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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.

Every now and then we all need a few great eye makeup tips so we’ve put together a few that we think you’ll love.

Use beige pencil eyeliner on your lower waterline to make eyes brighter and look larger. White pencil eyeliner is too harsh for most people and is very obvious compared to a nude or beige liner. You can also try very pale cream blue pencil eyeliner on your lower waterline to instantly brighten eyes and to make the whites appear whiter. Choose the palest shade of blue that you can find that is opaque and isn’t shimmery or glittery. Avoid sky blue or aqua shades unless you are using them as pops of color. make up school LA
Blend your eyeshadow up and out to create a more youthful eye look. After applying your eyeshadow use an all-over eye brush to gently blend and smooth the colors together for a seamless eye look. Use a wedge makeup sponge with a bit of foundation or concealer to sweep along the sides of your eyes from the outer corner to the end of your brow.
For a perfectly coordinated smoky eye look use a wet/dry eyeshadow duo. Apply the lighter shade to your eyelid and brow bone. Next apply the darker shade to your crease. Wet a small eyeliner brush with water and apply the darker shade along your lash lines. After the liner dries completely, go over it with the same shade, but apply it dry this time.
To get full bushy eyebrows try first brushing them upwards and slightly outward. This will help “ruffle” them up and give the appearance of fullness. Fill in thin areas or your entire brow by using brown fiber mascara. Apply the gel to the areas you want to cover or fill and then apply the fiber on top. Be sure to use a light hand at first and apply more fiber if needed.
Gold and Copper metallic eyeshadows look great with any eye color and an easy way to turn day makeup into night makeup. Smooth a little shimmery gold shadow over your lid up to the crease and blend. This will give you a nice night look for dinner or cocktails. You can also line your lower lashes for a little extra glam or apply a copper shadow in the crease. For a more dramatic look, use a copper to line both upper and lower lashes and blend for a smoky sultry look.