I always get excited to see the slew of upcoming makeup trends for the new year, especially now that spring is just around the corner. The beauty trends that ruled the Spring 2014 runways included a few standout hues which Allure magazine has predicted to be the year’s biggest trends. Here are some of the products and tips to pull off 2014’s most-wanted makeup colors.
ELECTRIC ORANGE LIPS
Maybelline ColorSensational Vivids Lipcolor in Electric Orange.
Orange lipstick has been on the scene for a while, but now it’s brighter and sexier. Spotted at DKNY, Dsquared, Prabal Gurung, and on Rag & Bone’s spring runway, where makeup artist Gucci Westman used neon orange lips to set off the muted white, cream, and pastel clothes. “We needed a pop of color, but orange is cooler and more gritty than red,” she said.
COBALT SHADOW AND LINER
Shiseido Luminizing Trio in Punky Blues
The richer the blue, the more skin tones it flatters—makeup artists ditched the Easter-egg hues for a more intense cobalt.
At Marc Jacobs, François Nars used a creamy sapphire pencil (the limited-edition Nars Larger Than Life Pencil in Blue) stretched along the lower lashes; at Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dick Page used a simple block of bright blue shadow on the lids. Page’s secret: Layer on a blue cream shadow first. “It gives the powder something to stick to and gives a little more depth,” he says.
GOLD SHADOW AND HIGHLIGHTER
Dolce & Gabbana The Eyeshadow Smooth Eye Colour Duo in Gold
Gold is the ultimate metallic: It brightens the eyes and gives any skin tone—from ultrapale to superdark—a sunny glow. (Though darker tones should go for a bronzy gold rather than a yellowish one.)
Use gold shadow on lids as a base for dark liner, like Pat McGrath did at Dolce & Gabbana; load up on loose glitter flecks, as seen at Jason Wu; or use a shimmery highlighter to draw light to the inner corners and cheekbones.
CoverGirl Flamed Out Shadow Pot in Fired-Up Pink
Petal pink lids are soft, ethereal, and—with just mascara—surprisingly cool. To create the “psychedelic, pre-Raphaelite, romantic” rosy eyes at Anna Sui, makeup artist Pat McGrath used blush as eye shadow, sprinkling it with a touch of glitter.
Instead of using blush you could also try this CoverGirl eyeshadow or Burberry’s Beauty Sheer Eye shadow in Tea Rose or Burberry’s Complete Eye Palette in Rose Pink, which makeup artist Wendy Rowe used on models’ lids at the spring Burberry show.
SMOKED LILAC SHADOW
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color in Violet Storm
Lilac loses its preciousness and gains major attitude with dusty gray undertones.
Makeup artist Lucia Pieroni worked lilac shadow along the creases and just underneath the eyes for a “slightly weird but very beautiful” look at Rochas. (Skip color below the lash line and load up on mascara for a more wide-awake take.)
NAVY BLUE LINER
Estée Lauder Stay in Place Pencil in Midnight Blue
It’s more than likely you’ve got a navy pencil stashed somewhere in your makeup bag, but chances are you’ve never worn it like this: makeup artist Tom Pecheux traced graphic cubes at the outer edges of the eyelids at Derek Lam and floating cat eyes at Anthony Vaccarello.
CHOCOLATE BROWN POLISH
Essie Little Brown Dress
Want dark, delicious nails without a hint of goth? Two glossy layers of 70-percent-cacao-colored brown polish does the trick.
Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Plum Wine
Berry-colored blush imparts a deeper flush than delicate pink, which “gives the face freshness,” says makeup artist Charlotte Willer, who used it on models at DKNY.
You can use a cream or a powder; the key is to dot it on just the center of the cheeks, blending out to make the apples glow.
M.A.C Lipstick in Ruby Woo
The new red lipstick has a velvety-matte finish that’s “almost classic, but more sophisticated and much more modern,” says Pecheux. To create the lips at Altuzurra’s spring show, he used creamy M.A.C. Lip Mix in Crimson and topped it with a mattifying loose red pigment. You could also make life easy and get the look in one quick swipe of M.A.C. Lipstick in Ruby Woo.
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