Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Trends to try!

Hey my gorgeous readers!

Sorry it has been a while since my last post. This past week was crazy for me. Sometimes I become so completely focused on one thing that I forget about everything else. But enough about my silly little life haha!

Well it’s summer and everyone is itching for something fresh and exciting. This is a great time to be adventurous with your makeup! There are so many different looks and products to experiment with! It can really boggle your mind sometimes. I remember searching for what seemed like years to find something new to try and that wasn’t too difficult (You don’t want to be in front of the mirror all the time…or do you?). Here are a few of my favorite current trends and HALLELUJAH! They aren’t very difficult to master!

Winged Eye Liner: Eyeliner is probably my favorite makeup product. More than any other, it has the power to transform your appearance and make your eyes more vibrant. I love the seductive look achieved with a heavy winged eye. Made famous in the 1950’s by glamorous starlets like Marilyn Monroe, it has transcended times and passing fads and still remains popular to this day. Your eyes will appear brighter, defined, and more cat-like. You can try this look with any color of eyeliner! Blue, purple, green, or silver! The possibilities are endless!

Matching Neutral Pink Cheeks & Lips: One of my all-time favorite saying speaks about how makeup shouldn’t completely change you, it should enhance what is already there. A healthy, glowing complexion is universally flattering and pretty neutral pink cheek colors with flecks of gold help give your skin a fresh, luminous appearance. The same for lips is equally appealing! While dark colors make your lips appear smaller, lighter colors will make your lips look fuller and supple. Using neutral pink tones will help give an effortlessly chic, natural look.

Silver Smokey Eyes: This cool, sexy look will be perfect for those hot, sexy summer nights! The smoky eye technique enhances your eye color and is a fun way to play up your day-to-day makeup routine. You can use any color for smoky eyes, it’s really up to you. I chose silver because I love the break from the traditional bronze colors used in summer that reflect the warm sun. Why not change to reflect the cool moon on those summer nights? Silver also brightens up your eyes and makes you look very glamorous without weighing them down.

Hot Pink Lips: Growing up most little girls played with a Barbie doll or two (or fifty…not pointing any fingers lol!) What girl didn’t want those beautiful hot pink lips? Now that us girls are all grown up, we can still keep a little of that Barbie girl in all of us! Hot pink is one of those colors that just plain looks good on everyone! It instantly makes your lips feel luscious and can make your teeth look whiter (buh bye whitening strips!)! You can wear it matte or with gloss to give it a super sexy sheen. It will wake your complexion up and make you feel super fabulous!

Airbrush Makeup: This is the most costly of the trends I will be mentioning just because if you want to do it yourself, you’ll have to buy your own compressor and foundation shades. I love airbrush makeup! Professionally I use the Dinair Airbrush System and it’s great. I have never seen coverage like what I’ve seen with airbrush makeup. It does the job of concealer, foundation, and powder all in one. On it’s own the foundation gives a very matte finish, but with Dinair you can incorporate different moisture products to give a more dewy finish. If you want to try it for yourself without buying the whole airbrush system, find a makeup artist in your area that offers airbrush makeup and set up an appointment. You will be able to see how it looks and then decide if you want to purchase your own kit. The one thing I will say is it is not like typical foundation. It can feel a little cakey if you get to much product in one place, so you have to very careful of how close and how much you are spraying. On the other hand, airbrush makeup will stay on until you take it off (seriously I’ll work out in it for an hour and sweat and still look fresh afterwards)! The other plus is that it removes very easily and quickly. I definitely think everyone should try airbrush makeup at least once just to experience it. You may find yourself re-inventing your whole makeup routine!

Try out one of these look for yourself! You may be pleasantly surprised and have a few tricks up your sleeve to look extra fab!

Here are my preferred products to use in conjunction with these trends. I have provided the shade colors and where you can get them!

Have a great week gorgeous ones! Smile, smile, smile and be positive!

Xoxo, Lacey

Eyeliner: Makeup Forever Aqua Liner (any color) www.makeupforever.com

Neutral Pink Cheek color and lips: NARS blush and lip gloss in Orgasm www.narscosmetics.com

Smokey Silver Eyes: NYX Trio Eye shadow in TS20 www.nyxcosmetics.com

Hot Pink Lips: NYX Round Lipstick in Hot Pink www.nyxcosmetics.com

Airbrush Makeup: Dinair Airbrush System www.airbrushmakeup.com

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