Common beauty trends broken down
For some ladies, applying makeup is almost second nature. However, if you are a fashionista that has trouble nailing the most sought-after looks (smokey eye, bold lipstick, colored eyeliner) Elle Magazine feels your pain. The magazine recently spoke with a famed makeup artist to help women everywhere learn how to rock the most popular trends this season.
To begin, trace your lips with a colorless or nude toned liner - this works to prevent the red hue from spreading to your teeth or cheeks. Next, you'll need to help make your pout seem fuller by filling your entire mouth in with a liner that is a shade darker than the lipstick you'll be wearing. When the lips are covered, swipe on the lipstick of choice. Tip: fair skinned ladies look best in blue-based reds, while girls with darker coloring are beautiful in orange-toned reds.
When you have the products, grab the brush and use the top edge to swipe the bronzer on your face just below your cheekbones. Next, use the same brush to apply the translucent powder over the bronzer in order to set it and help it glow. When the look is just right, take the matte blush and apply it directly on the apples of your cheeks, spreading the product out and up toward your temples for a natural vibe.
First, take a pencil or gel liner in black and swipe it on your top lids starting at the inner corner of your lids and pushing it out past your brow lines. Then use the product to swipe the hue on your bottom lids from the center and out, connecting it with the winged out section on top. Finish the look by applying a neutral gold or cream shadow on top.
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