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How an average woman can pull off the latest makeup trends

lip stickYou’ve seen the looks on the pages of your favorite fashion magazine or that actress who posed for photos on the red carpet of some awards show, but can the average woman pull off the high fashion picture perfect makeup trends that are everywhere? Of course we can! The trick is learning which trends most suit you.

It’s true that not every woman can wear the same orange, red or purple lipstick and look amazing, but, every woman can wear a shade of red or purple lipstick that will look ravishing on them, the trick is finding the right one. Tons of women have done research and have posted dozens of different shades of lipstick online that flatter any skin tone. After you’ve found one that works for you, remember; don’t go all shimmer or all matte with your makeup. If you attempt to do your whole look one way you will look too flat or too shiny, mix and match with matte lips and shimmering makeup or shimmering lips and matte makeup.

Before you start on your manicures and pedicures, find a couple of metallic polishes that strike your fancy, metallic shades are not only eye catching but they are universally flattering. The trick to pulling off a metallic manicure is ensuring that your nails have a natural shape, don’t go fake with it, skip the acrylic and revel in your au natural nails!

Think you can’t rock a winged eyeliner look? Think again! Perfecting the cat eye will probably take you a lot of practice, but there are tons of tutorials on Pinterest and YouTube that can show you techniques to make your eyes really pop. The biggest factor in being able to nail the cat eye look is a good quality cream eyeliner (like Smashbox’s) and a high quality angled brush. Once you’ve got the cat eye down and are ready to wear it out in public, keep the rest of your makeup minimal so you can really play up your eyes. Then don’t be surprised if you get some cat calls wherever you go!

Now you’ve got a summer toolbox of beauty tips in your arsenal, experiment and see what works the best for you and then step out and wow the world with your trendy look!

~Aimee B. 

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