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The seasons are changing and so are the makeup trends so we’ve put together some Makeup Tips for Makeup Trends 2015 for you to experiment with, pass or keep.

Makeup School LA Makeup Trends 2015

Go nude for a no-makeup makeup look and bold poppy red when you’re feeling daring!

• Instantly brighten your look with a bold poppy shade of lipstick. Skip the lip liner and apply from the center of your lips out to the edges using your fingertip. Keep your eye makeup simple with a single coat of brown tint mascara and nude eyeshadow. If you choose a shimmery or pearlescent lip color then go with matte eye colors. However, if your lips are matte then you can add a touch shimmer to the center of you eyelid right above the lashes.
• Update your makeup look with light-reflecting concealer, peach or rose blush, and subtle highlighter for a clean, elegant, and youthful face. The new concealers offer the same or better coverage than those of days gone by, but are lighter in texture and tend to be less cakey. Soft peach and pale rose blushes give you a more natural feminine look while offering an aura of youth. The key to highlighting is subtlety and your highlighter should highlight and not highbeam. Choose one that’s super sheer and glides on smoothly if you use a cream or stick highlighter. Powder highlighter usually needs a soft touch or you’ll end up looking like an insane cyborg, so go easy and apply gently.
• Turn your daytime makeup into sultry night makeup by simply adding metallic bronze, copper, gold or silver eyeliner topped with matching eyeshadow along your lash lines. The eyeshadow will help your eyeliner to stay put while also giving you a softer, smoldering look. Add a light dusting of powder to your face to absorb shine and you’re ready to go! If you have a little more time or want your makeup to have a bigger impact, dab lips with tinted lip balm in red, rosy pink or peach.
• For a natural-ish trendy look, try a bold and bright colored creamy opaque eye liner in tangerine, violet, sunshine, cobalt or crème de menthe along your lower lash line. Leave your upper eye lids bare of eye liner and apply two coats of mascara on your upper lashes to open your eye and to balance the top with the bottom. The bottom lashes should be mascara-free or with a single coat of tinted mascara in order to allow your liner to shine brightly. Pair your bold streak with taupe or sand colored blush or eyeshadow below your cheek bones for a natural looking contour, and neutral lips in bare nude, blush nude, caramel, suntan or latte.
• Get a dewy, glowing, barely tan makeup look that really stuns in the no-makeup makeup department with a few simply steps. Start by swapping out your regular foundation or BB cream for one that is a shade darker than your natural skin tone. Next, using a large fluffy brush, sweep matte terracotta, mocha or copper blush, bronzer, eyeshadow or loose pigment across your cheekbones. With the same brush and color, swipe it across your face beginning from the top of one cheekbone and continuing under your eyes, over your nose and ending at the opposite cheekbone.

Just as fashion changes, so do makeup trends and this year is no different. 2015 promises to showcase a new wave of exotic, glamorous and flawlessly natural cosmetics and makeup options. So, to help get you going (if you haven’t started yet) here are 3 Makeup Trends to try in 2015. make-up school LA
Marsala Cheeks – This year the trends are reminiscent of the 90s by way of rich, dark makeup colors. It’s all about those vampy colors from the grunge years, but now it’s spread to the cheeks. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Marsala, it’s a type of wine that reflects a burgundy, maroon, garnet color with brown undertones and sometimes a hint of plum. This is a great color for any skin shade whether you have delicate porcelain or beautiful ebony skin. If you’re unsure about how Marsala will look on you, test it out the retro way by applying a little lipstick in the same or similar shade to your cheeks. Since this is such a bold color be sure to just use a touch of it at first and add more if you want a more flushed look. Use a sponge or your fingertips to blend the lipstick up and out toward your ears. If this look isn’t for you then you’ve lost nothing and if it is then you may want to consider purchasing a powder or gel blush.
Bee-Stung Bitten Lips – Following the marsala cheeks are the lush lips in a similar or matching color. However, trends are now drifting into the stained lip and watercolored lip range instead of the dry, thick matte vampish colors of yesteryear. Go for a gorgeous shade of red velvet, oxblood or black cherry and apply it from the center of your lips and blend outwards. Lips stains and tinted waters will give you a more natural look with immense staying power compared to a lipstick or lipgloss. They are pretty much kiss-proof and you don’t have to worry about smears or getting it on your teeth. Additionally, it’s easier to apply than lipstick and you don’t need lip liner, lip primer or a lip brush for a perfect application. Lip stains are also very forgiving because you don’t need to draw on a perfect lip line or fuss over even coverage like you have to with opaque lipsticks.
Fiber Mascara – For the lushest and fullest eyelashes you have to try the new fiber mascaras that have just flooded the makeup market. There are two different types of fiber mascaras to choose from, depending on your preference. One is virtually the same as traditional mascara in that it is a one stage process and looks no different. The difference is that there are natural fibers imbedded into the mascara formula that adhere to your eyelashes just like regular mascara. This type offers you enhanced color and a bit of fullness plus a slight curling effect. The other kind of fiber mascara is a two part process, involves a traditional mascara wand and a smaller wand that applies the fiber. You first apply the base mascara and in most cases quickly apply the fiber on top of it. The two step process gives you the fullest of full lashes, plus length and a good amount of curling as well. The look is heavy and sultry – perfect for a night out at the club or an intimate dinner at home.