Top Beauty Trends for 2012

There’s nothing like a new year to feel renewed and rejuvenated. One great way to start fresh is to give yourself a beauty makeover. We’re not talking about an ultra expensive spa session. Instead, check out the new trends for 2012 and learn some of the makeup and beauty techniques that hit the red carpet for this year. You can also purge, purge, purge. Take a look at all of your beauty supplies. Is your lotion expired? Throw it out. Do you have five different mascaras and only use one? Pair them down. Start the new year with your makeup fresh and organized. It’ll make your mornings easier and your day better. Trust us, we did it, and it feels awesome.

Top Beauty Trends for 2012

Eyes

Eyes
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One major trend to hit the red carpet this year is gold and pink tones for makeup. Roberto Cavalli, Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Versace all chose beautiful, rich looking neutral gold tones for their runway models. It’s a very natural looking color combination that would look great on many different skin tones. It’s similar to the metallics that everyone loved last fall, only slightly brighter and more ready for spring.

Eyebrows

Eyebrows
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Another trend that has stayed stylish since last fall are full and natural looking eyebrows. We don’t necessarily want to encourage you to grow yours out all the way, but do allow them to thicken up while keeping them tidy.

Hair

Hair
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For all of you budget conscious beauty lovers out there who dye their own hair, behold foam hair dye. These new products will be hitting the scene in 2012. For now John Frieda and a few other well-known brands are among the first to offer these products. You don’t have to make a mess with hair dye anymore. The foam technology makes the dyeing process neat and clean with similar results.

Nails

Nails
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2012 is bringing lots of different types of nail trends. We’ve seen tons of neutral nails on the runway and even some very light colored metallic nails. Another trend that is a flash back to a decade or two past is long nails. So if you’ve got some light pinks, metallic, and neutrals in your polish bag, you’re all set for 2012.

Lips

Lips
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There are many different lip colors that will look amazing in 2012 from pinks to punchy orange/reds. But, the one hot trend to remember this year is to keep your lips matte. Basically, go without the super shiny lipgloss on top and leave your lipstick as is. The matte finish looks elegant and will be longer lasting than constantly having to reapply your gloss throughout the day.

Skin

Skin
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It might be winter, but that’s no reason to look pale. Add a little color to your skin by lightly dusting bronzer on your cheekbones, nose, forehead, and chest. Having a bit of color gives the appearance that you are healthy and well rested, perfect goals for the new year.

Fragrance

Fragrance
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If you love perfume as we do, this is the year of celebrity perfumes. Some new scents coming out 2012 are ones by Madonna (her first perfume ever), Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, and Lady Gaga’s fragrance (which in true Gaga fashion is supposed to be reminiscent of human blood! Yikes?).

Catherine A.

Catherine A.

Catherine keeps you up to date on the most stylish beauty trends. A southern gal and avid blogger, Cat is armed and ready with a wealth of beauty knowledge to share with the world. Even though she's a die hard fashionista, she's also extremely frugal and loves sharing tips on "spending less and living more." When she's not writing, Cat loves teaching, taking dance classes, and spoiling her dog, Julep.
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