Fall 2012 Makeup Trends Are In
When you look at the above images, some of them may seem a little extreme. That is because these are taken from fashion shows. When you translate what you see in the shows to what you where in "real life" things get much more tame. The idea of the runway look is so we can see the extreme and then take that look and modify it to our style.
I wanted to share a few of the fall trends with you so you can stay up to date and maybe update your makeup a bit to stay in style!
LIPS! LIPS! LIPS! Lips always seem to be bold for fall. I like a strong lip color and it shows that you have confidence when you where one. Last fall all we saw was red...everywhere! This year the red is still there, but it has taken on a deeper tone. The reds are tweaked with shades of mulled wine, chocolate, and mulberry tones. The fun part is that the "finish" of the lip is up to you. You can use a creamy matte color or a high shine gloss if you like. Just remember if you are using a bold color to use an exfoliating lip treatment to get rid of any flakes first. You can also lay a clear lip balm down first so as to adjust the intensity of the color to your comfort level. One more tip is to remember to add a warm blush or bronzer on the cheek to make sure you keep the skin looking alive and healthy.
Defined brows never seem to go out of style. Sometimes the definition is more rounded, or more pointed, or more thin. This season the big and bold look is in. Good news for those of you who do not own a pair or tweezers! Use a pencil and feather it through the brows, especially accentuating the arch. This gives that "fuller" look. And if you want to be a little sassy you can always use a little shadow that has a shimmer in it. Sparkle is back!
The classic smokey eye is slightly different this year as it has moved from the very deep blacks and carbons to a more muted brown and taupe look. Try rimming your eyes with a khaki or rich mocha and then blend it up from the lash to the crease. Make sure you layer on more color vs. putting too much on to begin with. This helps the look from becoming too muddy. Gold accents are also being shown everywhere. This is the perfect opportunity for you to highlight the inner corner of your eye with a little metallic shadow.
And if you could not tell from the first shot above, liner is back in a big way! We are seeing tons of dramatic and over-the-top ways to wear our eye liner. One comparison I read was that is was like "Bridgitte Bardot meets Cleopatra". While this works for the fashion shows, it may be a little much for your work place. However some subtle things like applying it a bit thicker, building it up to create a slight "cat-eye", or extending it past the outer corner of the eye are all ways to take the runway look to your everyday look.
Now just because I shared 4 of many trends out there does not mean you have to do all of these at once. That could get a little tricky! Pick one or two of these trends at a time and show them off. I challenge you all to try this. I can't tell you the number of times I hear a client say, "I do the same thing eveyday with my makeup". STOP THAT!! I have just given you a chance to step out of the box a little bit. Give one of these a try and see how you feel. You just might surprise yourself and find a new found excitement for putting on your makeup!
As always, send me a message and let me know how you are showing off your fall face! Can't wait to hear from you all!