10 Must-Know Makeup Tricks for 2012 ...


10 Must-Know Makeup Tricks for 2012 ...
10 Must-Know Makeup Tricks for 2012 ...

Makeup tricks are everywhere aren't they? Finding the right makeup tricks that actually work for the trends out there can be hard to follow though. Ladies, I've got the low-down on the top makeup tricks for 2012 and I'm going to share them with you! I've got everything from doll makeup all the way to cat eyes! So – take a look below at my top 10 must-know makeup tricks that'll keep you in style and beautiful!

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Radiant Skin

The first makeup trick that we are going to talk about is radiant skin. There are tons of products out there that will not only make sure that your skin is beautiful and glowing, but that will also make your skin appear younger too! My favorite product is Chanel's Perfection Lumiere Foundation – it's a must-have item for 2012!


Statement Looks

One thing that you will notice in 2012 when it comes to makeup tricks is all kinds of statement looks. Now, you've probably seen things like statement jewelry or statement outfits, but statement makeup? What it basically means is that you focus in on one part of your face. Let's say you want to focus on your lips – you'd wear some really bold lipstick. Or your eyes, you'd wear some really dramatic eye makeup.


Retro Makeup

When I talk about retro as being one of the must-know makeup tricks for 2012, I don't mean that you have to go back to the 80's. I mean go back a few years, bring the classics back. Get edgy yet still classy. Think Dita Van Teese, poster pin-up doll!


Doll Makeup

I actually love, love, love this makeup. It reminds me of the movie Sucker Punch, when the main character was in complete doll makeup throughout the entire movie. The key to this makeup trend is shiny pouts and ultra-long eyelashes.


Doll makeup is a great way to make a statement in 2012. It's a bold, dramatic look that will surely turn heads. To achieve this look, start with a foundation that is slightly lighter than your natural skin tone. Then, use a matte powder to set the foundation and create a porcelain-like finish. For the eyes, use a light brown or taupe eyeshadow and blend it up towards the brow bone. Line the eyes with a black liquid liner and add multiple coats of mascara to give your lashes a dramatic, doll-like look. Finally, for the lips, use a glossy lip color and add a bit of shimmer to make your lips look fuller and more pouty. To finish off the look, add a few false eyelashes for extra drama. With this look, you'll be sure to make a statement in 2012!


Cat Eyes

Cat eyeliner was huge in 2011 and it's another makeup trick that's going to be huge in 2012 as well. Just add in a little upturned swoop to the top layer of your eyelid and I promise, you'll get a ton of compliments! I love this trend!


Wine Stained Lips

One of the biggest trends in makeup for 2012 that you'll be seeing a lot of is deeper wine colors on lips. Things like burgundy and deep reds are going to be huge this year! So ladies, get out your dark wine colors and start staining those lips!



Just because you have makeup on, sometimes that isn't enough! This year, you'll see not only some bright colors, but you'll also see a lot of embellishments. Embellishments could be anything from sequins all the way to tiny little pearls being added on.


Ruffled Brows

Ruffled brows are another trend that you'll see a lot of. For this trends, what I've found that works is a MAC Brow Set. Trust me ladies, get it and you'll be able to ruffle your brows like a pro!



Now, this look actually goes a little deeper than the simple sun makeup that you typically get in the summer. This look is all about enhancing the sculpting of your face with bronzing powders. You actually don't even have to limit this makeup trick to your face, you can go all down your neck and even your cleavage!


Violet Liner

Finally, the last trick that we are going to talk about is violet eyeliner instead of using black eyeliner. Violet eyeliner is so much different than black. Black is dramatic and serious, violet can actually enhance any color and is unique! Tell me ladies, would you ever use violet eyeliner?

There are tons of different makeup tricks out there for you to try for 2012, these are just my top 10. What are some of the 2012 makeup trick trends that you've tried? Share some of your tips!

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