Your morning routines are about to get much easier. No more messing with the updos, bright lips and bold eyeliner in 2011. This is to be the year of spending time to look like you didn’t spend time getting ready. Confused? Follow the cut!
Terry Barber, director of makeup artistry for MAC, has declared that women are now supposed to look as if they just rolled out of bed in the morning. Or, to make it sound sexier, “the new look for the new year is effortless, minimalist, just-out-of-bed-with-your-lover.” So feel free to hit the snooze button a few times, get up and go. Oops, I mean feel free to have your lover tousle your hair before you gracefully arise from bed looking sexy.
Barber says the look is “coming home from the party,” not “going out to the party. Perfection got slightly boring.” Perfection may be boring, but I’m not exactly the type of girl (read: model) who can pull off raccoon eyes. I’d rather look boring than like I’m trying to imitate Miss America 2012.
The minimalist look does require some effort, and the pros say you should construct it with your fingers, which sounds easy but messy. One take on the trend is the strangely-named “Popsicle mouth,” which supposedly makes it seem “as if the wearer has been sucking an ice pop.”
To achieve the Popsicle, [a beauty pro] advised forgoing lip liners and wands and applying a swab of bright color in the center of the lips, then pressing them together and rolling. ‘The darkest gradation should be in the center and should blast out to nothing,’ she said, adding that the technique is also a way for women timid about sporting a high-wattage lip to try electric orange or red.
While it sounds strange, the result is rather pretty:
Strangely the phrases “pared-down glam rock” and “makeup in aqua” are listed as associated trends, which I find immensely confounding. How do those styles have anything to do with going for the natural look? Why are they saying metallic eyeshadow will also be in? I give up; I’ll just stick to my SPF foundation, and will never, ever stop clinging to mascara. [via Oh No They Didn't!]
What do you think of this new makeup trend? What makeup trends do you hope to see in 2012?