Check out the latest fashion makeup trends on your own face

  • By Samantha Critchell Associated Press
  • Friday, October 16, 2009 5:46pm
  • Life

While shoppers have to wait months for the spring-season futuristic floral prints and lingerie looks that debuted at the just-wrapped Fashion Weeks, the beauty trends can move from runway to real world right away. is a Web site that encourages beauty junkies to try the ripped-from-runway looks on their own uploaded photos. Users can do a virtual screen test of bold brows or orange lips and get a list of suggested products with a few clicks.

So, sharpen your eye pencils, look for no-color lipstick and try a braid in your hair — or maybe even a pompadour.

Wild eyes: As makeup moves away from being delicate and glamorous, there is an emphasis on just being cool, said Gordon Espinet, MAC Cosmetics’ vice president of artistry. The easiest way to capture that vibe is with a dark eye.Think Chrissie Hynde or Siouxsie and the Banshees: Use black shadow, liner and a lot of mascara.

Nude lips: The beige lip that was so popular is an easy trend to adapt for everyday use, but it does indeed need adapting, makeup artist Bobbi Brown said. On the runway, models usually have foundation on their lips to give a very neutral, very matte look, but that could be cakey and washed out if not done right, she said. She suggests beige lipstick instead.

Sporty skin: You want to get that glow with your skin, without being too dewy or sparkly, Espinet said, the tough girl showing her softer side. “I describe the skin as having the texture of a tan without obvious color.”

Punk princess: Epinet noted the use of purple, blue, green and orange lipsticks. “The theatrical trends are like the street theater of the late ’70s and ’80s when people were inspired by punk — that’s what it reminds me of,” Espinet said.

It’s one bright effect on an otherwise plain face. “You want minimal product with maximum impact,” Espinet said.

Braids, bobs and bows: DailyMakeover’s beauty editor Rachel Hayes noted the ’80s in the oversized hair bows. While they’re probably too flashy for most women, a toned-down trend could be headbands with bows on them.

There was a clear indication that braids — already popular this past summer — will be worn well into next year.

The 1920s bob was on more than one catwalk and could be prime for a comeback, but the pompadour worn by Gwen Stefani and her LAMB models probably is not.

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