Hi everyone ☺ so as I mentioned in my last post, I am back with the second installment of the Spring Summer Essentials.
This time around I shall be talking about the Make-Up Trends for Summer and I shall also add a little bit of pointers, that I have learned which according to me are essential to keep in mind while doing Make-Up for Summers.
Lets get started.
SPRING / SUMMER MAKE-UP TRENDS
So, I did a little bit of research...like Duh! I am not a pro but my promise to you all was whatever I write shall be honest and unbiased and to honour this I shall always try to do a proper research so as to guide you all properly ☺
1. FRESH AND DEWY
In most of the International fashion shows for the Spring/Summer 2015 one thing that has been noticed is that all the faces of the models have been extremely clean but not Matte. Dewiness was there on the faces. This gives of an illusion of a healthy skin.
I am all for Dewy skin. I believe skin should always look dewy which in itself makes the skin look healthy. Now by Dewy I DON'T mean sweaty. There are very simple ways to look Dewy effortlessly by the use of proper products one can achieve this. The areas of our face which we usually highlight like the centre of the forehead, down the bridge of you nose, high points of your cheekbones is where one should apply products to achieve this look. Matte face in my opinion makes us look more older..how? Well, it makes our skin look Dry, emphasizes our lines and wrinkles and is bad for the skin. Period.
Benefit High Beam
Benefit Moon Beam
2. CORAL LOVE
Coral was big last season and it is still going strong. From lipsticks to glosses, from clothes to bags hues of coral are here to stay. This is a universally flattering shade of color. and it looks absolutely beautiful with almost everything. So you can incorporate this coral colour in an accessory or your clothes, shoes and practically anything you fancy. Coral blushes look great on almost everyone. They instantly brighten your face, like an instant dose of Vitamin C ☺
Colour Studio Professional Pro Blush in Audacious Orange
Benefit Cha Cha Tint
In the International makeup scene interestingly RED lipstick is said to be the new trend for Spring/Summer. Also pinks ranging from baby pink to magenta have also been seen on the runways.
Well honestly I LOVE pink colour and I think hat it is one of those colours which looks good on everyone. it is universally flattering and also that this shade just doesn't go out of fashion. So do go out there and buy yourselves a lipstick or two of a pretty pink shade that you can wear everyday or to a party.
Now with red colour. well I also like red and i feel it instantly brightens ones complexion and also makes a statement but in summers wearing red lipstick...maybe at night , when you are out with friends or a party, that makes sense but I don't know if we can pull this off everyday in this scorching heat. This is just my opinion rest you all decide ☺
For eyes the shades of browns and purples were seen shaded on the eyes of the ramp models. Eyeliners ranged from the classic to the cat, from the simple to the exaggerated or simply none. Also FUNKY COLOURED eyeliners were seen on practically all the International Ramp Shows. Okay for eye-brows, they are still full but not bushy and in some instances less full too. But one thing is for sure they are properly groomed.
I would say keep it muted in the daytime with waterproof mascara and liner or kajal and at night take your glamorous self decked in a brown eyeshadow and a cat eyeliner or a nude shade of eyeshadow with a quirky funky shade of eyeliner like electric pink or orange and lots of mascara. Its all about making a statement so why not make an Eye-standing one ☺
5. NO HEAVY CONTOURING
Heavy contouring is a BIG no no this season. The Make-Up should look effortless and blended or barely there. Contouring should be done in a way that there are no harsh lines and the Make-Up is seamless. My opinion I second that.
So the above mentioned points are some of the International Make-Up trends seen in the Spring/Summer Ramp shows of all major designers. Now below are some of the Make-Up Essentials I believe should be followed to achieve a flawless look.
MY ESSENTIAL LIST FOR SUMMER MAKE-UP
1. TINTED MOISTURISER/BB/CC CREAM
They are a must for this weather. For the daytime, they work like magic as they conceal minor imperfections and give a decent coverage to the skin. We dont always want to wear foundation so this is where these beauties come.
Always prime your skin before applying foundation or makeup. These give the illusion of poreless make-up and also extends the makeup wear on skin.
3. WATERPROOF EYE MAKE-UP
Now in summers we all sweat. And nobody wants to look racoon eyed. Hence to avoid such situations invest in good quality water-proof kajal, eyeliner, mascara etc. Also use an eye-primer before applying shadow.
4. USE POWDER OVER CREAM
Now there are two meanings to this header first I strongly advice the use of powdered makeup as it naturally stops the makeup from transferring and staying longer. Secondly if you want to extend the wear of the makeup then layer it by first applying cream based makeup and then going over with the powder based make-up.
They keep your make-up intact while taking away the excess shine off your face.
6. TRANSLUCENT POWDER
They are great for setting the make-up without making you look cakey and you can re-touch your make-up with this powder many times.
7. LIQUID LIPSTICKS/LIP-BALMS OR STAINS
Again these are the rage these days since last summer and before that too. They are long-wearing bad boys which keep your lips not only moisturised but the colour remains for a good six to seven hours max. All major brands have these Lip crayons like Clinique, Maybelline. And then we have liquid lipsticks which practically do the same thing. They are moisturizing but matte at the same time. Anastasia Beverly Hills, Wet and Wild, NYX, DMGM 2000 Kisses and our very own MM Makeup they have some gorgeous liquid lippies.
8. SETTING SPRAYS
And last but not the least setting sprays to set your make-up. Need I say more? I don't think so ☺ Some good ones are from Elf set and mist, Urban Decay and Loreal Infallible range.
Phew! I know I wrote this all too long...but I wanted you all to know not only the trends of make-up but also what I have learned a little bit till now and which I implement myself. I hope this post is helpful to all.
Hope you enjoy reading this post. Do comment and share.
Till next time,
Note: The photos included in this post are taken from various websites and are not my own property.