Tuesday Top Five: Favorite Beauty Trends

Like fashion, beauty trends come and go, with some that are totally awesome to some that I would rather pass on.  Today’s Top Five are my favorite beauty trends, beauty trends that I would gladly try out and not feel foolish walking out of my house!  I also think these trends are quite doable, even for the makeup newbie and give a great twist to your ordinary beauty routine!


Smokey Eyes

Though you may think this beauty trend is a classic, it’s not just reserved for black and grey shadows anymore.  Blues, Purples, and Golds are perfect colors to use for this look, each giving off it’s own vibe, yet screaming glam all the same!   I went to Sephora and got a super cool blue smoky eye with one of their mini makeovers.  I absolutely loved it!


Vintage Glam

The classic pin up girl look is totally sexy again.  While the first trend plays up the eyes, the lips take center stage with this one.  All you need is a neutral eyeshadow, a peachy blush, and bold red lipstick!  The vintage glam hair also has a beauty blogger attention, with smooth, shiny pin curls or totally awesome fingerwaves.


Two Toned Eyeshadow

Rocking one color on your lids and another on your lower lash line may have seemed crazy before, but it’s totally hot now.  If it’s done right you can add crazy drama to your eyes, perfect for a night out on the town.  Just remember that ultra glam eyes call for a soft lip.  You don’t want to overdo it!

Nude Lip

I was a little unsure about this trend at first because I didn’t think it would work with someone with my skin color.  I thought I would look washed out.  However, when I tried it out, not only was I proven wrong, I really liked it!   You also want to choose a color that not only is closest to your skin tone, but has a little shine to it too, giving your lips  life even though they’re nude.  My favorite lip gloss to use is Sweet Raisin and Bliss Bronze from Mary Kay.


Grey Nail Polish

I recently gave up my acrylic tips for colored nail polish and I’m having so much fun with it!  One of the hottest colors this fall is grey and this was another trend I was kinda iffy about.  However, I discovered a grey nail polish called Winter Whisper from Silly Paintz on a trip to Sally’s Beauty Supply that I absolutely love!  Instead of the matte finish grey, it has a slight sparkle to it that I love!  Granted, the quality isn’t the best (it chips way too easily) but I absolutely love the color and looking for a suitable replacement.

What are your favorite beauty trends?

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  1. Grey nail polish, wow. I know what I’m buying tomorrow…..

  2. Love these beauty trends, MJ. Purple and Green smokey eyes are amongst my favourites so far, and of course, vint glam 🙂

  3. Love the first smokey eye look. And I’ve always loved Dita’s vintage look although have never been able to make this kind of thing work for me. Like you I also took ages to find a nude lipstick that worked for me because of my skin colour – they can tend to make you look corpse like if you get it wrong! I’m currently wearing Hug Me by MAC for nude lips.

    • I couldn’t do an exact replica of Dita’s look either, but I did modify it when I tried it out. I think the basics of the look is dramatic lashes, natural cheeks, and a big bold red lip. It’s an awesome way to switch things up!

  4. I have tried the nude lip. It is not my favorite lip look for me, but I did find that I got a great nude look by putting my concealer on my lips and a touch of gloss. I just thought my face was too round to really carry the look off. I wish I could find a gray polish for my skin tone (dark); one without shimmer or glitter. If anyone has suggestions, let me know.

    • MJ

       /  November 9, 2010

      I never thought of using concealer and lip gloss on my lips! Definitely have to try that one!

  5. I love gray nail polish! I have been venturing into colored polish too lately. I love the elegance of perfectly manicured nails unfortunately for me that look doesn’t last too long regardless of what long lasting top coat I may use. So I have to do weekly manis.

    • I wear my own nails with a gel overlay, but someone told me to look for what they call a permanent manicure. Have you heard of that? It is supposed to last a little longer than a regular mani.

      • MJ

         /  November 9, 2010

        I think it’s called a Shellac manicure that’s supposed to last for 14 days. I’ve seen some bloggers check it out with good results!

    • MJ

       /  November 9, 2010

      Yeah, I have to do weekly mani’s too. But it’s all good because I get to switch up the colors once a week!

  6. I love all but the two toned eye shadow. Looks way too spooky LOL

    • MJ

       /  November 9, 2010

      LOL! I haven’t tried the two tone eye shadow yet but I have seen other bloggers pull it off quite nicely!

  7. looooove colored smoky eyes (greens with gold are my favorite) and always down for a gorgeous retro look 😀

    • MJ

       /  November 9, 2010

      Smokey green is one I haven’t tried yet! That’s next on the list! 🙂


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