10 Hot Makeup Trends for Fall 2008

Dramatic eyes, diva-like lips, sensual lashes and sculpted cheeks – all at your command for a relishing inspiration of the hottest and most important beauty trends of fall 2008. Back stages of the most important fashion shows have been vibrating until the last moments for the sublime display the most striking trends. All of the season’s makeup looks for fall are inspired by the code of femininity.

Trend: Intense Eyes In the cold season eye makeup is generous, with dramatic accents (see Ben de Lisi), theatrical (Dior) or precious (Zac Posen). Opulent textures – creamy eye shadows, powdery or shimmery ones) are enriching the eyelids in shades of gray, brown, plum or tons of black.

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Trend: Shimmery Eyes For the new season makeup artists are suggesting a bold eye-enhancing trend – illuminating the inner corner of the eyes or the lower lid with golden – see at the Cavalli show or at Blumarine or frosty white at the Versace fashion show.

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Trend: Colorful Lids Good news for the less skillful in the mastery of makeup, but with lots of creativity – electric, colorful shadows are IN! Therefore, you can apply them in any color/texture combination, without looking completely silly – as seen at Benjamin Cho, John Galliano and Bill Blass fashion shows.

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Trend: Blue Eyes Iris blue is the hottest eye makeup color of the season! Starting from lighter, frosty looks to carbon blues, paired up with black eyeliner for smokey eyes, blue eyeshadow is hot, in and trendy! Seen at Ben de Lisi, Proenza Schouler, Lela Rose, Karl Lagerfeld.

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Trend: Golden Eyes If golden eye makeup has been found as a rule at the spring and summer fashion shows, this year makeup artists decided to give a little spark to chilly days by using it at almost all of the shows. As seen at Oscar de la Renta, Moschino, Daks, Blumarine.

Trend: Lady Chic This fall, false lashes should be a must-have your makeup kit, beside the black eyeliner and shimmer powder. If you find this look too dramatic and strong, neatly trim false lashes for a more natural look. Whatever happens, don’t go anywhere without them! (Etro, Christian Dior, Versace)

Trend: Focus on CheeksThis season don’t even try to skip using blushes; either you’ll use brown hues to contour your features, or you’ll opt for a fuchsia pink to give fresh finish to your look. In any case, have them enhanced with a considerable dose of glam and glow. (Valentino, Thakoon, Roberto Cavalli).

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Trend: Strong Eyebrows This fall strong 80’s inspired eyebrows are back! The thing about bold eyebrows is that they frame your face and give strength and focus to bare face but they’re still ultra-feminine. To pull off this look have your brows properly groomed and shaped and but still want to keep your brows’ natural shape or maybe add a little more arch to them. You can use brow powder to get just the right look. See at Alexander Dsquared2, Fendi, Hermes, and Prada.

Trend: Bold LipsThis season lip colors are richer and more sophisticated then ever, emphasizing the strong character of the modern woman. Red remains the top color this season: burgundy, red win, intense red as seen at Dsquared2, with orange pigments like at Baby Phat’s; or with purple pigments as seen at Derek Lams’. The texture is matte, more like a stained look without using lip liner at all.

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Trend: Au Naturel Natural makeup is reinvented every single season. The emphasis falls on flawless skin – if your complexion allows, opt for a clean, pale but flawless almost dollish look. As seen at Isabel Marant, Michael Kors and Akris fashion shows.

Photos: Style.com