The Best Make-up Shades for Winter 2012
With winter fast approaching, we have narrowed down the basic styles and shades of the season that anyone will be able to do. From lipstick, to eyes, to complexion – these are the winter basics for everyday wear and nights out.
The Lips – Four top shades:
Deep Purple – This shade usually looks better with pale skin tones rather than a sunkissed tan, however make sure you wear a little colour in your face (like a medium brown or pink shade) and classic eye makeup. Avoid heavy eyeliner and smoky eyes unless you want a gothic look. Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy Gloss are great for this shade.
Nude – This is great for casual wear in warm understated shades, and can be worn with a darker eye is you wish or if you want the complete ‘nude’ look, go for a natural eye and complexion with well groomed eyebrows. Avoid glosses. For Nude lipsticks, Beauty Bar is a must.
Hot Pink – For the girly look that you can wear everywhere. If you’re wearing a hot pink lip color, this should be the focal point of your look. If you’re having a night out, combine your hot pink lips with a charcoal eye colour for a touch of elegance, and if you want to be a bit more sexy, draw out your eyeliner a little more for the wing effect. For hot pink lips go to Sephora and Chanel.
Red/ Orange Red – If you are afraid of real reds, orange-red is a nice alternative. This is a color that can be dressed up and dressed down; dinner parties, clubs or even on the street. It’s a great confidence builder. MAC do an amazing orange-red lipstick.
Eyeshadow – The colours of the sea are making headway for winter 2012 in the eye-shadow department. Navy, sapphire, electric and cobalt are making an appearance and there are many designers focusing on this colour like: Yves Saint Laurent, Guerlein, Giorgio Armani, and Chanel. Also you can’t forget the classic smoky eye which is being taken to new levels this year with a rock-chick vibe. Cat-eye eyeliner is another classic that won’t be forgotten.
Lashes – Long defined lashes obviously ooze femininity and sensuality, and go with any look. Double your mascara layers or stick on some falsies for thickness and volume, but only if you need to.
Foundation – With foundation, less is more. Going with the more natural look, make sure you moisturise and then cover any imperfections or dark circles with a concealer that’s as close to your skin tone as possible. If you need more coverage, don’t apply huge amounts.
Blush – Keeping with the natural theme, don’t pack on the blush – understated colours like soft pinks look beautiful when applied lightly with a brush.
Images Via: Glamcheck.com, Eye-Makeup-Ideas.com