Makeup trends that need to disappear according to this MUA

Happy New Year WINK babes! What better way to begin 2017 than putting out into the universe which trends should stay in 2016. Contouring is such an obvious trend that most makeup artists I know desperately want to be rid of. So instead of going the obvious route, I decided to think of the top 3 trends, in my opinion, that should never see the light of day ever again….ever. As a self proclaimed makeup junkie, I love trying every new trend and playing in makeup. I have left my home while wearing some pretty intense makeup looks. These three looks not only made me feel less confident when I stepped out, but had me questioning WTF was I thinking.

Trend #1: The “I’m wearing so much thick makeup that my face looks like a mask” trend. I understand that women want to look flawless and perfected, but when a 17-25 year old woman is wearing Double Wear foundation, setting it with Studio Fix foundation powder, and contouring her face to the gods at 9:30a, it just makes me wonder what the hell is this beautiful, younger person trying to hide?! I’m not an advocate for the ‘no makeup, makeup’ look because I know sometimes shit needs to be spackled. But day-to-day makeup looks should be much softer than this full coverage foundation trend. Plus all that makeup is a bitch to wash off. The Solution: Find an amazing skin regimen that really works for you. Once your skin is perfected, there is no need to hide under all that makeup. A little spot concealer to even out, setting powder and blush is all you will need to look fresh and flawless. 

Trend #2: The "Overlining your lips to look like they have been stung lips” trend. It never looks right. In pictures, over lining may look like your lips are perfectly plump and luscious, but in person it looks like you were playing in your momma’s makeup. The Solution: Skip the lip injections, skip spending 20 minutes of your life over-lining your lips and just find a great shade of lipstick that makes you feel confident and sassy.

Trend #3: Using heavy concealer under the brows. It isn’t needed. Concealer can be useful to shape out the brow, but when it’s applied heavily to shape and highlight, it can start to look like a floating eyebrow. Also, if you’re in-between waxes and your brows are beginning to look more like Frida Kahlo's, using concealer heavily can actually accentuate how desperately they need to be groomed. The Solution: Spot tweeze where you need to and softly fill in your brows. They will look natural and beautiful while showcasing your knock-out eyes.

Which trends are you ready to say, "good riddance" to? 

;) KM

Hello. We are WINK hair + makeup

We would love to introduce ourselves to you so you can get to know our team a little better.

I am Kristi Martinson, co-owner and makeup artist for WINK! Previously, I owned and operated Makeup By Kristi Lynn. I started MKL in 2009 and it was just me. A lonely makeup artist. I was on my own for a very long time when a wedding planner and good friend suggested I team up with a hairstylist and expand my little business. She suggested Theresa! Best advice I have ever gotten. I instantly fell in love with Theresa's sweet, laid back personality and her incredible talent. We worked together for over a year before I decided to expand, yet again, and create WINK with fellow artist Krystal Lehman. 

Krystal managed a popular cosmetic line for 8 years as well as her own freelance event makeup company, Krys Artistry. Krystal is the yin to my yang. My weaknesses are her strengths and visa versa. We had worked together for several years before, so we knew we would be a great leadership team. Watching Krystal do makeup was always one of my favorite things to do when we worked together. She makes the most dramatic or intricate of makeup looks seem effortless. 

Amber and Janna are the two amazing artists we sought out to add to our team. Amber is my sister and best friend. She started out at a popular cosmetic company in 2003 before deciding to pursue photography in 2008. Amber is a talented artist and photographer. Her background in photography helps immensely in knowing what makeup looks photograph well and what doesn't. Amber specializes in beautiful makeup looks that bring out the natural beauty in every woman.

Krystal and I worked with Janna for several years at the cosmetic counter. When discussing who we would like to represent our brand, Janna was one of the first names we came up with. Her sweet, soft-spoken demeanor and artistic talent instantly put people at ease. Janna also offers eyelash extensions! So if you want your long lashes to lash longer than the evening, Janna can give you long, lush, natural looking lashes that will stick around through the wedding, through the honeymoon, and back home again. 

Amy was such a happy find! Amy is a wedding planner, floral expert, vintage furniture rental owner, and hairstylist. She really is the go-to gal for all things wedding related. I met Amy when she asked if Makeup By Kristi Lynn would be a vendor at an open house for a new-ish wedding venue. Of course, I was all about it! I met her and instantly liked her beautiful southern style. When we found out she also did hair, we had to have her on our team. Her background in ballet and dance taught Amy how to do the most intricate and beautiful hairstyles I have ever seen. 

And finally, we circle back around to Theresa. Theresa does all things hair. She owned a chair at a salon for 12 years where she cut, colored, and styled hair. She once told me that her passion was styling and working weddings, so when Theresa and I paired up, she quit her salon and began exclusively concentrating on styling hair for MKL, and now WINK. Like I said in the beginning, pairing up with Theresa was the best advice I have ever been given. Theresa is crazy talented and one of the best people I have ever had the privilege to work with. 

Now you know all about the WINK ladies and how we got started. We are all very passionate about what we do, which is bringing out the beauty of each and every client. We hope to hear from you soon!!