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Beauty Trends for 2014 - BellaNaija - December 2014 (2)

Happy New Year my beautiful BN Beauty Gals! For the #NewYearNewMe fam, how are you enjoying the makeover, and for our #I’mPrefectTheWayIAm fam, go get ’em.

Let’s get into it shall we.

So BN Beauty followers, for the new year we will be hitting you with some new features and you know all your contributions and comments are important to us. So before we get into the deal for today, don’t forget to drop any suggestions you may have for new features you would like to see or just things you would like included. You guys rock.

So down to why we are here. The trends are rolling in and we wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t let you in on some of the hot trends to watch out for this year. So here they are; 3 trends that you may want to start practicing before our Events This Weekend gets here.

1. Glossy EyeshadowBeauty Trends for 2014 - BellaNaija - December 2014 (1)

When I first heard it was going to be huge I was a bit skeptical, but I tried it and loved it.

It’s basically putting on your normal eyeshadow then adding a small amount of gloss on it to give it that extra greasy effect. But what is really going to hit the makeup scene this year according to one of the 5 MAC Senior Directors, Balthazar Gonzalez is black glossy eyeshadow. To get this all you have to do is dab on your favourite black eyeshadow, and apply a hint of gloss.

Please be sure to use light lip gloss, like texture gloss, that is not too thick so you don’t end up with your eyes glued open.

2. The Red LipBeauty Trends for 2014 - BellaNaija - December 2014 (5)

Great news everyone, the red lip will still be very relevant for 2014. But not just any red, this year calls for the beautiful richness that can only be found in currant red. Deep, a little dark and the ability to make a rose petal blush – those are the qualities you want on your lip for this season.

A little side note, when using the red lip please remember to keep it within the natural outline of your lips and watch the intensity of the red.

3. More Nude than PopBeauty Trends for 2014 - BellaNaija - December 2014 (4)

Another trend you will definitely be seeing this year is the nude trend. Do not make it too dark that it becomes Gothic but just enough that it comes off as ghostly beauty (you know, the sort Vampires have. Just kidding)

This look is a bit light with deep browns and beige as its undertones. This is minimalist makeup to accentuate the natural beauty without it being overwhelming.

So, that is just the tip of the iceberg. We have got more where that came from. Be sure to let us know what trend you will be looking forward to in 2014 and which prayer the god of makeup & beauty should take on as a special request.

Thank you for all your love and support through out 2013, we couldn’t have done it without you. For those who will still be on leave till the later part of 2014, lucky you. And for the rest of us, see you on the streets of Lagos.

Have a beautiful beginning of an amazing year.

Love, the BN Beauty Team.

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  1. Ene

    January 2, 2014 at 10:04 am

    The glossy eyeshadow look is just scary… Happy new year bella

    • Stephanie

      January 3, 2014 at 2:08 am

      yeah….it rily is scary

  2. Anonymissie

    January 2, 2014 at 10:09 am

    so waiting for y’all’s comments

  3. goldfinch

    January 2, 2014 at 10:26 am

    More nude than pop for me this year. The red lip was my favorite last year. As for the glossy eye shadow, I’ll pass.

  4. Ncyluv

    January 2, 2014 at 10:51 am

    I’ll pass on the glossy eye shadow, it looks messy on the model.

  5. Ibinabo

    January 2, 2014 at 10:57 am

    the glossy eyeshadow tho..

  6. Thelma

    January 2, 2014 at 11:01 am

    So basically the only new trend so far is the glossy eye shadow? I don’t fancy the look. It sort of used to be in vogue some years back. I didn’t like it then and I don’t think I like it now. For those who want to try it though, be careful not to use your eye shadow brush to apply the gloss, you’ll ruin it. And be sure to apply the gloss to the eye shadow on your face, and not mix them together then apply, you’ll ruin your eyeshadow.

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  7. Angel

    January 2, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Love the nude look or maybe it’s the model, she’s pretty
    what’s on her lips though? Lip pencil on some lipstick? but generally I think less make up like the nude look does it 4 me all the time…..

  8. Mariaah

    January 2, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Hmmn.. BN BN..

    I agree with trend one, in a way. Glossy eyeshadow will definitely trend but on catwalks except you are Lanre Da Silver 😀

    Trend 2: Yes Yes Oui!! Red will be everywhere but orangey red (Pls lets say bye to blood red with 2013). I suspect dark red, almost dark purple as well.

    Trend 3: Nude! Yes Please! Started the year with that.. 🙂 I dabbed a bright pink lippie on my lips then used ori as lip balm! 🙂

  9. oyebenle

    January 2, 2014 at 11:52 am

    Hmmmmmmmm, I don’t think Glossy Eyeshadow will fly high. It might work for runway looks but as an everyday, church, or club look it would be tacky. #MyTwoCents

  10. Cavalli

    January 2, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Trend two and three—–> yes all d way. Trend one is also good but most people would have to go for personal makeup classes to master d technique because its looks simple but tricky.

  11. Rossy Petite

    January 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Black glossy eye shadow on whose face? definitely not mine. I’ll stick to my nude look abeg.
    Not wasting my money on makeup this year, never anyway.

  12. The Fashion Engineer

    January 2, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    I need to start shopping for a glossy eyeshadow

  13. Naija Vix.

    January 2, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Glossy eyeshadow is meant for editoral photoshoots and/or the runway. I dont expect to see anyone on the street with it on lolll !

  14. Uju Lilian Ikegbune

    January 2, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    i would rather the more nude than pop look

  15. Purpleicious Babe

    January 3, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Cant do nude, not my thing but defo red…
    Happy New Year BN.x

  16. rubies

    January 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Red baby! And more red! Pls let it trend now that am just starting to lovee it. And nude neva fails

  17. rubies

    January 3, 2014 at 11:49 am

    Red baby! And more red! Pls let it trend now that am just starting to love it. And nude neva fails

  18. linda

    January 3, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    Wil have to try d glossy eyeshadow on… HNY bellanaija

  19. Yours Truly

    January 4, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t like the glossy eyeshadow look at all

  20. Chigbo

    January 5, 2014 at 1:48 am

    I do nude everyday to work. Can’t stand red lipstick!!!

  21. Hot sumtyn

    January 5, 2014 at 7:11 pm

    Glossy eyeshadow keh. Yes to red and nude lip

  22. blendchic

    January 6, 2014 at 2:13 am

    Not sure i can stand the red lipstick..

  23. blendchic

    January 6, 2014 at 2:14 am

    Love this shades..Gothic is fun

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