3 Makeup Trends For 2012: Guest Post

3 Makeup Trends For 2012

Like every year, makeup artists try to cope with the latest in fashion to create a look that is distinguishable from anything that has ever been presented before. This summer, the success is achieved by bringing forth a fusion of vintage with contemporary makeup trends, as rouge, timeless lipsticks are combined with glittery eye accents of the future.

Being a mom doesn’t have to mean that you cannot be as stylish as the ramp beauties.
Staying updated with the latest makeup trends is all what looking trendy is about. Given below are 3 makeup trends of summer 2012 that will add the much-needed oomph to your daily outfits:

bold lips
1. High Impact Lips – One of the makeup tips online for the hottest looks this summer are bold lips. Color them with deep red burgundy and scarlet but combine these shades with a clean base. Enhance your lip makeup with just eyes to which mascara and a fine line has been added on the upper lashes. This will give you the retro inspired trendy look of the season. The result is bold high impact lips while your face only just flirts with color.
If you need inspiration, try the shades that were seen at Christian Dior, Yves Saint Lauren, Jean Paul Gaultier and Donna Karan.

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2. Smokey Eyes – If some preferred bold lips, then there were those who made dramatic eyes the focus of the looks. Smokey eyes were evident at almost all runways. They were the choice for designer like Rodarte, Moschio and L’Wren Scott who only showed them off with evening outfits but also demonstrated ways in which these dramatic eyes could be used with everyday daytime wear.

make up trends smokey eye winged linerAt the Rodarte show, smokey eyes were created with deep indigo. They had a metallic touch. This was combined with lavender lips and pearly eye shadow. This gave an overall look of sophistication that just flirted with colors.

3. Winged Liner –The cat-eye look was all over the runways of Spring 2012 and there were so many renditions of this look that you won’t have any trouble choosing the best one. This is not so difficult to achieve and you can also wear it everyday. Also known as the winged liner look, this classic makeup has been reinvented giving it a modern touch.

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To get the winged liner look, draw a thick wing with your liner past your eyebrows. If you want to emphasize the look, then continue to draw till you reach the inner corner of your eyes. This will highlight the V-shape. A different take on the winged liner look has wispy wings reminiscent of the retro-look.

// The only common make up trend this season was the clean base hinting at a healthy complexion that look fresh and glowing. The trends for eyes and lips varied from one show to another with each designer choosing to focus on either the lips or the eyes.

Tiffany Haryanto is a beauty expert and is also the owner of the website, http://www.costumesmegastore.com/, which is a popular portal to buy innovative costumes.


  1. Nicole - Mama to 4 Blessings says:

    great tips! I used to doll myself up more but that was before 4 kids! I need to take the time to do it more – thank you for the tips + encouragement!

  2. Love that color lip stick but I am not sure I could pull it off!

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the smokey eyes trend!!! Though I have never ever ever been able to do it on myself (boohoo)… You know what I loved about this post?? How informative it was! It shoed a different side of the trends and I really enjoyed it… SUPER!! :)

  4. Tazim says:

    I like the trend with the eyeliner because I feel like I can pull it off, but not so much the lipstick one.

  5. Headant says:

    I would love to know what makeup is best for this. I have trouble with it melting and getting in my eyes.

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  7. pennie huggins says:

    really never thought about doing these things, but after reading this i believe i start

  8. Krystle says:

    Thanks for the trends, love the winged liner!


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