Makeup trends for Fall 2014: The Beauty Enthuasiast

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Thursday, August 21, 2014


NOT all makeup looks that go down the runways are what most of us would consider wearable. We have to keep in mind that these fashion shows are that: shows. They’re not always supposed to be very real-life-friendly, but that’s okay: We can still draw inspiration from these looks and make them our own. Here are some to try from the Fall 2014 trends.

Metallic finishes

What is a “metallic” finish? It’s a chrome-like, high-shine effect that is not exactly glittery or glossy. Metallic-finish lipsticks are getting more attention than before, although last year’s metallic eyes are back. Try this trend on either eyes or lips, not both, to avoid looking like you’re going to your own fashion show (or space ship) when you’re really just going to the mall.

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Major eyelashes

Eyelashes are literally big this season, with almost spidery lashes being seen on some catwalks. If you’re brave enough to try the spider-lash trend, bring out your clumpiest mascara and pile on the product using the tip of the wand on both top and bottom lashes.

Don’t like the spidery look? Then curl lashes and take a few extra seconds with your regular mascara to really wiggle the product from the base to the ends of your top and bottom eyelashes. I often get asked how I do my lashes, and I’ve found that the technique is as important, if not more so, than the mascara used. Of course, you can don wispy falsies, even on your bottom lashes if you dare. Pair this look with fresh skin and either a pinky-nude or red lipstick.

Soft eyebrows

Many makeup artists sent models down the runways with almost undone eyebrows. As my friends tease me, I’m quite particular about my brows, so I found this to be a rather curious trend. If you already have full brows, all you need to do is brush them in place with clear brow gel or mascara. But if you have sparse eyebrows like me, you can actually play with the shape a bit more.

To get the soft brow look, try filling them in with an eyebrow pencil or pen using short and very light strokes, without accentuating the arch or the tips very much at all. Use a spoolie or tinted brow gel in a color slightly lighter than your natural brow hairs to distribute product and get that soft effect.

Small wings

As much as I would love to be a master of cat-eye liner, this is still a work in progress. I need to concentrate so much almost to the point of forgetting to breathe when trying to get that perfect wing!

For a much easier look, I like doing small wings on my liner instead, creating only the tiniest upward flick on the outer corners. Good to know that this is on-trend this season!

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 22, 2014.

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