Every year makeup trends come and go. Some, like the Smokey Eye, become true classics. Others, like the 1980s punk look, fade into infamous oblivion. Learning how to find the ones that are right for you and how to incorporate them into your everyday look will add additional flair to your style. Mix it up a little every year to keep your appearance bold, fresh and new. You may be surprised that toned down versions of the trendiest applications can end up on your favorite list.
Try Bold New Colors
Even blue eyeshadow has its place. Though you may not want to coat your whole lid with the bold color; a small line across the top lid over black eyeliner can bring out the same color in your eyes. Blue eyes will look bluer, while green will have more depth. This is true of every brighter hue out there. Try it out with a few of your more colorful outfits to see it for yourself. The same can be said of the newest lipsticks. If you love the color but the shade is a little too bright, tone it down a little with a darker gloss or undercoat.
Investing in a bunch of the newest makeup trends just to see if you like them can break any gal’s bank. Instead get a group of friends together and split the cost. Have an old fashioned girl’s night in and give each other makeovers using the newest tips. Use alcohol swabs and disposable cosmetic sponges and applicators to keep everything sanitary. Everyone is sure to find some new favorite trends. The bonus to this is having your friends around to tell you how you really look in something new and offer tips on how to make the latest colors work for your personal style.
Fancy it Up
Though you may not want to go to the office with glitter outlining your brow, a little sparkle can be worn to brighten up your complexion. Use a dab of shiny eyeshadow at just the outside corner of your top lid for an instant wide-eyed appearance. Use a bronzer instead of a foundation to smooth out the little flaws of your face, as well as give you a glowing “just back from vacation” appearance. Take your favorite runway looks and use just a little piece out of them to add a touch of flair to your everyday makeup look.
Just because they are considered “trendy” doesn’t mean that they are not for you. Be adventurous and take some time to research application tips and try all the newest looks out for yourself. Have some fun on a date night or get together. Pair the look with the newest trends in fashion that appeal to you to really make a statement. Don’t worry about being viewed as too trendy, if you like the look stick to it. In a year or so you’ll go back to being vintage, or retro or whatever style you like to consider yourself to be. A little quirkiness has never hurt anyone’s reputation. Just think of all the hits and misses every year on the red carpet.