Fashion make-up Trends 2013


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Makeup trends come and go but 2013 has been awash with trends to suit all kinds of tastes. Below is a taster of what is hot for Spring Summer (SS13) and what will be hot for Autumn Winter 2013 (AW13).





Neon colours are really on trend right now, with bright neon colours on the lips at Giles to a pop of neon blue or green on the eyes at Michael Kors. If you’re not brave enough to wear bright neon eye.



1960s is big this year seen at Marc Jacobs, Moschino and Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs used big bold filled-in brows, nude lips & retro liner over socket giving that doe eyed look.  I love the 1960s era and the Bambi doe-eyed look. Michael Kors used a slight take on a 60s look using a bright neon colour like blue or green on the crease of the eye in a banana-type shape. Big bold fluttery and fake lashes were seen at Moschino & Gucci – again a take on the 60s.

Pink make up
By Courtney Rhodes under CC BY 2.0



Pink has been used all over the catwalk, on the lips (Dries Van Noten) and Giles, as blusher & on the eyes (Donna Karan pink shadow & mascara ; Stella McCartney used pink mascara) – very brave choice for eyes as I’m always afraid of the pink-eyed tired rabbit eyes but to make it more wearable you could use it with a black eyeliner… So 1990s !


Matte lips:

Bright colours, like the fuchsia pink at Giles above, the velvety scarlet red at Burberry or the bold coral lips at Missoni, are worn matte. The best thing about matte lips is the colour stays on the lips for longer, but make sure to moisturise lips well before applying to prevent the dry cracked lips look!


Emphasis on lower lashes:

The catwalk showed many ways to emphasise our lower lashes – from the really wearable and stunning smokey eye shadow smudged under the lower lashes at Versace or Diane Bon Furstenberg, to the crazy war paint style of Marios Shwab. This look can be achieve with kolh eye pencils, cake eyeliner, gel eyeliner or liquid eyeliner.


Matte velvety skin:

Alexander McQueen, Versace, Rick Owens, Vera Wang- gone is the day of youthful dewiness and in with the powdered matte finish.


Jewelled eyes and lips:

Christian Dior did a really gorgeous look using small coloured diamontés on either the eyes or lips … Serious patience and steady hands are needed for this, unless you buy readymade diamanté transfers to stick on (for the quick fix)


Brown Tones:

Those of us who tend to always stay within the shades of brown can sing out loud now that they are so trendy as Alexander Wang, Roberto Cavalli and Diane Von Furstenberg (see pic below) used brown to contour the eyes and face giving that gorgeous flawless beauty. Gucci and Versace used shades of bronze whilst caramel was the colour of choice at House of Holland.




Minimalist Skin or “Techno Renaissance Beauty”:

What a mouthful eh? it’s the latest buzz phrase to describe not wearing much makeup except wearing foundation (although buffed in to perfection) and adding big bushy brows. HD Brows? What are they??? They are soo last year 🙂 Gone are the “Scouse Brows” and IN are the unruly ones that look like you just rustled your nails through them to scuff them up! The models on the catwalk usually added a scowl on their faces with this look. Not many people could get away with this look, without having to add even a pop of colour on their cheeks. MAC have called this their “Sig-Nature” look

glitter eye
By Courtney Rhodes under CC BY 2.0


Glitter eyes:

This is a really cool trend for autumn winter 2013. The “mirror ball eyes” trend set by Chanel – you’ll be seeing glitter for days on end I reckon if you try this out

If you want to get noticed, then this look is for you, but steer well clear if you don’t want to highlight any wrinkles or imperfections!


Burgundy is here to stay:

Burgundy or plum has been popular these past few years, so just as you have mastered that vampy lippy, don’t worry as its going nowhere! Below is the fab look from Anthony Vaccarello in Paris Fashion Week.


Brown lips:

Brown lips reminds me of the late 1990s/early noughties, going into MAC with my first pay cheque to buy brown lipstick and ‘Spice’ lip liner, which made my small lips look even smaller – what was I thinking? However, those blessed with fuller lips can really get away with this look, as seen at 3.1 Phillip Lim at New York Fashion Week