Summer Beauty Trends
Get the Runway Makeup Look This Season
These tips and tricks will help you go from runway makeup to everyday beauty in no time!
Looking to get that hot runway makeup style, but when you try it you end up looking more clownish than glam? There is a way to get the most trendy look in beauty without looking like you tried too hard .
Here's how to get the hottest looks this summer!
* Metallic eyes:
Metallic lids are super hot for summer, but the lash to brow look that hit some of the runways isn't wearable to the office or even for a night out with the gals. The trick is to add some splash of metallic colour without caking it on. Try sticking to a metallic eyeliner to give your eyes that pop of colour, minus the effort. A quick wink will show off your trendy self and you will still look classy enough for lunch with the boss.
* Bold, bright lips:
Models rocked the runways with bright matte lipsticks for spring and summer, but you can keep your lips looking fresh and modern with a slash of hot, bright lip gloss, since it is easier to pull off. Look for sheer shades of cherry, apple, orange, hot pinks, corals and berries to look like you took a cue from the models on the catwalk. When trying to pull off a bright hue the safest bet is to do with a gloss so it looks less severe and a semi-glossy pout is always in. Try Clinque's Almost Lipstick which gives a sheer colour that is deeper than a gloss, or a gloss that doesn't provide high shine and you will be set to go. Keep the rest of your makeup fresh and simple to showcase your lips.
* Pale lips:
The other big lip trend is going completely nude and pale and the mod look (think Bridgette Bardot) was all the rage on the runways. For this look stick to a matte lipstick, or a pale gloss that you can pat down with your fingertip to reduce the shine. For extra paleness and to help it stay in place, apply a touch of foundation to your lips before apply lipstick or gloss. This will reduce any pigmentation that your lips may naturally have. This look rocks with false lashes and some serious mascara application. Try Lancome's Colour Design Lip in Strike A Pose.
* 80s blush:
So the strong streaks of hot, rosy blush you saw on all the models is a little to 80s for you. You can still capture the look with a rosy blush placed on the apples of your cheeks and then slightly blended onto your cheek bones (dust on your apples, the sweep the brush upward to your cheek bones and into your hairline). It gives the same effect without the edge, so you will look soft and feminine. Give Nars Blush in Angelika a try for a hit of colour.
* Bring back the brow:
The hottest way to add definition to your face is with a strong, natural looking brow. So put away your tweezers and let you eye brows go from thin line to naturally soft. If you need to fill in sparse areas with a little brow pencil and if you want extend the brow slightly more than you normally would (a hot look on the catwalk). Keep hairs in check with a bit of clear brow gel.
© Jennifer Weatherhead