Friday, September 21, 2012

Autumn & Winter 2012 Makeup Trend Inspirations

 
Autumn is here with it's crisp weather and lovely golden leaves scattered on the ground. Winter is not far behind. Soon the days will get shorter with the daylight fading in the early evening and the biting cold will wrap itself around the city. Although the Autumn and Winter aren't necessarily my favorite seasons of the year I very much enjoy a change of wardrobe and even more the different makeup looks it brings.
 
As I've said many times before I am not always so excited to try the latest trends. When it comes to my wardrobe and my makeup both I tend to choose what I feel looks best on me- colors, styles etc. At the same time I do flip through magazines and fashion show photos and see what the models were showcasing for the season. Some of those looks are extremely over- exxagerated and most of the time even unwearable. Here are some of the trends that seem to be popular for this season that I am inspired by and will be incorporating into my makeup looks in some way for both my every day and special occasions this fall/winter season. I hope I can inspire you to change it up a little and have fun with it.
 
1) The Super Nude "No makeup, makeup look"- the face products get layered thinly and naturally for a luminous look and feel of the skin. A little contouring and highlighting is done to enhance the structure of the face but not overdo it. Curled lashes with a very light colored mascara applied (clear, brown), the eyes are kept looking natural with light brown eye shadows getting just a bit darker in the crease area, polished brows and a nude lip liner on the lips just to enhance their shape topped with a light lip balm. 

 
2) Geometric Liner- A very black eyeliner would be used for getting that precise bold look. Gel formulations along with a tapered liner brush are the easiest to work with in getting the shape perfect. This precise look is very graphic but should still have that nice curve to keep it looking nice and feminine. The liner is worked into the roots of the lashes on the upper lid taking time to map out the shape desired. A line is added to the lower lashline to match it in most cases.

 
3) Dramatic Graduated Red Lips- a Very dark wine red lipstick shade is applied followed by a berry red colored lipliner sketching out the shape while increasing the colors intensity. A pop of cherry lipstick is then added to the center of the lips to create that graduated color.

 
4) Color Blocked Smokey Eye Looks- This look is very striking with a smokey base darkest at the lash roots and buffed all over the eyelid and along the lower lashline. This base helps intensify the colors that are applied on top. Beautifully vivid colored shadows like electric purple, bright blue, yellows and greens are then dabbed on top of the dark base blending them all together to create this color blocked bright smokey eye look. The lashline would be lined with some black gel liner to take it to the next level along with a few layers of mascara and even a set of dramatic set of false lashes.The brows and face would all be kept pretty simple and the lips would be shaded in with a matte nude or light pink shade as the eyes are already pretty done up.

Will you be adding a little something from these on trend looks to your Autumn or Winter makeup looks wether for every day or special ocassions? Please feel free to leave me a comment below letting me know if you will and if so which look is your favorite and what specific details would you derive from these looks? 
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