3 Trends To Try

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3 Trends to Try
At last, the sunny days of summer are on the horizon. Now that the buzz of fashion week has finally wound down and the most talked about beauty trends have finished jockeying for top billing, it is officially the perfect time to take note and treat your makeup bag to a color-full update. While you might not be ready to pack up your turtlenecks for the season just yet, it’s never too early to start wearing summer on your face. And if you practice your favorite new looks now, you'll be a pro by the time it's actually warm enough to throw on a sundress to wear with them. Here’s the scoop:

While neon pink lids and color coordinated lashes probably won’t pass muster for most of us (thank you very much, Donna Karan), I have zeroed in on a few straight-from-the-runway trends that I’ve found to be not only wearable, but downright flattering. From mile-long lashes to electric-lined eyes and traffic stopping lips, the most talked about makeup trends of the moment are all about making a statement—the brighter and bolder the better. When applied correctly in the right place, and worn at the right time, these looks can work for anyone (just don’t wear them all at once!).

MILE-LONG LASHES

Ultra-full - and undeniably faux – lashes were on display at Versace, Gucci Armani and Moschino, while over at YSL and Louis Vuitton, some decidedly spidery fringe was in full-effect. While a full-set of falsies is not an option for everyday – unless of course, your last name is Kardashian – a high-tech lengthening mascara will get the job done just fine. Look for formulas containing stretchable fibers, apply multiple coats (leaving ample dry time in between coats) and voila, you’re eyes appear instantly sexier (and just a tad bit rebellious for good measure).

BRIGHT LIPS

From Missoni’s shocking coral to Burburry’s show-stopping scarlet and Giles’ flaming fuchsia, this season’s catwalk has taught us that the best way to pull off bright lips is to make sure that they are matte--and that they’re the star of the show. In other words, keep the rest of your makeup pared-down or run the risk of venturing into clown face territory. To get this look from any lipstick in your makeup bag (and make it even more longwearing to boot), take a tip from the pros backstage: pat concealer on your lips before applying your lipstick, then blot with a tissue until you’ve achieved the perfect matte finish.

ELECTRIC BLUELINER

One look at the over-the-top aqua eye makeup that made its way down the runway wearing Balenciaga, L.A.M.B and my personal favorite, Nanette Lepore, and you might beg to differ, but if there was ever a trend to try, turquoise liner is it for me.

Yes, more likely than not I’m probably more willing than most to experiment with wearing this undeniably bright hue on my lids, because I am lightly obsessed with it in life (look around my house and you’ll spot bedding, pillows, closets and yes, there’s even a turquoise couch in my living room!). But even if you don’t live and die for all things turquoise, it’s hard to deny that bright, watery blues simply scream summer.

So why not test the waters yourself? For the quickest and least in-your-face way to wear the trend, start by lining only your top lash lines. Trust me, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by how this little pop of color can totally light up your entire face.

By Cindy Fedida
DERMAdoctor Staff Writer

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