1- The most popular looks of 2009...
2- Eyes: The smokey look was much in demand this year, with grey, dark brown, steely blue, purple and green being the favourite colours. Coloured eye pencils were also popular.
3- Lips: Bright metallic colours were in demand. Shades of red like cherry, rose and burgundy made a comeback. Women also sported a frosty sheen or shimmer on their lips. Lip liners matched the shade of the lipstick.
4- Gothic nails: At the beginning of 2009, matte colours such as black, burgundy and chocolate brown were the rage. The trend then moved towards more psychedelic hues - yellow, orange, shocking pink, sky blue and green.
5- Fringe benefits: Fringes came back with a bang. Side swept fringes also gained popularity. The layered look with a wavy finish worked for those with long hair.
6- For men, the refined school boy look with side fringes and short hair from the back and sides was a hit.
7- Retro-look eyelashes: Actress Bipasha Basu's look in Race sums up the trend - long, curled eyelashes touched up with extra volume mascara.
8- Hair colour: Rich natural brown and deep chocolate colours were hot hair colours. Highlights and low lights were the 'in' thing, with streaks being bolder in colour but fewer in number.
9- Shimmery skin: Foundation took backstage as light tinted moisturisers found popular favour, both for day and night use. The aim was to project a sheer, translucent look instead of a heavily made-up look.
10- Rumpled hair look: The 'Bob' look made a comeback. For short hair, the slightly tousled look was in fashion - not harsh or obviously structured, but careless and casually done up.
11- Back-combed hair also picked up steam.
12- Rosy cheeks: Alongwith the use of translucent foundation, a natural flushed look for the cheeks with just a hint of blush-on ruled the style charts in 2009.
13- Neutral, warm tones of powder blusher were in, with bronzed blushers becoming more popular towards the latter part of the year.
26 January, 2010
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