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5 Runway-Inspired Winter Makeup Trends

by Martha Adams

Tawny Cheeks

The Trend: Bronzer looks obvious this time of year. Instead, opt for a warm coral shade (shown on the spring Etro, Elizabeth and James, and Tess Giberson runways). With a big, fluffy bronzer brush — we like a kabuki — dust the powder across cheekbones, forehead, the bridge of your nose, and eyelids for sun-touched radiance (even if there's no sun to be found).

Your Tool: Laura Geller Baked Flambe Blush in Peach Crumble , $28.

Lilac Eyes

The Trend: A halo of pale purple, as seen at the Rochas spring show, is softer and easier to wear than a basic black smokey eye (and instead of enhancing dark circles, the cool color actually helps hide them). Run a chunky lavender eye crayon all around eyes at lash line, then smudge it with your pinkie finger for a diffused effect.

Your Tool: Avon Big Color Eye Pencil in Lavender Mist , $4.

Dewy Skin

The Trend: A real glow is hard to come by these days. Fake it by mixing one pump of a liquid illuminator into your regular foundation (the opalescent pigment acts like liquid candlelight). Also, dot a little on the tops of your cheeks to mimic the gleam models sported on the spring 3.1 Phillip Lim and Theyskens' Theory runways.

Your Tool: Giorgio Armani Fluid Sheer Radiant Pigment in 13 , $62.

Pastel Lips

The Trend: Bold colors can be too stark against pale winter skin and nudes wash you out even more. Give your face a jolt by slicking on a bright peach shade, inspired by the look at the spring Fendi show. Choose a matte lipstick — gloss, shimmer or sparkle make this color look cheesy.

Your Tool: Flower Lip Suede Velvet Lip Chubby in Life's a Peach , $8.

Graphic Liner

The Trend: This graphic gray liner look from the spring Stella McCartney show is the cool-girl version of the classic cat eye. Lightly trace a soft gray pencil eyeliner along upper lid from inner corners outward, hugging the lash line and flicking out a quarter inch at outer corners. Finish by lining lower lids, connecting top and bottom lines at inner and outer corners.

Your Tool: Chantecaille 24 Hour Waterproof Eye Liner in Storm , $26.

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