New season, new trends! And this applies not just to your wardrobe, but also to your makeup, hairstyle and nails. If you need a little inspiration, check out the hottest fall 2012 runway beauty trends seen at New York Fashion Week. Who cares that we still have to face hot summer days before embracing the tendencies for the cold season? From natural makeup, nude lips and thick eyebrows to red lips and seriously dramatic eye shades, from loose tresses and classic ponies to sophisticated chignons and chic backcombed styles, hair and makeup never looked so alluring and gorgeous.
If you lack ideas, check out these inspiring trends spotted on the catwalks at New York Fashion Week! Go for the no makeup look with a fresh, flawless complexion! Think pale, soft colors, nude lips and natural-looking brows as seen at Ralph Lauren and Alexander Wang. This is one of those looks that are never off the radar. For bolder, glamorous appearances, a vampy red lipstick is the answer (Zac Posen, Marc by Marc Jacobs). For a special glow, apply a touch of creamy red blush as seen at Michael Kors or a slightly bronzed one at Rodarte.
People say that the eyes are the window to the soul. Well, it is already known the fact that applying a bold eye makeup can add a certain je ne sais quoi to your overall look. One of the hottest never-fail styles that guarantees maximum drama and sexiness is definitely the smoky eye makeup (Marc Jacobs). Notice-me now eyes were also seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim with an outstanding red and black combination and theatrical fake lashes. Narciso Rodriguez and Prabal Gurung went for yellow and electric blue eyeshadows.
It’s not just your hair or makeup to be considered if what you want are showstopping, impeccable entrances. Therefore, get all fancy and make your nails look good! For fall 2012, two-toned nails seem to be the hottest trend. Achieve this surprisingly simple and elegant style by painting the nail bed in a neutral taupe shade and finish the tips using a deep red or black as spotted at Donna Karan and Thakoon.
When it comes to the top must-try hairstyle trends for fall 2012, ponytails and chignons dominated the runways. Who says that these styles are boring? Simple yet stunning, these already classic ‘dos are reinterpreted season after season in new, mesmerizing ways. Ponies were side-parted and teased at the crown at Anna Sui and slick, strong and secured with “bondage tape from a sex shop in Paris” at Jason Wu. Chignons looked insanely chic and classy at Donna Karan and utterly lovely and romantic at Suno. There were braided buns at Marc Jacobs and tight updos at Diane von Furstenberg.
From boho to retro and slicked, it’s time you start making the most of your long, beautiful tresses. For fall 2012, try a sixties-inspired bouffant as the one spotted at Carolina Herrera with hair backcombed all over the head and accessorized with a black headband. Or, you can keep it clean and smooth with a mid-nineties slicked back hairstyle as seen at Peter Som. Minimalist yet so elegant and sophisticated, this hairstyle is easy to achieve in an instant!
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