Easy Application: 3 Wearable Fall 2012 Makeup Trends To Try Right Now

By Jenna

As we’re seeing gorgeous models walk the runways for uber famous designers for next spring at New York Fashion Week, I thought we’d slow it down a bit and talk about the best makeup color trends for fall 2012. I don’t mean the super crazy fall 2012 makeup trends that we’ll never want to wear, but the simple, easy-to-do and you may even already have it in your makeup bag trends that will spice up your fall life.

First up are cobalt blue lashes. As a lash lover, I am so excited for this trend I’ve already ordered 2 different mascaras for it. Just a couple coats of blue mascara can complement any natural look for an understated-chic pop of color. Major lashes are always in, but adding a hint of blue will bring out your eye color and show off your trend-savvy side.  Blue isn’t just for your grandma anymore.

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 - Michael Kors

Bringing on the drama is usually saved for a dramatic holiday or new year event, but vampy lips are definitely back. A soft, natural face with a dramatic red lip is the perfect combination for your newly bought leather leggings. Going almost goth, opt for a darker red this season over the traditional Marilyn red. If you’re in the medium skin tone range, try something like Jane Iredale’s Just Kissed Lip Plumper in Venice for a red that is versatile and on trend. It has just the right amount of plump, yet it glides on smoothly while helping your lip health. For anyone with very light skin tones or very dark skin tones, you can go full on drama queen and try out the darker plum lipsticks. Just be sure to not over-do your eye makeup on this one, otherwise the look could look overdone and backfire. You’re going for an elegantly edgy look, not a slutty one.

Call it a preview into winter, but frostbitten cheeks are so in and it’s something you can achieve with what you already have in your makeup bag.  Just take a very pretty pink or rose and sweep it right across your cheek bones, while blending out the edges and you’re done. It’s perfect with a natural face or with subtle-smoked out eye. This weathered look can be worn to work or on a date night and will take you all of about 2 minutes.

See? 3 very simple, yet classic ways to show off your pretty face on just a normal day. Which one of these do you plan on trying

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