Saturday, 7 January 2012

Out with the old and in with the new!

As 2011 draws to a close and he New Year looms upon us its time to look back at this years biggest beauty trends and see what is going to stick it through to the New Year.
Behind the smoky scenes at Fashion Week there was not one sign of S/S pastel colour insight, the heavy and outrageous looks that graced the models faces such as paper stencils on the eyes as seen at Victor Rolf or dripping wet coloured hair might just be too much for us whose catwalk is the London streets rather than the runway.
Not to fear trends such as the classic cat eye eyeliner are accessible for all and has been a huge hit this year and is most definitely sticking around for 2012. This super slick eyeliner as seen at Jonathon Saunders and Kanye West, never seems to fade and continues to stay at the forefront of fashion beauty.
2011 was all about the eyebrows, whether they were barely there or bold and bushy. The year began with bleached brows sported by super model Lara Stone and ended the year with bold and beautiful, the perfect example being Derek Lam and Proenza Schouler. I think it’s definitely the loud and proud brows that win that battle and will still spot on in 2012. Even top make-up artist Tom Pecheux supports the burly brow “I love a strong, architectural brow”
The perfect make-up look is not complete with out the perfect lip and in the case of 2011 a very bight and bold lip. A range of lip colours that have stolen the show in 2011 ranged form candy pinks, to deep and dangerous purples but it’s the always classy and elegant red lips that once again stole the show and is sure to do the same in 2012. Whether its glossy or matt it’s got to be red.
A totally nude face was everywhere this year simple and elegant, all one shade, Caramel. Just think Chole and you are well on your way to creating the perfect natural look. You can’t go wrong with flawless so this will be still be a hit for 2012.
Finally shimmering metallic eyes, from a glimmer of space age silver to full on gold leaf as seen at Fendi. This is the perfect for Christmas especially silver, lightly frosted is the key for a gorgeous festive look so who knows this make another appearance next winter season, we will just have to wait and see, so roll on the New Year and new trends!