When it comes to keeping up with the latest fashion must-haves or the best makeup tips to follow, it can sometimes be difficult to keep up. But there are a few golden rules when it comes to fashion and makeup that, whatever the current trends, if you follow you will not go far wrong.
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First of all, when it comes to makeup, a failsafe tip is to focus on eyes or lips, but not both. So, you could go for dark and dramatic eyes with a gel eyeliner, false lashes and smoky eye shadow, and keep lips simple with a nude lip gloss. This will avoid that over the top ‘clown’ look and also ensure that your eyes have maximum impact. On the other hand, you might decide to let your lips do the talking with a rich red colour, and keep eyes understated with a coat or two of mascara and little else.
Similar to this fail safe makeup rule is the well-known fashion mandate that says show legs or cleavage but not both. It’s almost always more appealing to leave a little to the imagination, and so if you are going low cut, opt for trousers or a longer length skirt, whereas if you want to get the pins out, opt for a higher cut top to keep it classy.
Avoid overdoing one particular look. So if you’re into denim, a pair of jeans with a black jacket will work much better than teaming them with a denim jacket – too much of any one thing is just overkill.
When it comes to colour, certain shades work well together and others clash. So a red-head might choose to avoid bright shades of green, for example. Or, throw the rule book out altogether and go for it, if eye-catching and attention grabbing is what you’re after!
Finally, never feel you have to slavishly follow the latest fashions. Go for cuts, colours and styles that suit you and that you feel comfortable in. Be brave enough to experiment, but don’t go for looks that you hate just because they are ‘in’.