July 14, 2014 Ashley Rebecca Looks

What Are Makeup Artists Buzzing About Right Now?

One of the most fascinating things about beauty, is it's ever-evolving. Trends, products, looks and technique are constantly changing due to creative minds hard at work. For the most part, a simple beauty routine is something we try to achieve every day, using the knowledge we've gained from experience and research. But, what happens when we want to step out of our comfort zone and take a new spin on our look? How do we decide which trend to run with and which one to leave on the cutting room floor? We go straight to the pros to find out what über-hot looks we need to try of course! Here are three top trends that have makeup artists all abuzz right now!

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1. Dewy Skin. For most makeup artists, it's all about the skin. Where we know it takes time and effort to take care of our skin, so why not show it off with flawless, illuminating makeup? Light, glowing radiance is the perfect complement to any makeup look you're trying to achieve. A little highlight never hurt anybody!

Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Foundation, Smashbox Artificial Light Luminizing Lotion, The Body Shop Shimmer Waves

2. Winged Liner From a Different Angle: Black winged-out eyeliner has been a staple look for decades. This season, makeup artists are switching up this beloved classic by adding different shapes and application techniques. While some are focusing on doubling up the lines, others have been creating inverted lines (for example, the wing begins in the  inner corner of the eye instead of the outer) and using different colors from dark ink to jewel tones to capture power and pop.

Product Picks: Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Liner in Royal, Maybelline Line Stiletto Ultimate Precision Liquid Eyeliner, Urban Decay 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in Siren.

3. Orange Lips, Lilac Eyes: Bright orange lips are the perfect complement to a variety of skin tones, and makeup artists are utilizing this trend for summer, along with soft lilac tones on eyes for a unique approach. When applying lilac tones to eyes, enhance with a deep plum eyeliner pencil to create definition. Want to make it smoky? Blend the liner with your eyeshadow brush until you get the darkness that you desire.

Product Picks: Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro in shade 300, YSL Ombres 5 Lumieres in Lilac Sky, L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Dual Effects in Unforgettable Lilac

Which one of these trends are you dying to try? Sound off in the comments below!


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    About the Author: Ashley is a New York City-based makeup artist with a robust list of editorial and celebrity clients.