From the runway, to photo-shoots and magazine fashion adds - new 2015 beauty trends are washing over the world of cosmetics, hair and fashion! Check out some of these new 2015 hair trends, cosmetic trends and palettes!
"Bare Faced" Beauty Palettes
Appearing to be completely bare faced, and natural is the new trend in Runway as heavy heavy contours slowly fall by the wayside. Although, of course, these palettes still have contouring properties, they are soft, and natural and much less defined and sculpted. From Marc Jacobs to Victoria's Secret the "Bare Faced" palette can be spotted almost everywhere right now and is projected to continue to be a staple in this years beauty regimes. This look is all about the appearance of healthy, glowing skin, and moisturized lips.
Step 1.) Mix a liquid Luminizer, like Josie Maran Argan Illuminator ( $28.00 ) with a light Liquid Foundation like Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover ($21.00). Then, apply dots of it sparingly over the face, blending as you go.
Step 2.) Apply a slightly shimmery tinted lip balm like Dior Addict Lip Glow in Pink ($33.00) to add volume and a sheer bit of color to the lips.
Step 3.) Apply a slightly shimmering nude/ pink based or gold based shadow to the upper and lower lids of the eyes, blending well, such as Make Up Forever D716 Crystalline Papaya ($21.00)
Step 4.) Apply a soft, natural powder blush to the apples of the cheeks, blending out softly towards the ear such as Bare Minerals blush ($20.00 ) in Vintage Peach
Step 5.) Apply a reflective cream highlight to the upper cheek bones and under the brow arch, such as Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch ($41.00)
Step 6.) Last, curl the lashes softly with an eyelash curler but ditch the mascara! Also, groom the brows with a brow grooming brush.
Ear cuffs have been around forever now, but are just not really hitting fashion by storm. They are one of the most simple, and easy new trends to try! From the chained, gothic-esque elaborate cuff to the iridescent crystal embellished glamour cuff, these ear accents can range from artsy to classic and come in endless forms and styles. Pierced ears or un-pierced, you can wear this look! You'll have more options with pierced ears, but there are various types of ear cuffs that don't require a piercing. You can find ear cuffs everywhere right now from stores like Forever 21, Claires and Hot Topic to Ebay, and even Walmart!
Styles that are particularly hot right now: Crystal embellished ear cuffs and ear cuffs with chains.
Sheer Nude Nail Polish
Finally a nail trend that's incredibly easy and can be done at home! No glued on nail gems or dip dyed messes here, just beautiful, natural and sheer looking nails. From the runway to the red carpet this trend looks great on just about everyone, and with almost any ensemble! It's also appropriate for most events, and again, easy to apply because you literally just need to apply a nice, sleek coat of polish and wallah. No perfect geometric shapes or accurately placed glitter. Sheer pinks, lavenders, nudes, peach tones, grays and whites have hit nail polish brand shelves with a fury early this year. Last year, metallic pastels were a hit, and this trend slightly echoes of the pastel trend with a more classic approach, and ditches the metal and glitter accents. Try Deborah Lippmann's Spring 2015 Whisper Collection $18 each, available in Feb! Or the OPI Nude collection at $9 each!
Candy Toned Lips
Aside from very natural palettes, this random trend seems to be popping up everywhere, and is spotlighted in most new lip color palettes! The "Candy" Lip which includes candy inspired lip tones such as lavender, bright pink, coral and other almost neon shades. Somehow, these hues look absolutely stunning, and are just the right amount of color shock when paired with a bare faced palette. Definitely do not try this look with a heavy eye, or intense shadow colors! My favorite is Kat Von D's Studded Kiss Lipstick in "Coven", a light lavender hue.
Try out Too Faced "Melted" Liquified Long Wear Lipstick at $21.00 a piece and their long line of candy toned shades such as Bright Fuschia pink, Hot Pink, Creamy Coral, Blood Red, and Violet Orchid
Tousled, Embellished Updos
The braid has made a massive comeback within the last two years, but now it's being fused with other updo trends and embellishments. Braid the hair or create a classic updo, making sure to keep it light and airy. Over polished and perfect is out, and almost bedhead like, wispy updos are fashionable. Add a feathered, floral or crystal headband, or hair piece and wallah! Messy updos can be done easily on long and yes, even moderately short hair with a box of bobby pins, some patience and a good mirror or two. Add a cute and unique hair accent from H&M, Forever 21, American Eagle, or yes even Wal-Mart and wallah! Hair pieces now come in so many fun styles it can be hard to choose! From wild flowers and roses to iridescent crystalline headbands, you can create any flair you can imagine with a simple hair accent, just keep it eye catching! The bigger, or more creative the better!
Extreme Eye Liner
Reminiscent of the Iconic Twiggy's extreme "art pop" liner, extreme liner is back in full form from glitter liners to white, and black. The graphic art factor of beauty made a splash last year, but has toned itself down to create a softer yet still equally as impactful look that can be worn everyday. From the cat eye application, to double winged applications, to top and bottom lid applications, this trend is stunning, bold and fun.
Liquid liners give the most crisp lines, which is everything in this look. Apply carefully, and try to get your application as perfectly geometric as possible for the best effect!
If you're new to this sort of look try a basic cat eye first in basic black then try glitter liners and other fun colors once you feel comfortable! For Glitter Liner, try Sephora's new line of Glitter liner and Mascara at only $5.00 a piece! Colors come in royal purple, black, teal, cobalt blue, navy, dark purple, baby pink, gold and bronze. For black liner, I love Kat Von D's Tattoo Liner in Trooper ($18.00). For a white liner try Stila's Stay all Day liquid liner in Snow ($20.00)
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