This spring, it is all about accenting your best features and with glam and punk views there is no exception!! The face will remain nude for every look this fall except blush passion! So here are some tips to get you going in the right direction!

For flawless looking skin:

  • start with a sunblock
  • add a serum or primer
  • Add a foundation
  • finish with a powder ( because I am of mocha skin, I use a translucent powder to finish so foundation needs to match)

If your skin has dark spots, add a concealer after you apply the serum or primer and let try.

Punk/Rock

Eyeliner madness

Blue and black eyeliner is having a moment and just like the other trends, the main focus is the eyes while the face remains matte. For rockers, use black and for punks, wear the blue.

For a more daring look: Try green eyeliner or eyeshadow.

Glam

Blue and Green eyeshadow Spring 2013 trend

Green and blue eyeshadow is great and in so many colors and styles, it can be very versatile!! Use glitter shades for night and more matte shades for morning and afternoon.

For daring looks: Try to combine the blush look with the red lips trend!!

It’s that time to look at the best makeup trends off the runway that is versatile and of course easy to replicate!! In this installment, we look at the best spring makeup trends for classic, casual and romance/vintage.  This year’s makeup trend is about looking effortless, gone are the exaggerated eyes, the blush and the colored eyeliner. We want to look natural well wearing three layers of makeup!! So here it is, the three trends that you should impress for your style type and this time we will also have a daring section that will challenge you to wear something out of the box. Oh, another thing, we are going matte!! Gloss always makes the lips dewy and young but now we want a more mature so exfoliate those lips this spring to pull off the matte lip look in every style (more on this in part 3).

Classic and romance

Makeup trends: Romance/Vintage

The new focus on lips this spring makes doing your own makeup at home a breeze. If you happen to be the romantic/vintage type then try matte lips in red for vintage and pink for romance. Since lips are the focus of the trend, the rest of the face has a matte finish. If you really need eyeshadow, go for a neutral in cream, brown, or pink. Apply eyeshadow lightly and do not add eyeliner. For the rest of the face, skip the blush for a more natural look. The old adage applies here “if we notice you are wearing makeup then you have too much on”. Mothers rejoice! I know the woman in the picture here is wearing mascara and multiple shades of pink which is more a statement. Leave the mascara at home.

For daring try this trend: Lush lashes where you only accent your eyelashes and leave everything else nude.

Classic

Spring Makeup trend: Classic nude

The trend for you is all about looking like you aren’t wearing any makeup at all! All shades from lips to eyes should match your skin color!! For people with darker skin, try browns with a light shimmer in eyeshadow and brown lip stick with a hint of red for a better accent to this trend!

For daring try this trend: Bold Brows! Put down those tweezers and learn to accent those brows. Thick and bushy brows are paired with nude, flawless skin!!

Casual

Blush passion: Casual

When you do wear makeup, you don’t want it to look overdone so the all aglow trend is just for you. Think flawless skin and then add blush to contour areas like forehead and cheeks.

For daring, try this trend: pink lips!! Try a light pink close to nude.

With the focus on nail art as an accessory, it is the easiest way to update your wardrobe plus it gives the salon industry a must needed injection this spring. So what nail trend seem to be popping up this spring. We are seeing the prints from the runway appear on your fingers! Of course, it’s not just about color, creativity or style anymore but also shape as well. As usually we pick the best trends for each style and we will also include a like to a how to video as well so you could complete the look at home!!

Glitter tip go soft here but a base color can increase the glam effect!

Glamor

Glitter tipped fingernails are so glamorous! Wear it with a neutral color to play it down or play it up over a metallic! This trend reminds me of the mirror metallic print we are seeing on runway which of course is a print you (as a Glamorzon) want to purchase.

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Dripping blood nails in Spring!

Punk/Rock

Parbal Gurung’s Spring 2013 runway featured these  nails and of course such a dark nail trend is right up the alley for you. The love of oxblood arrived last fall but the color has a new life as a tongue in cheek nail art.

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It’s casual in bright colors and in neutral tones it is so classic!

Classic/Casual

This nail art features features a base color and a metallic stripe down the middle and makes a nod to the stripe print we are seeing on the runway this spring. Using bright colors with metallic takes it very casual with a sporty look but flip it to classic with neutral base color (think white or cream) and add a matte metallic instead of sparkle and it instantly becomes classic.

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Add charms and babbles to your nails!

Vintage/Romance

This trend is the most versatile since it allows you the most creativity.  Add flower and heart motifs for a romantic look or go for beads and filigree for a vintage look.

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It’s that time to re-evaluate our hair choices for Spring 2013. Fall was about hair color and accessories as well as a reappearance of braids. Now everything gets a lot easier with more attention to details and braids are still the focus. The difference is that the braids are more sculptural and yet remain not the main focus. Pony tails remain in style has well but hang low instead of high. We also see a return of head scarfs but reinvented to resemble a headband and not a head wrap. Straight hair is still more stylish then curly. Color is not specified so anything goes. So what is the best trend for your style? Here we go.

Loose ponytails look effortless and cool. Great for casual!!

Causal

The low ponytail is great because it allows for easy wear and is also simple to do. This ponytail is loose so just gather your hair, twist and add pony holder about 1/2 inch below twist.

side knots are great for classic wear.

Classic

Adding knots to your hair looks effortless and charming. Start with a pony, place holder but leave a little hair out and wrap around holder for a simple look in short hair. For long hair, twist your hair, pile in a circle and pull through center.

So 1960’s and perfect for vintage!!

Vintage

The prints on head scarves make them instantly vintage.  Remember to conceal your hair if long so not to overpower the head scarf. It is suppose to be the main focus.

Accent braids are paired with the low pony trend.

Romance

What is more romantic then braids!! The best part about this trend is that it doesn’t have to be big. Small braids act as accents to additional trends like the low ponytail.

keep the front slick and spike up the back for short hair or add curls then comb and brush for long hair.

Punk/rock

There seems to be a focus on texture and less on color this spring so the best hair trend for you is rough it up.

Bright and bold head bands are so out of the ordinary that a glamor girl is needed.

Glam

Top it off with something unexpected and over the top to add flair to your wardrobe.

Here are some final notes for Spring 2013 hair trends:

  1. It is all about texture. Any hair color will do so don’t be shy to experiment punks, just remember to add texture.
  2. Hair goods are paired down with a turn away from winter crystals and sequin towards bright colors and prints as seen in hair scarves.
  3. Combining two hair trends is allowed like the low ponytail and braid combination seen at Marchesa.
  4. Conceal your long hair. The idea seems to make long hair look shorter.

Have fun!!!

Wednesday we went through the makeup trends from the runways that could be used as holiday glam makeup. We covered punk/rock, classic and casual makeup trends and now want to cover glam and vintage/romance looks for the holidays.

Glam

With metallic makeup so in vogue right now, it is very easy to look glamorous this holiday season. Erickson Beamon had the best look for glam dressers on the fall runways. The combination of silver mascara and silver eyeshadow with bright lips all in a smoky eye. Gorgeous!! Metallic smoky eye can be created by layering different metallic colors in the same hue. Switch silver for gold eyeshadow and a darker lip stain for a even more glamorous look. The drama is in the eyes so play down the face makeup.

Vintage

We usually pair vintage and romance together but this look asks for a more pronounce look than romance. This look has a 1970’s look and feel from a 2009 Dior show but smoky eye never goes out of style. Replace the brown eyeshadow with a bronze for a shimmer neutral effect.  The eyeliner should remain black as well as the mascara. I love this look because it is so ageless.

Romance

I barely wear makeup so this look is great for me during the holidays. This grey silver with black mascara and no lipstick is the best look. The blush on this look should be more subtle during the holidays. Add a light gloss in a neutral color to kick up the holiday spirit.

The most interesting part of makeup this season is that it seemed to be more subtle than the clothing that graced the runway. However, we found some more unusual makeup trends that may get you noticed at any holiday party based on some more adventurous looks from the runway.

Rock/Punk

Colored Mascara and liner matches with bright lips was popular on the runways with metallic eyeshadow. I love this look and it seems so punk that I have to say it is the ultimate holiday look. To strip down this look, either skip the matching eyeliner or use a mono-colored lipstick. Although, if you are a true punk, this look is your idea of an extreme holiday look. For rockers, try pairing black mascara and silver eyeshadow with a gold liner or  a gold liner with gold mascara and a nude eyeshadow. This look came straight from Dior.

Classic

Dramatic eyes with a nude face is the best look for classic wearers. Replace the color with metallic colors and you have the perfect holiday look. It is important to wear mascara the same color as your lashes so it does not over-power the metallic eyeshadow.

Casual

Neutral metallic with nude gloss is a great look for casual dressers because it is not over the top but still adds a hint of glamor. The gloss is just a hint of color but closer to a neutral. Remember to choose a metallic that is close to your natural skin i.e for darker skin choose a bronze color.

Tune in on Friday for glam, and vintage romance holiday makeup.

We all know about the magic of eyeliner and its multiple uses on Halloween but are there any other common makeup that can pull double duty tonight? Here are some ways to use your makeup to look glamorous instead of ugly this Halloween season:

Exaggerated Eyes:

Using bright color high pigment eye shadow to accent your eyes can actually enhance many different costumes. This style can be used for fairies, nymphs, cats and other more whimsical characters. This method is also in fashion right now with several different styles.

Winged eye pencil:

Replace black eyeliner with a bright color with aglitter base and presto!… you have a very sexy cat eye with sparkly accents. If you want to play down the cat eye, layer the glitter eye pencil over the black. This look is great for fairy, and cat costumes.

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Smoky eye:

Replace bright eye shadow with a darker color to look like a member of the undead. With zombies being all the rage this Halloween seen this makeup tip is sure to turn some heads with scaring away potential dates. Green, and brown are playful alternatives to black.

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Skin overtone:

Skin seemed to be the trend of the season and less makeup is more natural. so try these look with your costumes to create a trendy and fashionable accent to your costume because face makeup does not need to be scary.

Pale skin and bright red lips

This makeup trend screams vampire. Punch up the Halloween by using your lipstick to draw blood lines from the corner of your mouth.

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Natural:

If you are going as an angel then try a simple foundation and add cream glitter to your face for added sparkle and glow.

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Fall 2012 may have seemed to fly by in the fashion world but us mere mortals are have just entered the season of falling leaves, over-eating and expensive purchases. Of course, this season also holds parties galore and here are the looks in hair styles you should sport if you want to be the trendy girl at those parties. Of course, we have included a way to make it your own style. So here we go with our hair style guide for fall 2012!

Hair Color : Blonde or brown?

If you decide to go brown or blonde, both are on target for fall 2012!! So which color should you choose?

Classic: Blonde is always a great choice for classic styles but if you happen to be ethnic then try a honey blonde or a color closer to the roots of the model on the left. If blonde isn’t your style try auburn brown.

Causal: Blonde would be too showy for you so brown is your best option. Go dark brown like chestnut.

Romance/vintage: Blonde is great for vintage but us romance types prefer browns in red hues.

Punk/ Rock: Either go white blonde or dark brown. White blonde is great for punk style because you can add color as soon as the weather warms up. For rockers, stick to dark hues and add a red ombre like the brunette model on the left.

Glam: Mix both with highlights!!

Bangs

Bangs and I have always been friends and I love the look of them especially in my reddish brown hair (yep I went for romantic red). So what length is best for your style?

Classic: Your bang length should show some eyebrow, so stop bang length just above the brow for a more classic look.

Causal: Show some forehead so bang should stop about 1 inch before the eyebrow.

Romance/vintage: I always sweep my bangs to the side so bangs should be mid-way on your forehead.

Punk/ Rock: Take your bangs long so they hide your eyebrows and almost graze your eyes like the model on the right.

Glam: Stop bangs at eyelid so you can add eyeshadow for a even more glam look!!

The Pony Tail

This hair style appears trickier then just pulling your hair back and slapping on a scrunchie! Too low and you look like you came from the gym and too high means you are a reject from a Madonna video (Vogue anyone?) So here we go on pony tail position in any style.

Classic: Your ponytail should be about  two to three inches above the nape of the neck (just above the ears). The point of this season’s ponytail is to show off the neck.

Causal: Ponytail at the nape of the neck is considered gym class fair. Take the ponytail to one inch from nape of neck (just below the ears) so it appears causal without feeling workout.

Romance/vintage: Because my hair is short and I am a romantic at heart, I line up my ponytail with my ears. It pull attention to those post earrings we love so much.

Punk/ Rock: Take your pony tail high but not too long. Your ponytail should just reach your shoulders. If your hair is short, then adjust it so it does reach the shoulder. This height will not work for punks who should wear pony to match with mid-ear.

Glam: Take it high and long like the model on the left!!

Braid, bun or twists?

Okay, these three styles all came back in this fall but of course, we can’t all embrace this style triad. So which style looks good in a bun and which style should revolt? Here is what style you should (and should not sport) this fall. So the right style for your type is (drum roll please):

Classic: The bun is your friend while twists may make you feel like a homeless person.

Causal: Twist away while the bun would make you feel too formal.

Romance/vintage: I love the bun and twisted my hair into short buns with ornaments so it can stand out (short hair sucks sometimes). Vintage style should go with the braid though and leave the bun and twists to someone else.

Punk/ Rock: Bun, never!! Punks should try twists because they look unkempt but stylish. Rockers should try random tiny braids on flowing hair so not to seem to polished (you are a rebel right?)

Glam: Twist? No way but you will gladly exaggerate a bun (a big as possible) and a braid (a thick as possible)!

Have fun making these styles your own and if you happen to try them at home then share it on our facebook page at TheFashionGoddess!! Next week, we take on fall shoes!!

Okay, last week we went way into the future discussing Spring 2013 as the entire world of fashion previewed their spring 2013 lines but we are aware that people want to know what is in now! This week we will showcase fall clothing, hair and makeup trends to get ready for those season parties! Of course not all the trends are for everyone! You will find that some makeup trends will overwhelm a Classic or Causal type but be revered by a Rock/Punk or Glam type. So here are the top 3 wearable makeup trends and how to adapt it to your personal style.

Red Lips

      This lipstick statement is best for rockers but other types can rock this lip trend by:

Classic: Add a little gloss to this trend to take the bold out of it.

  Causal: Try a lighter red and keep the matte look. Don’t go too light or you may be sporting pink.

Punk: Add a more orange tone to your red for the bad to the bone bright color you want.

Romance/Vintage: Add a light blush to the trend to build up the romance and vintage look. Keep it matte!

Rockers/Glam: No need to edit!! This trend is for you!!

A trend for everyone?

Green or blue eye shadow

This eye shadow trend is for everyone, with a little twink here and there.

Classic: Go for a dark green/blue and apply lightly like the models at Jason Wu.

Causal: Try a middle color of green/blue and only apply to middle lids. Leave upper lids natural.

Punk: Go bright green with yellow undertones or blue with green undertones (like turquoise) Add dark liner in a darker green or blue.

Romance/Vintage: Try a light green  (without a hint of yellow) or a baby blue. Add it lightly to the corners and leave the rest of the eye lids natural.

Glam: Try a green or blue with sparkle and pair it with matte gold eye shadow (as in for fall). Go big on mascara.

Rock: Go as dark green or blue  as possible and add black mascara for extra rock flair.

Bright Matte lips

This trend embraces the color trend that seems to be sticking around for several seasons. The color is versatile and the main focus is matte here so here are the colors we recommend you should try if you happen to be:

Classic: Go for coral like the models at Thakoon!

Causal: Try a modest pink!

Punk: Go bright orange!

Romance/Vintage: Bright pinks like Fuchsia will be up our alley!

Rock/Glam: Go for red!

Tune in on Friday for hair style trends we know everyone will love!!

Top 10 nail polish

With all this talk about nails as a form of expression, we had to wonder: Why haven’t we covered nail trends in our blog? With all the choices of nail polish from stick-ons, press-ons and gel, we wanted to know a more affordable way to achieve the most fashionable look using, yep, regular nail polish. We compiled the best tutorials here so you can create the best affordable look, so dive in and post the picks on our facebook page, www.facebook.com/TheFashionGoddessBlog.

Tribal Beat

We saw this nail print on the runway of Altuzarra and knew there must be a worthy tutorial. For advanced nail artisans, we loved this tutorial by lovemynails. Please see video below:

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For a more simple tribal we added this photo tutorial:

You can try this look with different background colors.

By changing the base color you can achieve many different looks.

Polka dots Nails

Polka Print

We saw these on refinery.com and thought they were worth sharing. The dots can be changed for the black and white styles or neon colors for the summer clothing trend styles.

Basic Colors

Pastels, neons and neutrals are the colors we are seeing in the salons and nail polishes. Of course, creativity is the new trend so don’t hesitate to mix colors and use them in the patterns we outlined.

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