Winter beauty is upon us! Don’t allow the looming cold weather to freeze your inspiration. Here’s a list of the top 5 trends that have been popping up recently in my makeup chair.
1. Undercover Glimmer
If you’re looking for an understated way to add a little extra “sparkle” to the eyes this holiday season, try lining the water line with a beige or white shimmery pencil. (These pencils are often used for brow highlighters). You can use this technique as a finishing touch to just about any look or worn alone with mascara. It makes the eyes appear brighter, and gives them a beautiful glisten! This should NOT be done with any product containing glitter as it could easily get in the eyes.
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2. Dark Lips, Big Lashes
And by “dark lip” I mean, as dark as you can go without going ALL the way to black. Think…deep plum, charcoal, or espresso colors. Dark enough that they make you question your eyesight. Big lashes can be left open to interpretation or personal preference. I like a pair of strip lashes layered with individuals to give them fullness, but a few coats of mascara on some naturally long lashes or even just a few individuals would look just as good. Keep the face simple. If using a matte lip, keep the skin dewy. If going the high gloss route, use a matte finish foundation. What really makes this look is the contrast in finishes.
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3) Rosy cheeks, Rosy lips
This look has been requested a few times recently. With winter on its way here, it reminds you of the fresh pink flush we get when the cold pinches our cheeks and the wind bites our lips. Best achieved with a stain or cream blush, use the same product on lips that you use on the cheeks. Highlight the cupids bow and inner corners of the eyes for an overall ethereal look. This is great look for winter brides. Play with the tones; peaches work just as well.
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4) Single color smoky eye
This season we’re seeing a lot of smoky eyes that are simple yet dramatic. Creating depth with the use of only one color can be challenging if you are not armed with the right tools. I recommend using two different brushes. A flat dense shadow brush and a fluffy blending brush. Start with your dense brush and pat the chosen color on the lid, switch to your blending brush and blend up to the crease. Repeat these two steps until you have reached the desired intensity.
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5) Navy Blues
Blue is certainly not the first color that comes to mind when thinking of my favorite eyeshadows, but right now Navy blue is having a moment. There’s something really sophisticated about it. Mix it with grey tones on the eyes and a nude lip. Stay away from any bright lip and cheek colors to avoid looking clown like.
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A professional Makeup Artist for over 7 years, Doria Tremante’s work has been featured in international publications, TV/Film, and countless weddings . Her wide range of experience in the beauty industry really allows her to meet all her client’s needs. In 2014-2015, Doria furthered her education and became a Cosmetologist. She has always had an innate passion for making her clients look and feel beautiful.
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