Happy New Year: What We’re Looking Forward to in Beauty in 2014
Happy New Year from all of us at MDC! We hope you rang in the New Year with a bang – and if you didn’t, we won’t judge you one bit for flaunting that sparkly liner anyway. As you dust off the remnants of last night’s glitter, we thought we’d give you a preview of the five biggest beauty trends we’re looking forward in 2014 (patience has never been one of our strong suits). Ready? Let’s start with…
1) Lined in White
It’s not often that a runway trend works in everyone’s favor, but this is definitely one of them. White eyeliner was seen everywhere from Kenzo to Tibi, and the graphic lines were bold, fresh and so perfect for spring. If you’re a newbie, try lining your bottom waterline with white liner to ease into this look – it’ll make your eyes look brighter and wider.
Product picks: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Cuff; Lancôme Le Caryon Khôl in Chalk White
2. Moon Shine
Half-moon manicures are the new French – and we’re totally okay with it. Feel free to stray from the traditional nude and white color combo and experiment with metallics, pastels and even textures. We’re so enraptured by this look, we may just be planning a tutorial in the next few weeks.
3. Dream On
This spring, we’re predicting that eyelids everywhere will be swathed in the softest, prettiest garden hues. Sheer eyeshadow shades like lilac, baby blue and sage green were seen all over runways like Miu Miu and Marc Jacobs, and we’re swooning with the dreaminess of it all. Stay away from harsh lines and diffuse with a blending brush for a sheer, subtle wash of color.
Product picks: Yves Saint Laurent Pure Chromatics in No 13; NARS Trio Eyeshadow in Cap Ferrat
4. Bare-Faced Beauty
The prettiest phrase in our beauty vocab? Au naturel. As much as we obsess over bright colors here at MDC headquarters, we’re staunch believers in rocking the “no makeup” makeup look too – and the designers agreed. Heavy makeup was swapped for dewy luminizers, rose-hued lip balms and soft, smoky shadows at Alexander Wang and Chloé – tres chic!
Product picks: Yves Saint Lauren Touch Éclat; Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream; Benefit Watt’s Up!
5. Get Lippy
Orange, red, purple, pink…in 2014, bolder is better when it comes to your pout. Don’t be scared to go out of your comfort zone – why not try a punchy ombré lip or pretty tangerine shade? Start with a balm if this is new territory for you, and venture out from there with silky lipsticks or matte pencils. We’ll be sharing our favorite orange lip colors later this month, so stay tuned...
Product picks: Maybelline Baby Lips Electro in Pink Shock; Giorgio Armani Rouge D’Armani Lipstick in 600; NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Never Say Never
Which of these trends are you excited to start wearing in 2014? Any that we missed? Tell us in the comments!