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The 2012 Beauty Trends We Loved

2012 has been a tremendous year in the world of beauty. Introducing us to trends that have transformed the way we see make-up and skincare. From the BB Cream to Magnetic nail polishes the beauty industry has veered away from developing old products and focused its attention of creating fun, flirty and truly amazing products that we can’t help but fall in love with.

Nails Inc

metallic nails

Graphic Eyeliner

Graphic Eyeliner

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Here we look back at some our favourite beauty trends from the last year in anticipation that 2013 is set to bring us many more exciting new products to lust over.

 Magnetic Nails

When Nails Inc brought out their Magnetic polish, the nail design world went into a flurry of excitement. Never before have we been able to create such flawless and beautiful nails with as little effort as this polish provides.

Nails Inc Magnetic polish

Nails Inc Magnetic polish

 

With an array of designs like Fishnet, Star and Stripes creating truly unique and gorgeous nail designs is now the easiest thing to achieve. Simply paint your nails with the magnetic polish and using the magnet at the top over the nail to draw up the iron pigments in the polish.

Fishnet

Fishnet

Stars

Stars

Stripes

Stripes

 

Click here to get your hands on these amazing nail polishes.

Bold Brows

Eyebrows speak volumes in the beauty industry, used in creative and innovative ways each season we’ve seen 2012 take on a bolder and sometimes crazier outlook on eyebrow designs.

The most out there look would be the jeweled eyebrows that featured at Chanel’s fashion show for autumn/winter 2012-13. However a very avant-garde idea, this trend we feel has signaled to the world that the focus should be on eyebrows, jeweled or not.

Jewelled Eyebrows

Jewelled Eyebrows

 

Gold Leaf Eyebrows

Gold Leaf Eyebrows

A more wearable brow trend is simply to have them fuller, bigger but neatly groomed. Using a pencil for shape with an eyeshadow for depth you can create some dramatic and stunning eyebrows to really structure your face.

cara delevingne

cara delevingne

Girl with bold eyebrows and blonde hair

Bold brows

Graphic Eyeliner

Being playful with your eyeliner is one of the biggest trends of 2012. Using colour and shape like never before for some unconventional but stunning looks.

Blue pop eyeliner

Blue pop eyeliner

graphic square eyeliner

graphic square eyeliner

Cat's eyes eyeliner

Cat’s eyes eyeliner

 

See our range of eyeliners here at Lookfantastic

The New Smoke – Colour

Every woman knows how a smokey eye can transform their look from daytime to evening with 3 easy steps, but now the beauty world has taken this concept and brought it into the future by using bright, clashing and stunning colours to really add magnitude to your make-up.

Peacock smokey eye

Peacock smokey eye

Peacock smokey eye

Peacock smokey eye

 

The peacock being a favourite so far featuring rich emeralds, sapphires and blues to emulate the colours of the beautiful bird. You can choose from any colour and using clever blending, you can add depth, apply colour and rock this gorgeous trend with any look that you’re wearing.

Check out our colour eye palettes here at Lookfantastic to try this trend

Crazy Colour

Taking classic styles and mixing up the colour is what 2012 has been all about. From two tone lips to clashing eye-shadows there have been no limits this year to the amount of colour you can wear on your face.

Purple lips

Purple lips

Vintage brigth red lips

Red Lips

Pale Pink Eyeshadow

Pale Pink Eyeshadow

 

Making it’s way back from the 90’s has been colourful mascaras, so go bold with blue or keep it simple with a deep purple or bronze, these lashes will look stunning for daytime or evening looks.

cara delevingne

Blue Mascara

Blue Mascara

Blue Mascara

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Try your luck at some bold lipsticks, eye shadows and mascaras from Lookfantastic

Overall we’ve loved the trends of 2012, but we are very much waiting in anticipation for what’s to come in 2013, so watch this space for the next big thing.

 

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