When it comes to what’s hot and what’s not in the world of beauty and fashion, we need look no further than the glitz and glam of La La Land.Here we are in the middle of catwalk season and between fashion showcases and the awards shows we’ve seen so far in 2013, there are some definite trends shining through. If you want to wake up your normal beauty routine, try taking these 5 celebrity makeup trends out for a spin.
1. The Retro/Cat Eye
While the cat eye trend emerged largely in 2012, it has continued on with full force this year and has been combined with an overall retro/glam chic. While perfecting the look takes a bit of time, it’s well worth it. You can decide how much you want to dial up the drama and then wing out as far as you dare. A black liquid liner is easiest to achieve this look and if you outline it before filling it in, you can be sure you get both eyes even. Kim Kardashian, Rihanna and Emma Stone are just a few of the leading ladies who have been seen sporting this look recently.
2. The Smoky Eye
The smoky eye is a classic that will never go out of style. It’s the perfect little touch of drama that calls attention to your eyes, no matter where you are. Holiday parties or girl’s night out are great places to show off this celeb favorite. While there are many ways to achieve this look, chose an eye shadow assortment that has several color tones. You may go with the traditional shades of black or embrace the recent metallic tone trend. This is one of the most common makeup choices you will see on the red carpet.
Just in time for spring, pastel makeup trends are all the rage. These stylish hues aren’t confined to just one area of the face, celebs have been spotted with everything from pastel lips to pastel liner. Depending on your application, it can be a bold look or a much softer one. Start off with an accent or small pop of pastel and go from there. Pastel liner, especially a light shade of violet, can be very flattering for both blue and brown eyes.
4. Bold Lipstick
Perhaps the most powerful ammunition in any girl’s makeup kit is the classic lipstick. Even if you are in a rush and can only throw on one beauty product, many celebrities say it would be lipstick or lip stain. A little color can make the face come alive and instantly give off that put-together appearance. Nicki Minaj has been seen sporting a pretty pink pout this season while Kim Kardashian continues to rock the classic luscious red lip. Celebs are being bold and bright with their lipstick selections this season.
5. Nude Liner at the Waterline
Ever notice how you can’t help but stare at the expert makeup of the celebs? Well, it helps they have professional makeup application but one secret tool in their makeup kit this year is the nude colored eye liner. When this is applied at the waterline, the pale color seems to make eyes pop and look brilliant. This is an instant fix to dull or tired looking eyes.
Emily is a health and beauty blogger who not only enjoys makeup application, but also using Obagi Nuderm products to make her skin radiant from the inside out.