2015 beauty trend predictions

The 90s had a comeback in 2014. So it follows suit that the 00s will be the next big thing. Therefore here are the looks I predict to be big in 2015:

  • White girl micro braids

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  • Bad fake tan

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  • Thin eyebrows

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  • The side pony

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  • Crimping

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  • Blonde hair with black underneath

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Basically anything Xtina did.

I recommend taking cover and waiting for it all to blow over.

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The Best Beauty Moments of the AMAs 2014

I was not ready for the high levels of peng that were at last night’s AMAs.

First off, lets talk about Fergie coming out of nowhere and blowing us all away!

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That hair colour looks gorgeous on her and with all the long bobs around these days, it’s nice to see someone representing the long hair. Her soft natural makeup looks great with her loose waves. Surprising how such a natural look can be such a knockout, but it just works.

J Lo (as always) looked fantastic.

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I love the sleeked back wet look hair, because it’s very easy to do with greasy hair (which mine always is). You can just tell people it’s product. The eyeshadow under her lower lash line is smoked out to perfection and she’s rocking some killer Louboutin nails (when the underside of the nails are painted red)

Jordin Sparks

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BAM! Look at that glam, Studio 54 hair. Jordin looked great channeling 1970s Diana Ross.

The Jenner Faction

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Both of the Jenner sisters looked great. Kendall went for a sleek long bob while Kylie contrasted with her signature blue hair in a messy bun. Their makeup was by Rob Scheppy and for Kylie he used:

Makeup Forever Palette foundation set in Medium Beige with Translucent Natural Powder

Charlotte Tilbury FilmStar Highlight and Contour

Eyeko Lash Wardrobe Black Magic Mascara and Eyeko Brow Liner and Brow Gel

And the one we all want to know about; Mac Lip Liner in Burgandy with Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Balm over the top.

For Kendall he used all Estee Lauder products, because Kendall is now the face of Estee Lauder:

The foundation was Bare Creme

Ivory Powder on the eyes

Star Pink lipgloss

Lovers Blush on the cheeks.

They looked beautiful.

Jhene Aiko posted this picture of her getting ready:

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Of course she’s already a stunningly beautiful woman, so obviously she looks great, but I particularly like her grecian plait with the curls.

I’m normally not a fan of Rita Ora‘s makeup, personally I don’t like really dark eyebrows with blonde hair, but she did look nice last night:

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Her makeup looked a lot less severe than usual, because she opted for a more natural lip colour, and her spidery lashes actually go with her spider earrings! That wasn’t shade, spider lashes are having a moment.

And finally, Selena Gomez

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Selena looked so chic on the red carpet. Her smooth centre-parted chignon with the burgundy lipstick made her look mature and elegant.

So that’s the AMAs for another year. Now it’s just waiting for the Golden Globes and then, my favourite night because I’m a film nerd, The Oscars!

Paris Fashion Week SS15 Beauty Roundup

The last of the fashion weeks are over, and the summary for spring/summer 2015 is…well you’ll have to read this post and find out.

The beauty highlights from Paris are:

The Mermaid

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Sleep in your braids! The easy way to achieve this look.

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This one’s even easier to copy. Although not to be taken literally. I don’t think the hair stylist actually wants people to be walking around with wet hair. I think (hope) it’s just a nod towards the mermaid trend.

Jewel Tones

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Teal, purple (called it!) and gold. Seems like it’s all about the richly coloured eye shadows. To recreate the teal look, I recommend Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Liner in Junkie (£15). The Glide On liners come in 39 colours and anyone who has ever used their blacker than black Perversion liner can testify to their pigmentation and long wear-ability.

Neon Brows (again)

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This might be too much as an everyday look for some, but it’s a fun look for a party. You don’t have to use bleach or dye.You can just draw over them with the Urban Decay liners I mentioned, or with an angle brush and an eyeshadow. For thicker darker eyebrows you may need to go over them with a concealer first, before applying the colour.

And remember, ALWAYS USE A PRIMER

or your eyeshadow will look like this…

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Milan Fashion Week SS15 Beauty Roundup

Some more familiar looks from NYFW popped up at Milan, reinforcing the coming beauty trends. And one unique look that stole the show for me. But first, the confirmed trends:

Side Parting

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As seen at New York and London, it looks like the side parting is here to stay. Square faced girls everywhere can breathe a sigh of relief

Warrior Braids

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Just like at New York. This look is so Mother of Dragons. To recreate, section off your hair into three parts and dutch braid each part, coming together at the back of your hair for a ponytail or bun. Or keep braiding each section to the end for a more edgy look.

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Doll Lashes

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Another repeat. I can see why. It’s easy to recreate and it’s pretty.

Graphic Liner

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This is a simple one to copy, with a decent gel liner. I use Mac’s Fluidline in Blacktrack (£15.50) and the best brush I’ve found is the Bobbi Brown gel liner brush (£18). Experiment with different looks and shapes, and if you mess up, just pretend it was on purpose.

Simple Glam

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D&G really won it with this simplistic, old Italy glam look. Similar to the Burberry look at LFW, the wine stained lips look classy and they have added a cat eye flick which makes it more of an evening look than Burberry’s bare eyes.

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That’s Pucci, Not Poochie

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To recreate this look, try sleeping in plaits. If you don’t have 12 hours, plait your hair and then go over the plaits with a straightener. When you take the plaits out you should have gorgeous Cersei Lannister beach waves.

Now for my favourite beauty look from all of MFW, Moschino‘s Barbie Girls!

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This look is so pretty and wearable and it reminds me of me circa 2011. I lived for the Barbie lips and was never seen without my Lady Gaga Viva Glam lipstick. That was limited edition, but some great alternatives are Pink Nouveau and Saint Germain from Mac (£15.50)

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My guess for Paris is more side partings, doll lashes and maybe some purple eyeshadows. Let’s hope we don’t get any more garage doors though…

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NYFW SS15 Best Beauty Looks

The fashion weeks are upon us, and with New York’s nearly over, here’s a summary of the beauty looks of the runway. Some good, some so so bad.

Purple Eyes

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I love purple eyes for the winter months, but with a nude lip this look proved its versatility for spring. I may be biased, because having brown eyes, purple brings out the rich chocolate in them, but it looks good with other eye colours too. See the Naked 3 Palette from Urban Decay (£37)

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Bombeshell

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The Bardot look is universally flattering and easy to recreate. Backcomb your hair with the help of Umberto Giannini’s Backcomb in a Bottle (£6) and kohl line your eyes. Pair with a nude lip for easy 60s glamour.

Neon Liner

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Be daring and go for a splash of neon on the eyes and keep the rest minimalist. For great coloured liners see my post from last spring.

We are Warriors

The warrior look was prevalent among the shows this year. I am currently reading a book about Boudicca, the Warrior Queen who tried to fight the Roman Invasion of England, and I am all over this look!

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Warriors used to braid the sides of their hair to signify their warrior status. Lets bring this back!

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Go for liner on the lower lids only for added fierceness.

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Or go Samurai Warrior, like the girls at Herve Leger with thick blunt eyeliner and bangs tied back. A great gel liner to help achieve this look is Bobbi Brown’s black gel liner (£18)

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White Out

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Y’all know I love my white eyeliner. Replace your black eyeliner with white and try some graphic liner look with lots of mascara. See Lime Crime’s liquid in Lunar Sea ($14 or £12)

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The Pony Club

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Go for a sleek low ponytail for instant sophistication. Straight or wavy and voluminous, either one looks fab.

The Side Parting

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The side parting might be about to make it’s comeback, which is good news for us square faced gals with chronic roots. I find this look much more flattering than a centre parting on me.

More Sixties

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White eyeliner again, and babydoll lower lashes. Try some Mac False Lashes, Numbers 33 and 40 look particularly good on the lower lash line for a Twiggy look:

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Top it off with a messy bun on the top of your head, the kind you wear to bed.

And now for the bad…

Not every look is a winner, and some of these runway looks have me praying they don’t stick!

First off, Baby Hairs

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Please. No. The Nineties trend has a line, and this has crossed it. We all regret this and I don’t think we are gonna be doing it again any time soon.

Garage Doors

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Garage Doors are when you do your eyeshadow in a block that wings out to the side without any blending. These are car doors. One word: Blend!

A personal Pet Peeve of mine…

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And that is when people use orange bronzer on pale white skin. It doesn’t look natural. So many shades are so much more flattering on pale skin than this. There is no reason to use the one colour that doesn’t work.

Ok, that’s my summary of the NYFW Beauty looks. I will leave you with a picture of Rihanna on the Front Row

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You’re Welcome.