just for its acting and plot but also for its sublime use of kinetic typography in its title sequence but let’s look at the motion graphics typographic trends of 2018 and how motion designers are practicing typography artistry in 2018 to bring fonts to life in animation, TV, Film, Videos, Title Sequences.

Masking visuals inside the lettering itself. The technique of embedding visuals inside the text alluringly references the content and draws the viewer’s attention. This catchy typography trend of 2018 has been used in titles sequences of shows and films such as Top Gear, Stranger Things, and The Deuce.

Using extra-large font sizes and huge and bold text graphics in different font styles is very much in vogue right now in web design animations and also as eye-popping title sequences in films — as successfully used to establish menacing unsettling vibes in shows and films such as Mindhunter and Split. When it comes to typography in 2018 you’ll find that size matters! The bigger and the bolder: the better!

As used in films such as Thor Ragnarok and Downsizing, this is the trendy typography style where typography and title graphics are layered with 3D elements to establish the mood of what viewers are about to watch.

Kinetic typography, the technical name for “moving texts” is an animation technique mixing motion and text. Text that moves across the screen it’s being typed or revealed in real time creates a visual effect with immediate impact as it pops up and writes out word for word. Kinetic typography is essentially motion typography and it is a big trend that is overtaking video text graphics today.

Using animated Fonts and Titles is a trendy way for gaining attention and keeping the audience invested while also conveying them a message, two birds with one stone! The designs range from simple moving characters all the way to paying homage to social heroes.

Major players in the digital sector are increasing their resources towards building fluid user experiences. Interactions have proven to be a capable form of improving the users’ experience and lately, there’s a lot of buzz about “micro-interactions.” But what exactly are micro-interactions?

Micro-interactions are very subtle animations that enhance user experience and allow the user to engage with an interface in a single moment. For example, it is the mouse cursor that changes from a black arrow when moving, to an insert bar when it hovers over a text field, to a finger when it moves over a button.

Micro-interactions are possibly one of the biggest UX trends to date — they are everywhere and will only grow in use and popularity.

Web Interaction by InVision

App Interaction by Leo Leuong

Interaction test by Riccardo Agostinelli

UI Interaction by John Oates

According to various creative trends reports, from Behance to Shutterstock, the overall trend is more animations and video on the Internet and an ever more increasing demand for GIFs by companies looking to market themselves in the digital space, especially on social media.

Funny, clever and appealing, GIFs entertain and engage users and fit in fabulously with the very short modern attention span, and are thus valuable tools for reaching customers and communicating ideas. Let’s face it, it is an emoji and GIF world and we only live in it.

Animated GIF logos, in turn, have become a super hot trend of their own. Distinctive and unique, animated logos captivate and draw the users attention and are popping up in interesting and creative ways.

Behance Logo by Igor Pavlinski

Flickr Logo Animation by YaroFlasher

Fubiz Loaders

One of the emerging motion graphic trends of 2018, cinemagraphs, is animated images that are essentially still photos with a minor and repeating movement video loop for only a selection of the image. Think a photo portrait of a woman with tresses of her hair blowing in the wind. The juxtaposition and contrast of movement on extreme stillness is surreal, eerie and hypnotically striking.

Dominika Radon


Thomas Brand


Virtual reality has evolved into a new phase with great potential as a medium that all industries and sectors from around the world will inevitably use for various purposes. According to experts, the virtual reality trend will continue to gain in popularity throughout 2018.

Virtual reality lends itself to depicting complex surreal scenes, To wit, in one of her latest videos appropriately titled “Notget VR”, Bjork used utilized virtual reality to create high-quality surreal effects and vibe. (It is interesting to note that in this technically ambitious Bjork video you see a lot of 2018 motion design trends combined: virtual reality, surreal themes, fantasy, and sci-fi.)

Utilizing virtual reality to create surreal effects is an aesthetic that we predict will be an emerging hot trend in motion design.


Fantasy, New Minimalism, and Space are the top three style vibes that influence design and visual production in 2018 — as reported by Shutterstock’s Seventh Creative Trends Report. Retro is also another genre with a strong presence and influence across the spectrum of popular culture and visual design.

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. That’s what the bible says! This is very apt to capture the retro vibe of motion design right now as everything old is new gain and the creation of the retro look through animation and motion graphics is becoming quite popular.

E-Sports Explainer

E-Sports Explainer

With the recently announced Lord of the Rings TV series looming on the horizon; the everlasting popularity of Harry Potter; and the dominating global popularity of Game of Thrones it is not too fantastic a surprise that Fantasy makes Shutterstock’s list as its top design influence.

We already saw fantasy mixed with surreal and virtual reality in Bjork’s video and from mythical beasts to magical landscapes, can expect to see the symbols and styles of the fantasy genre to penetrate the motion design storytelling field.

The Daily Oddity by Dixon Jong

The Daily Oddity by Dixon Jong

The Daily Oddity by Dixon Jong

Minimalism in 2018 is still a major trend but it is evolving for modern times.

The new minimalism challenges the concept of bare-minimum “stripped down” with added texture and concentrated vibrant colors and even loopable sounds and goes beyond crisp, clean lines to feature bold fluid styles that re-imagine this consistently popular art form. It is absolutely on trend to make a statement with the uncomplicated yet bold style of New Minimalism.

Channel Branding by PALIS – Paula Vidal

With the revitalization of Star Wars, Star Trek, and several Marvel cosmic films, as well as TV, in popular series Stranger Things, Dark, and The Orville; not to mention the surging trend of virtual reality, the space and sci-fi genres continues to infiltrate the popular culture and psyche and in turn pose as major influences in the creative world. Expect to see increasing use of the images, symbols, and styles of space and sci-fi by motion designers.

everydays by beeple

Callisto by Aldo Pulella

everydays by beeple

Avengers Age of Altrun –HUD-MONITOR DESIGN

If these elements of Sci-Fi and Space are appealing to you and want to use them in your projects, you can easily access them using our HUD builder toolkit for Adobe After Effects.


David beckham hairstyles: different trend setter

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David beckham is the start footballer who plays for the country England and also David beckham is one of the most celebrated celebrities all across the world. David beckham started playing at a very young age of 14 and now he recently turned 40 in 2015.

During his 26 years long career he not only motivated millions of football fans across the world but also has been a challenge to fashion superstars because of the personality he carries and also mainly because of his hairstyles which changes from time to time.

David beckham is known for the variations in his hairstyles. David beckham hairstyles are those styles which are known as trend setter in fashion industry. All the experiments done by this star English entertainer have been well accepted by the fans all around the world as well as those who are experts in the field of hairstyles.

David beckham had a variety of hair colors and also his long list of hairstyles includes long hairs, short hairs, medium hairs, Mohawk hairstyle. David beckham once also had the ponytail which created a lot of sensation in fashion industry.

Some of the most famous and well accepted David beckham hairstyles are –

  • Short length cut: this is similar to crew cut in which all the hairs are of similar size and that too very small; there is no variation in length across top side, above the ears and at the back. During this very short hair cut, color of David beckham’s hair was blonde.
  • Cool David beckham: during this hairstyle, David beckham had long hairs and that too in blonde color and those hairs were spread on both the sides of forehead.
  • Spikes of David beckham: David beckham also created sensation when he had these super cool and aesthetically pleasurable spikes and supported with the short sized sides.
  • Mohawk of David beckham: Mohawk is the hairstyle in which the both the sides are shaved as well as back is also shaped but in such case a little hairs at the centre of head are left which starts from the top and the line of hairs is till the end of back side. After this edgy hairstyle the list of David beckham hairstyles became more experimented and stylish as well.
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This Eye-Opening Makeup Trick Was All Over the AMAs Red Carpet

How to Apply Eye Shadow According to Experts - The Trend Spotter

Trend-spotting is essentially the bulk of our job description, so of course, we tune in to every major award show in order to discern the next big thing in hair and makeup.

 Imagine us crowding over our computers, noses pressed up against the screen, trying to decide just what shade of lipstick our favorite actress or musician is wearing on the red carpet.

That's quite honestly not far off from our current situation as we watch the 2018 American Music Awards. 

The biggest names in music (and subsequently the whole of pop culture) are attending this year's show. That includes names J.Lo, Dua Lipa, Ciara, Taylor Swift, and more. This year, they have something in common that goes beyond just award show attendance.

They're all wearing a very similar makeup product. We're talking about icy, silver-white highlighter placed on the inner corners of their eyes. This is a huge departure from the highlighter trend we were seeing all summer, which was all about warm, golden hues.

Not only does cool-toned highlighter look bright and dramatic under camera flashes and lights, but it also gives the wearer an alert and wide-awake appearance. Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite inner-eye highlights on the AMAs red carpet.

Just be warned: You'll soon forgo your go-to gold shimmers for something icier and edgier. 

Vanessa Hudgens was pretty in pink thanks to her expert makeup artist Patrick Ta, who posted this close-up image on his Instagram account. Silvery-pink highlighter was placed on the high points of her face and body, including an icy highlight in the inner corners of her eyes. To us, it looks similar to MAC Iridescent Loose Powder in Silver Dusk ($29). 

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AMAs host and actress extraordinaire Tracee Ellis Ross walked the red carpet with this intense silver highlight on the inner corners of her eyes. It's so bold, shiny, and metallic that it matches her diamond-encrusted choker and dangling rope earrings.

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Taylor Swift's makeup was all about a radiant, allover glow. Her metallic silver dress (which we will refer to as disco-ball chic) was complemented by her velvety skin that had an even and subtle radiance. Even though she wore dark and heavy eye makeup, the white highlighter on her inner corners kept everything looking fresh. 

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Dua Lipa's warm, rosy-brown makeup was juxtaposed with a brilliant silver inner eye highlight. It made her eyes look awake, alert, and so pretty. Plus, it modernized her '90s-inspired look to fit a 2018 red carpet. See? Great makeup is all in the details.

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Ciara's AMAs red carpet look was simply stunning. Her relatively low-key makeup allowed for her gorgeous long hair to grab most of the attention, but that doesn't mean we didn't notice the icy-white highlight on the inner corners of her eyes. She is the definition of cool. 

Keep scrolling to see some of our favorite icy-white highlighters. Apply these to the inner corners of your eyes, and we promise you'll look AMAs red carpet–worthy. 

Stila CosmeticsHeaven's Dew All Over Glimmer Silverlake$25


NyxAway We Glow Liquid Highlighter$7


Fenty Beauty by RihannaKillawatt Freestyle Highlighter Metal Moon$34


Urban DecayNaked Skin Luminous Highlighting Fluid$28$14


CovergirlVitalist Healthy Glow Highlighter$9


Next, check out the makeup secrets behind the A Star Is Born movie set. (Hint: A lot of moisturizer and fake tan were involved.)