Saturday, January 21, 2012

Messy and Understated Take Center Stage in 2012

We've all heard how 2012 is the year of great change and the end of a cycle. Well, we are definitely seeing that to be true in the world of makeup. According to this New York Times article called "You Can Fall Out of Bed and Look Good" by Stephanie Rosenbloom the new makeup style for 2012 is a messy just out of bed look. The polished and perfect smokey eyes with lined lips is out this year. This article suggest minimal makeup while keeping things natural, letting one feature shine such as a bold lip. Also, allow your flawless skin to be the center piece of your look. The messy smudged eye is also in, along with a new take on the classic smokey eye done with metallic colors to give it a softer look.

I really love this article, there are some great tips and ideas in it.  I'm also all about budget friendly makeup advice and wearing a natural look.  I am inspired to try the softer take on the smokey eye using  metallic colors.  I also look forward to trying the reverse smokey eye, which is applying eyeshadow and eyeliner on the bottom lash line instead of on the eye lid. This looks reminds me of being in the 7th grade, not knowing how to do makeup and wearing what my mom would call the "goth look".  Hahaha, those were fun times. I also want to try wearing the "Popsicle Mouth" which is applying a lip stain on your lips giving your mouth a look like you just sucked on a Popsicle.

If any of this sounds interesting to you, read the article I posted below and give these different looks a try in 2012. Although, if this really isn't you and you're more comfortable wearing the polished, full face of makeup, then stick with your classic look. Don't let fashion trends dictate how you should look, but don't be afraid to show off natural beauty.

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