As Fall 2012 fashion week came to a close last week, Spring is getting closer and closer. Here are the top five trends in beauty that were seen on the S/S 2012 runways just a few months back that you can rock in the upcoming months.
1. Silver Shadows
Whether you use silver shadow as an unexpected liner color, or blend to make a smokey eye, cool silvers are making a comeback. [3.1 Phillip Lim]
The foundation hunt has finally prevailed! Ever since the dawn of time, women have searched high and low for the perfect foundation, and I have found the perfect one for me. The MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover foundation in shade 117. It may seem pricy at $40, but isn't perfect skin worth it? The foundation highlights your skin in all the right places giving you a flawless soft-focus effect, perfect if you have to be in a ton of photos.
I prime my pores to perfection before applying this either with a MAC 190 brush or a Beauty Blender Sponge. My skin has pink undertones, so when I went searching for the perfect shade of this foundation, I was surprised to find that shade 117 which has yellow undertones gave my skin the perfect appearance.
Can't make it to Fashion Week- check out some of the shows on LiveRunway's youtube channel. You can also find a full list of shows on mbfashionweek.com. Fashion Week runs from Feb. 9-16 and showcases designer's Fall/Winter 2012 collections.
One of the most popular product in the drugstore for January was the Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. While the blushes aren't extremely pigmented, they blend easily into your skin and give your skin a natural glow without looking cakey, powdery, or fake.
While the shades I have (Pink Plum & Orchid Hush) aren't extremely pigmented, they work well to give you a beautiful flush with or without another blush. I felt that Orchid Hush was the most unique (a light lavender mixed with baby pink), but it doesn't give a lot of color payoff. However, Pink Plum (a true pink with coral undertones) gave my skin a flawless glow.
Maybelline's revolutionary powder-gel formula blushes are available in 10 shades ranging from light peaches to bright reds. $7.99 and can be purchased wherever Maybelline products are sold.
Quick tip: For a more natural look (and to slim your face), do not apply the majority of your blush on the apples of your cheeks, but in between your apples and your temples with the most in the center and blended out.