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10-20-16 | Posted by

I’m a huge fan of the “no-makeup” makeup look, but if I want to be on-trend right now, I’ll have to rev things up a bit and step out of my comfort zone with looks that make a bit more of a statement and are actually a lot more fun.

If you’re ready to up your makeup game, here are 3 trend-worthy looks you’ll love:  

The BOLD EYE trend was showcased on many a runway as either sm0key, graphic or colorful. To make it look modern keep the rest of your makeup minimal. Even out your complexion, add just a touch of natural looking blush and keep your lips nude. Though you might not want to make this look as in-your-face as many models on the runway did with color blocking for their eyeshadow or extremely graphic lines surrounding the eye, a bright cat eye is an easy-to-do and colorful option that’s flattering and works for all.

Make Up For Ever Aqua Matic Waterproof Glide-On Eye Shadow in Iridescent Turquoise ($22) is a fun one to try. Its creamy, creaseless application glides on easily and won’t transfer plus it has a high color payoff so a little goes a long way. It’s also waterproof, smudge proof, has an integrated sharpener so it’s always good to go, and comes in a gorgeous array of classic to vibrant pop colors and with matte to diamond finishes so there are lots of options to choose from.

DARK LIPS done right are striking. It’s a look that works best with bold brows and radiant skin and is foolproof when done with a lip pencil if you simply color in the lines, or with lipstick by applying a coat of lipstick, blotting with blotting paper to absorb excess moisture, and then finishing with another coat of lipstick.

Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu ($26) — a deep aubergine color — is sexy as hell. This jumbo crayon pencil is has a non-drying, emollient formula that glides on easily and stays put for hours.

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Vampira ($20) goes on creamy and dries to a true matte finish. If you’re ready to give this trend a go, you can’t go wrong with this deep, reddish burgundy shade. The whole line of 28 bold hues are infused with vitamin E and sunflower seed so not only will your lips make some kind of gorgeous statement, they’ll feel comfortable too.

MOLTEN SHINE makeup will get you attention for all the right reasons. Ring your eyes with a glittery or super shimmery shadow or highlight your face’s high points for added radiance. No matter how you choose to play it — metallic eyes or a kissed by light complexion — it’s a guaranteed winning look every time.

Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Midnight Cowboy ($20) multitasks as an eye liner or allover shimmer. This very wearable shade of beige glitter can be applied around your eyes with the applicator brush or you can remove the little plastic piece that controls how much product comes out of the bottle and dab it on your fingertip so you can put wherever you desire. This water-based gel contains superfine glitter, peach and cucumber extract to condition, and carrot extract to soften.


NOTE: All products were tested in store. Opinions are my own. 

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