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New Year’s Eve Makeup Inspired By The Runways

New Year’s Eve is the perfect night to pay homage to the hottest beauty trends from the fall/winter 2012-3 catwalk while also ushering in some of the hottest trends that we got a preview of on the runways for spring 2013. Here are some of our favourite new beauty trends from the runways that are easy to adopt this New Year’s Eve.

Graphic Eyeliner
Thanks to the popularity of super fine liquid liners, even those of us who are a tad on the clumsy side can master the art of graphic eyeliner. Although we loved wow factor looks like cerulean liner at Anna Sui, we love a daring winged eyeliner look that’s only slightly more time-consuming than applying your liner as usual. Here’s how to get it.

Big Brows
Big bold brows are a huge trend for spring 2013, so why not celebrate the new year by being ahead of the curve? At New York Fashion Week in September, NARS makeup founder Francois Nars added dark eye shadow (NARS Matte Eyeshadows in Bali and Bengali, to be exact) to models’ arches at Marc Jacobs. At Lacoste, Maybelline makeup artist Mayia Alleaume used Maybelline Eye Studio Master Shape Brow Pencil to create bolder looking brows and then sealed them with a coat of Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara. While we love the idea of playing up your eyebrows with a brown pencil, we love, love, love Lancome’s Brow Expert Modele Sourcils, which is basically like a clear mascara for your brows with a brush designed to let you style your brows into the perfect shape for superb femme fatale factor.

Bordeaux Lips
Whatever you want to call it — oxblood, wine and bordeaux — there’s no arguing that burgundy was the colour of fall/winter 2012/2013, and it wasn’t only about clothes. Bordeaux has been one of the hottest shades of lipstick of fall/winter 2012/2013 too! Don’t be standing under the mistletoe tonight without it! We suggest the super affordable version by Maybelline called Wine And Forever.

Blue Lashes
Models rocked electric blue mascara for Stella McCartney’s Fall/Winter 2012/2013 show, and we couldn’t think of a better night than New Year’s Eve to deck out your lashes is a look-at-me shade of blue. Our favourite is Diorshow Mascara in Royal Blue.

Reverse French Manicure

The French manicure was revived big time in 2012. Karl Lagerfeld brought the traditional French manicure back in full force in Paris this fall during his spring 2013 show, but we are still obsessed with the trend of reverse French manicure, which can be as under-stated and yet still eye-catching as Jessica Alba’s above, or totally rock star fabulous in bold shades of polish. It’s as simple as following the rules to a regular French manicure but just picking a base and a tip colour that are totally unexpected and yet oh-so perfect together. For New Year’s Ever, why not do gold tips on a black base?

Photos Courtesy of:, Maybelline, Dior, YouTube

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