2010 Forecast: Makeup Goes Big

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Published January 8, 2010

Here, Lancôme National Celebrity Artist Darais predicts the makeup looks of 2010. Take note, ladies, 2010 is influenced by some of our favorite styles from past decades. Read on for some “peachy” tips:

“Celebrities are tired of playing it safe. High-definition TV scared them and their makeup artists, so everyone’s makeup got toned down and safe. Safe no longer gets the attention, though. Thanks to some radical Lady Gaga moments and punk trends from the 80s, glam rock is back and should be taken advantage of in 2010.

-You’ll see natural skin from the 70s combined with a powerful comeback of the 80s on the eyes, cheeks, and lips. Minimize any imperfections while maximizing your eyes, cheeks, and lips.

-Eyes will include too many shades, but go for it! It won’t be forever. Green, blue, pink, and purple will all have a place in 2010. Line the eyes on top with a green pencil and line the lower lash line with blue. Use pink and purples in the crease, and then reverse the color placements the next day. Lashes will be heavily coated with more than two coats.

-Brows will be thicker, fuller and darker to give the face a more youthful frame.

-I haven’t seen a lot of blush in the past five years, but it’ll make a comeback in 2010. For cheeks, think pink. In some instances, you will see pink blush run all the way up into the eye makeup and through the crease. Also, strong cheek highlights will be applied using not only white eye shadows but also beads, plastic, accessories and small crystals and diamonds glued onto the tops of cheeks and around the highlights of the eyes. Eyelash glue will be a must.

-Lips will be peach and pink. Try a peach lipstick with a pink gloss or a pink lipstick with a peach gloss. Both give an amazing custom color blend! When it comes to the intensity… you get to be the judge of that.”

Sarah Howard is the editor of Beauty Banter.