When it comes to trends, you may think you are all-knowing. But as far as makeup goes, Alex White, a young employee at MAC cosmetics, and Rachel Rooney, an employee at Ulta Beauty, may make you feel quite out of the loop. If you want to be up-to-date on the current trends, here are some tips to consider:
Slim the face
You can actually slenderize your face using makeup techniques. The look is achieved by using a light, shimmery powder. It is similar to contouring, which according to White, is going out of style.
“The hottest thing right now is strobing,” she said, “which is basically highlighting 40 percent of your face.”
However, Mooney still uses contouring and has tips for makeup users with pink and red complexions.
“Using browns to contour with undertones of blue and yellow will look more natural because your face won’t appear orange," Mooney said.
According to White, cranberry colors for the cheeks and lips are very in right now. They’re perfect for fall and look great on all skin tones. Mooney agreed that cranberry is popular as well as deep purples and especially navy, which is becoming a huge trend.
Dark and black lips
Dark colors are popular this fall — even black lipstick. You may have thought black lipstick was just an ode to Halloween, but it’s actually making quite an appearance this season.
Smokey eyes and funky eyeliner
The smokey eye has often been a signature look, but it’s more popular now than ever. It pairs perfectly with a cat eye or winged eyeliner. Symmetrical eyeliner may be the hardest part of perfecting your look. In White's opinion, in order to master the winged eyeliner, use liquid liner and start in the middle of the eyelid.
Misting hairspray over your face will help set your makeup and keep it intact and flawless, but shouldn't be used every day, according to Mooney.
Using false eyelashes can help perfect your look, but they can be challenging to apply. If you’ve never used them before, start by applying half lashes and always use gray or black glue.
Suede lipstick has been around for a while, but have you ever heard of suede shadow? This eyeshadow has a less-shiny look. It is matte and gives you a suede finish.
Match your liner to your eyes
If you have green or hazel eyes, don’t always resort to a black liner. According to Mooney, brown, gold, hunter green or any shade of purple compliments green eyes.