We all know someone who looks like she’s stuck in the beauty “way back machine” and hopefully, that someone isn’t us. Sadly, I witnessed this myself recently at my high school reunion. As I stepped into the venue, I was overwhelmed by the glittering decorations and a chirpy school acquaintance that looked like a blurred picture of her senior year. “Never,” I thought to myself, “let this happen to me.” I vowed then and there to stay ahead of the beauty curve and get the low down on the best information on makeup application trends.
Beauty is always changing or at least the interpretation of it is. Makeup application plays a large role in the interpretation of beauty. Unfortunately, for my high school friend she was either oblivious to these changes or unsure how to apply runway style to her own beauty needs. This got me thinking about what inspires our makeup application trend choices. Ask yourself this question, “Am I woefully stuck with a comfortable but outdated makeup style?”
If you have never heard of white eyeliner or have no experience using a highlighter powder you may need a makeup application brush up. While some goofy application trends like “eyeliner landscaping” will never make it to Main Street, you will at least know what the fashion world is talking about. Add reliable beauty resources to your repertoire and get the latest information so you can make smart makeup choices.
An authoritative beauty blog should be on your browser’s “favorites” settings. Spend a little time cruising the web for beauty blogs inspired by women your age that face the same beauty challenges you do. Visual, updated blogs make a good “on the ground” source for all the latest beauty news. Makeup artists and stylists blogs are fun to follow too.
Eye For Detail
Don’t brush over that glossy ad look a little deeper. Take a second glance at photos in your favorite celeb magazine. What is it about Beyonce’s new makeup look that you like? Get familiar with the nuances of makeup application so you can easily identify different makeup applications. Subscribe to beauty and makeup magazines and monitor changing makeup styles.
Makeup Counter Visit
Visit trendy department stores and hit the makeup counter. Ask for product demonstrations or a free makeover. Make it a habit to visit the makeup counter at the changing of the season or at least twice a year.
Get a Stylist
Makeup stylists are not just for big name stars like Oprah Winfrey or Kate Moss. Get your own makeup stylist who is willing to teach you makeup application trends you can use at home. It does little good to get a spectacular new makeup look if you can’t remember how to apply it. Independent cosmetic sales people are always looking for new clients. Ask for a free makeover and get some makeup suggestions.
So who knows beauty? You do! Makeup application trends may shift a little but big changes rarely come down the proverbial pipe. Stay ahead of the makeup game by learning the basics of makeup application and tuning in regularly into reliable beauty resources.