Naturally, we expect music icons to dictate style through red carpets, interviews and appearances. Quite often we disregard music videos as a target for fashion inspirations assuming they would be unrealistically theatrical. Believe it or not, hidden beneath all the costumes and fictional imagery, is an array of new trends in clothing, but more specifically hair and makeup.
NATURAL: With every brand new music video releasing, I become more and more convinced: singers are all about looking au-naturel these days. Dramatics have been turned down a notch (or ten), colors muted, hair neatly pulled back or lightly tossed. Luckily for us, this look is incredibly easy to recreate. Set aside your eye shadows, bronzers and eyeliners, it’s time to focus on the skin. Small amounts of foundation, concealer and blush, very little mascara, faded gloss and a sprinkle of confidence should do the trick in bringing out your natural beauty.
BRIGHT LIP COLOR: Another trend I spotted dominating music videos is bold lip color in shades of red and coral. Certain scenes call for intensified eye makeup and dramatic cheekbones to match bright lips, however they can look equally as perfect with a natural face and eyes. Young fresh singers like Taylor Swift, who fabulously combined red glossy lip color with pearl jewelry, and Selena Gomez prove this trend to be quite classic, yet contemporary. On the other hand, edgy rule breakers M.I.A. and Lady Gaga combine bright lip color with dramatic curly hairstyles to add an extra element of confidence.