After sorting through fall’s major makeup trends I thought I’d be ambitious and try out some of my favorites! Some looked surprisingly good while others didn’t go over so well (glittery lids, sorry, just not for me!). Here are a few makeup trends that passed my test, but if there is one that you love that isn’t on this list, make sure to try and report back to let me know how it tested!
TREND: DARK LIPS – This trend intimidated me at first, but once I found a shade that worked for me (I went with a dark berry lip gloss) I didn’t like leaving the house without my mouth on. My boyfriend isn’t a huge fan of the look, but all my gal pals love the look! Boys, what do they know about makeup trends anyways…
ADVICE: Go with a lip gloss or lipstick shade that looks good on you (not on the models) and what you feel comfortable wearing. Starting with a lip gloss helped me ease into my new, provocative pout, but my eyes have been wandering towards the lipstick section when I’m at the beauty counter. Don’t put on any blush when you wear dark lips.
TREND: FLUSHED PINK—Yes! Anyone who knows me knows I’m all about blush…bright pink blush! So I want word to get around that bright cheeks are in style! We saw this on the runways at Anna Sui, DKNY, Stella McCartney and Marc by Marc Jacobs.
ADVICE: The look on the catwalk was pink blush high on the cheekbones instead of on the apples for a more chic flush. Make sure you blend the blush!
TREND: WAVES –Since the makeup on the runways made such a bold statement on its own, tousled hair kept the whole look from becoming overdone. I’m partial to this trend because I have naturally messy/wavy hair, but I love it because it keeps me looking casual, never like I’m trying to look good even though I am!
ADVICE: Whether you want to give your natural waves a boost or you want to go from straight to sassy just wrap sections of your hair (about an inch) around a large-barrel curling iron and hold for about 30 seconds then release. Repeat all over, then once curls have cooled lightly brush through them.