The sun is shining – we’re wearing our little dresses and our stripy sandals so its time to check out the hot summer makeup trends to pop our look and keep us looking fresh. Good bye to my black polish and darker hues and hello to brights, pastels and healthy glowing skin. The summer makeup trends are all about pops of color against great skin. Everything from bright orangey corals and neon pinks to all shades of purple – the look is young, clean and bright. The key is not to go for an overly made up look – when the sun shines your skin should glow and your lips, eyes and nails should be colorful and pretty. No need to be hind the safety of shades of brown and grey – the summer months are all about experimenting with color – trying things you would never think of – truth is you just might LOVE it. Check out some of my favorite new summer makeup trends that will keep you looking fresh faced and fancy free all season long!
SKIN: remember – fresh faces and radiant – skin should look clean and as though there is no actual makeup there (even for those of us who might want more coverage). Bronzer and blush should be used sparingly or in light creamy or gel form in order to give that natural sun kissed glow without looking heavy.
Now lets add some color – check out some of the incredible summer makeup trends to add those pops of bright! Remember, its always best to choose one are of the face to focus your color – if you want to go for color wash on the eye, keep lips neutral and for when you want a bright lip keep eyes clean with perhaps just a bit of eyeliner and mascara. Colors like orange and bright pink dominated, as did shades of blue to teal and purple to lavender – shades you never thought you could wear are bold yet entirely wearable! The look it fresh, gorgeous and sure to get you plenty of compliments!
LIPS: Whether you prefer a lip stain, stick or gloss – summer’s bright shades of orange, pink and purple are everywhere (and entirely kissable)!
EYES: Blues, greens, purples and everything in between are hot for liners and lids – try playing with variations on your eyes! A general rule of thumb is greens look great on green eyes, blues on blue eyes and purple on brown eyes but the fact is these colors CAN’T look bad! However – remember, this isn’t the 80′s – keep color between the crease and the lash line and don’t be afraid to experiment with color!
NAILS: Polishes are usually anything goes – as you can clearly tell by some of the wilder nail art that has been around lately! Color color color is key for summer and nails are the safest way to experiment with the craziest colors!