Hair and nail guide autumn/winter 2009/2010

  • 2009-11-26
  • By Darja Kuznecova
RIGA - Make-up is something that characterizes our nature and preferences. In times of crisis women activate their enticement methods and want to attract more attention to their personality. The latest research shows that women try to use more bright colors, to underline their individuality during the economic crisis. The latest tendencies in make-up for Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 show that a shining, or matte skin is in favor. Fashion designers such as Emanuel Ungaro and Marc Jacobs stress for us to pay attention to matte facial skin that looks predominantly as a background for the principle facial distinctions – eyes and cheeks. However, pale skin is welcomed as well as its natural tints. Let it be smooth and clear so that the make-up could astonish with fashionable looks.
Your cheeks should be a variety of pink, pink-blue (plum) to natural (warm honey) tan hues. Your blush should match either your eyes or your lips. But in any case the cheeks should be emphasized. There are several ways for how to accent your make-up. First of all, your eyes should be extremely attractive: smoky-smoky and almost naked tones. Bright colors fit paleness. The emphasis lies more on the eye shadowing than on long eyelashes. Warning! No fake eyelashes this season. They are compensated by the shaded dark pencil at the outer corners of the eye line. Thick black and brown eyebrows are a make-up trend for 2009-2010. They brightly contour the eye shadow. Some designers present almost colorless skin-tinted eyebrows. Your lips can be the second accent in your make up. There are several ways in how to underline your beautiful smile. For pale skin, this would suit a color palette range from slightly pink to violet to fuchsia. If you have an accent for your eyes use matte lipstick. This will allow for greater focus on the eyes. Take into consideration the fact that the world famous brands are involved in the Twilight saga make-up, of bloody lipstick creations.  Fall-Winter 2009/2010 make-up specialists mix colorless eyes and bright lips, glam eyes and pale lips supplemented with cheek and eyebrow hues. It’s high time we tested it and took the one matching exactly your type.
Hair. It’s of vital importance, as you are a woman, and you should keep your mark at a high level, no matter whether it’s sunny or rainy outside. High hair styling with various backcombings, buns and other voluminous hair constructions appear regularly in this season. Among celebrities this trend is becoming more and more popular. Good examples are Rihanna, Eva Longoria and Fergie. Another tendency is sleek hair with a side or middle parting. Natural hair color is preferable. This style was presented during fashion week in Milan. You can also do a huge backcombing around the entire head.
But loose hair is given more bulk, thus making you look a bit rough and romantically sexual. But if it’s your style, go ahead! Some designers see the most favorable hair style for Autumn-Winter 2009/2010 as simple: get in the shower, wash your hair, then brush it, and your trendy hair look is ready! One of the constant trends the whole year round is curls non-stop! Curls of the ’70s are in vogue this Fall-Winter 2009/2010, according to the Luca-Luca runway in New York. If you have straight hair, just vary your hair style. Curls can change your entire image. It means that you’ll have to wear something feminine. Cosmetics. What’s becoming more popular this season are natural eco-cosmetics. These are based on natural ingredients only. By using the purest vegetable extracts, distilled water, oils and butters from oily seeds and fruits, the best animal by-products such as milk, honey and bees wax, eco-cosmetics has developed a skincare system that is 100 percent natural and effective. These kinds of eco-cosmetics are free of synthetic fragrances, coloring agents and preservatives. Nails. Nails are the most neglected part of the hand. But did you know that a person uses their hands for 90 percent of the activities one does. A handshake, a flying kiss, and many more ways one communicates with hands. And nails which are on your finger tips are the ones which are visible to others, rather than your whole hand. The main nail polish tendencies for 2009/2010 suggest using dark colors like dark plums, inky-reds, greys and charcoals, deep purples and navy blues, dark browns, dark orange, copper, lavender and wines. Some brands offer elegant shadow grey and dark red. If you don’t want to pay attention to your hands, use a matte polish.  This season’s colors are elegant, bold and suit women with a strong fashion sense and the love of taking risks. Your nails should not be too long. Let your nails grow past the tip. Another trendy creation is bio-sculpture gel. It is one of the possible nail treatments that strengthens and promotes the growth of natural nails. Applied onto a prepared nail bio-gel cures under UVA light, leaving the nail strong but flexible with a natural glossy finish.