What’s in & what’s out of date for makeup?
I could talk all day about this. The royal wedding had me whining about seeing that horrid heavy black eyeliner stretched across the entire lower lash line right to the tearduct. With such a public figure trumpeting that look, I thought we’d set the makeup world back 30 years by showing all her followers this style; all the online bloggers were talking about how to get Kate Middleton’s wedding look, without a moment’s thought about whether that was a good thing!
F inally I’ve seen Kate with a softened lash line that is bringing out her youth and eye size…not hiding it. Also, I’m still hating the black pencil liner on the lower waterline, inside the inner rim of the eye. When we do an evening smokey eye that is all dark charcoals and bronzes, or dark anything, that works; but I’m seeing it on brides, on 14 year old school girls, on Moms, and others who end up looking either too old or like they have tiny slits for eyes. My other pet peeves are bronzer as contour (we need a shade that is taupe, not orange, to create shadows on the face), fuschia lipstick (looks good on absolutely no one…especially tanned, baked skin), and lipliner that is darker than the lipstick…this one has almost gone with the dinosaurs, but I do still see it occasionally.
Which makeup trends excite me?
False lashes used to be for celebs and special occasions. I’m glad they have jumped off the red carpet and into makeup rooms of the average woman. More and more women wear them every time they go out now. I’m also happy to see the flawless face begging for lots of attention. Makeup technology has kept up with the high definition cameras and we are all getting better at being camera-ready for the most finicky of lenses. Where we used to pride ourselves in donning a “barely there” makeup look, we are learning to master the application of higher coverage, but real, foundation.