Statement Eye Looks for 2016

OROGOLD always keeps a close watch on makeup trends, and we have noticed some exciting ones coming up for 2016. From a Cleopatra-inspired cat-eye to blazing blue eyeshadow, here are some of our favorite statement eye looks for 2016.


Cleopatra-Inspired Cat-Eye
Cleopatra and her love of gold is a huge inspiration to OROGOLD, which is why we are excited to see that a Cleopatra-inspired cat-eye is going to be one of the statement eye looks for 2016. With a thick and chunky cat eye created on the top lid, followed by layer upon layer of golden sparkles, right up to the brow bone, this look will add instant glam no matter what you choose to wear with it.

Woman wearing blue eyeshadows

Blue Eyeshadow
When it comes to bold colors in makeup, it can be difficult to know exactly how to wear them. 2016 will see plenty of blue eyeshadow, worn in so many different ways that there really is no wrong way to go about it. From a smoky eye with a sparkly navy to a hit of cyan for a bright burst of color, OROGOLD suggests looking to the runways for more inspiration and experimenting with different shades of blue. For those of you who don’t want to go all out with blue eyeshadow, OROGOLD recommends swapping your usual black eyeliner for one of a navy shade, as this is a great way to add some blue to your look in a subtle way.


Bold Lashes
While blue eyeshadow is going to be huge in 2016, bold blue lashes are also looking to make an appearance. For a fresh but bright look, OROGOLD suggests trying out cyan lashes with nude lips and bare skin, or for something more avant-garde, try lining your top lids with a blue liner, and then applying blue mascara to your bottom lash line. While some of these looks are quite out there, you can keep things subtle by opting for a lengthening black mascara, adding some false lashes to the outer corners of your eyes for extra intensity.


Sparkly Eyes
While sparkly makeup is usually reserved for the holiday season, it seems as though it will be making its way well into 2016. From a discreet and subtle shimmer to silver ‘fairy dust’ sprinkled across the lids, there are many ways that you can bring some extra sparkle to your eyes.


Pinks and Corals
Just like with blue, pinks and corals can be difficult colors to master, but it is most definitely worth trying. These feminine shades are usually used on the cheeks, but give a soft and effortlessly romantic look when used on the eyes. However, this look will only work well if your eyes do not have any redness, so keep this in mind when trying it out.

Experimenting with different eye looks is always fun, and 2016 will be bringing us some exciting new looks to try. From bold blue eyelashes to pretty pinks and corals, we expect that we will all be seeing these looks in many more varieties throughout the year.

Spring Beauty Trends to Try Now – OROGOLD Reviews

Each new season brings with it fresh new beauty trends, that have made their debut appearance on runways across the world. This spring is no exception, and we have brought together three of the most exciting beauty trends for this season, giving you a whole new dose of makeup inspiration.

Drawing on a serious cat eye

When it comes to cat eyes, there are two directions that you can take; subtle or bold. For a subtle look, which is great for the daytime and even to wear to work, use a liquid or pen eyeliner to draw a line over the top of your eyelid near to your lashes, flicking the line upwards at the corner. Bold cat eyes are also huge this spring, and the graphic look is easy to achieve with the right eyeliner. The method is the same, except that the line you draw needs to be much thicker, and rather than a delicate outward flick, you can go heavy with your line, creating a graphic shape around the outside of your eye. You can also buy thick graphic eyeliners, meaning that you only need to draw the line once rather than multiple times with a standard eyeliner. For those of you with shaky hands, try using a teaspoon as a guide, holding it against your eye and drawing your lines around it.

Image of a young woman with cat eyes makeup.

Pops of Color
Bursts of color around your eyes are a refreshing change from heavy black lids, and are perfect for spring. There are some gorgeous new eyeshadow shades available in yellows and magenta, or you could also use a wet brush to create a colored eyeliner. For a flattering shade that works with every skin tone, try lavender. Blend this over your eyes with a mauve shade for an extra special look. Be sure to keep the rest of your makeup light and minimal, as you want the purple tones to look fresh and cool rather than heavy and overdone.

Beautiful woman with natural looking makeup in a garden.

The Natural Glowing Look
This look has been seen on countless catwalks, and is a step up from the classic natural look. Instead of just focussing on a flawless complexion, the aim of this look is to make it seem as though your skin is luminescent and glowing from within. Keep your skin well moisturised and opt for a light coating of foundation, avoiding multiple layers. Use a highlighter to contour your cheekbones, also applying it around your eyes, to really make them seem bright. Keep your lips nude, either with a nude colored lipstick or a sheer lip gloss. A gold lipstick also works extremely well with this look, as it adds a rich shimmer to your lips whilst keeping them looking natural. To keep your eye makeup subtle, choose eyeshadow colors in shades of bronze, or even better, one with flecks of gold, which will really bring a luxurious sparkle to your face.

It is always fun to experiment with new makeup trends, adjusting certain elements so that they suit your own facial features and skin tone. The most important things to remember are to keep your foundation light, make the most of highlighting and contouring your features, and add bursts of bright color around your eyes, keeping your look fresh and minimalistic.

Must-Know Makeup Trends for Spring Summer 2015 – OROGOLD Reviews

The spring and summer season of each year welcomes new makeup trends, many of which can sometimes take time and patience to perfectly achieve. OROGOLD found out that this year, the hottest makeup trends all focus on minimalism, allowing our faces to radiate and glow whilst limiting the use of heavier makeup to your eyes.

Young woman with a radiant complexion looking into the camera.

A Radiant Complexion
A radiant and luminous complexion was a beauty trend that was seen on many runways at fashion weeks around the world. A quick and simple way to achieve this is by massaging your skin, which enhances the circulation of blood around your face, making your cheeks seem rosy. You can then apply some primer to enable your skin to radiate even more. Choose a flesh colored lipstick, or just a transparent lip gloss, to emphasize this look.

Makeup that Can’t be Seen
When the natural, fresh and minimal look is mentioned in terms of beauty, this does not mean that you shouldn’t use any makeup. Instead, the trick is to apply your makeup in a way that makes it seem as though you aren’t wearing any. Try to enhance your natural skin color, as well as its texture and its natural glow. For fresh looking skin, use a sheer foundation, avoiding multiple layers. At the Houghton show, skin finishing powders with gold deposits were swept across the cheekbones of the models, making it seem as though there was bright sunlight bouncing off wet skin. If your freckles are something that you normally try to hide, now is the time to embrace them. Use a lip pencil to enhance your freckles, even adding more in some places.

Woman with statement making eyes.


Statement-Making Eyes
Whilst the rest of your makeup is kept quite low-key, you can dress your eyes to make a statement. The classic smoky eye, although a convenient go-to look, was not seen as much on the runways. Instead, mascara was the main cosmetic item used on the eyes, with a clumpy max lash effect featuring on many catwalks. Keep your lashes thick, allowing them to frame your eyes. Use eyeliner to create a thicker line, giving your look some edge and personality.

Many of the beauty looks for this spring and summer seemed to be inspired by festivals, featuring tie-dyed colors and washed out bright shades. To keep your makeup looking modern, try to avoid using much foundation if you plan to use bright colors, which will also add just the right amount of nonchalance to your look. At the Marques Almeida show in London, sunbleached pastel colors were added under the eyes of the models, whilst the models at the Alex Mabille show had copper colored eyelids.

The makeup trends for this spring and summer focus on embracing the natural version of yourself, whilst enhancing certain aspects to make your natural version even better. OROGOLD recommends you to keep your skin light and fresh, and let your eyes do the talking, either with a thick frame of lashes or some carnival inspired color. Don’t try to hide your imperfections, and instead try to truly embrace them and let them shine, as these features are what makes your face unique.

OROGOLD Reviews the 5-2 Makeup Trend – OROGOLD Reviews

Beautiful redhead woman applying makeup.

We keep hearing about all sorts of diet routines that are supposed to go a long way in making us look thin. One of the most common diet strategies of late has been the 5-2 diet, where women eat normally for five days and restrict their food intake for the other two days. OROGOLD Cosmetics discovered that women are now switching to the same routine when it comes to makeup: applying normal makeup for five days and staying makeup free for two days. Some experts have gone on to state that going makeup free for two days in a week should help with glowing and younger-looking  skin because it allows the skin to “cleanse” itself from the irritating chemicals that many cosmetics contain. When ORO GOLD first came across this trend, we felt a bit skeptical. After all, being a luxury skin care brand, we like to base our decisions on real science and proven results.  OROGOLD decided to review the 5-2 makeup trend to highlight the factors that work for and against it so that you can make an informed decision when it comes to taking care of your skin.

Factors that Work Against the 5-2 Makeup Trend

It is always better to adjust your routine all seven days of the week
The 5-2 makeup routine isn’t any different from when you go on a diet. Eating healthy food for five days and undoing all the good work by following it with two days of junk food probably won’t earn you the physique you are looking to acquire. Similarly, going makeup free for just two days a week will not do as much good for your skin as you may hope. The ideal way to “detox” your skin is to modify your makeup routine and ensure that you use the right products. Rather than going makeup free for two days, you would be better off paying attention to removing your makeup every night and ensuring that you don’t makeup that is too heavy or not right for your skin type.

Beautiful brunette sleeping in a beige bed.

Nightly cleansing is all the “detox” that your skin needs
Most modern-day  cosmetics can last for about 24 hours. However, this doesn’t mean that you need to leave them on your face throughout the day and night. One of the most common mistakes made by women is that they leave the makeup on their face at night. Numerous studies have shown the amount of damage that this habit can cause to your skin. In fact, leaving makeup on your skin is known to be one of the surest ways to age earlier than usual. Cleansing your skin every night lets you remove the makeup from your face, thereby allowing your pores to breathe. This prevents issues like irritation and acne breakouts. Moreover, regular cleansing also helps with skin exfoliation, something that lets you get rid of the dry and damaged cells to reveal forever young looking  skin.

Makeup isn’t always bad for your skin
Avoid using makeup if it dries or irritates your skin. There was a time when makeup could wreak havoc on your skin, but most modern-day cosmetics are known to contain ingredients that are not harmful for the skin. In fact, some might even contain ingredients that offer skin benefits. There is one single solution when it comes to makeup. You need to follow your makeup applications with proper skin care. If you’re applying makeup regularly, processes like cleansing and moisturizing become all the more important. As long as you’re serious about your skin care routine and take proper care of your skin, makeup application shouldn’t hurt or damage your skin.

Factors that Work For the 5-2 Makeup Trend

Closeup image of a girl wiping off makeup from her skin to get a makeup-free look.

Going makeup free regularly  may help diminish certain skin issues
Many people suffer from issues like dermatitis rashes or rosacea when they forget to take the makeup off before sleeping or use heavy creams as a part of their skin care. This usually occurs because of the demodex mites that suck the oil out from the skin. Such patients are always advised to sleep with a bare face. The same rule applies for those using retinol-based skin care products. The idea is that taking a night or two off helps the skin to replenish itself and mitigate issues it suffers from.

The Showdown
Although the 5-2 makeup trend does have a few favorable factors, it’s nothing new. A better way of bringing about youthful and younger-looking  skin is to take proper care of your skin and concentrate on processes such as cleansing and moisturizing the skin if you use makeup regularly. It always helps to ensure that the makeup you use doesn’t contain any ingredients that could potentially damage your skin.

So what do you think of the 5-2 makeup trend? Do you really think that it’s effective? Or do you feel that you’re better off being serious about your skin care? Let OROGOLD know using the comments below.