Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Makeup Trends for 2013

Guest Post by Ms. Aakriti Kochar, Beauty & Makeup Expert, Oriflame India

When it comes to makeup, natural is always beautiful – but so is a bit of color on the face. Fortunately spring summer 2013 will offer both the options. Brilliant shades of blue on eyes, Slicked vivid crimson hues, emphasized neutral lips and a glowing skin are the trends to look at in the coming season.

Strong and bold brows are yet another look back in fashion. Fill using a dark brown pencil or eye shadow to create a bold statement. After very long, sparkle catches the limelight. Apply just a hint of shimmer or glitter on the eyelids, but make sure you don’t over-do it. The “Smokey Eye” in dark black is officially over. The new trend is to use eye shadows in gray or dark brown tones to create a softer look.

The season is all about clean and glowing skin. Apply a light peachy base and avoid a blush. Try Oriflame Very Me Peach Me Perfect Skin Glow, a tinted gel moisturiser with a lightweight finish that gives a peachy, natural glow and brings out the best in your complexion. One can also go for a light bronzer on cheeks like Oriflame Giordani Gold Bronzing Pearls in Natural Peach and save the bright colors on eyes and lips. Lips accentuated with matte red or crimson are very in. For a more vintage look, one can also use deep Bordeaux lip colours. These bright lips scream drama and balance out more neutral looking skin. The look is sexy and easy to achieve.

Thick or thin, black eyeliner is a staple in every girl’s makeup bag. This season, thin eyeliner, drawn close to lashes and following the natural line of the eye, is used to achieve a demure eye. Heavier graphic lines make for a more extreme and dramatic look. One can create both these look by using Oriflame Beauty Wonder Liner. Its multi-dimensional precision applicator provides both thin and thick lines. Striking contrast with jet black liner can be achieved by swiping on a platinum shadow over the lids. This also gives us inspiration for how to use a few simple strokes and dress up a look to go from day to night.

High pony tails and big open curls with a glossy texture can be extensively seen on the runways. To master this look, blow-dry hair straight, create a clean center or side parting if wanted, and secure hair into a firm ponytail close to the top of the head. Spritz with Oriflame HairX Styling Gloss Booster Spray to add instant shine. For an unconventional look, you can even wrap the ponytail into any number of looks – a loop with the ends pointing up or tucked under, a round ballet bun, or the classic double knot.


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    Have an awesome year ahead!

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