‘Tis the season for holiday parties, whether you’re hosting or going, and you will want to look and feel glam and gorgeous! Here are some inside scoop beauty looks – catwalk-approved and ready for you to try!
Here are lovely looks to have fun with, whether you’re a trendy fashionista or want to look camera-ready for those group pictures and selfie-snapping. Whether a naturalist or a fan of full-on make-up looks, enjoy these beauty trends!
Tired of trying to achieve perfectly shaped brows? Ditch your tweezers, brow brush, and eyebrow pencil. Don’t get hung up over precision. Messy, uninhibited brows are in. Opt for a natural-looking shadow applied with a brush instead.
As long as masks are here, we are shifting the focus to our peepers, so emphasizing eyes is a biggie. Remember supermodel Tyra Banks’s modeling advice to “smize” (smile with your eyes) for better pics? Some pretty peeper trends include purple smoky eyes and mod ‘60s eyeliner. Your eyes are windows to your soul. So let ‘em shine, shimmer, sheen, and sparkle!
CLASSIC CAT EYES + ROMANTIC RED LIPS
Can’t go wrong with the classics! Trends may have their season, but classic is timeless. “The strongest look with a black eye pencil and red lipstick is timeless,” explained legendary make-up artist Pat McGrath backstage at the show on HarpersBazaar.com. A new twist on the typical cat eyes is to add another color, like sunshine yellow or gold.
DISCO ‘70s LIGHT OF THE PARTY!
Let those eyes shimmer and sparkle like a disco ball! Layer metallic silver or gilded gold shadow on your lids and add a darker shade for depth and dimension in your creases. Make a statement with black liner and spider up those lashes, a la Twiggy. Be glad to be glamorous, gorgeous!
MONOCHROME NOT MONOTONE
Not all the trends are bold and colorful. Who says you can’t do it up with just one shade? Pick a flattering hue, like pink or apricot, and use the same shade on your lids, cheeks, and lips! Color can be uniform + subtle and make a beauty statement.
BACK TO BASICS
Want to pare down and get back to basics? Enhance your facial features with some simple contouring. Complement those eyes with highlighter on your lids, close to your lash lines, and a darker, but neutral shadow in your creases to create depth + dimension. Add highlight to the tops of your cheekbones and shadow to the bottoms, at an angle. Call it a day, or add mascara and lip gloss as finishing touches.
DARKER + DEEPER ‘90s AND VAMPY LIPS
Let your eyes and cheeks shimmer and, instead, keep your lips matte. Get sophisticated with darker, deeper shades of reds, browns, or purples in warm or cool hues, like cinnamon, apple, nutmeg, and plum.
PUNK MEETS POP – UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCK STAR WITH POWERFUL PUNCHY PIGMENTS
Get playful with contemporary pops of neon colors. Pair lilac shadow with neon green liner, or get cheeky with pretty pink on your cheekbones, paired with bright orange lips. Another color palette option is citrus. Refreshing! Want to get bolder than that? Add definition with liquid black liner and mascara.
ELEGANT EYE EMBELLISHMENTS
Accessories can accent your wardrobe and so can accents around your eyes, cheeks, and lips. Models graced the catwalk with – not just make-up on their faces – but with facial adornments. Much like donning a jewel-encrusted tiara, adhering rhinestones and sequins to your face with a small dollop of eyelash glue can turn you into a fanciful fairy princess in no time!
DEWEY SKIN IS IN
For hardcore make-up fanatics and those who prefer to go au natural and sans make-up, we can all benefit from healthier skin. Don’t be forensic about mattifying your face. Get glowing with the right skincare routine and always moisturize.
Wearing make-up is a form of acting, and you can experiment with different looks and different roles. Be inspired by beauty trends from different decades, each one authentic. Enjoy beauty + fashion, but never be a slave to the trends. Find inspiration from fashion magazines and the catwalk, and do your own thang!