If fashion has taught me 1 thing about myself, it’s that I should never say ‘never’ and always keep an open mind. Red lips were so not my thing, until I gave them a try, and then another, and another… and now… I think they’re the best thing ever. Is there a makeup trend this cold season? Here are 7 beauty looks to choose from.
1. Aside from the dark bold lips makeup that we talked about here, another massive trend, courtesy of those grungy glam 90’s meets 80’s, has caught my eyes… #2 2. Bold lips AND heavy eye makeup. No longer a no-no in beauty this apparently too-much-makeup-look is the thing this winter. It is too-much, I’ll give you that, but it’s got that saturated Instagram kinda urban grungy glamour to it, and I find it quite seductive in a very rebellious way. The key is to have a flawless face: moisture, foundation, contouring & powder, and not trying to simulate a perfect smoky eye makeup, cause it will look too clubbing, too posh, too much.
The look is somewhere between today’s urban put-together makeup styles, 90’s grungy effortless makeup, and 80’s kitsch glam beauty looks.
I was always preaching the natural look, or the balanced makeup styles, but I kinda like this too-much thing right now. It’s very celebrity emulating (think Rihanna & Rita Ora) and sort of models-off-the-runways-go-out-for-partying style. It’s an effing to all the stupid makeup looks, and a finger to all the balance we’ve been taught to have. It probably is more a fad, than a trend, and it makes more sense in winter, rather than summer, so why not give it a try this NYE? 3. The natural makeup look will forever be IN, and it probably is a go-to-style for Christmas dinners with family. The saturated look may just be a bit too… much. 4. The red lips is a classic and a perfect Christmas & party look. More on this trend here. 5. The smoky eyes – another been-there-done-that-turned-classic look to keep in mind for the big party. I do feel it’s been done too much, but if you love it, and look amazing in it, rock it! 6. Glitter & false lashes? Why not. The 2014 NYE party is the best occasion for it. I will however say, that in this case keeping a more natural lip color would be better. 7. Colored funky eye makeup. This is a very girly-girly party look, that was always present, but never quite stole the spotlight. It’s fun and perfect for the holiday season, so why not? The times we live in come with the biggest perk of them all. Nothing is off limits fashion wise. All is in, and there is no mistake when it comes to style, as long as you own it and can pull it off. Girls, I dare say the same thing applies for makeup.
From saturated bold eyes & bold lips looks, to false lashes, glitter, retro classic makeup styles, natural looks, glowing bronzed skin, pale skin, balanced styles, funky colored looks – it’s all a matter of personal taste & having fun. The best part about it is that, starting with tomorrow up until 31 of December we’ve got plenty of times and events to give these a try.