Nov 16, 2012

Winter Beauty Trends 2012

By Belinda Romano

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.

Wine-Hued Lips

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.

Smoky Multi-Tones

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.

Stand-Out Eyeliner

It's all about the eyes this season and if you'd rather go for a cleaner, more structured eye look, have some fun with eyeliner! From exagerated cat-eyes to mix n' match shades, it's all about stand-out lines this season! Sephora Flashy Eyeliner Set, $16, available at Sephora.

Bold Eyebrows

Thin and over-plucked eyebrows are a thing of the past! Boost your look with full and defined eyebrows, and let them take center stage with a neutral palette of eyeshadow, blush and lipstick. Bobbi Brown Brow Kit, $45, available at Bergdorf Goodman.

Rosy Cheeks

Bright blush isn't just for summer anymore! Go for a sweet and fresh look this chilly season with rosy-flushed cheeks by applying the color to the apples of your cheeks. e.l.f. Studio Blush in Pink Passion, $3, available at Target.

Natural Glow

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.

  • Winter Beauty Trends 2012
  • Wine-Hued Lips
  • Smoky Multi-Tones
  • Stand-Out Eyeliner
  • Bold Eyebrows
  • Rosy Cheeks
  • Natural Glow
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Winter Beauty Trends 2012
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