3 Of The Hottest Current Beauty Trends

Beauty trends come and go as quickly as the days of the week. It can be hard to keep up on what is in currently in hair, make-up, nails, and skin care. These are some of the current trends beauty trends that everyone is talking about.

1. Metallic eyes. Metallic eyes is one of the biggest trends of 2013, and they are trends that everyone can pull off. For eyes, bronze, copper, and platinum are the colors you want to work with. To pull off the metallic eyes, be sure to use a small amount of eyeliner, and one or two coat of mascara, and keep the rest of your make-up simple. If you have brown or hazel eyes, stay towards the coppers, browns and golds. Earth tones will enhance your eyes, and not take away from them. For blue or gray eyes, go with something that has blue undertones and stay with the silvers and platinum’s. They will make your eyes appear bluer, or grayer and it will really catch peoples attention. And for green eyes, you can use any form of these metallic’s that you would like. They will all enhance your eyes, but do not go over-board with the amount that you put on.  

2. Orange Lips. The orange lip is a retro trend that is making a comeback in a big way. To pick the right orange for your lips, break the oranges up into 3 categories, light, medium, and dark. Now the lighter your skin tone, the darker the shade you can go with. You can always go a little lighter, if you do not think the color you picked suits you. To finish off the look, use minimal eye shadow, apply lots of mascara, and eyeliner if you wear it. Also add a bit of bronzer to your cheeks to balance out the look. The orange is what you are using as the statement, so do not go overboard with the rest of your make-up.

3. Barely There Make-up. The barely there make-up trend is wearing very natural looking make-up so that to the eye, it looks like you are not wearing any. Start out by using a foundation that matches your skin tone, and make sure it is evenly applied. Use a light amount of blush, to add the natural pink tone into your cheeks. Apply a thin coat of mascara, and finish with a tinted lip balm that matches you lip color or is slightly darker. This is a look that is guaranteed to leave people guessing, does she naturally look like that.

These the beauty trends are in such high demand. They can be seen on the red carpet, on the runway, and for an everyday look. They are easy to do and can be pulled off by anyone. Try one or all of these trends to see if they work for you. Stay beautiful!

~aphrodite

6 Ways To Change Up Your Lips!

Lipstick is becoming a big fashion statement. Women are using all sorts of different colors for there lips to make them stand out. There are no colors that some women won’t try to make an outfit come together or to add a pop of color. Here are 6 different lipstick trends that are sure to make a statement. 

1. Glossy Lips. Orange lips are more of a retro trend that is making it’s way back. You can make it even more trendy by adding a gloss over the orange lipstick. The gloss gives a more futuristic feel, to enhance the retro orange. This look can be great for day or night, and be sure to add extra gloss on the center of the bottom lip. It is were the light will catch the shine the most.

2. Pucker Lips. To get the look of fuller lips without actually getting injections, exfoliate around your lips. When you are exfoliating the rest of your face, be sure to do right around your lip lines. Then line your lips with lip liner that matches the lipstick you are planning to wear. (I recommend red) After you have applied your lipstick, use a thin line of highlighter around the upper lip. It will really enhance your lip color and give an appearance of fuller, beautiful lips.

3. Lip Cleavage. Lip cleavage is a big runway trend for 2013. It is used to add a dramatic edge to a daytime outfit. Use a lip liner and create a dramatic heart-shaped lip line that draws down to the corners of your mouth, ad trace the outline of your bottom lip as normal. Cover the rest of your lips with lipstick. To clean up any excess liner, use a lip brush dabbed in concealer. It will help finish off your perfect lip shape.   This is the finished look.

4. Fuchsia Lips. Fuchsia lips are not for the shy and timid. They are made to stand out and make a statement. With fuchsia lips, you start by outlining your lips with a liner, then add the lipstick. Use a lip brush to blend the liner into the lipstick so there are no harsh lines, and go over the lined part of your lips with a lip brush as well. It will smooth everything out so it all blends beautifully together.

5. Berry Lip Stain. A lip stain is achieved by using a lip pencil instead of a lipstick. Use a lip balm or chapstick to prep your lips before adding the pencil. It makes the lips easier to line and fill. Next pick a berry lip pencil and line your lips. Then fill in the rest of your lips using the pencil. To add fullness, add more color to the corners of your mouth. Finish off with a light lip gloss, just to add a touch of shine.

6. The Heart Art Lips. Another right off the runway, retro trend that is making its way back into style. This trend is created with bright, fun, lip colors. Use a lip liner to outline your lips. Use a lip brush and quick, short, strokes, use lipstick to create a heart in the center of your lips. Using your top lip as the top of the heart and bottom lip for the bottom of the heart. The bottom lip does not have to end perfectly like a heart does. Then use a lip brush to fill in around the heart with the same color that you used as a liner.  This is an example of the finished look. This trend is for people that are very fashion forward, and like to make a big statement.

These are six different lip trends that are right off the runway, retro, and just new in style for 2013. Give one a try and you never know, you may have a new look that you love to rock.

~aphrodite