Are fashion makeup trends actually wearable off the runway?

Its a good question. How do fashion makeup trends actually effect us normal folk who are still trying to grasp the concept of using a foundation primer before a foundation?!?

What I will say is that NO, you do not need to follow makeup trends to feel that you are applying your makeup correctly, or even doing things the "right way". For the fashion industry, seasonal trends are quite important. For everyday wear, seasonal trends are fun and can help you discover and release your creative or wild side. 

Trends: As mentioned earlier, trends are not to be taken as cookie cutters or mold's of how you should look or dress. Try to think of trends as inspiration, or even just a free ticket to express yourself the way that you want. Don't follow because it is trendy, follow because it feels right.

Without over analyzing everything and becoming a party pooper, I must say the artist inside of me gets super excited when new seasonal trends are released, so I have decided to create a cocktail of artistic and practical makeup techniques for the Fall Season. 


Artistic Liner:

Artistic Liner

Artistic Liner

Just when you thought you mastered the cat eye with a liquid liner. This fun, artistic trend can be very wearable. Here are a few examples:

Wearable looks: 

use floss to create perfectly straight lines 

use floss to create perfectly straight lines 

white eyeliner is perfect to make the eyes pop. Add liners or dots. 

white eyeliner is perfect to make the eyes pop. Add liners or dots. 

adding a subtle wing on the bottom is a fun way to create an original look. 

adding a subtle wing on the bottom is a fun way to create an original look. 

Dark Vampy Lips:

Dark vampy lips

Dark vampy lips

it is no secret that dark lips and nude eyes have been on trend for a while now. What could be easier than simply throwing on a vampy shade and leaving the house for a night on the town. It is easy to be afraid of such a dark lip, but I highly suggest giving it a try. You have nothing to loose. (Most of my clients have been pleasantly surprised at the way a bold lip makes their eyes pop)

Green Beauty Shade Suggestions: 

1. Elate Cosmetics in Tantric: (purchase now)

2. Rituel de Fille in Fortune Teller, Shadow Self, Night Wanderer and Chrysalis

3. Au Naturale Cosmetics in Spanish Rose

Twiggy lashes

Twiggy lashes

Although not a fan of clumpy lashes myself, those of you that like to keep your mascara well past your best before date are rejoicing! A heavier mascara look paired with a bottom lash is on trend right now. Think Twiggy! 

Expert tip:

When applying mascara to the bottom lashes, begin at the root near your water line and give you wand a gentle wiggle to the sides, rather than up and down. You want the majority of product to be along the lash line, then you can lightly bring the product down the lash for a more subtle look.  

Fluorescent Colours:

Fluorescent colours

Fluorescent colours

Just because these product suggestions are natural dosnt mean we cant play with colour. This is one of my favourite trends because I LOVE me some colour...and those neon lights! 

Green Beauty Product suggestions:

1. Elate Cosmetics lipstick in Spirit: (purchase now)

2. Root eyeshadow in Olivia

3. Gabriel Cosmetics nail polish in Lime

4. Well People mascara in Blue

Glossy Features: 

Glossy features

Glossy features

This trend in particular is very wearable on the lips, however you may not find a time or a place to wear a "glossy lid". So why not embrace the trend and put up with your naturally glossy lids rather than powdering or trying to keep them matte all day long. This trend is typically achieved on the runway by using a lipgloss or petroleum jelly.

Green Beauty tip:

Stay clear of any petroleum based product, as it is a byproduct of crude oil. Environmentally, it is not a renewable resource and it seals off the skin and stops the skin from breathing. Instead consider trying a petroleum free product such as Waxelene or Live Clean Jelly.

You can use a Petroleum free jelly on the lids, cheek bone or lips for an added gloss effect. 

Sparkles & Glitter:

Sparkles & Glitter! 

Sparkles & Glitter! 

Time for the most exciting, and my personal favourite fall trend...SPARKLES! 

For some, glitter is not even an option because it tends to get everywhere and difficult to remove, but with Showgrrrl Sh*t glitter, that is no longer a problem. 

Showgrrrl Sh*t is a glitter company made by Vancouver Burlesque Dancers. They offer glitter pots, saline based glitter adhesive (safe for eyes) and shea butter based body glitter that is easily washed away in the shower. 

How to wear glitter?

- Use glitter body butter on arms and legs for an extra sparkle

- Apply glitter to the top of the cheek bone, mimicking a highlighter

- Apply glitter near outside of eyes or on the brow bone

- Apply glitter as a liner  

- If you are really feeling bold, you can wear glitter on your lips (this may not last, or be very comfortable) 

All trends provided by Vogue