There are plenty of reasons we’re excited to leave 2016 behind, but—in addition to the Really Big Stuff—it’s the year’s weird approach to beauty trends that had us scratching our heads (unicorn makeup we’re looking at you) The good news is that, come 2017, things are looking up.
Here’s how we’re pulling it off: Apply shimmery purple on the inner halves of lids, blue on the outer halves, green just below the eyes, and gold at the inner corners. (Eye primer helps.) Blend with a fluffy shadow brush; liner and mascara optional.
The Belted Pony
At Backstage , it looked at first as if they were doing just another low-slung ponytail. Then we noticed hairstylist fastening this long fabric over the base (over an elastic); it fell to the same length as the pony’s end.
Fiery Ombré Lips
The red lip—yeah, it’s a classic. But this year we’re all about stepping things up. And we found the perfect inspo : ombré—and a wearable ombré lip at that, not the extreme made-for-Instagram-only variety. How to do it?Start with a bold red shade along the perimeter of lips to define the shape, then fill in the center with a brighter orangey tone. For added punch, finished with a glossy, vibrant orange highlight.
Arts & Crafts Nails
When we saw these blinged-out nails, we knew we had to give them a shot. To do it: Apply your polish, then place your stone using nail glue for bigger gems or a drop of topcoat for smaller ones; let dry. Then,