The festivities of the holiday season are officially over, which means we’re back to reality (sigh) and facing what seems like an endless winter before spring’s anticipated arrival. Here’s my theory: we can definitely experiment with some of the latest beauty trends for the upcoming season. Not only will you be ahead of the beauty curve, but I bet your mood will instantly brighten! The 2011 makeup trends to try now:
Whether it was fuchsia lips at Diane von Furstenberg’s S/S 2011 show, or coral pouts at Lela Rose, one thing is for sure: bold lip-wear is back in a big way this season. Ditch the nudes and opt for a punchy colour that will definitely make an impact. The best way to pull-off this trend is to keep the rest of your makeup minimal and let your lips be the focal point. Too nervous to sport a bold pucker? Opt for colours with a sheer coverage in either a gloss or tinted balm.
Gorgeous, lush lashes are all the rage this season, and for good reason; long lashes allow you to actually wear less makeup as all attention will focus on your wide-eyed peepers. There are a few ways to go about this trend: the good ˜ol standby of curling your lashes and using an amazing mascara (I love using Shu Uemura’s eyelash curler and DiorShow mascara for an amazing lash-lengthening effect), or you could opt for lash extensions which last 2-3 months without wearing mascara and cost around $80-100 for a full set.
Another key trend this season is bold eyeshadow in teals, purples and oranges, as seen on the runways of Derek Lam and Oscar de la Renta. To apply these colorful hues, sweep-on only near the lash line for a modern effect. Just promise not to combine bold eyeshadow with a fuchsia lip, okay? The effect we’re after is a nod to the 80s, not actually looking like you walked out of a Madonna video.
Who doesn’t instantly perk up when wearing glitter?! The imperative secret to wearing this trend is to apply solely on the nails or along the lash line”this ensures you don’t look like a ten year-old version of yourself. Opt for colours in metallic hues for an of-the-moment look.