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Linda Wells Predicts Spring '08 Trends

Linda Wells Predicts Spring '08 Trends

As Anna Wintour is to the fashion industry, Linda Wells is to beauty. The editor in chief of Allure doesn't just report on hair and makeup trends, she helps create them. And for 2008, she's filled with predictions. Among the things she thinks will be big:

  • Color will be bolder than it has been. "The colors sound intimidating — purple, orange, a peachy-yellow — but they will look really good. It'll be a sheer hint that gives you warmth," she says.

  • Creams, not powders, will be big. "Makeup isn't sitting on top of the face like paint. It has a more organic look to it," she explains.

  • Expect more caffeinated products. "It's the most prevalent ingredient in cellulite creams, and is being used more and more in eye creams, face serums, and rosacea treatments," she says.
  • We've already seen some of these trends , and judging by the bold, berry colors coming out, she's definitely something of a beauty prophet.


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    bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
    Erm.... not looking forward to that. Maybe the peach and orange. But cream formulas just don't work for me, and caffeine isn't something I want to smear on my skin - I drink enough of it as it is!
    tigerfire21 tigerfire21 9 years
    I'm happy to hear about the return of color. This face that everyone else has- pale, nude faces or maybe just a little bit of smudged eyeliner- just isn't exciting enough.
    leeluvfashion leeluvfashion 9 years
    emalove emalove 9 years
    Sounds good! I love color and I love cream-formula eyeshadows and blushes...
    trixiefire trixiefire 9 years
    "Any number of drugs that act on fatty tissue have been tried as therapeutic agents. Certain drugs act on the fatty tissue and connective tissue and on the microcirculation. They can be used topically, systemically, or transdermally. These include the methyxanthines (theobromine, theophylline, aminophylline, [b]caffeine[/b]), which act through phosphodiesterase inhibition, and pentoxifylline which improves micro-circulation; the adrenergic beta-agonists isoproterenol and adrenaline; the adrenergic alpha-agonists yohimbine, piperoxan, phentolamine and dihydroergotamine; the methyIxanthine enhancers Coenzyme A and the amino acid l-carnitine; the drugs with connective tissue activity sillicium and Asiatic centella; and the microcirculation active drugs Indian chestnut, ginkgo biloba, and rutin. These drugs are administered orally, as topically applied ointments, and by trans-dermal injection. [b]None of them has been reported in the scientific literature as having a significant effect on cellulite.[/b]
    trixiefire trixiefire 9 years
    Thats weird about coffee and cellulite; everything I've read said that NOTHING works on cellulite, except good diet and regular exercise.
    Alisha_Stiletto Alisha_Stiletto 9 years
    Im excited to see what the colors will be for this season. Though generally, I do what I want when it comes to makeup
    aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
    Caffeine is key!!! I've actually read rubbing used coffeee grinds on areas afflicted with cellulite works wonders overtime. My mother saw great results over a months time. I wonder what's next, a coffee grind mask... I may have to experiment.
    Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
    Ekkk for colour :D
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