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Hot or Not? The 'Grunge' Beauty Trend

Posted by Hafsa | Wednesday November 17, 201011 comments

With military-inspired garments and studded accessories setting the street fashion trend, it’s not surprising that the broody “grunge” look has become one of the strong beauty looks of fall 2010.

Grunge-inspired makeup on Mary Kate Olsen (l) and Taylor Momsen (r), rocker-chic hair on Kristen Stewart (c)

... and we saw the same themes all over the F/W 2010 runways earlier this year--

Hair: Go long and messy or short and edgy: as long as it's tousled, it's grunge. You can achieve the “just got out of bed” or the “morning after” look with some backcombing and some hairspray. Extreme side partings are key. 

Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Chanel

Eyes: Reds, oranges, blacks, browns and coffee tints are the typical grunge shadow shades. Dab some eyeshadow below your lower lid, and extend it as far as your eyebrow to hit the trend spot on!

Giorgio Armani Prive, Christian Dior, Roberto Cavalli

Lips: Take some latitude with chilly vampire-esque purples and dark violets, or keep things warmer with browns and strong neutrals.

Derek Lam, Missoni, Proenza Schouler

Try these beauty products to achieve this edgy glam look:
(1) Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in 'Chocolate Velvet'
(2) YSL Rouge Pur Couture in 'Beige Tribute'
(3) MAC Lipstick in 'Dark Side'
(4) L’Oreal Paris Voluminous Mascara in 'Blackest Black'
(5) Maybelline New York Define-A-Line Eyeliner in 'Ebony Black'
(6) Smashbox Eye Shadow Trio in 'Head Shot'

And of course, your grunge look won't be complete without some bold, black eyeshadow...
Rimmel London Colour Rush Eyeshadow Quad in 'Smokey Noir'

Finish off the grunge beauty look by painting your nails in one of these dark shades from OPI...

Are you a fan of grunge, or is it too gothic for your taste? 

*Fashion Week pics from Style.com
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on November 22, 2010  Becky  13,113 said:

Oh and completely agree on T M's clothes ... wow that girl is only 16!?!? where are her parents when she's dressing like this!? craziness... :-/

on November 22, 2010  Becky  13,113 said:

imo this look can only be pulled of by a *select few* and even then to a certain limit.. I hate the grunge hair like you guys said, it looks unclean! And Don't like the heavy red/orange under eye lining/shadowing, it creates undereye bag look!!

hey if under eye bags gonna come in style, then when will it be fashionable to not pluck eyebrows / upper lip area?? Let me know 'cuz i haaaaaaaaaaaaate doing it!! lol

on November 18, 2010  thetats  692 said:

I wish Taylor Momsen put some clothes on, she's to young to be.... well... a slut

on November 17, 2010  flowerfaerie  366 said:

It can look really good if done subtly, but when people go all out with it (T. Momsen) It looks cheap and dirty. Especially on a 16 (?) year old!!! I agree that grunge hair is awful, it looks greasy..

on November 17, 2010  jchang212  106 said:

@Katie, yeah... she seemed so sweet at first when GG first started... I actually sort of pitied her haha... but now... oh boy! "that girl is so dangerous, that girl is so dangerous, that girl is a baaaaddd girll"..!!

It makes me a little sad whenever I see these sweet young girls turn into ... that :(

on November 17, 2010  Katie said:

Some of these models look ok but Taylor Momsen looks really rough!

on November 17, 2010  Ali de Bold  STAFF said:

I do not care for this look at all. But some people can certainly pull it off!

on November 17, 2010  cathy3087  98 said:

Grungy hair = horrendous

on November 17, 2010  jchang212  106 said:

hahahaha a goth mamaluv :) that's an interesting thought!

I think I can pull off the dark lips... but if I tried very smoky dark eye makeup... I think it'd look like I got punched in both eyes!

on November 17, 2010  mamaluv  STAFF said:

I think this look can be pulled off only by certain people. I am not one of them :)

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