Look Out for This Year’s Top Beauty Trends

Posted January 24, 2012 by in Beauty

1. Reverse-Ombré

Out with the old, in with the new. That’s right, light on top, dark on the bottom. We’ve taken advantage of the ombré, now it needs a vacation. Vamp it up by…reversing it!

Check out Salon Apprentice for an affordable colorist. Or stop into your local salon and ask if they have an apprentice with lower prices!

2. Matte Nails

We effortlessly change our nail polish colors with the season — brights for summer, pastels for spring, darks for fall and winter…but we always finish our manicures with a shiny top coat.

Now it’s time for something different: for 2012 it’s all about a dull flat finish. The matte top coat has been around for years, but it just hasn’t caught on until now. Just paint your nail with your go-to color, but instead of the usual shiny luster, top it with the $2 Matte Top Coat by eyes. lips. face! Have fun!

3. Cher Hair

Long , short, bangs, center part, straight, curly, wavy, blonde, red…it never ends, we’ll always be changing our hair, from its length to its color.

Celebs have been rocking soft waves for quite a few years — not anymore. It all about pin-straight, long hair with a center part and amazing shine. Just like our trendy moms before us it’s time to take out the clothes iron *cough*…I mean flat iron.

Remember: Your hair is very fragile, always protect it with a serum before you put any sort of heat to it. I really like the Organix Coconut Milk Anti-Breakage Serum, only $6 at your local Wal-Mart or Target.

4. Slicked-Back Pixies

Short hair can be worn in so many different ways. Follow Emma Watson’s footsteps by going short and slick…tuxedo style! Try the Catwalk Session Series Wet Look Gel. About $14 at Ricky’s NYC

5. Burgundy Lips

2011 was all about bubble-gum-pink lips, but now it’s time for a change. Red will always be a classic, but dark red adds mystery to your look, and makes your skin tone pop!

Don’t have burgundy lipstick lying around? Put on your favorite red lipstick and then top it with a line of black eyeliner. Once you blend it together you’ll have a perfect dark red pout. Add more black eyeliner for an even deeper shade. Thumbs up if you have black lipstick laying around — It’ll be easier to blend.

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