Just in time for the star-studded awards season, a sneak peek at the top-trending gown colors with advice on how to pair them with the hottest hair and makeup looks—all of which you can shop for right now!
The Hot Hue: The New Noir With the trend toward retro Hollywood glamour underway, chic celebs are looking to the glamorous stars of yore for black dress inspiration. These range from long, body-hugging silhouettes to looser, more flowing styles with modern twists like panels of Japanese prints or accents in sunset hues, as seen in the Spring 2015 collections.
Hair and Makeup Tips: Think Hollywood Glamour. Style hair in an elegant chignon or up-do, then use a maximum-hold hairspray like Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Bold Control Hairspray to keep strands in place. For a flawless complexion, try Revitalift Miracle Blur and Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation; give cheeks a delicate glow with Visible Lift Colour Lift Blush inPinkLift, and lips a swipe of Berry Chic from Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolour. For smoky eyes, recruit Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Sultry Seductress,Infallible Smokissime Eyeliner (we love Brown Smoke), and Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara to get the look.
The Hot Hue: Sexy Neutrals From taupe and slate grey to pale gold and silver, neutrals are making a comeback in dresses with statuesque shapes (think Greek goddess) and breezy, diaphanous fabrics. Expect to see sexy, curve-clinging contours and fabrics with hints of metallic shimmer.
Hair and Makeup Tips: The goal is to become a Glowing Girl. Style your hair in a half-up twist (for a dose of drama, try Superior Preference Glam Lights), then seal the style with Elnett Extra Strong Hold Volume Hairspray. Next, go for a back-to-nature look with soft colors for lids and lips: Try with Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Cookies & Cream, Infallible Smokissime Eyeliner in Black Smoke, and Voluminous Miss Manga Black Angel Mascara, plus Visible Lift Colour Lift Blush in Nude Lift (dot cheeks in the center and gently sweep the hue upward) and Colour Riche Extraordinaire Lipcolour in Nude Ballet.
The Hot Hue: Gem Tones Garnet, emerald, and sapphire dazzled on the Spring 2015 runways. In floor-length gowns that have clean lines or thigh- or shoulder-baring styles (some with fringy accents), these gem tones create a stunning look.
Hair and Makeup Tips: Think sophisticated Double Agent. Start by pulling your brilliantly shiny hair (try Advanced Haircare Extraordinary Oil if your tresses could use a boost) into a sleek French twist. Next, create a matte canvas on your face (with foundation, concealer, and powder) before accentuating your eyes with shimmery Infallible 24 HR Eyeshadow in Eternal Sunshine. For an intense, defined eye, apply Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black along your lower lash-line from the outer corner toward the tear duct; then, apply liner along the upper lash-line, extending past the outer edge of the eye. For the mysterious appeal the paparazzi can’t resist, complete the look with Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara in Black, Brow Stylist Plumper, and a subtle lipstick and nail polish
The Hot Hue: Sunny Florals Some of the season’s hottest gowns lean heavily on nostalgic fabrics that pack some serious flower power. Look for sheer cascading dresses as well as flirty off-the-shoulder satin numbers.
Hair and Makeup Tips: For an Effortlessly Chic look, style hair in a loose bun, allowing a few tendrils to frame the face (Advanced Hairstyle LOCK IT Fine Control Hairspray can provide staying power). Or try Advanced Hairstyle TXT IT Tousle Waves Spray and wear your hair tousled and loose. Next, applyInfallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation and Infallible Pro-Matte 16HR Powder in Natural Beige, then dust on a rosy blush. Accentuate eyes with Colour Riche Eyeshadow Quad in Incredible Grey: Sweep the (second) base shade across your entire lid, blend the third shade into the crease of your eye for drama, and then jiggle the darkest shade along the lash-line with the slanted sponge tip. To make the eyes look bright and lifted, dab the lightest shade at the inner corner of each eye and sweep it along the brow bones. Finish with Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black, Voluminous Miss Manga Black Angel Mascara, and Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolour in Everlasting Caramel.
The Hot Hue: Scarlet Fever There’s a return to red-hot gowns on the red carpet, from sizzling scarlets to warm orangey reds. The show-stopping styles run the gamut from flirty, strapless dresses and patterned ensembles in brocade fabrics to satiny gowns with asymmetrical hems.
Hair and Makeup Tips: Think Femme Fatale all the way—mysterious, slightly aloof, with sleek hair (as in Veronica Lake waves), simple eyes, and a bold lipstick. If your hair is dark, Superior Preference Hair Color in Dark Soft Mahogany Brown will lend richness to your color. Create a neutral backdrop for the look with True Match Super-Blendable Liquid Foundation in Natural Buff.Eye makeup stays simple (light grey shadow, followed by Infallible Silkissime Eyeliner in Black, and Voluminous Miss Manga Black Angel Mascara) so lips can take center stage. Your best bet for a beautiful pout: Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolour in Infallible Red. Use matching nail polish, like Colour Riche Nail Polish in Red Tote, to bring the look full circle.
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