A new year means new beauty trends—and 2014 is turning it up a few notches with pops of bright color, gilded lids, and glowing skin. Think simple, fresh looks with a touch of drama and a lot of radiance. Wheater you’re looking for bold, or subtle looks, we’ve got you covered.
Look summertime fine year round with glowing skin. The look is natural, dewy, and fresh, with lots of highlight. To add some radiance to your look, use a luminescent foundation primer, replace your blush with a bronzer, and try a highlighter on the high planes of the face and the bridge of the nose. You can also mix an illuminator or small amount of loose shimmer powder with your foundation; apply with a duo fiber brush for an airbrushed finish.
Try: MAC’s 187 brush, $42 or Sigma Beauty’s F50 brush, $20; MAC Strobe Cream, $15, NARS Illuminator or Smashbox’s Artificial Light, $30 and $26 at Sephora. Victoria’s Secret bronzing powders, $16; Victoria’s Secret VS Pro Bronzing Primer or Radiant Fix Face Illuminator, $15 to $18; MAC’s Gold Deposit or Golden Bronze Iridescent Powder, $25 to $30; MAC’s Cream Color Base in Bronze, $20; Elf Facial Whip, $1. — April Dawn Ricchuito
Orange really is the new black. We’ve seen orange as a prominent fixture on the runways for the past few years, and it seems to be ever growing in popularity. If you don’t have any orange lipsticks in your makeup bag just yet, this is the year to give it a go! Orange, like black, is a versatile color that can work for absolutely anyone; darker skin tones can choose shades with more orangey hues, while lighter skin tones can opt for shades that veer more towards the peachy side. Shades of coral are universally flattering.
Try: MAC’s So Chaud, Morange, $16; Revlon Colorbust in Peach or Coral, $5; L’Oreal Color Riche in Neonic Orange or Sparkling Coral, $8; Lime Crime’s My Beautiful Rocket, $18; Motives Mineral Lipstick in Tangerine, $18.
Eighties babies rejoice! 2014 is throwing it back with bright blue eyeshadow and a statement eye. Rock it like they did on the runway at Marc by Marc Jacobs with a wash of blue color all over the lid or tone it down by using a swipe of blue eyeliner on a bare eye. If you do opt for a bold eye, keep the rest of your makeup light.
Try: NYX Atlantic, about $4; Ben Nye Cosmic Blue, $3; Make Up For Ever #159, $19.
All that glitters is gold this year. Glitz, and glamour galore are all the rage with gilded gold eyeshadows. Get the look by prepping your lid with an shadow primer; if you’re using a product that is metallic or is a loose pigment, glitter, or powder, apply Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxie. It also gives a beautiful foiled look to metallic, shiny, shimmery shadows. Follow up with a beautiful golden shadow and shine bright all night long.
Try: Fyrinnae’s Fire Opal, Gilded Wings, or Newcastle $6.25; MAC’s Antique Gold, Day Gleam, or Old Gold, $15 to $21; Motives Pressed Shadow in Goddess and/or Glitter Pots in Gold, $12.50 to $14.00.
The color experts at Pantone have chosen radiant orchid as the color of the year for 2014; shades range from pastel pinks and lavenders to hot pinks, purples, and deeper plums. Lips, nail tips, and eyeliners are a great way to stay on trend and add a radiant splash of color to your look.
Try: MAC’S Up the Amp lipstick, $15; NYX’s Castle lipstick, under $5; MAC’s Heroine lipstick, $15; OCC Lip Tar in Lydia, $18; Motives Mineral Lipstick in Risky, $18; Zoya polish in Kieko, $8; Cult of Nails polish in Love at First Sight, $15 ; Zoya polish in Rea, $8.