Winter Beauty Trends 2012
Ready for holiday party season? Between your office holiday party, your sister-in-law's annual open house, and every other holiday festivity in between, the time to dress and impress is, once again, here. But that doesn't mean you have to outdo last year's outfits with a completely new wardrobe. If you really want to amp up your look with something new and bold, take a peek inside your makeup case or hit the beauty counter for a few new hues! The looks went from bold to bare on the runways for fall and winter, but you don't have to be a supermodel to pull off this season's hottest beauty trends! Check out our favorite trends and see how you can impress the crowds this holiday season.
Go ahead...wine a little! Bold lips have been hot for a couple of years now, but this season the trend has gotten edgier. Keep your eye makeup tame with a few coats of mascara and show off a sultry pout in shades of burgundy, mulberry, oxblood and aubergine. Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick, $24, available at Sephora.
The smoky eye look has always been, and will always be, a winter classic. But if you want to raise the "wow" factor a few notches, a multi-tonal smoky eye is not just on-trend this season, but truly stunning. This look goes great with a simple LBD and heels ensemble! Nars New Wave Eyeshadow Palette, $55, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
If bold and elaborate makeup isn't your thing, then you're in luck because the bare-faced look is also one of this season's top trends! Amp up your complexion and even out your skin tone with an illuminating powder, then apply a couple of coats of brown mascara and finish off with a sheer gloss or nude shade on your lips. LORAC Perfectly Lit, $32, available at Beauty.com.