New year, new you! 2012 Beauty trends and Competition.....
Start the New Year looking better than you ever have before! Make Up Artist Rae spots the beauty trends sure to make it big in 2012. You also have the chance to WIN all the products mentioned to get you glowing for 2012! Read on to find out more......
All Eyes on You!
2012 is going to be all about the eyes, with a number of designers and makeup artists going all out to play up the peepers! Striking eyes, made bold by the use of deep and dark-coloured eye-shadow should be your statement look at parties and nights out. The look stays on trend with hues of navy, petrol gun metal and midnight blue eyeshadow, moving the trend from smoky to midnight magic....
(L-R) beauty uk baked eyeshadow 'wave' and Duo palette 'smokescreen'
For the day, a bright-coloured shadow in fuchsia, yellow or blue will add a dash of colour to pep up any outfit and brighten your day!. Remember to create contrast only where necessary and not use too many colours at once.
eyeshadow palette 'soho bright'
Cat eyes with wings and flicks in black liner are all the rage as well. Think Amy Winehouse but less dramatic and more defined. In contrast, artists are keeping the eyebrows thicker and more natural.
liquid eyeliner - 'black'
There's colour everywhere in the world of lipsticks, so go out there and take your pick. Don't be afraid to choose the super bright options this year, like many designers have for their models. At NYFW New York based fashion designer Prabal Gurung chose a bright orchid lip colour for his models which popped on the runway. Electric hues are in as well; neon red and mandarin orange in particular are making waves in the cosmetic world. Full, red lips are hot news and with retro styles like the winged eyeliner - mentioned above the Vintage glamour girl look of the 1950's remains on trend and current - just remember keep the rest of your makeup neutral.
(L-R) Lipstick in 'Naughty', 'Passion' and 'Vampire'
Glossy lips are so last year, and the matte look is here to stay. Most lipsticks moisturise the lips anyway, so take a pass at your clear gloss. If deep colour is not your style, there are always apricot and peach coloured tints to add just a touch of colour. These pastel shades have also hit the world of makeup in a big way. They are best suited for those opting for the fairy-like look - try beauty uk's new additions to the lipstick family 'Chelsea' and 'Cupcake' - a sugary sweet neutral duo.
(L-R) 'Chelsea' and 'Cupcake'
Makeup artists are wishing the winter away by opting for the sun-kissed look when it comes to the cheeks and brow line. The only season this year will be summer, and make sure you pick up gold cheek shimmer to highlight your cheekbones.
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