Another season, another set of new fashion and makeup trends. For the fall season of 2014, runways were filled with models who sported metallic blue eyeshadow and eyelashes, while others had nothing on in terms of makeup but their radiant skin. Metallic touches on eye makeup, doll-like spider lashes, winged eyeliner and the glow-getter where barely-there makeup is used but imperfections are still hidden – these are some of the specific trends for the past season.
Now that Christmas is almost here and the weather is getting colder and colder, what are the makeup trends that you can borrow ideas from? The last two months of the year is when one party after another is held. After Thanksgiving, you might have family gatherings scheduled along with office holiday parties, Christmas family reunions at home, New Year’s Eve gatherings and similar events with friends. Depending on the time of day that such events are held, you’d want to look your best during every occasion. As such, it pays to have an idea about what the best makeup trends are for the winter season of 2014.
Natural or Bold?
As long as you know what looks good on you, you do not necessarily have to follow trends. However, there is nothing wrong in incorporating trendy elements in your makeup as well. For winter 2014, the hottest trends in makeup are on the opposite sides of the spectrum: natural and bold. Here’s a quick look at these two makeup trends:
- Natural Winter Makeup
For last season’s runway shows, fashion houses went all-out in portraying women with perfect skin which is hidden beneath barely-there make up. If this is something that you’d like to copy during the winter season, all you have to do is maintain the natural beauty of your skin. The harsh weather usually brings about dryness, and there are ways for you to boost the nutrition and retain moisture on your skin with the beauty products you are using.
As for the makeup application, keep the foundation sheer so that you can have flawless yet natural-looking skin. Combine this with earthy eyeshadow, then add some highlight on your cheeks using a coral or pale pink blusher. Finish the look off with glittery lipgloss in a shade that complements your skin tone.
- Bold Winter Makeup
If you’re preparing for a party, you’d want to look as glittery and as festive as possible. For night events, you can add a flirty touch to your look with the help of cat eye makeup. You can also impress your niece with a Frozen-inspired dress or makeup by using blue eyeshadow or adding hints of silvery glitter on your makeup. This look is perfect for any holiday party.
Again, the key to perfecting your winter makeup is to know what looks good on you in the first place. By taking good care of your skin during the winter season, you can play up your looks and highlight your assets using these winter makeup tips.