At the Company You Keep premiere last night, attendees showed off an array of petal-pink lip colors that are right on trend for Spring. Instead of neon magentas or chalky pastels, the stars took a more natural and rosier approach to lip color. Anna Chlumsky chose a gloss that enhanced the color of her lips and paired it with natural eye makeup. Camilla Hansen went for a girlie take on pink with a pastel dress complemented with a flush of pink on her lips and cheeks and a dramatic curled tendril. But Girls star Zosia Mamet added some edge to her look by opting for a matte carnation lip color paired with smudged black eyeliner. Whether you go natural, girlie, or edgy, adding a pop of pink to your lips is universally flattering.
Aside from recently being named the face of Burberry Body Tender, model Cara Delevingne has two other claims to fame: her famously bold eyebrows. Her embracing full brows has spawned a trend that has women contemplating their eyebrow brushes. But if you're a little scared about dusting on some pigment for fear of looking perpetually angry at the world, don't fret. Here are some things to keep in mind while doing up your eyebrows:
- Stick to powders, not pencils. While pencils have usually been the mainstay for brows for generations (hello, '80s makeup), powders are easier to handle and create a more natural, feathered look. Grab two shades: one that is a shade lighter than your natural color for daytime and one that is a tone darker for more drama.
- Brush powder on your hairs, not your skin. One common mistake women make is that they press on their brushes and pencils too hard, causing pigment to adhere to their skin. This makes brows look clownish and fake. Use a lighter touch to ensure the pigment coats your hairs, not your skin, and always make sure you're brushing in the direction that the hair is growing in.
- Focus pigment on the outer two-thirds of your brows. If putting powder on your brows makes you look clownish, take note at where you're focusing the pigment. Brushing powder into the inner corners of your eyes causes them to look fake. Instead, focus the powder from the beginning of your arch to the end of your brow. Then, using a brow brush, blend the existing pigment into the inner corner for a more natural look.
- Mix your colors. The best way to get a natural look is to blend your colors. Use the darker shade in a thinner line along the center hairs of your brows. Then blend the lighter shade out from the center of your brows to the ends. This will ensure you'll always look natural.
Looking for a new neutral to add to your makeup rotation? Pantone's color of the year is emerald, and the brand has teamed up with Sephora for their annual makeup collection. We're showing you a closer look at the pretty palettes, mascaras, and eyeliners in the trendy hue, as well as offering up tips so you can rock this color with style.
Oscars 2013 may be over, but now it's time to look back on all of the trends we saw on the red carpet. As expected, there were glamorous looks galore, along with a few edgier styles thrown in for good measure. From classic waves to tangerine lips, see the biggest beauty trends from Hollywood's biggest night.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
As with any new year, it's out with the old, in with the new. And while you might find it hard to bid adieu to some of last year's hottest trends, there's a bevy of new styles to try for 2013. So kiss your caviar manicure goodbye, take down your topknot, and flip through to see how you can seamlessly swap out your trends this season.
Once the colder weather hits, bolder lipstick becomes a makeup bag regular. Last night, the stars were ditching red lipstick for a new Fall color: purple. Naomie Harris and Rihanna went for rich bordeaux hues, while Bérénice Marlohe opted for a softer wine-stained look. You can try aubergine lips, too, with a bold lipstick like YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in Noir Laque or Rose Stiletto ($32), or you can go for a stain like CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain in Plum Pout ($8). Whether you have a fair or dark complexion, plush plum shades will make a glamorous statement.
Adapting your favorite colors for year-round wear, doesn't have to be a hassle. You can darken your berries to burgundies and your cherry reds to brick easily. And you might even be able to repurpose some makeup you already own. Get runway inspiration for wearing this season's hottest hues for the face and nails. It's a full-scale Fall color trend report.
When it comes to achieving a natural makeup look on deeper skin tones, avoid reaching for something too neutral. While it might seem counterintuitive, experiment with shades rich in color to find something that enhances, all while blending seamlessly into the skin. Think of your color palette like your favorite Valentine's Day treats: grab up some roses and chocolates to achieve your most natural look.
- Because deeper skin is often prone to hyperpigmentation, start by blending any lighter spots. For yellowish undertones, correct your light spots with a concealer, set with a powder, and then blend on a foundation that matches your skin tone. Red undertones can skip the correcting and just apply foundation, paying special attention to problem areas.
- Dust on a copper, amber, or tawny bronzer if desired, followed by a rose-colored blush along your cheekbone for a natural flush.
- For eye makeup, soft, chocolate-toned shadows are the perfect way to define. Enhance your lashes by dotting in between them with a felt-tipped liner, and apply a swipe of mascara on the roots to create fullness.
- Accentuate your lips by applying a gloss or lipstick one to two shades darker than your lip tone. Or, keep your lips bare, adding a dab of clear gloss on the middle of your bottom lip for a pop of brightness.
Summer eye palettes are filled with pastels and fluorescents, but now it's time to dim the brights for Fall. In addition to swapping your foundation and lipstick, give your eye makeup a changeup. Check out these eye-catching color pairings to update your shadow collection this season.
The irony of the no-makeup makeup look, one of the bigger trends for Fall, is that it actually requires some makeup to pull it off. So where do you start? Like the models proved at Vera Wang (pictured above), it's best to let your skin tone lead. For fairer-complected ladies, beiges and peaches will be your go-to hues for looking fresh-faced. Learn the tricks and shop the look when you keep reading.