Posts Tagged ‘beauty trends’

Crystals and glitter can brighten up any face

       
Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

Crystals and glitter can brighten up any face

One trend that has been booming in recent months is glitter, and it isn’t going away any time soon. Elle magazine claims that it’s all about sparkling these days, whether you have a cocktail party to attend or you’re going to another formal event. Specifically, more models are being seen with gemstones on everything from their eyelids to their pouts, replacing lipstick and eyeshadow – for at least the time being.

But is it really practical to go all-out with gems and glitter? What if you’re only getting ready to go to work?

“Less is more,” celebrity makeup artist Mary Phillips told the news source, claiming that crystals might be best reserved for runway shows. “Unless it’s for a performance, I wouldn’t have your entire lips crystalled.”

In some instances, you might feel downright uncomfortable wearing any type of makeup that gives you some shine. However, you don’t need to be a teenager to flaunt this look in a stylish manner. If you’re afraid of how glitter might appear on your face, Marie Claire magazine recommends taking it slowly and applying it to your eyelids first. Then, you can move on to shimmery blush and lip gloss.

Which trends were set at the 2013 Met Gala?

       
Monday, May 13th, 2013

Which trends were set at the 2013 Met Gala?

Now that the 2013 Met Gala has come to an end, fashionistas everywhere are starting to pick out styles that they think will become booming trends in the coming season. Brad Goreski for E! News recently went over what he loved at the gala, as well as what he thinks will be seen more often in the next few months.

It seems that cut-out dresses are here to stay, as seen on celebrities such as Jessica Alba at the event. Whether you have a cut-out T-shirt or dress that you want to flaunt, summer will be the perfect time to do so. The smoky eye also appears to be making a return – more women were spotted with this dramatic look on the red carpet. Give it one more season before you ditch your dark mascara and eyeshadow for something brighter!

Finally, beautiful manicures also seemed to be a trend at the gala. Think studs and neon nail polish for summer! Not sure how to take advantage of this style? Harper’s Bazaar magazine claims that it’s as easy as wearing a little glitter on your fingers or opting for contrasting colors.

Do you know what’s hot in the beauty industry?

       
Monday, May 6th, 2013

Do you know what's hot in the beauty industry?

These days, it’s all about finding the hottest beauty products and True makeup to maintain your overall appearance, but how do you know what’s worth buying? Trends in the cosmetics world are constantly changing, meaning it can be challenging to know which styles you should buy into today. Allure magazine recently conducted a little research to make it easier on those who want to stay on top of trends.

Experts found that about 93 percent of women find aging to be a primary concern, which means that it may be worth picking up some anti-wrinkle serums when you spot them. About 12 percent of women use Angelina Jolie as their beauty inspiration, claiming she has ideal physical traits. Before you get rid of your plumping lip gloss, take this stat into consideration!

Additionally, both men and women agreed in the Allure study that blondes and brunettes are classy as well as sexy – keep it simple before you go crazy with your hair color.

Afraid of missing the mark? Complex magazine claims that it might simply be best to avoid style mistakes rather than try to adopt new ones. For instance, steering clear of bright, bold colors and too many accessories can help you ensure that you stay fashionable regardless of what’s trending.

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

       
Monday, April 29th, 2013

Nail art reigns supreme as 2013 rolls on

You might already have plenty of BABOR cosmetics and True makeup to keep your skin looking beautiful, but what about your nails? Just because you don’t spend most of your days looking down at your fingers doesn’t mean that they don’t deserve some TLC! In fact, nail art is becoming incredibly popular as 2013 rolls on.

One trend that’s already been seen on runways this year is shiny manicures, according to Glamour magazine. This means opting for a simple nail polish to show off your tips in addition to giving it some pizzazz with a flashy top coat. If you don’t want to go crazy with your nails, this might be just the style for you.

Other notable trends that are popping up include rhinestones and detailed graphics, according to the Lawrence Journal-World. Everyone from teens to soccer moms are asking for these types of manicures to transform their nails into accessories.

If you want to go glam with your nails this season, just remember to take care of your nails along the way. Give them a break from nail polish and let them breathe once in a while. Treat your cuticles with moisturizer to keep them in tip-top shape.

3 makeup trends to avoid this spring and summer

       
Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

3 makeup trends to avoid this spring and summer

Chances are, you’ve already started stocking up on cosmetics for spring and summer, but trends are always changing. That being said, here are some makeup tips and items worth ditching as the warm weather rolls in, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

1. Hot pink eyeshadow
It might look terrific on runway models, but hot pink eyeshadow has no place on everyday women, even when they need to look their best for a big outing.

2. Bare lashes
Even if you think you aren’t going to run into anyone you know while you’re running errands, don’t buy into this trend – mascara is your friend! Not to mention, it only takes a couple of minutes to apply.

3. Neutral lips
One woman who’s guilty of this is Jennifer Garner – she showed up to the 2013 Oscars with eye-popping jewelry, but lackluster makeup. Consider going bold with a vivid lip color if you want to loo hot this season.

Vogue magazine recommends taking advantage of trends such as brown eye makeup to fall in line with this season’s trends. Doing so in combination with avoiding these faux pas can help you ensure that you always look your best this spring and summer.

5 products that should be on your spring beauty checklist

       
Friday, April 5th, 2013

Here are the five products you need to add to your makeup bag this spring!

While spring cleaning your house probably isn’t all that fun, cleaning out your makeup bag in preparation for the new season is a whole lot more exciting! It’s time to ditch those cakey mascaras and almost-gone eyeshadows in favor of the new products that everyone’s clamoring for this spring. Here are five items that should definitely make it onto your beauty checklist.

1. Colorful eye makeup
Whether it’s electric blue eyeliner or pastel green eyeshadow, colorful eyes are a must-have accessory for the upcoming season. Feel free to experiment when you’re applying it!

2. Nude lipstick or lip gloss
Since you won’t want to overshadow your fabulously bright peepers, nude lips are the perfect accompaniment. Delicate shades of peach, pink or nude are all acceptable.

3. Volumizing mascara
Harper’s Bazaar magazine notes that lush lashes are huge this spring, so amp yours up with a super-volumizing formula that will coat each and every eyelash.

4. Candy-colored nail polish
What’s more appropriate for the season of Easter candy and flowers than a candy-colored manicure? Choose pretty pastels with a milky, opaque finish to be most on-trend.

5. Tinted moisturizer
For a fresh, dewy face, skip the heavy powder or liquid foundation in favor of a light, breezy tinted moisturizer. You’ll get plenty of coverage without the obvious “I’m wearing makeup” effect.

Three must-try makeup trends for spring 2013

       
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Three must-try makeup trends for spring 2013

You might have heard of several spring makeup trends so far this year, but which ones are worth taking advantage of? Whether you can't wait to break out your peach blush or you're interested in trying a new magenta lipstick, there are a few key styles you should be adding to your makeup routine this coming season.

1. Emerald eyes
Pantone recently named emerald the color of 2013, so it's no wonder that it's expected to be a hot hue on lids this spring, according to Tulsa World. Go ahead and dive right into your green eyeshadow!

2. Minimalism
Not sure which makeup to add to your collection this season? Think about doing some purging! Less is more when it comes to the cosmetics you add to your beautiful face in spring 2013, according to the Daily Nebraskan.

3. Rich lips
Deep, dramatic lip colors such as wine and berry are definitely must-wears this spring. Even if you aren't used to the idea of wearing bold lipstick, give it a try! The right shade can do wonders for your pout and give your appearance more flair, whether you're at the office or on a hot date.

New makeup trends emerge from NYFW

       
Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

New makeup trends emerge from NYFW

You might still be on the hunt for the perfect spring lipstick, eyeshadow and blush, but it's never too soon to start thinking about fall! New York Fashion Week gave designers and makeup artists plenty to ponder as fall 2013 clothing and cosmetics debuted on the runways. Out of all of the looks that were showcased, a few were more common than others, which makes them more favorable for the end of the year.

Guest of a Guest, a New York style website, reported that matte lips were extremely popular at the NYFW. Specifically, several models were rocking pouts with magenta color on them, creating an eye-popping appearance. If you were ready to toss your pink, rosy lipstick aside in time for spring, you may want to hold off!

Colored smoky eye looks were also abundant at NYFW, according to Glamour magazine. Gone are the days when this tactic could only be created with gray and black eyeshadow. More women are experimenting with color and creating more daring looks than ever before.

If you love the cat eye look, you're in luck – this one is expected to stick around into fall 2013, giving you more options when it comes to eye makeup. As you enjoy spring, just remember, it's never too soon to look forward to fall!

Have you been inspired by any spring makeup trends?

       
Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Have you been inspired by any spring makeup trends?

If you’re interested in expanding your makeup collection this spring, you might want to take a look at some of the hottest trends seen on the runway thus far. Even though winter is in full swing, there have been many styles worth noting from fashion shows around the globe.

Of all the trends that have made themselves known, minimalism seems to be one of the most popular among celebrities, according to Vogue magazine. Going natural is all the rage as more women opt for less mascara, eyeliner and lipstick. A light foundation and concealer can help you easily capitalize on this style.

Another trend that has become a hit is bright lips. Bold colors such as neon pink and deep magenta are being seen everywhere from the red carpet to the catwalk. If you’re still wearing soft mauve and a subtle nude red on your pout, it’s time to make the change. A black mascara can top off a dramatic look by giving lashes some much-needed volume.

Whether you’re already in a spring state of mind or you’re simply looking to upgrade your makeup collection, these trends are worth taking into consideration.

Do you wear green eyeshadow like a pro?

       
Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Do you wear green eyeshadow like a pro?

You might be into the idea of wearing green eyeshadow regularly, such as Colorscience Pro Loose Eyeshadow in Matte Green, but what if you’ve only sported this color once before? Are you bold enough to try it on a Tuesday at the office or on a Friday night date? Here are some tips to ensure that you never have to worry about looking your best while wearing this hue on your peepers – wherever you may be.

Go natural on the rest of your face
If you’re using a metallic shade of green on your lids, Marie Claire magazine recommends going natural on the rest of your face. This can keep your look from becoming too overwhelming.

Highlight your lashes
Are you afraid of your eyeshadow falling flat? Before immediately trying to add more color, see what a little mascara can do for you instead. Giving your lashes some volume and depth may be just what you need to create an impressive appearance.

Complement it with blush
If you’re in a casual setting where you can have a little more fun with your makeup, think about using a pink blush on your cheeks to bring more intrigue to your face.