Fashion of Wednesday, 13 February 2013

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Three make up trends for 2013

Wouldn’t you want to try out some new fashion trends for 2013. It’s hard to keep up so we’ll be giving you a heads start!

Matte Complexion

The irony of this trend is that to create a timeless look, you need to step away from the trends. This balanced-out skin tone is an inspiration from the 80s and 90s, where a shiny or glossy face was nowhere to be seen.


First rule is to always apply primer. You want your skin to be as close to perfect as it can get before applying foundation.

When picking foundation, go for a powder-based variety.

Steer clear of applying illuminator or highlighter in your t-zone.

Leave your forehead bare, as the foundation isn’t a mask. Apply it only in the center of your face and then blend outward for a natural look.

Bold And Feminine Brows

Not sleeky thin or roughly thick, for the next couple of seasons, brows are strict but groomed. This involves a lot of filling, perhaps even growing them out to get optimum results for next year. For now, stay clear from pointed or bushy looks.


Observe the directions towards which the hair is growing. When filling the brows, follow the path and colour in that direction.

A brow pencil always needs to be a shade or two lighter than the hair colour.

Keep it sophisticated but strong. Brows are the map of the face, let them make a statement.

Metallic Colours

Include accents of warmer hues in your everyday make-up routine. If plums, violets and olive scare you, then opt for metallic shades. A little dust of silver under the eye or a sparkly topcoat of nail lacquer will not make you look like a teenager. Don’t be scared to add sparkle during the day. If it makes you feel on-trend and fashionable, brave against the boring and dull crowd on the street.


Use loose sparkle powder for fall, as opposed to creamy-based gels. They tend to stick-on and create high shine.

Two spots for metallic sparkle for the eyes – under the eye and on inner and outer corner.

Metallic nail polish is a subtle way of approaching this trend. You can stick with a natural flawless face, but make a statement with the nails.

A smoky eye is always a winner, be it any season. Opt for metallic eyeshadow shades of charcoal and grey to fit the trend.