The hottest makeup trends that will carry you from now through Spring are already on the street as well as on the runways. If these techniques are popular with supermodels, can they possibly be good enough for you? Jump in!


A strategic glow relies on keeping the forehead, chin, and under eye area matte while illuminating other features by making them shine. First apply foundation, then dab on with your fingers or brush on a creamy illuminator at the inner corners of the eyes, across the cheekbones, and on the Cupid’s bow and center of the lower lip. You also can apply illuminator down the center of your nose if you want to create the illusion of more bridge. Application around the eyes draws light and attention to this area in a flattering way.

Inky Eyeliner

Tight-lining your eyes calls for an inky eyeliner with a balance of inkiness and gleam. To make sure the color swipes on smoothly, blot away wetness on the eye lid with a cotton swab before applying liner. This trick will make your eyeliner last longer and take you to the next level of smoky eyes. You may want to try CoverGirl Ink It! by Perfect Point Plus liner for about $7.

Cat Eyes

There’s the dramatic swoosh, the winged-out flick and the thin, curved wisp. You can even apply eyeshadow to hint at the cat eye without resorting to inky eyeliner. Draw a sketch of your wings with a light eye pencil to get the look you want. Start at the inner corner of the eye with a line that is as thin as possible and then make the line wider as you move to outer corner. Then trace over with liquid liner.

Overdrawn Lips

This is an old-school trick that Kylie Jenner is reintroducing, but she borrowed the technique of using liner pencils to create the illusion of fuller lips from film stars such as Marilyn Monroe. Jenner overdraws her lips and then uses a matte lipstick in brown or red to avoid a noticeable lip line.

Nude Lips

Nothing goes with smoky eyes as well as nude lips. Try By Terry Baume de Rose for $53 on top of the Nude Beige shade of Make Up For Ever Aqua Lip Pencil for $19.

If you want to see how supermodels used these techniques at the AmfAR Gala during the NYC Fashion Week, you can check them out at Glamour.