When it comes to eye makeup, ultra long lashes, distinctive eyebrows and sensational colors are among the trends that will last through the winter season. On the catwalk as well as the red carpet it is clear that focus is centered on eyes. While lips are kept neutral, there is full power on colors and effects when it comes to lashes, eyebrows and eye makeup. Here is the recipe for how you can adopt the season's hottest trends in a blink.
Return of a classic
The navy eyeliner is back! Not in the general form we remember from the eighties, but in an updated and übercool version. The eyeliner should be placed on both the wet tilting edge, all the way around the eye, as well as on top and under the lower lashes, where it is faded out (use a cotton swab or your finger) and mixed into a brown eyeshadow. A great look for both blue and brown eyes.
Elegant in dusty purple
A purple eyeshadow with dusty gray undertones is sophisticated and still a little out of the ordinary. If you have a bright, cool skin tone, it is important that you keep the rest of the look neutral, e.g. with a blush in a fresh shade and lips in a color close to your own. If you have a more golden and warm skin tone, you can go all in with purple smokey eyes – very well with a touch of gold shadow in the inner corner of the eye.
The Gold Fever
Among metallic colors gold is a sure hit. Whether you are Scandinavian light or exotic dark, gold gives a beautiful sun kissed glow and make your eyes shine. Use a light golden shade as a base for a dark eyeliner - or use a shiny golden highlighter to draw light into its inner corner of the eye.
Meter Long Lashes
Be generous with the mascara brush or spoil yourself with false lashes to catch this season’s mascara-trend. The goal is ultra long and intense lashes that will make even Bambi envious. You get the effect simply by adding several layers of mascara on both upper and lower lashes - and make sure that all lashes are well coated from root to tip. Finally, use the tip of the mascara brush to separate the lashes and ensure the right range effect.
The slightly masculine look still hits. Do not go treat your eyebrows too intense with tweezers, but keep them rich. The supermodel Cara Delevigne leads the way with the ultimate power eyebrows, that are groomed, marked and charming disheveled. Use a sloping brow brush and a powder color that matches your own, to define your eyebrows and give them just the right volume.