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Unexpected Holiday Trends


Unexpected Holiday Trends


Trends for the current winter season have been surprising to say the least. While the classic red lip and black winged liner will always be a holiday makeup staple, there are a few rebellious trends on the rise for winter. Neon colors, glossy lips and glowing skin– although commonly associated with summer trends – have made a huge mark on the winter beauty scene. It is refreshing to see so many free-spirited looks this holiday season as the best of retro and modern beauty come together. This season, more than ever, makeup lovers are encouraged to release their creativity with limitless bold makeup looks.


Bright Makeup & Graphic Liner

Romee Strijd at Jeremy Scott x Moschino Fall 2016.


Eighties-inspired electric makeup – eye shadow, graphic liner and lips – was spotted on the fall/winter 2016 runways. We love the feminine, playful vibes that bright makeup provides and it feels extra rebellious during winter. Try two trends at once by creating a graphic look with a neon gel liner.


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Mermaid Eyes

Alessandra Ambrosio at the 2016 Grammy Awards.


A colorful smokey eye is a super simple way to amp up an otherwise classic winter look. The mermaid smokey eye is especially complimentary to brown eyes, making them pop and appear brighter. Use a pigmented cream shadow to trace the outer eye rim and further define it with a black eye liner pencil. Opt for a nude lip ensuring your smokey eye is the star of the show.


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Spider Lashes & Glossy Lips

Kendall Jenner at Christian Dior Paris Fashion Week 2016.


This gothic look is more aligned with winter yet has a few unique touches. The nearly black lip shade replaces classic reds and burgundies and takes it a step further by topping the bold look off with gloss. Use a mascara that creates long, separated Twiggy-inspired lashes which perfectly compliment the vampy lips of the season.


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Illuminated Eyes

Tommy Hilfiger NYC Fall Fashion Week 2016.


Our inner child is currently loving the glitter eyes trend. This fun eye look can range from an elegant sparkly accent or even compliment a bold smokey eye for a more editorial look. The glitter eye has been consistently spotted at summer music festivals yet is quickly becoming a favorite look for the holiday season.


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Summer Glow

Gigi Hadid at the 2016 American Music Awards.


Rocking a glowing, contoured and highlighted look is officially a year-round beauty staple thanks to its wild popularity. Use a bronzer to fake a tan and a highly-pigmented highlighter to strategically brighten the high points of your face (i.e. cheekbones, brown bone, nose bridge, inner eye corners and Cupid’s bow). Compliment your glow with a summer lip shade such as a warm pink as seen on Gigi Hadid above.


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Which bold winter trends are you going to try this holiday season?

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