New Year Beauty
Some beauty trends are classic. The little black dress, a pair of great jeans and a sophisticated pair of red heels will always be fashionable.
But every year, there are certain trends that designers unveil in their fall line that will be really hot for the upcoming year.
For 2013, there are numerous trends that women from all walks of life can incorporate into their wardrobe and makeup kit, ensuring that they look like they really in-the-know when it comes to fashion.
Velvet has been around for years, and a great black velvet jacket really never goes out of style, at least for a man.
But for women, velvet hasn’t exactly been the trendiest of materials in recent years.
In 2013, expect to see lots of velvet blazers, dresses and pants, as well as shoes and scarves.
The great thing about velvet is that it’s a heavy fabric that will keep you warm in the colder parts of the winter and look great at the same time.
Nail polish has always had its place, but many designers chose to go with a more natural look in recent years, opting for a light gloss or more natural colors.
In 2013, designers are making a bold statement with nails in bright colors with all kinds of designs.
A lot of designers went for bold geometric patterns in daring colors, and this can work for a lot of women that don’t want to limit themselves when it comes to what clothes they can wear by using a more recognizable design.
You can play around with painting your nails in different colors if you want, but for a great, quick look, you’ll probably need to find a salon near you.
If you’re like a lot of women, you dread walking around in heels that offer no support, but you might do it anyway, even for long periods of time, just to look great.
You’re not going to have to do that, at least not as much, in 2013.
That’s because chunky heels that offer more support are coming back in style.
Look for a variety of different designers to employ the chunky heel in both casual shoes for everyday wear and shoes designed for more formal events.
Even designers that don’t force you to pay a small fortune for their shoes will be using the chunky heel this year, so you might even be able to save a couple of bucks by shopping around in person and online.
Like statement nails, bold, colorful shades of eyeshadow lit up the runways at the end of 2012.
Designers and their makeup artists were making quite a statement by using shades like turquoise and green this year instead of more basic and earthy colors.
A lot of runway models were done up with unique applications of eye shadow as well, partly because of the bold color.
After all, turquoise eye shadow might look great, but when you apply it to the whole lid, there’s a good chance it’s going to look a little silly, even at a fashion show.
If you don’t want to go with such a bold color of eyeshadow, try mixing it in with a more basic color or covering it up just a little bit with a nude eye shadow.
That way you’ll still get the pop of a bright color without the “hey-look-at-me” factor.
Teal eyeliner was also a big hit in recent shows, and it might be just the bold style you’re looking for without being quite as noticeable as blue or green eye shadow.
Cherry Red Lips
Red lipstick is something that almost every woman in the world owns, or at the very least, has thought about buying. After all, red lipstick is a classic fashion accessory.
In 2013, cherry red and bright shades of lip color are going to be very popular, and you’ll likely see them in print ads and at your local makeup counter all year.
Bright red lipsticks are a great way to add color to your look, especially if you tend to wear a lot of black or navy blue in the winter time.
Make It Work For You
At first you may feel like you can’t accomplish these trends, but you can.
Figure what silhouettes flatter your body shape the most and buy a jacket or dress in velvet in a color that compliments your skin tone.
Play around with your nails at home or go to your favorite stylist. Find pictures of designs online that you’d like to try.
Chunky heels are seriously being made in every style that you can think of so just go on a shopping trip with a gal pal and find the one that suits your personality.
Although blue eyeshadow was the devil for a while (thank you 1980’s) it’s making a serious comeback. Stop by a makeup counter at your favorite department store or look on Youtube for a tutorial to help you apply.
Anyone can do red lips, it’s just about finding the right shade for you.
If you just take some time you’ll be able to have fun with all these trends and put your own personal spin on them.
Marcela De Vivo works for Skintrium, and writes articles that focus on beauty trends, health, and wellbeing.