Whether top or bottom or both, whether a clean line or grungy and smudged: it's time to be reunited with that ancient staple of women's makeup, the kohl pencil. For a tough alternative to spring beauty, channel the spring runways. Read on for the full report.
It can be tricky, but master it and pink eyeshadow can be your friend this year. From the softest dusting of baby pastel pink, to bold eyeliner in hot fuchsia, here are the ways to wear it now.
You mightn't have been born with baby blues, but blue is still the eye makeup statement to make in 2013. Here's our full guide to the year's main makeup trend.
The makeup looks you're choosing for this fall / winter season will have much to do with the clothes you wear, the events you're attending and the mood you're in. But we all need a little inspiration sometimes, or a guiding hand in what looks to direct our attention to. After the break, a round-up of makeup looks from fall 2012 to inspire your beauty routine during the colder months.
Makeup trends for spring 2013 take shape around the clothing trends they accompany. But when it comes to beauty, each new season is also about expanding your horizons, experimenting and trying something new. From the runway trends to the tutorials and how-tos, this is where we'll constantly update you on all things makeup related for spring.
It was Marie Antoinette gone punk when Chanel's Cruise 2012/2013 collection sailed down the runway at the Palace of Versailles. But it wasn't just the clothes that were bold and candy-coloured: angular bobs were supported by a strong make-up look dominated by the colour pink. After the break: an in-depth look at recreating (and adapting) this look for yourself.
While a bold hue on both lips and eyes can be too much of a makeup fun-fair, contrast brights on both lips and nails is a perfect alternative. With understated, fresh eyes and the lips the focus of the face, this is a beauty look perfect for 2012. Rock fresh spring colours in the warmer seasons, or contrast richer hues when the weather is a little grey. Either way, you can find out how to create the look after the break.
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Navigate your screen to anything from Instagram to Tumblr and you’ll see a common theme emerge: pictures of perfectly manicured nails. Few, though, are pictures of the traditional manicure. What you’ll find instead are pictures of something more akin to fake nails – textured and printed nail-art finishes layered upon a natural finger nail. Some have the cute factor (Alexa Chung wore eye ball nail…
With braids encircling the head like a halo, this mix of subtle champagne shimmer, false lashes and pink lips looks divinely doe-eyed and angelic. But it's the kind of 2012 beauty look worth keeping up your sleeve: mix it up with some bouffant bed hair and it works just as well for creating that Brigitte Bardot youthful sex kitten look. Find out how to create it after the break.
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It's the beauty of Van Gogh's starry night reflected in your eyes. The edges of pitch black night illuminated into deep blue and shimmering purple by the celestial stars... As seen on the Rodarte spring 2012 runway, this look works for cool days or warm nights. Follow the beauty how to guide to create it yourself.
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